From the May 2013 Issue
Vitatoe Aviations turbonormalized P210 conversion may just have turned the Cessna P210 into the airplane it should have been all along. Ive liked the P210 ever since I first flew it in 1979. Its fast, carries a good load, has honest handling and the pressurization spoiled me.
Champion has taken exception to our report comparing oil filters in the March 2013 issue and were giving the company space this month to offer a rejoinder. Recall that our article in the March issue concludes that we would have no problems installing either the Champion or the Tempest filters in any engine, but we think because its $5 cheaper, the Tempest is the better value.
Any pilot whos operated a Garmin aviation portable GPS will be familiar with dynamic navigation maps. Now, Garmin brings the familiar dynamic mapping to the latest version of the Pilot app.
The insurance market cycle has come a full 180 degrees from where it was in 2003, from very hard to very soft. The number of insurers competing for every GA insurance dollar has never been higher. As a result, rates are historically low. Underwriting guidelines are more relaxed than they have been in years.
If you are flying a high-performance single, piston twin or turboprop, particularly if you use it for business trips, there is an increasing probability that you will get a notice from your insurer or employer requiring that you take annual recurrent training.
Being able to make a trip nonstop is more than just convenienceit can be a safety of flight issue as the risk of an accident is highest during takeoff and landing. The reality is that most flights of four- and six-place airplanes are conducted with only one or two of the seats occupied and at something below gross weight. For many owners, that means that some sort of auxiliary fuel tanks can give their airplanes more range and potentially increase safety.
Team X. Thats Garmins new engineering team whos dedicated to designing products for experimental and light sport aircraft. Long-time design and support engineers at Garmin, theyre also pilots and homebuilderscreating the kind of smart, cost-friendly avionics theyd want for their own aircraft.