Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2014-15 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be unveiled with free distribution at AirVenture July 28 through August 3 at the AEA booth, #2035/36 in Hangar B.
This year marks the 12th annual issue of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics, a consumer's directory loaded with educational articles, timely information, and data about avionics technologies. The Guide helps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate nearly 1,300 AEA member companies in 43 countries, including government-certified repair stations around the world specializing in maintenance, repair, and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. It also includes the manufacturers and distributors of these products, as well as technical schools and universities, engineers, and consultants for the industry.
Some of the articles featured in this year's Pilot's Guide to Avionics include:
- New avionics products for 2014.
- AEA's value-added equation for aircraft owners.
- Attention FAA: Lead, follow or get out of the way.
- Equipped like new: Aircraft owners turn to repair shops for upgrades.
- In-flight entertainment: Connecting aircraft to the rest of the world.
- Integrating mission capabilities: Homebuilders invest in reliable avionics technology.
- Lithium batteries 101.
- Autopilot upgrades.
- Homebuilding panels: Tackling wires, electrons and circuits.
- ADS-B early adopters: Avionics repair shops weigh in on customer buying decisions. ADS-B installations are beginning to take off.
Paula Derks, AEA president, noted that "The services provided by government-certified repair shops are becoming increasingly important. For example, repair shops are ready to help aircraft owners upgrade their equipment to comply with the FAA's ADS-B Out mandate. It's important for aircraft owners to act sooner rather than later to avoid the backlog that procrastinators who wait are bound to experience. This publication will help aircraft owners determine the most efficient compliance plan."
Thousands of copies of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics are distributed each year at no charge to all AEA members, flying clubs throughout the U.S., and several industry trade shows. For more information about the Guide, visit www.aeapilotsguide.net.