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Garmin Pilot 9.0 adds emergency mode, split screen syn viz, enhanced TFRs

Garmin recently introduced an impressive lineup of new products, including an all-new retrofit autopilot for certified airplanes, a new ADS-B Out …

iOS

Continental Says Diesels Are Making Inroads

With a full line of aerodiesel engines in its product portfolio, Continental Motors says it’s seeing more uptake of Jet A-burning engines in the …

Car Tech

EPS Returns To Airventure With Graflight Diesel

If the aircraft diesel engine market lacks for anything other than buyers, it’s probably a high-horsepower engine suitable for high-performance …

Trucks

5 Different Ways Your Night Landing Can Go Bad

Landing is, without a doubt, one of the hardest things to do in aviation. Landing at night is even harder. And since it's the middle of summer and …

Aviation

Quiz: Can You Fly This LPV Approach?

1) You plan to shoot the RNAV (GPS) RWY 17C into Dallas/Fort Worth on your personal Part 91 flight from Austin, Texas. You are about 25 minutes from …

Aviation

9 Ways To Prepare For Flying Into Busy Airports

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Aviation

Instability: The Key To Growing Thunderstorms

No matter whether you're flying a Cessna 172 or a Boeing 777, thunderstorms can quickly ground you or send you hundreds of miles off your planned …

Climate Change

Are These VFR Scenarios Right, or Wrong?

1) You're approaching Atmore (0R1) at 1,600' MSL during the day when you see some clouds up ahead that are reported at 2,300' AGL. Because it's a VFR …

7 Ways To Prepare For Your Next Training Flight

Want to fly better on your next lesson? Here are 7 tips to get prepped.<p>1) Review Your Aircraft Procedures<p>Make sure you study up before your flight …

Dynon to certify SkyView HDX

The move is a major shift for the Seattle-based company, which has long been a mainstay in experimental and light sport aircraft—and it’s a sea …

Aerospace

Can You Answer These 7 Aircraft Systems Questions?

1) How do differential ailerons work?<p>With differential ailerons, the upward moving aileron deflects a greater distance. Since the downward aileron …

Aerospace

How The 4 Types Of Aircraft Flaps Work

Flaps: Making Your Wing More Versatile<p>Flaps help your wing adapt to your current phase of flight. Are you taking off or landing? Extending your flaps …

9 Signs Your Engine Is About To Fail

Don't forget to include these items in your cockpit scan...<p>1) Low Oil Pressure<p>Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, keeping things cool, lubricated, …

Engineering

Quiz: Can You Answer These 6 IFR Enroute Chart Questions?

1) You're planning to fly over the Hangtown VOR and you see this black flag. What does it mean?<p>The flag indicates a minimum crossing altitude. In …

This Airport Has Reversed Hold-Short Markings, But Why?

Honolulu is home to one of the busiest airports in the US. It's the only hub for Hawaiian Airlines, and sees hundreds of daily flights from …

Aviation

Trig Avionics adds to radio line

Trig Avionics has introduced the latest additions to its line of radios: The TY96A and TY97A.<p>Both are slimline 760 channel VHF radios with 25kHz …

Garmin unveils retrofit autopilots for general aviation aircraft

Garmin has introduced the GFC 600 and GFC 500, solid state attitude-based (AHRS-derived) autopilots for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft.<p>The GFC …

Sonex introduces Rotax Engine Mount Attach Bars

Sonex Aircraft has introduced a new product from AeroConversions: Rotax Engine Mount Attach Bars.<p>Developed for Sonex/Rotax 912-series engine mounts, …

How Does A Turbofan Engine Work?

When you board an airline flight, you might not spend much time thinking about the engines. But they're the only reason that 700,000 pounds of …

Quiz: Do You Understand These 6 Pilot Reports?

1) What is the temperature in this pilot report?<p>The temp group starts with "TA", and "M10" means -10C.<p>2) Where was the chop reported?<p>BTG is the …

Aviation

10 Things You Need To Do Before Flying Into An Unfamiliar Airport

Don't fly in unprepared.<p>1) Review The Airspace<p>If you're flying into new and busy airspace, familiarize yourself with surrounding airports and …

Aviation

Guardian Avionics unveils smartPlane system

Guardian Avionics had unveiled the new smartPlane system, an iPad-based multifunction display system and flight data recorder system with voice …

Aviation

Thanks, Climate Change: Heat Waves Will Keep on Grounding Planes

Last month, Phoenix enduring a blistering heat wave, with temperatures so high that airport officials had to cancel dozens of flights. The reason was …

Climate Change

Quiz: Are You Ready For An Aircraft Emergency?

1) You smell what you think is an electrical fire. You're following the emergency checklist, and it tells you to turn the Master switch (ALT and BAT) …

Aviation

8 Ways To Prepare For An Overwater Flight

Many pilots avoid flying single engine aircraft over open water, but it's not always possible. If you do find yourself planning a trip over a large …

Aviation

Why Landing With A Tailwind Increases Your Risk Of An Accident

From the moment you start learning to fly, you're taught to land into the wind, if at all possible. There's no doubt that while you can land with a …

Aviation

Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Know About Aircraft Performance

1) A single engine aircraft at max gross weight will have a climb rate of _______ at its service ceiling.<p>A single-engine plane will climb at 100 FPM, …

Why is it so cold on a plane?

It’s usually the flight home, still wearing your shorts and flip flops, you notice how remarkably cold planes can be. No, it’s not a considerate attempt by the airline to help passengers reacclimatise to the awaiting chill of Blighty’s drizzle, but instead a regulated effort to ensure maximum …

Aviation

When Should You Use Trim?

When should you trim in flight? It's a question we get asked quite a bit. Here's what you should know...<p>First Off, What Does Trim Do?<p><b>Trim holds</b> …

Airplanes