Competition is a beautiful thing. It keeps pricing honest. It makes everything more interesting. It gives pilots choices: Certified vs. experimental; piston vs. turbine; composite vs. metal; Garmin vs. everyone.

That occurred to me while planning a major panel upgrade for my 1967 Mooney Executive at Pacific Coast Avionics in Oregon this fall. Working in medical technology, I have a strong bias for research that includes technical data and feedback from end users. [Read more…]

Garmin introduces VIRB XE Aviation Bundle

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Garmin has introduced the VIRB XE Aviation Bundle, including the VIRB XE, which features gyro-based stabilization, can receive advanced attitude metrics from select Garmin products such as Flight Stream, while providing up to two hours of HD video recording on a single charge.

Built-in GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and ANT+ provide pilots with added functionality and enhanced connectivity with a variety of Garmin products, according to company officials. [Read more…]