Avionics

Q&A With ForeFlight's Tyson Weihs »

The apps market is a young, fast-paced, booming, and rapidly evolving segment of the aviation industry that isn't just transforming how pilots get information, it's starting to affect how manufacturers build their products. Some of today's most popular apps include Garmin Pilot, WingX Pro, and ForeFlight, which produces popular flight planning and in-flight support apps for the iPad. We sat down this week with Tyson Weihs, the thirty-six-year-old co-founder of ForeFlight and asked how things are changing at his company, where they're headed, and why. Click here to read the full article. //--> More

FlightLink Records Radio Calls »

Lightspeed Aviation's FlightLink is a free iPhone/iPad app for folks with a Zulu 2 headset that records all intercom and ATC communications as you fly. You can scroll back and replay any part of the recording, and search a library of recordings from previous days. The iPad version also has a scratchpad for writing notes. More

Replacing Ancient Avionics »

If you're flying a nav/comm museum, it may be time to stop pouring money into older boxes. Here are guidelines on what's serviceable and what's not. More

AVmail: Aug. 7, 2006 »

Reader mail this week about Oshkosh, glider ratings, user fees and more. More

Garmin GPSMAP 396 »

Navigation, weather and entertainment, all in a portable package. Here are some brief impressions of this impressive product that may be in short supply at Oshkosh. More

Avionics and Your Airplane »

Advertising in glossy airplane magazines (and, let's be honest, sometimes here on AVweb too) exhorts you to buy the latest, greatest, bleeding-edge avionics for your plane. Come time to sell it, though, and you might not get back what you put into it. Brian Jacobson discusses the value of upgrading your panel. More

Gems in the GPS Attic »

If you fly short hops in your GPS-equipped airmobile, you may not have had time to ponder what else your GPS can do besides "Direct-to" and short flight plans. Next time you have an hour or two in cruise, try out these unexpected bonuses in your box. More

Electronic Flight Bag -- Update »

Last August John Ruley wrote about how you can make your own electronic flight bag, using a Tablet PC and relatively inexpensive software. After testing it on a couple of actual cross-country flights, he has some different things to say about it. More

Some Great, Cheap Electronics for Pilots »

Long GA flights require special planning and, sometimes, special equipment. During a recent transcontinental trip, Mike Busch had the opportunity to fly with some new electronic gadgets -- each priced well under $1,000 -- and found them too terrific not to share. More

Roll Your Own Electronic Flight Bag »

Overwhelmed by paper? Tired of buying and carrying pounds of approach charts for a cross-country trip when you'll be landing at only a few airports along the way? John Ruley has found some new solutions for when you're ready to bring your charts into the digital age. More