New Gadget Roundup
There's no end of innovation in the world, and here are a few interesting gadgets for aviators that we've run across lately. The Flightcell unit, made in New Zealand, allows pilots to use a cellphone or satphone through their headset, while remaining connected to the radios -- perfectly legal down under, but in the U.S., cellphones aloft are still (technically, at least) a no-no. The TeleType WorldNavigator brings GPS and Victor airway navigation to a Pocket PC. And for desktop flyers, Horizon Simulation adds photographic scenery to your Microsoft Flight Simulator, so you can practice that VFR cross-country flight across a "picture perfect" landscape. The photographic add-ons are available for San Francisco and Sacramento, as well as England, Wales, and Paris. FYI: AVweb offers a "What's New" feature, once each month showcasing some of the items we run across. Feel free to bookmark the archive.A visit there will cost you just as much as the rest of AVweb's Web site ... (nothing).