The main images show the busy view outside of Garmin’s King Air somewhere around Memphis cruising northwestbound, and how it looks on the GWX 70 Doppler weather radar. Plan your path through—we’ll come back to it later.ADS-B may pause an active radar upgrade decision for anything but twins and turbines, but radar is far from dead. Shopping for a...

Cessna 172

Without question, after all these years the venerable Cessna 172 Skyhawk still delivers enormous practical value. There isn’t a mechanic around that can’t wrench one, parts are plentiful, it carries a reasonable load and...

New Cockpit Gadgets: HUD, Flight Recorder

After a one-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the annual AEA (Aircraft Electronics Association) national convention met in Dallas, Texas, in June. There were two new products that caught our attention. First, the MyGoFlight...

Nosewheel Shimmy: McFarlane, Lord Fixes

The typical stock nosewheel shimmy dampener does a decent job of taming minor oscillations, but the nosewheel on older airplanes (and Cessna singles in particular) eventually needs some care. When all other components are...

The IPC: Make It Fit You

We started to learn about the rapid deterioration of instrument skills and knowledge as we worked on the rating. If we laid off from training for more than a week, we found that we...