Tag Archives: GPS

ForeFlight Mobile HD Update


ForeFlight 5 is now in the Apple Store, and the latest iteration is a fairly significant upgrade. FF5 shows colored terrain, allows for user adjustable map orientation, indicates obstacles and offers an auto-taxi function. The auto-taxi function is a real time saver. Once … Continue reading

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ForeFlight Mobile and Runway Incursions


Runway incursions while taxiing are apparently still a big problem with all pilots, from student to ATPs. The FAA has attempted to reduce runway incursions with new phraseology over the past year, introducing terms such as “line up and wait”, the ICAO … Continue reading

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External GPS Options for Pilots Using the iPad


I hate flying commercial. Pilots are a unique breed. We must be in control of our own destiny rather than be relegated to seat 22-E. But occasionally we must fly commercial and find ways to entertain ourselves while enroute. The … Continue reading

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Avidyne Multifunction Display Woes


About 5 years ago, right after purchasing the A36, I retrofitted the original panel with a Garmin 430 GPS navigator and coupled it to an Avidyne EX500 Multifunction Display.  I also installed an XM weather unit that displays precip and … Continue reading

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ForeFlight 4.0 Updates Mobile HD for iPad and iPhone Users


ForeFlight Mobile HD users on iPhones and iPads will be pleased with the latest 4.0 upgrade, available for download through the Apple App Store. The latest update to this EFB program includes some needed options which make the user interface … Continue reading

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Confusion in the Pattern


Lately there have been some “lively” discussions regarding the lack of general aviation airmanship, on pilot blogs and local hangar flying sessions, but also from the FAA. The recent Nall Report on aviation safety does not paint a pretty picture with respect … Continue reading

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ForeFlight Mobile HD or WingX Pro7?


If you are a pilot and own an iPad, chances are you have already heard about some new apps which allow your tablet to function as an Electronic Flight Bag, or EFB. The FAA has approved the iPad as Class 1 EFB for … Continue reading

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Are The New Garmin Products Really Magic?


After much fanfare in the general aviation community, Garmin finally unveiled the next evolution for Global Positioning Systems, the GTN-650 and GTN-750 GPS/NAV/COM IFR certified panel mount units. Both units are WAAS capable, allowing instrument approaches down as low as 200 … Continue reading

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Geo-referenced Approaches into Leesburg


This past weekend, I finally had the chance to do a post-maintenance flight in my Bonanza after its annual inspection was completed. The weather was clear and the sky blue, especially welcoming after the horrendous storms that came through Central Florida last week. After … Continue reading

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Panel Evolution of the Beechcraft Bonanza


  The basic BE33-35 Bonanza has not changed much since its invention, in the sense that the aircraft was completely redesigned. It has the same NACA 2300 series wing airfoils that came off the assembly line in 1947. Yes, there … Continue reading

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