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EFB Dependence

What the typical electronic flight bag platform lacks in reliability is made up in utility. But this stuff does fail and can leave you without some important tools.
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Video: Dynon HDX Install In A Skyhawk

Dynon Avionics has an STC for installing the Certified SkyView HDX in Cessna 172 Skyhawks (and also for some Beech Bonanza models), which in the end makes for an all-electric, all-glass ultra-modern...

Flight Planning For Jets: iPreflight Genesis

In the jet world, it's all about crunching runway performance numbers and the logical way to do it is with a capable tablet app. Aircraft Performance Group (APG) has been offering just that with its iPreflight performance app. Equipped with over 350 aircraft models and 9000 airfields, the new Genesis app goes deep into runway performance calculations, and now a new flight planning utility could make it one of the most capable programs available for jet cockpits.

Flight Bag Roundup

The pilot's flight bag has gotten smaller over the years and in a market flooded with compact flight totes, four bags-all with different styling-survived our long-term evaluation and earned our critical praise. In this video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano offers a close look at four favorites on the Aviation Consumer evaluation bench.

L3 Launches Lynx System Enhancements

L3 Commercial Aviation announced a new software upgrade for its Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B transponder and display system at AirVenture 2018 on Tuesday. The Release 3.2 upgrade will include improved GPS receiver performance and startup time, better compatibility with the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) and added support for dual control panel configuration.

Top Letters and Comments: May 25, 2018

This week's letters brought comments from readers about CFI and pilot shortages, whether supersonic flight should be allowed over the continental U.S., and how best to carry survival gear in an airplane.

The Day My Tablet Died

Many pilots are placing more reliance on the Electronic Flight Bag. This requires that we become aware of its foibles as well as its magic.

iFly GPS Adds Synthetic Vision And 3-D Traffic

iFly GPS has added synthetic vision and a three-dimensional traffic alerter to its aviation app for Apple, Android and Windows. The tablet-based system is designed so "everything is just a couple of touches away," according to sales manager Brian Rutherford.

Cessna Will Offer Epic Optixs Low-Cost HUD

Head-up displays, once and still the stuff of airline and military cockpits, will soon be an option in Cessnas single-engine aircraft line. Cessna will offer the new Epic Optix Eagle HUD, a low-cost combiner display thats capable of projecting not just basic flight data, but all kinds of imagery that any tablet can output.

Autopilots Amok

A year ago, you couldn't find an autopilot system for under 20 grand. Now you can hardly open a car door without bumping into three or four.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

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