TruTrak Flight Systems set out to deliver a budget-based retrofit autopilot for certified aircraft with the Vizion system and has been delivering the system for installation in a variety of aircraft. Aviation Consumer Magazine Editor Larry Anglisano caught up with TruTrak's Andrew Barker at Sun 'n Fun 2019 for an update on approvals and interfacing. Continue reading "TruTrak Autopilot Update At Sun 'n Fun"
Until next year, that is! Sun 'n Fun 2019 is in the bag, and while we in the media often tend to concentrate our coverage on new products, programs, and services, the truth is that the first major airshow of the year is really about re-connecting with our aviation friends - whether they be in a booth or camping in a tent beside their airplane. Sun 'n Fun is a sign that winter is ending, airplanes are coming out of hangars, and people are once again stretching their wings and exercising their engines. Continue reading "Leaving Lakeland"
No, this isn't amateur built, so technically, it doesn't fall under the purview of Kitplanes... well, that's just too bad, because the only flying Twin Mustang in the world is just plane cool! Continue reading "Indulge Me"
At Sun 'n Fun this week, Levil Avionics debuted a new ADS-B In receiver to drive various tablet-based systems with no-cost weather and traffic. In addition to the dual-band receiver, the Astro Link has a built-in WAAS GPS receiver and full AHRS module for attitude information. This allows the Astro Link to provide valuable backup attitude data to connected tablets. Continue reading "Levil Introduces Astro Link ADS-B In Module"
The SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In and Expo announced a name change for its 2020 Fly-In event. The largest fundraising event for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) will be renamed the SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo. Next year's event will be held March 31 - April 5 2020. Continue reading "SnF Announces New Name: SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo"
It's so easy at a big show like Sun 'n Fun to forget to take a stamp back from the vendors, the displays, and the airshows, and just breath in the hospitality of the place. We took a walk through the vintage parking area one morning, and let the commercial aspects of the main show area wash from our minds as friendly folks sat on the front porch and enjoyed a cup of coffee as the sun chased away the dew lifting out of the grass across Lakeland Regional Airport. Continue reading "Southern Hospitality"