GAMIjectors & TurboGAMIjectors »

I started out with considerable skepticism about these STC'd fuel injection nozzles, and did a lot of homework before I finally decided to install them on the much-babied engines of my Cessna T310R. But you know what? The folks at General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI) are absolutely right when they say that "your engine will simply run better." Mine sure do! More

Next Generation Soft Leather Pilot Bag »

AVweb's Kevin Garrison, like most airline pilots, has a large, solid flight bag when he's working. This new soft bag, however, will fit better into smaller general aviation cockpits and perhaps just as important brings that new-leather smell to even the most dated interior. Kevin brings us this product report. More

Hot Stuff: Unison's LASAR Ignition System (Part Two) »

Unison's LASAR is the first microprocessor-based, FAA-certified engine control system available for widespread application in general aviation aircraft. But how does it work? How involved is the installation? Does it require changing the way you fly your Lycoming engine? AVweb's Dave Higdon just installed a LASAR in his Piper Comanche and answers those questions and more in this long-awaited final installment of a two-part series. More

Hot Stuff: Unison's LASAR Ignition System (Part One) »

Unison's LASAR is the first microprocessor-based, FAA-certified engine control system available for widespread application in general aviation aircraft. But how does it work? How involved is the installation? Does it require changing the way you fly your Lycoming engine? AVweb's Dave Higdon just installed a LASAR in his Piper Comanche and answers those questions and more in this first of a two-part series. More

Winter Reading »

What's a pilot to do when either holiday-budget or winter-weather considerations prevent us from committing aviation until spring? How can we keep alive the aviation "bug?" One way is to curl up in front of a crackling fire with a good book about flying. AVweb's Marketing Manager Ann Devers and Executive Editor Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside took a look at five recently-released aviation-related books: "Violation," by Howard Fried; "Flying & Learning: Basics For Every Pilot," by William "Phil" Heitman; "TRACON," by Paul McElroy; "So, You Want To Be A Pilot," by Clayton Davis; and "Fabulous Affairs With Aircraft (And Federal Aviation Airheads)," by Eugene L. (Gene) Turner. Read all about it. More

The Last Garmin GPSMAP 295 Review You'll Ever Read:
Part Two — An Extra For Terrestrials
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Mikey (Mike Busch) likes the Garmin GPSMAP 295, but he only covered the airborne features of this fine little moving-map GPS navigator in his hands-on review last July. But on the way home from the airport, the 295 proves to be a handy travel companion in the car, too. It's not perfect, but the additional capability this unit includes and the optional maps available for it add extra value to this already "good buy." AVweb's Bob Kaputa took the 295 out for a lengthy test drive — here's his report. More

LightSPEED's 21st-Century Passive: The QFR "Solo" »

In 1997, LightSPEED Aviation stood the aviation headset market on its ear when the company introduced an under-$500 ANR unit comparable in quiet and comfort to Bose’s kilobuck model. Now, they’ve done it again. AVweb editor-in-chief Mike Busch just flew across the country with LightSPEED’s new $150 QFR "Solo" passive headset, and reports that it’s the quietest and lightest passive ever. As if that wasn’t enough, the company plans to introduce an even quieter ANR version next month, priced at (are you ready?) less than $280. You’ll find all the gory details and photos in Mike’s review. More

Aviation Life Rafts, Part Four:
Double-Tube Life Rafts
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As winter is upon us in North America, now's the time to make that vacation trip to warmer, more relaxed climes. But such flights often involve long overwater legs and bring with them their own challenges, not least of which is which equipment to add to your load. AVweb Special Projects Editor Doug Ritter — whose Equipped To Survive Web site offers the most comprehensive online resource for independent reviews of outdoors gear and survival equipment — assembled this in-depth, four-part look at aviation life rafts. In this final installment, he takes a close look at the more desirable double-tube rafts. Don't miss this detailed product review ... and don't leave home without one. More

Aviation Life Rafts, Part Three:
Single-Tube Life Rafts
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As winter is upon us in North America, now's the time to make that vacation trip to warmer, more relaxed climes. But such flights often involve long overwater legs and bring with them their own challenges, not least of which is which equipment to add to your load. AVweb Special Projects Editor Doug Ritter — whose Equipped To Survive Web site offers the most comprehensive online resource for independent reviews of outdoors gear and survival equipment — assembled this in-depth, four-part look at aviation life rafts. In part three, he takes a close look at single-tube rafts. Don't miss this detailed product review ... and don't leave home without one. More