ApDeV has released VORILS, a new smartphone app to assist pilots practice using VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR) and Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) procedures.
Now available from Wicks Aircraft Supply is the Dynon D1 Pocket Panel, a portable EFIS for experimental, light-sport and certified aircraft.
Shadin Avionics recently delivered its 600th fuel flow system to Air Tractor, which manufactures agricultural aircraft. Air Tractor also announced that Shadin Microflo-L fuel flow systems will be standard on all aircraft deliveries going forward, Shadin officials said.
Garmin has unveiled new features and capabilities for the Garmin Pilot app, including support for the GDL 39 portable ADS-B receiver. When paired with a GDL 39, Garmin Pilot can display subscription-free weather and ADS-B datalink traffic information.
Sporty’s recently updated its “Flying the Aspen Evolution” program with the addition of Evolution Synthetic Vision (ESV) displayed on the PFD and MFD, which includes 3D terrain and obstacles, unusual attitude guidance, distance line and range markers, dynamic traffic display and the dynamic flight path marker.
“Now that thousands of general aviation pilots have upgraded their panels with Aspen, this video will help them use all the features and benefits Aspen offers,” says Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke.
SportairUSA, the central Arkansas FAA Part 145 Repair Station and distributor of sport aircraft, has appointed Monty Crawford avionics manager.
With the lack of general aviation maintenance representation in the alphabet soup of Washington, D.C., the Aircraft Electronics Association requested that we reprint the following information from Ric Peri, vice president, Government & Industry Affairs, to help the GA maintenance shops better understand what the FAA is proposing and how it will affect their businesses:
The author of this quote, William Hickson, was a 19th century British educational writer. Yet, living in the present, perhaps the famous quote from W.C. Fields is more appropriate — “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.”
After 20 years of trying and three changes in 10 years, the FAA’s latest proposal for Part 145 repair station ratings, while well intended, is simply ill-timed, too costly, and takes dead aim at the avionics industry. But, the FAA keeps trying — some of it is good, some bad and some is simply a cheap shell game.