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Pilot Products: New Ideas

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

Chartflier EFB Chartflier EFB Who: Essential Flight Technology Chartflier EFBWhat: Subscription not required, weather and limited traffic, electronic approach platesWhere: www.essentialflight.usWhy: ADS-B is the future, and Chartflier is a good valueCost: $149 for an annual subscription; tablet and ADS-B receiver options on website Pros: Easy to use, reliable chart backup Free weather and some traffic Inexpensive software Cons: ADS-B not yet available nationwide Our tests were sometimes buggy Electronic approach plate and moving-map hardware and software applications are so ubiquitous now that the choices are getting downright confusing. One of the many options, Essential Filght Technology’s Chartflier Electronic Flight Bag, can be summed up in four familiar letters—ADS-B.

Pilot Products: Online flight planners

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2010

When it comes to flight planning, modern technology and innovation has given us untold options. You can still plan with paper and pencil, but computer programs and websites can do it faster, and often much better.

Pilot Products: Seen at Sun 'n Fun

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2010

Sun ’n Fun is the year’s first major airshow, and it allows pilots and aviation enthusiasts to see, touch, and experience the latest and greatest products manufacturers have been working on over the winter. This year the focus was again on new airplanes, instrument panels, and the like, but there were a few new and fun products throughout the hangars that should appeal to most pilots and aircraft owners.

Pilot Products: Active noise-canceling headsets

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2010

Finding the right headset is a fine art. Between the various features, and that one critical component—fit—it can be difficult to find the one for you.

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Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2010

Flying over woods, mountains, lakes, or plains? You’ll want this gear. Unfortunately things can and do go wrong in airplanes.

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Article | Dec 08, 2009

Pilots upgrading to more advanced aircraft or those looking for a refresher and resource have a new option in Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook. The training book starts at the beginning, explaining the well-known functions of direct-to and flight plans, and progresses through advanced knobology in the Bendix/King KLN94 and Garmin series of GPS units.

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Article | Nov 02, 2009

Where there’s one, they’re three. When Amazon launched the Kindle DX in May, it was clear this was the format companies had been waiting for to introduce electronic approach plates.

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Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2009

Beyerdynamic HS 600 DANR Breaking into the ever-saturated aviation headset market must be a challenge. It’s no surprise then that relatively new entrant Beyerdynamic went above and beyond with some new and compelling features when it introduced its new headset.

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Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2009

Aftermarket interior lights Owners of older airplanes with notoriously poor interior lighting now have an inexpensive, creative, and simple solution to the problem. Make-It Manufacturing has introduced two new cockpit lights—the Pilot Light Pro and the Map Light Pro.

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Article | Aug 03, 2009

Jeppesen VFR+GPS charts Jeppesen recently introduced a chart for the rest of us called the VFR+GPS chart. It’s a resource that fits the new world of VFR GPS flying perfectly.