You asked, we listened. Guided by member feedback and suggestions, AOPA has recently released new versions of our flight planning tools, FlyQ EFB and FlyQ Web Flight Planner.
NextGen avionics manufacturer FreeFlight Systems introduced an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Mode S transponder for flights in Class A airspace at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas March 5.
Rolls-Royce Corp. delivered the 31,000th M250 engine to Enstrom Helicopter Corp. Feb. 22 for installation in a 480B training helicopter for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force.
Garmin has received FAA approval to install its GDL 88 series ADS-B equipment on most FAA Part 23 aircraft.
Zaon, maker of the PCAS XRX transponder-based portable traffic avoidance system, recently released the MX1090, an ADS-B traffic avoidance system.
Wicks Aircraft Supply is now offering a lighted pen, which shines light from the writing portion of the device, putting it exactly where you need to write every time.
Jeppesen's entire library of pilot training textbooks is available electronically on the iPad, including the private, combined instrument and commercial, multiengine, and flight instructor manuals.
Hangar door manufacturer Schweiss Doors has introduced a new hydraulic pump to power its doors. Schweiss calls it Red Power, and according to a company representative, the pump is stronger and quieter than its previous models. It can be mounted on the wall, from the top of the structure, on the floor, or remotely. There are also many built-in safety mechanisms. Models are available between 2 and 10 horsepower.
Find the best route and altitude for your flight from your wingman - Bendix/King's new myWingMan EFB for the iPad, which was previewed at AOPA Aviation Summit and recently released in the Apple App Store. The app features SmartRoute and SmartAltitude functionality, geo-referenced charts and taxi diagrams, moving map, synthetic vision, and weather overlay; navigation logs, flight planning, weather briefing, flight plan filing, and more. A one-year VFR subscription costs $99; IFR costs $149.
Hartzell Propeller's Top Prop is now available for the Cessna R182, FR182, TR182, and T182.
As a new participating company in the AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts program, Aviation Laboratories (AvLab) is now offering AOPA members a 20-percent discount off their new, trackable metal check test kits.
Guardian Avionics recently launched a unit that will send GPS position wirelessly to an iPad, and in the case of Airguide Publications' Flight Guide iEFB application, send a flight plan as well.
Pilots and owners of certificated aircraft can now install the AeroLED Sunspot 36HX landing light, thanks to an FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA).
Apparently the folks who run Brightline Bags thought the company's bag with dozens of pockets didn't offer pilots enough choice because they've come out with a Chinese takeout menu of choice with a new line called the Flex System.