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Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2007

Garmin GNS 530W and 430W Garmin International has completed the process by which it will add WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) capability to its popular 400- and 500-series GPS/nav/coms, including the GNS 430 and 530 and the new 430W and 530W (the W stands for WAAS, of course). The certification and approved model list supplemental type certificate allows most owners to upgrade their units without a field approval.

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Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2006

Radios to roam After a new handheld GPS, probably the gift a pilot would most like to receive during the holidays is a handheld transceiver. Especially in today's high-density traffic areas and temporary flight restrictions, it pays to have a handheld radio on board-whether it's your primary or a backup.

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Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

The AOPA Pilot staff will be reporting on new products from AOPA Expo in Palm Springs in November. Check out the coverage at Virtual Expo.

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Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2006

Oshkosh products The AOPA Pilot staff was out in full force at Oshkosh surveying a new crop of products. Here's a summary of our findings.

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Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2006

Lightspeed Mach 1 headset For years, pilots of jet aircraft have used "in the ear" headsets with a single earplug, taking advantage of the relative quiet of most modern airliners and business jets to save weight and headaches from traditional muff-style headsets. Now Lightspeed Aviation offers the Mach 1, its version of the in-the-ear style of headset, modified to work in light piston aircraft as well as in jets.

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Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2006

Zaon Flight Systems PCAS XRX With all the head-down equipment found on board general aviation aircraft these days — and the busy traffic patterns and corridors we fly within — you need all the help you can get watching for traffic. One aid to your scan is a recently upgraded portable traffic detector from Zaon Flight Systems, formerly SureCheck Aviation.

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Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2006

Lowrance AirMap 600c Lowrance Avionics has taken the form factor and price point of its budget handheld, the AirMap 500, and supercharged it with features — and a sharp color display — from its top-of-the-line 2000c. The result? The AirMap 600c.

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Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2006

Cockpit tools — no batteries required Some of the best cockpit tools are those that won't — can't — fail you when the lights go out. Our selection includes updates of time-tested products, as well as some decidedly new technology — that you can operate without an owner's manual.

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Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

Mercury Computer Systems VistaNav A new entry into the electronic flight bag (EFB) market, VistaNav, comes from Mercury Computer Systems. VistaNav features highly detailed synthetic vision (which projects an image of upcoming terrain and obstruction features onto an electronic display, coupled with attitude information), and it offers electronic flight information system (EFIS) and moving-map presentations, along with flight-planning compatibility with Jeppesen's FliteStar software.

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Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2006

Products to tune you up for the flying season As the days get longer and warmer, pilots head for the airport — perhaps after a few months' break, or just with more enthusiasm than before. We've rounded up some new products to help you accomplish this year's aviation goals and prepare for a busy summer of flying.