Product Reviews

November 23, 2013

BrowseTheRamp.com

So those of you that have been reading this site know I have a strong predilection to gawking at used aircraft classifieds. Besides various writing ventures, this might be my #1 pastime when I’m not actually flying.   In the past there have been a couple of primary classified sites that I frequent and the rest…

October 10, 2013

Apps instead of Maps: The Top iPad Innovations for Pilots

by Alan Carr Every pilot knows that more weight means added time, and that charts, maps, and manuals add a significant number of minutes to your flight. Thankfully, the iPad Mini weighs less than a pound and can contain pounds of information in just a few apps. Here are some of my favorite iPad resources…

April 8, 2013

Amazon Aviator

Ok, I’m not talking about “flying the jungles of South America” kind of Amazon Aviator. I’m referring to the cyber-jungle that is Amazon.com. Why am I a big fan of Amazon? Because you can find almost anything at the click of a button and aviation paraphernalia is no exception. [br] It’s not just about books…

March 28, 2013

Aviation W&B Calculator App: a review

I promise this is my last app review for a while, but the last two I have done have been great. This app is no exception. And no I’m not affiliated with the company, beyond getting to try it on my iOS devices. Aviation W&B Calculator was chosen by Sporty’s and AOPA as one the…

March 20, 2013

Takeoff – Aviation Weather App: Review

I recently had an opportunity to try what is now my favorite aviation weather app – Takeoff – Aviation Weather I have like five weather apps on my iphone and ipad, but none of them were really optimized for what I wanted to see as a pilot. The beauty behind this app is that it…

January 5, 2013

HGS Flight: an iPad app review

HGS Flight: an iPad app review Rockwell Collins produced this FREE app for iPads to showcase their Head-up Guidance technology. See below: From the Rockwell Collins website: Rockwell Collins has unveiled HGS™ Flight, a new app that lets users experience the company’s Head-up Guidance (HGS) with synthetic vision on an iPad®. The free app is available for download…

December 21, 2012

New Blogging Weapon: GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

New Blogging Weapon: GoPro Hero3 Black Edition GoPro released it best camera yet in late October of this year and I am happy to announce that I will be adding one to my video arsenal this winter. I have to wait for Santa Claus to deliver it under our Christmas tree.  One of the many…

December 6, 2012

iPad EFB

iPad EFB Since GPS nothing else has revolutionized aviation in recent history like the iPad. This was the first time in our industry a consumer electronic device gained widespread acceptance in the aerospace arena, and for good reason. If you already fly with an iPad, nothing here will be new, so feel free to have…

October 31, 2012

Barnstormers.com Addict: So many aircraft for sale, so little money…

I’m a Barnstormers.com addict… If you aren’t familiar with the website Barnstormers.com then hopefully you can run now and be spared from the addiction. Barnstormers.com is an aviation classified site that is chocked full of used airplanes and parts for sale. I was first introduced to Barnerstormers.com back in 2004 when I was researching the…

October 19, 2012

Cloudahoy: A Review

I had an opportunity to use a new iOS aviation app last week called Cloudahoy. I have to say, it’s pretty slick. The idea behind the app came from instrument student and app developer, who wanted a way to track and debrief an instrument flight using the tools that are available, namely the iphone as…

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