GlaStar Builder Wins KITPLANES Bose Headset Giveaway

The Bose Aviation X headset.

KITPLANES subscriber Tom Fleming couldn't be happier winning a Bose Aviation X headset. Really...

Tom Fleming from Lake Forest, California, won a Bose headset in the KITPLANES 24/7 Sweepstakes. By signing up for online access to, Tom put himself in contention to win either a Bose Aviation X headset or a Bendix/King AV8OR GPS. His GlaStar taildragger already well equipped, Tom chose the Bose.

Tom says, "I have used the Bose headsets for several years as a professional pilot (recently retired) and love them. Thanks again for the opportunity to participate and, by the way, you have a great magazine for us homebuilders. And I like the online version also."

Use them in good health, Tom.

For more information on the Bose headsets, visit the company's website.

Calling Wag-Aero!

In our December Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide we fell behind by 1.... literally. Wag-Aero's area code was incorrectly posted as 261. The correct number for contacting the company is 262/763-9586.

You can also reach the company through its web site.

Garmin Introduces Engine Monitoring and Autopilot to the G3X Suite

The first news from the US. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring is that Garmin has expanded the G3X EFIS capabilities with EIS (engine monitoring) and a dedicated autopilot module. According to Garmin, “The EIS and autopilot are designed specifically for the G3X and are an affordable way for experimental and light sport aircraft (LSA) pilots to bring Garmin integration and quality into their cockpit. The sensor kits are expected to be available for all popular Lycoming, Continental, Rotax, and Jabiru engines in February 2010.” Continue reading "Garmin Introduces Engine Monitoring and Autopilot to the G3X Suite"

Pilot My-Cast Now on iPhone, iTouch

Garmin has announced that its Pilot My-Cast application will now be available for the iTouch and iPhone devices from Apple. Pilot My-Cast is an aviation weather, flight planning and flight filing app for U.S. and Canadian customers. A pilot may input a route, and then Pilot My-Cast overlays the flight path with the weather.

Pilot My-Cast is designed to take advantage of the iPhone/iTouch’s gesture-based user interface and includes five intuitive tabs at the bottom of the page for routes, flight plan, weather, airport information and settings. The routes tab allows the user to create a route to any airport, fix or VOR. Flight plan allows for the creation of a flight plan with a few touches, and the plan is then sent to DUAT service provider(s). Weather includes Nexrad, METARs and TAFs, SIGMETS, AIRMETs, PIREPs NOTAMs, lightning information, winds aloft and more displayed in text and graphics. Airport information accesses the AOPA Airport Directory. The settings tab allows users to customize Pilot My-Cast with aircraft- and pilot-specific information.

The Pilot My-Cast app is available from the app store for a monthly fee of $9.99, or an annual subscription of $99.99.

To order Garmin's Pilot My-Cast or to see a list of other supported phones, click here.

Oops, We Missed One

Despite our diligent efforts, we missed listing a manufacturer in the February 2010 issue’s Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide. The company is Rotary Flight Dynamics, which manufactures the Dominator gyro.

Rotary Flight Dynamics has single- and dual-place designs, and you can find more information about them by calling 813/634-3370 or by visiting the company’s web site here.