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Cessna HD T206H: Turbocharged Utility: A working pilot's airplane that's easy to load and fly, Textron Aviation's flagship Cessna piston single remains in a class of its own. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Aug 1, 2018 2331
Vashon Ranger: LSAV2.0: While it's not cheap, the Ranger is generously equipped and mid-priced. Will respectable performance and a cavernous cabin make it a hit? Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation May 1, 2018 1986
Aviat Husky: It's powerful, rugged and big-time fun to fly. But managing all of its performance means bringing your A-game. Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2018 4891
Ovation Ultra: Fast, Efficient, Refined: Mooney bumped up the power, added a pilot-side door and tarted up the avionics and interior. For some buyers, the combination will resonate. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2018 2476
Icom's New A25N: More Watts, Big Battery: Icom's latest-gen A25N portable transceiver has built-in GPS, an impressive high-power transmitter and a Bluetooth app interface. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2018 1659
Cessna 120/140: With stone-simple systems and benign handling, the Cessna 120/140 is a good choice for affordable flying. Product/service evaluation Dec 1, 2017 4680
Garmin VIRB 360: VR for Aviation: The 360 is easy to use and produces in-camera stitched footage. But at $800, it's a niche product that doesn't heat the VIRB Ultra 30. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Nov 1, 2017 1528
NavWorx ADS600-B 2.0: Resolving The FAA's AD: NavWorx has a second-generation version of the AD-stricken ADS600-B transceiver, plus an upgrade path for existing grounded systems. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Nov 1, 2017 658
Model 35 Bonanza: Thanks to a long production run and an owner base that spends big on mods and maintenance, the venerable V-tail Bonanza is a good used market buy. Product/service evaluation Oct 1, 2017 5047
Garmin G5 DG/EHSI: Low cost, STC Limited: Garmin's G5 electronic directional gyro/EHSI doesn't have autopilot interface yet, but it will likely play an integral role in new low-cost autopilot interfaces. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2017 1099
Daher's TBM 930: Max upset protection: Daher is determined to reduce loss-of-control accidents and the new G3000/GFC 700 combination is the most aggressive ESP yet. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Mar 1, 2017 2809
Garmin G1000 NXi: faster, brighter: the latest-gen G1000 NXi gets a faster processor, brighter screens and wireless connectivity, but no touch-screen. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2017 3103
Retrofit de-icing: ThermaWing impresses. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2017 3269
Action cam mounts: NFlight, MyPilot excel. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2017 665
Stratus 2S ADS-B in: good used market buy. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Dec 1, 2016 605
iPad panel mounts: they beat kneeboards. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Oct 1, 2016 1814
Icon A5: sophisticated, fun. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Aug 1, 2016 3771
Aftermarket visors: Rosen is still tops: but vantage plane plastics has competitive products for Cessnas and RAM's portable visor can accommodate any airframe, including taildraggers with tubes. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2016 1599
Maule M-7-235C: utility STOL: with an engine that can burn autogas, a decent cruise speed and the ability to get in and out short, the M-7-235C is the utility infielder of piston singles. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2016 2805
Aviat Husky: a rugged taildragger that performs equally well in the outback, on the water and on an instrument approach. Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2015 5404
Backcountry airplanes: attributes. Product/service evaluation Oct 1, 2014 581
Piper/ted Smith Aerostar: it's as fast and complex as it looks, which means it burns lots of fuel, demands proper training and requires high-quality maintenance. Product/service evaluation Aug 1, 2014 5100
Pipistrel Panthera: a retrac for the new age: it hasn't hit its speed marks yet, but the panthera is docile, comfortable and economical. a new engine will improve its runway performance. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Jul 1, 2014 269
Gear of the year: RedHawk 172 trainer: redbird, with its Cessna 172 RedHawk refurbishment, wins our Product of the year award for its forward-thinking contribution to the training market. Product/service evaluation Jul 1, 2014 1900
Epic E1000: big power and speed: starting with a successful kit-built hotrod, Epic Aviation seeks to certificate a 1200-HP personal traveling machine with jet-like performance. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation May 1, 2014 2843
