Avionics

Video: Aero Glass Augmented-Reality Glasses »

Augmented-reality glasses are different than virtual-reality glasses and even HUD systems because they overlay a wide variety of flight data on miniature computer screens inside the glasses. This means you can see the data in 3-D and throughout a 360-degree spectrum of movement. Aero Glass — the first company to bring augmented reality to the general aviation cockpit — is currently beta-testing its glasses. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano takes a look through the glasses at AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh. More

Video: Safe Flight SCx AoA System »

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the creator of the stall warning system, introduces the new SCx low-cost angle-of-attack system at AirVenture 2014. Using a leading-edge wing sensor, the two-piece system is budget-priced and aimed initially at experimental aircraft. In this video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano takes a look at the system in flight. More

Video: Garmin Connext Wireless Cockpit Interface »

Garmin Connext uses the Flight Stream wireless interface transceiver for sending and receiving data between tablet computers and Garmin panel mount avionics, including the GNS430W and 530W navigators and the GDL88 ADS-B system. Garmin's Jessica Koss gives an overview of the system from AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. More

FreeFlight Receives TSO for RANGR ADS-B Receiver »

FreeFlight Systems announced today that the FAA has granted Technical Service Order (TSO) approval to the company's RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS. More

FAA: ADS-B 2020 Deadline Won't Change »

In testimony regarding the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for installation of mandated ADS-B equipment in general aviation aircraft is hard and fast. More

House Approves FAA Funding »

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday voted to provide $15.7 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration in fiscal year 2015, representing a slight increase from the current $15.6 billion funding level. More

ADS-B: Time to Stop Procrastinating? »

Pilots are notorious for procrastinating when it comes to compliance with regs—ask any AME whether the demand for flight physicals is higher at the beginning or end of the month. Waiting until 2019 to upgrade your aircraft for ADS-B compliance could prove expensive and the backlog may be so long the work doesn't even get done that year. More

S-TEC On Its Own »

That's a good thing, actually. S-TEC is a must-have player in the retrofit autopilot world. More

Video: Avidyne IFD540 Project Update »

Avidyne's IFD540 navigator has been stalled in certification for a couple of years, but the company said it plans to begin deliveries at the end of June 2014. Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano had a look at the IFD540 during a flight demo at Sun 'n Fun 2014 and got an update on the project from Avidyne's Tom Harper. More