Transceiver Shootout: Icom and Sporty’s

When we last rounded up portable comm transceivers, we found a favorite with Icom’s A25C. In fact we liked it so much we bought one and tossed it in the long-term test pool to see how it would stand up—and we’re not gentle.  Shortly thereafter,...

Ercoupe and Cadet

Shopping the market for a fun, reasonably affordable and easy-to-fly two-placer? Add the Ercoupe to the list of potential candidates. Nearly 82 years later, owners still appreciate the Ercoupe’s intended design as an exceptionally...

Planning The Overhaul: Start a Running Checklist

You knew the day would come—but not this soon. Blindsided during a call from the shop doing the annual inspection, you hear only every other sentence as the tech tells you it’s time to...

Hearing Aids For Flying: RIC Models Worth A Try

Old pilots tend to be a deaf bunch,” as one AME so bluntly called it. He would know. For me, the tough reality is sinking in that I too may someday join the ranks...

Unleaded Avgas Q&A: Closer To Pumps?

A few years have passed since the unleaded avgas discussion came full circle, but we’re still pumping 100LL. Make no mistake, it’s still an EPA focus. We could find ourselves modifying engines to make unleaded gas...

Top-Pick Panel Comms: Garmin, Trig

The Icom and Sporty’s portable radios are worthy for use as primary radios, but add up the labor and parts needed to install an external antenna system t, Garmin’s GTR 200B PMA.  The non-certified GTR...

Transceiver Shootout: Icom and Sporty’s

When we last rounded up portable comm transceivers, we found a favorite with Icom’s A25C. In fact we liked it so much we bought one and tossed it in the long-term test pool to...

Twin Ownership World: Cheap Price Of Admission

For decades the ultimate airplane pilots dreamed of and strived to own was a piston twin—often either a Beech Baron or Cessna 310. Beech, Cessna and Piper worked to develop brand loyalty and provided...

Sporty’s Online Multi-Engine Training Course

Over the last year Sporty’s (www.sportys.com) has issued the first of what is to be a series of online training courses that go beyond the usual private, commercial and instrument rating training materials. The...