Astronics max-viz EVS: thermal imaging: enhanced Vision won't see through clouds, but it's an effective tool during low altitude maneuvering in low visibility and darkness. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2014 925
Pocket pilot plus: cockpit organizer: what looked to be just another trinket for pilots proved useful in service and was unfazed by turbulence. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2014 622
Diamond DA52: a six-place diesel minivan: it's bigger and faster than the DA42, but don't call it inexpensive. Diamond's probing a global luxury and business market niche. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Jun 1, 2013 2571
OXYFLY revisited. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2013 1081
Rotax 912 is flight: economy, premium price: Flight Design hits the market with Rotax's new electronic engine. Preliminary data shows improved fuel economy and easier starting. Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2013 1854
King Katmai mod: safe STOL: with a stall speed of 31 knots, climb rate of more than 1500 FPM and no handling vices, the King Katmai is at home in the bush or on the pavement. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2013 2827
Piper Super Cub: after 60 years, it's still the top dog for outback flyin and fishin'. And, unlike other airplanes, it has held its value in a down market. Product/service evaluation Nov 1, 2011 4720
AeroTrek: 220/240: Bargain LSA: although its base price is barely half that of some LSAs, Aerotrek delivers good performance with no apparent quality fades. Product/service evaluation Oct 1, 2011 1691
Load hauler bargains: pipers have an edge: while not fast, pretty or nimble, six-seat Pipers offer the most used aircraft per dollar in this class. If you can fit, a Cessna 210 will get the load there faster. Van, Jeff Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2011 2562
Remos NXT: slick, sophisticated: At a premium price, the new remos GX-NET has updated ergonomics and build quality near the top of the class. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2011 1849
Beech Baron: comfort and handling that s second to none, with respectable performance. Hays, Ronald Product/service evaluation Sep 1, 2011 4811
More tiedowns: Abe's in a walk: storm force's angle-iron-and-pin design bests the claw--but only in favorable soil. Abe's plate-and-cable design leaves everything else for dead. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Jul 1, 2011 900
Tecnam P2008: no-apologies high end: and did we mention pricey? Although it's an LSA, Tecnam tilts toward designs that have more in common with Part 23 airplanes. They fly that way, too. Paul; Bertorelli Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2011 1948
Avionics cooling fans: don't fly without one: all brands get the job done, but Sandia excels. The important part is having a working system. Call it cheap insurance against roasting expensive gear. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Mar 1, 2011 1914
Paradise P1 Lexus in waiting? Designed as a heavier airplane, the P1 flies like one, too. Its interior is a cut above much of the competition. Bertorelli, Paul Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2011 2509
Aircraft cover shootout: Brace's and Kennon rule: when it comes to your windows and interior, Bruce's and Kennon offered the best fit, sturdiest design and the easiest installation. Van West, Jeff Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2011 1694
Pilatus PC-12: tops in range, payload: Pilatus has no VLJ (yet), but its big single offers something none of the little jets do: two tons of useful load and nearly cross-continent range. Durden, Rick Product/service evaluation Nov 1, 2007 3248
Large format monitors: promising technology: dancing orange bars are over; we've moved on to color and large screens. EI and Xerion look intriguing, but there may be too few in the field to judge them. Burnside, Joseph E. "Jeb" Product/service evaluation Nov 1, 2007 2254
Piper Saratoga and Lance: it's the first airplane most owners consider when thinking about six seats. The models remain among the most affordable heavy haulers. Product/service evaluation Nov 1, 2007 4305
Ragwing repair choices: which system? Each has its pros and cons; but our top pick is Poly Fiber. The shop's skills may matter more than the material itself. Gugeler, Mike Product/service evaluation Oct 1, 2007 3040
Globe Swift: the rarest of birds--a two-seat retractable taildragger--the Swift is fun to fly and affordable. But buyers should make sure the logbook paperwork is in order before signing the check. Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2007 4166

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