July 1998 Issue

Gear of the Year

Our annual roundup of the best products and services we’ve seen since our last look.

The gladhanders and flacks would have us believe we’re in the midst of an aviation renaissance. But from where we sit, it merely looks as though the patient is propped up on one elbow and taking nourishment.

But who’s quibbling? There are definite signs of life in the GA industry, as evidenced by the increasing pace of new product introductions and even a new airplane model here and there.

Our annual tour of the horizon for the best products and services usually turns up more good things than bad but in our world, someone always has to finish first. With that in mind, here’s our annual no-punches-pulled review of the best products we’ve encountered during the past year.


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