The increase in glass panel cockpits in general aviation aircraft has not had a dramatic impact on safety, according to new research by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation’s Air Safety Institute.
Digital Aviation has released a lower cost iPhone/iPod touch version of its mobile flight simulator for radio navigation training. Radio Navigation Simulator is a 2D flight simulator, designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, that enables pilots and students to practice and become proficient in the use and management of VOR, VOR-DME and ADF instruments, all displayed with a Directional Gyro on a realistic flight panel, company officials said.
This is the seventh in a series of articles looking at the impact of NextGen on GA pilots.
Last post we discussed where GPS came from and how its implementation was successfully completed by using ground base pseudolites.
We also reviewed how triangulation was used for navigation. Triangulation basically emulates what we in aviation have used for years with VORs and ADFs. Pick two or more transmitters, home in on their intersection and, boom, you found your location.
Now we will home in on GPS a bit more and begin to see what role GPS will play in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and Automatic Dependent Survelliance-Broadcast (ADS-B), the cornerstone of NextGen.
Becker Avionics has introduced its new airborne Beacon Decoder (BD) 406. The Emergency Beacon Locator or Beacon Decoder (BD) 406 provides a tool for Search and Rescue organizations.
VoiceFlight Systems has released a free “Connected Talker” iPad App that allows pilots to transfer flight plans from their iPads into VoiceFlight-enabled Garmin 430W or 530W GPS units.
Becker Avionics hosted its first annual skeet shooting event with customers and friends at the Elm Fork Shooting Sports Club in Dallas during the Heli-Expo conference earlier this month.
Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC) SwiftBroadband compliant satellite communications (Satcom) intermediate gain antenna system, known as the CMA-2200SB, has obtained FAA and Transport Canada Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval.
Garmin International Inc. has introduced the G5000H, an integrated flight deck specifically designed for twin turbine, medium lift helicopters.