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Oshkosh 2017 – One for the record books.

If you weren’t at Oshkosh 2017 and have followed any of the week’s activities in the media, no doubt you are literally kicking yourself for missing out. This was the biggest and best AirVenture that I’ve ever attended – and I’ve been to my fair share. 

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Paris Air Show 2017: Oh, how I missed you.

I didn’t make it to last month’s Paris Air Show. If you read my recent “Back from the U.S.S.R.” blog, you can pretty much appreciate that. As much as I love Paris-Le Bourget Airport’s biennial hosting of the Paris Air Show, I had had enough international travel for a while.

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Back from the U.S.S.R. You don't know how lucky you are...

With apologies to The Beatles, traveling to Russia to represent Genesys Aerosystems can be really fun and exciting. But my recent trip to HeliRussia 2017 in Moscow was one instance when, well, it wasn’t. But let’s start at the beginning…

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The ultimate panel upgrade decision: EFIS or Autopilot?

Hang around with a bunch of pilots long enough and the talk will inevitably turn to avionics upgrades. Sure, we all fantasize about a panel full of the latest, and coolest avionics. But, realistically how may of us can afford that? When the reality of a budget does come into play, the choice is often between EFIS or an autopilot upgrade. But who says you have to choose?

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The ups-and-downs of autopiltot troubleshooting.

In an earlier blog, I - well, actually our Test Pilot, Chad Howard - answered a few questions on autopilot operations that came up at AERO Friedrichshafen. While operational questions were the majority, we did get a few pertaining to troubleshooting a particular issue called "pitch porposing."

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Safer flying starts with smarter training tools.

I get a lot of responses and comments on my blogs (thank you), but some seem to attract more attention than others. One of those was a recent one that featured our Lead Trainer and Pilot Documentation Specialist Greg Schmidt about EFIS software updates.

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Do new Avionics add "value"?

Value is in the eye of the beholder...

Sure as I’m writing this, I can bet you the question I’ll get asked the most at all this year’s aviation events will be, “How much will adding a new autopilot increase the value of my airplane?”

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What it takes to earn a FAA STC

I love it when I get emails and phone calls from our friends and customers asking various Genesys Aerosystems company questions. And one I seem to get a lot is: What does it take for Genesys Aerosystems to earn an FAA STC (Supplemental Type Certificate)?

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No matter how you measure it, Heli-EXPO 2017 was huge.

I promised you in a recent blog that Genesys Aerosystems had some really big news to share at Heli-EXPO 2017. Well, in case you haven’t seen the write ups, here it is: MD Helicopters has selected our Integrated Display Units (IDUs) for three of its new helicopter models – the MD 902 Explorer, the MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter and the all-new MD 6XX concept aircraft.

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Heli-Expo preview...this one's going to be special.

You’ve probably picked up on this from my earlier blogs, but I really enjoy attending the various industry trade shows. Sure they’re a lot of work, but I think they’re an invaluable resource. Aviation is built on networking and there’s no better place than trade shows.

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