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A backup EFIS display can function as a mini PFD should your primary display fail. Not only does this eliminate awkward partial panel scan, it offers additional gee-whiz appeal—for a cost. Read More
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AVweb Classic
AVweb landed on the World Wide Web in 1995. Since then, we've amassed a huge archive of advice, analysis,and inspiration. Travel back with us for a look at a classic article from AVweb's past.

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Taking non-pilots up for their first flight in a light plane is one of the rites of passage for pilots. While we're eager to show them all the "neat stuff" we've learned and seen, they are probably expecting in-flight movies, a lavatory and a center aisle. As a result, more than one "first flight" has also been the last one for some people. And then there's the family's comfort to think about. AVweb's Rick Durden offers some tips on how to make these flights enjoyable — for you and for the passengers. Read More
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We’ve all seen them. Sad old derelict ramp dwellers with sun-faded paint and flat tires, awaiting rescue by the aviation equivalent of the Good Samartan. AVweb's refurb winner this month is one of those, an Aerostar 700P brought back to life by Jefferson City Flying Service. Read More
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The Garmin D2 pilot watch and VIRB action camera are here just in time for the holidays. The D2 features a built-in airport database with our signature "Direct-to" and "Nearest" functions, moving map, zulu time/UTC reference, internal compass with HSI, adjustable baro altimeter, and lots more. It can even wirelessly control the VIRB action camera, so you can start/stop recording and take still shots right from your wrist. Click here to choose your perfect gift.
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Easy to say when some other blighter blunders. Maybe controllers ought to be required to say, "cleared for the approach, but make sure you're seein' the right airport." Read More
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Responding to the growing demand for ADS-B-capable equipment, BendixKing is rolling out a new Mode-S transponder called the KT-74. AVweb got a tour of it at AirVenture last July. Read More
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With a cruise speed of around 270 knots and a price tag of nearly $5 million, the 2013 Pilatus PC-12NG isn't the fastest or the least expensive single-engine turboprop on the market. It is, however, arguably in a class of its own. That's because it has a cabin that can carry 1,200 lbs. of payload while carrying over 400 gallons of fuel, the ability to operate from unpaved runways, and a huge 53x52-inch cargo door. In this video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano takes a look at the airplane. Read More