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"We put our money into capabilities, not cosmetics," said Mike
Bauer, who's managed the ADS-B installation project for the
partnership with Andy Miller. It started with Avidyne's IFD540
and AXP340 Mode S transponder with ADS-B Out. The stack's
opening awaits the return of the Century 2000 autopilot.
Photo by S.M. Spangler

educational and medical IT before surrendering to his long-held
aviation desires.
They decided on the Avidyne IFD540, and an unexpected
benefit of the AEA ADS-B award to install it now rather than
later was Avidyne's incentive of a free AXP340 Mode S transponder with ADS-B Out. This was a contributing factor in
their deliberations, according to Miller, but Avidyne's interface
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Photo by S.M. Spangler

KNS 80," Miller said. The equipment still performs up to specifications, and had the navigation and surveillance infrastructure
not changed with NextGen, the Silver Crown stack would have
provided many more years of reliable service.
But the infrastructure is changing, and looking at the ADSB mandate, "Mike and I decided that we would not wait until
the last minute," Miller said. "But we weren't going to be early
adopters, either, so we were looking at a 2017 time frame. Then,
Mike won one of the AEA's five $1,000 ADS-B installation
awards at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (in 2014), and that accelerated our timeline."
Working on their 2017 strategy, the partners, who live in Appleton, just up U.S. 41 from Oshkosh, were roaming the AirVenture exhibit hangars and investigating the different ADS-B solutions. "We looked at the lower-cost ADS-B units, but they really
weren't an option for our non-GPS airplane," Miller said. While
they would meet the mandate's requirements, they would not
enable the partners to fly GPS approaches and T-routes, GPSdefined airways that deliver efficient paths around and through
congested terminal areas, like the one over Chicago O'Hare.
Wading through all the marketing, Miller said, "We were not
feature shopping." Investigating the equipment offered by all
of the name-brand manufacturers, what mattered most was the
big picture, the company's reputation, the support it offered,
and the user interface. "Coming from a tech background, I was
interested in those things," he said, explaining that he worked in

The ADS-B-winning C-182, with its owners, Andy Miller (left) and Mike Bauer.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News July 2015

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
ADS-B Strategy Accelerated
Member Profile
More Power to the Panel
Legacy of Small Town Airports
A Conversation With...
Current Status of ADS-B Deployment in the U.S.
Member Profile
Garmin’s G3X Touch
Artisanal Avionics
The Standy Power Dilemma b
What’s Working?
Business Basics
Aviation Aces
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News July 2015 - AEA Now
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Avionics News July 2015 - The View from Washington
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Avionics News July 2015 - ADS-B Strategy Accelerated
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Avionics News July 2015 - More Power to the Panel
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