1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Once a novelty, action cameras are standard equipment for weekend fun. The GoPro Hero 7 White produces 1080p high-definition footage and lets you operate the camera hands-free. $199.99 gopro.com
Also consider: Garmin VIRB (garmin.com)
2. STAY CONNECTED
While you’re busy flying the airplane, why not let your passengers send and receive texts and emails? Airtext’s Satellite connection is made through your cellphone. $4,950 shop.
Also consider: AeroWave (bendixking.com), SmartSky Networks (smartskynetworks.com)
3. MOUNT UP
Keep your phone handy but secured with Arkon Mobile Grip 2, a sticky mount that attaches to windshield or panel. $19.95
Also consider: MyGoFlight (mygoflight.com)
4. NO MORE “ARE WE THERE YET?”
The companion app to ForeFlight Mobile connects your passenger to your app and displays the current route, time to destination, ETA, and more. Free for ForeFlight subscribers.
5. KEEP IT SMOOTH
DJI’s Pocket Osmo stabilized three-axis handheld camera catches all the flying and cuts down on the jiggling frames. $319