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Your Avionics Panel: Avionics "Tools" for the VFR Pilot
Written by Bob Hart    Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:58    PDF Print E-mail

In the early 2000s, as Sales Manager of Eastern Avionics, part of our marketing program included yearly participation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (now called AirVenture) and Sun n’ Fun in Florida. These shows continue to attract thousands of pilots of all budgets and experience and I did forums each year on Designing and Upgrading Your Avionics Panel. The goal was to help pilots of all skill levels with the basics—not so much what units to buy, but more about how they plan to fly their aircraft and what avionics they should have onboard to meet the requirements of their respective goals. I started by asking pilots to categorize themselves into one of the following four flying groups:

1. The “VFR” Pilot in a basic VFR Airplane

2. The “Low-Time” IFR Pilot in a Light IFR Aircraft

3. The “Experienced” IFR Pilot in a Serious IFR Aircraft

4. The “Pro” IFR Pilot flying the aircraft for Business


Concorde Offers New Aircraft Battery Parasitic Load Tester
Written by Keith C. Mathiowetz    Friday, 22 April 2011 09:06    PDF Print E-mail

Concorde Battery Corporation has released a new parasitic load tester (PLT) to measure the parasitic load/drain on aircraft batteries when the master switch is off and the aircraft is inactive. The tester is designed to mate with a MS3509-style quick-disconnect receptacle. This innovative PLT was conceived and engineered in response to concerns in the aviation community about the effect of parasitic loads/drains on battery capacity, state of charge, airworthiness, and battery life.

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Sporty's Offers Finish-Up Flight Training
Written by Keith C. Mathiowetz    Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:08    PDF Print E-mail

Thousands of aspiring pilots begin a flight training program but never finish. Demands of work or family, finances, an illness, a conflict with a flight instructor, or a learning hurdle can keep even dedicated students from achieving their goals. Sometimes, it’s just a pause; sometimes, it’s years before the student returns, and sometimes the student never does.

Read more... Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:12 )
AvTek's Pulsar MOSFET Has PMA/STC Approval
Written by Keith C. Mathiowetz    Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:12    PDF Print E-mail

AvTek, LLC now has PMA/STC approval for its Pulsar MOSFET pulse landing light system, which allows better mid-air collision prevention.

Read more... Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:16 )
Superior Air Parts, Inc. Begins Shipping Millennium Cylinders
Written by Keith C. Mathiowetz    Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:02    PDF Print E-mail

Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc. announced recently that the company has begun the next phase of its product reintroduction efforts by beginning the delivery of production quantities of new Millennium cylinders to its global dealer network.

Read more... Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:07 )

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