Innovations: Seeing clearly in the cockpit

Bill Davis, owner of Airplane Things, noted that it’s hard to read a map while flying because of the dim light inside the cockpit. His solution? He created AV-SUN sunglasses, which are made with a gradient tint that fades to clear on the bottom of the lenses, so you have a bright clear view of maps and instruments.

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Prime Time for general aviation pilots

As part of our Aviation Innovations, Todd Petersen from Petersen Aviation Inc., sent along this idea: “Sometimes when trying to start an airplane in cold weather, the engine will die immediately after starting as you try to give it a little throttle to keep it running. The way to cure this [Read more...]

Innovations: Let there be light

North Carolina pilot Chip Davis used to struggle in the dark to get the towbar on the nosegear of his C172A, so he came up with his own solution.

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Aviation Innovations

We recently put out a call to our readers and advertisers for their Aviation Innovations, asking them for their innovative ideas to make flying easier and more fun. The response was overwhelming. Starting today, we’ll present some of these innovations. We hope that you’ll find them as interesting as we did. Let us know about your own innovations at Who knows? Maybe you’ll be featured in an upcoming post.