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TABLE OF CONTENTS

New Avionics Products for 2013

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Avionics and instrument facilities with a governmentapproved repair station certificate, listed
alphabetically by state and country.

by Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

What’s Up With Backup Instruments?
by Dale Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Going Glass

So You Want to Go Glass? What to Do?

by Dave Higdon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Before & After

Dream Panel Installations & Repair

by the AEA Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

MA N U FAC T U R E R S / D I S T R I B U T O R S . . . 133
Alphabetical list of:
• Avionics manufacturers.
• Instrument manufacturers.
• Test equipment manufacturers.
• Equipment brokers and dealers.
• Major distributors.
• Wire/cable manufacturers and distributors.
• Accessory manufacturers.
• Calibration labs.

Aircraft as Antenna Farm

Where You Plant Impacts the Yield –
And That Means Reception

by Dave Higdon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Cockpit Innovations

Homebuilders Meld the Best of Both Worlds

by Scott M. Spangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Understanding Autopilot Upgrades

What Pilots Should Know From the Installation Experts

by John D. Ruley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

A F F I L I AT E S / I N D E X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
• Academic institutions offering avionics
and/or maintenance training.
• Air carriers.
• Delegated engineering representatives.
• Trade associations.
• Trade publications.
AEA Member Company Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Pilot’s Guide to Avionics

ADS-B Circa 2013

Paula Derks, Publisher

The Outs, Ins and Transformations of
New Surveillance Technology

Geoff Hill, Editor
Jeff Kirchhoff, Managing Editor

by Dave Higdon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Jenna Kramer, Copy Editor
Linda Adams, Advertising Director

Portable Powerhouses, GPS and VHF

Pilots, Safety, Utility and the Power of Portability

by Dave Higdon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Minimal Panels

by Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Contributing Writers
Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside
Dave Higdon
John D. Ruley
Dale Smith
Scott M. Spangler

© 2013 Aircraft Electronics Association. All rights reserved. The publishers
and editors of the Pilot’s Guide to Avionics do not accept responsibility for
statements made by advertisers herein or for the opinions expressed by
authors of bylined articles. Materials may not be reproduced without written
permission. PRINTED IN THE USA.

NextGen Status Report

by Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
An Avionics Glossary and an archive of past Pilot’s Guide to
Avionics articles are available at: www.aeapilotsguide.net

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014

From the Publisher
Interested in AEA Membership?
AEA Staff/Board of Directors
New Avionics Products for 2013
What's Up With Backup Instruments?
Going Glass
Before & After
Aircraft as Antenna Farm
Cockpit Innovations
Understanding Autopilot Upgrades
ADS-B Circa 2013
Portable Powerhouses, GPS and VHF
Minimal Panels
NextGen Status Report
Repair Stations
Manufacturers/Distributors
Affiliates/Index
AEA Member Company Index
Advertiser Index
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - Interested in AEA Membership?
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - AEA Staff/Board of Directors
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - Before & After
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - Understanding Autopilot Upgrades
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - Portable Powerhouses, GPS and VHF
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - Minimal Panels
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - NextGen Status Report
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2013-2014 - Advertiser Index
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