Category Archives: Avionics

Google Glass on the Flight Deck

Ditch the iPad, it looks like there’s a new cockpit accessory that you might not be able to go without. From FlightClub: See the whole post here.

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Garmin Goes Synthetic for Tablets

From AOPA: “Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived “synthetic vision,” but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology. Similarly, Garmin wasn’t the first to offer a syn-vis on a tablet computer app, but adding it to Garmin … Continue reading

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Bendix King’s EFB App Goes West

This was to be expected with the intense competition in the market. It’s interesting that the Bendix King spokesman seems to acknowledge ForeFlight is the leader. From AVweb: “Citing a crowded aviation tablet app market, Bendix King said it will … Continue reading

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Angle of Attack Device Certification

Angle of Attack devices can significantly increase safety. From EAA News: “The FAA today released a new, less-restrictive policy for installing Angle of Attack (AoA) systems in GA aircraft. The policy allows aircraft owners to install AoA systems that are … Continue reading

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GPS Jammer Fined

It has to be a big concern if it can shut down an instrument approach system. Looks like the FCC takes this seriously. From AVweb: “A New Jersey man who didn’t want his boss following his every move has lost … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Backup

AOPA relates the story of one pilot who had an electrical failure shortly after takeoff: “When Cody’s electrical system quit during retraction of the landing gear, he couldn’t tell whether the gear was up and locked, down, or somewhere in … Continue reading

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New GPS Satellite in Orbit

Here’s another interesting post on Aero-News Network. The latest and greatest GPS constellation is being deployed by Boeing. “The Global Positioning System, which millions of people including many pilots use every day for precise navigation and timing, recently became more … Continue reading

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GPS Testing Next Week

All members should know, there is going to be GPS testing in the St. Louis region next week. From the FAA: “FLIGHT ADVISORY GPS Testing GAFC GPS 13 – 01 February 04, 2013 – February 16, 2013 St. Louis, MO … Continue reading

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Cue the Energizer Bunny

Here’s an interesting read from Air & Space about the battery problems on the 787… “The Boeing’s 787′s problems with onboard lithium-ion batteries led to the FAA’s decision to ground the fleet. That’s hardly surprising. But some erroneous information has … Continue reading

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Little White Lies

J. Mac McClellan tells us about the little white lies he tells to controllers…. “I’ll admit that I fib to controllers. Not about my altitude, or airspeed or course, but about approach procedures. I secretly track GPS/RNAV approaches without telling…. … Continue reading

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