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ASPEN & AVIDYNE:
Bringing Glass & FMS to the Masses Without Massive Expense
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alk around Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and you will regularly hear owners of older general aviation aircraft express their frustration at the proximity between the value of their airplanes and the costs of upgrading panels with the capabilities they most covet. More than a few can cite the multiple times they can rebuild or replace spinning-mass iron gyros and mechanical-aneroid air gauges before approaching the cost of most primary flight displays, multifunction displays, WAAS GPS or complying with the Federal Aviation Ad54
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ministration’s ADS-B Out mandate by 2020. When the costs of most glass instrument options equates to a majority share of the value of many older birds, fewer pilots seem interested; and many have little to no hope of recouping the investment. The same barriers exist for automatic flight control – at least anything beyond the simplest wing leveler when the most-basic system can cost $10,000 and up, installed – often one-third the value of many viable, older, general-aviation airplanes. And, let’s not forget the value equation. To many, the

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News June 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Taking Back Our Industry
New Avionics Products Highlighted by Flexibility, Connectivity and Capability
Industry Profile
Member Profile
Aspen & Avidyne
Seizing Opportunity
A Conversation With...
What's Up With Backup Instruments?
Theory & Practice
Pro-to-col
Business Basics
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News June 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News June 2012 - Taking Back Our Industry
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Avionics News June 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News June 2012 - Aspen & Avidyne
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Avionics News June 2012 - Seizing Opportunity
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Avionics News June 2012 - What's Up With Backup Instruments?
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