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Podcast: How the S-TEC 3100 DFCS Combines Familiar Autopilot Features with the Latest Innovation

Becoming the expert in autopilots doesn't come quickly. Genesys' 40-year history creating autopilot systems has laid the groundwork to designing an autopilot system for the modern era. For Simpson Bennett, Marketing Communications Manager of Genesys Aerosystems, the company's S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System is a perfect marriage of traditional reliability with cutting-edge technology. 

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Podcast: How Genesys Aerosystems Continues Making Life-Saving Systems

"It’s not just about trying to bring a product to market, it’s trying to think, ‘What is really going to help a pilot in a situation, make him better or help him in a high-workload environment?’” she said. “Anything we can do to assist that pilot is our primary focus."

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A few kind words to share...

I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy attending the various aviation events and interacting with Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC customers. From my experience attending countless events and shows, our customers are some of the nicest people in aviation.

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New S-TEC 3100 Capabilities – Buy New or Upgrade Now!

Technology has been expanding since the first flight of the Wright Brother’s aircraft and seems to be advancing at faster and faster rates. Just look at the last 15 years with the advancements of personal jets, advanced avionics, and possibly pilotless taxis. (See an earlier blog on my opinion of that prospect).

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Believe it or not, there are good reasons to fill in the Warranty Registration Card

How many of you ever take the time to fill out and return the “Warranty Registration” cards that seem to come in everything but cereal boxes? I admit I’m as guilty as the rest for my long-standing habit of automatically flipping them into the nearest trashcan.

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What’s harder: Piloting an IFR helicopter or certifying avionics for a single-engine IFR helicopter?

I’m sure you’ve heard the old helicopter pilot adage that says flying a helicopter is like trying to pat your head while rubbing your stomach while standing on a beach ball. Well, maybe that’s not exactly how it goes, but you get my drift, and the comparison is pretty close to accurate.

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50’s are wild at AirVenture 2019

It’s Oshkosh AirVenture time again. I’m very fortunate to get to attend all of the major events, but Oshkosh just brings out the hardcore airplane geek in me. With over 10,000 airplanes and countless other displays and activities, there’s just so much to see and do – while keeping my job.

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S-TEC Autopilot Q&A

With a list of fantastic workload reducing and safety-enhancing capabilities like automatic trim, Envelope Protection/Alerting, Straight and Level recovery, the ability to fly precision and missed approaches, and a lot more, it’s no surprise that the new-generation Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100 digital flight con

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Where have all the aviation professionals gone?

You can hardly visit a professional aviation website or attend an industry event without reading something about the gloomy state of the aviation industry’s future.

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YouTube: The go-to place for all things aviation.

I can’t tell you how many aviation tradeshows I’ve attended over the years: Oshkosh, Sun ‘n Fun, AERO, NBAA, EBACE and all the rest – they’re all starting to blur together. Not that I don’t enjoy going. Getting to talk to all of the current and prospective customers that come to our booth to “test fly” our EFIS and autopilots is the best part of any event.

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