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Fly like a fighter: 'Unable'

Fly like a fighter | Jul 06, 2015

Even in a T-38 jet trainer, sometimes the appropriate response to a clearance is, "Unable," recalls retired Air Force pilot Larry Brown.

Apple squashes GPS bug

Article | Jun 30, 2015

Thirteen weeks after Apple’s iOS 8.3 update cut the connection between many Bluetooth GPS accessories and navigation apps, version 8.4 brought relief June 30.

Training Tip: Be ready

Article | Jun 29, 2015

Readiness is the key to any clearance: If you are cleared for takeoff, take off!

FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

Advocacy | Jun 25, 2015

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

Aspen buys leading GPS chip distributor

Article | Jun 24, 2015

Aspen Avionics solidified its position as a major player in the general aviation avionics world with the acquisition on June 19 of GPS chip distributor Accord Technology, LLC.

P&E: ADS-B

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Today, however, there’s a lot of uncertainty about ADS-B, and many aircraft owners and pilots are understandably confused. We’re going to do our best to change that.

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Let’s talk about nonprecision approaches: those without glideslope or other vertical guidance.

Proficient Pilot: Rules, rules, rules

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

I never thought that I would write a column favoring regulation, but just think where we would be without the legal guidelines that help to protect us from ourselves and each other.

Apple iOS 8.3 bug solution coming soon

Article | Jun 02, 2015

An update to the Apple operating system 8.3 that shut down data between GPS receivers and aviation navigation programs is near, Apple officials promise.

Law strengthens tower marking requirements

Advocacy | Jun 01, 2015

Pilots in Nebraska will soon have additional protection under a new law that adds teeth to requirements for marking meteorological evaluation towers (METs).

FAA launches DC-area No Drone Zone campaign

Article | May 14, 2015

The FAA is reaching out to residents and tourists in the Washington, D.C., region to emphasize that the area is a “No Drone Zone,” the agency announced May 13.

Homecoming Fly-In, Frederick, Maryland

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

Come to your airport—the national headquarters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association—for the association’s annual Homecoming Fly-In June 6.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

IFR or VFR? I got a powerful reminder to choose one set of rules or the other when I came close to flying into a skyscraper.

License to Learn: Be a good tracker

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

The fact is that this method of tracking is challenging for some people because it involves thinking in terms of angles.

Topics VOR, Navigation

Destination confusion

Article | May 05, 2015

The NTSB has urged the FAA to change procedures and update software to help avoid wrong-airport landings.

Light the way

Article | Apr 28, 2015

Once part of a national network that guided pilots of the 1930s through treacherous terrain, Montana’s airway beacons are both historic and functional.

Aspen lowers ADS-B transceiver prices

Article | Apr 20, 2015

Aspen Avionics has lowered the prices of its single-band Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceivers. Both offer ADS-B In and Out capability; the ATX100G adds a WAAS-compliant GPS receiver.

Apple update nixes GPS connection

Article | Apr 15, 2015

Users, application developers, and portable GPS receiver manufacturers report iOS 8.3 causes older-model, portable GPS receivers to stop communicating with navigation apps.

FAA releases list of instrument approaches to be eliminated

Advocacy | Apr 14, 2015

The FAA has identified 736 VOR and NDB instrument approach procedures it would eliminate during the establishment of the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system.

Universal announces InSight Integrated Flight Deck

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Universal Avionics’ InSight Integrated Flight Deck uses synthetic vision and Jeppesen’s Airport Mapping Database to create high-resolution airport diagrams.

Dynon announces pricing, product offers

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Dynon announced new pricing of its D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS, a new remote magnetometer for its SkyView air data attitude heading reference system, and a new SkyView software release.

Appareo launches transponder with ADS-B Out

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Appareo’s first ADS-B Out product is a 1090-MHz Extended Squitter all-in-one ADS-B Out solution, combining a certified WAAS GPS with a Mode S transponder.