Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2016-17 edition of the Pilot’s Guide to Avionics will be unveiled with free distribution at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin, July 25-31.
AEA staff members will distribute thousands of free copies to pilots and aircraft owners at the AEA’s AirVenture booth, No. 2035-2036 in Hangar B at Wittman Regional Airport.
This year marks the 14th annual edition of the Pilot’s Guide to Avionics, a consumer’s directory with educational articles, information and data about avionics technologies.
The publication helps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate nearly 1,300 AEA member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft, AEA officials note. It also includes the manufacturers and distributors of these products, as well as technical schools and universities, engineers and consultants for the industry.
With the FAA’s mandate for aircraft flying in controlled airspace to equip with ADS-B Out avionics by Jan. 1, 2020, this publication covers the topic in-depth and provides answers to frequently asked questions about the agency’s ADS-B Rebate program that is expected to begin in September 2016, AEA officials add.
Individuals in the U.S. also may request a free copy of the AEA’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics online while supplies last.