August 2000 Issue
Gear of the Year 2000
Our annual you-can-take-this-to-the-bank roundup of the best products and services in the world of the general aviation.
[IMGCAP(1)] Far be it for us to become too bubbly about the ongoing recovery in general aviation. Yet even seen through the eyes of the professional skeptic, the current GA economy can genuinely be described as “encouraging.”
New aircraft sales are up; used airplane sales remain brisk, with some models in short supply and the parade of new products—especially avionics—grows ever more impressive.
Yup, there’s a lot of stuff out there being hawked to the pilot market, most of it good, some of it not. Since our bread and butter is product review, we set aside a few pages each year for a summary of the best products and services we’ve reviewed or encountered during the previous 12 months. ...
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