https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/06180743/Perspective.jpg 720 1200 John Zimmerman https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg John Zimmerman2012-01-03 14:22:072016-02-27 09:48:33The Great Debate: are glass cockpits better?
Glass cockpits like the Garmin G1000 are standard in almost all new airplanes, and they're starting to show up in older airplanes as well. The rapid adoption of this new technology brings large displays and reliable AHRS sensors in place of gyros and vacuum pumps. But some pilots are worried that these pros are outweighed by the cost and complexity of keeping glass cockpits up to date. Cast your vote!
https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/06180754/iPad-Night-Modewide.jpg 363 600 John Zimmerman https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg John Zimmerman2011-12-13 11:37:522016-02-27 09:47:49Top 12 iPad tips for pilots
An experienced iPad pilot and flight instructor shares twelve of his most useful tips for flying with the iPad. With everything from a simple pre-flight check to a handy "night mode" for viewing charts, there are plenty of tricks for both new and experienced users.
https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/06180942/iPad-big1.jpg 958 1500 John Zimmerman https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg John Zimmerman2011-09-29 17:45:562017-08-22 15:00:56The truth about the iPad
You can’t read a story about general aviation these days without being confronted with Apple’s world-beating tablet computer. Some pilots are skeptical that the iPad really changes anything. Most gush about it and how flying will never be the same. What’s the real story? And what is it really good for?
https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/06181023/G1000.jpg 768 1024 Brent Dalrymple https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Brent Dalrymple2011-09-08 22:23:302016-02-27 09:42:21A tale of two panels
I’ve always loved gadgets, so when our flying club purchased a 2005 Cessna 172SP with a G1000 panel (which the club immediately upgraded to WAAS) and autopilot late in 2009 I was thrilled. I had new toys to learn how to use and to play with—what could be more fun? A small minority of my fellow club members, however, was less than thrilled. A few even declared, “Round gauges are better.”
https://media.airfactsjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/06181001/A380-cockpit.jpg 312 500 Richard Collins https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Richard Collins2011-09-01 17:09:492016-02-27 09:41:54The Great Debate: autopilot addiction?
The loss of control of an Airbus A330 over the Atlantic has led to calls for more hands on (as opposed to autopilot) training for airline crews. This subject has recently gotten a lot of attention in the press. Much ado about nothing or a real problem?