Tag Archives: MFD

WingX Pro Announces Synthetic Vision for the iPad


From the Aero News website: SynthViz Comes To iPad | Aero-News Network As of Tuesday, aviation synthetic vision is available on the iPad. Hilton Software LLC announced the addition of Synthetic Vision to its flagship WingX Pro7 for iPad product. WingX Pro7’s … 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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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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XM Weather in the Cockpit? You Cannot Be Sirius!


Aside from Global Positioning Systems, one of the technologies that has had an important positive impact on safer flying is XM Weather in the cockpit. XM Weather, or XMWX, is almost like having The Weather Channel in your panel at … Continue reading

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I Can’t Be Lost….I’m On Instruments!


Before the days of GPS and MFD moving map displays that can pinpoint our exact location to within a meter, the instrument pilot had to mentally visualize his/her position with reference to ground based navigation systems. For most instrument students, one of … Continue reading

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