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What to Look for in an Avionics Shop

With the approach of the ADS-B mandate continuing to accelerate, I’m getting an increasing number of calls and emails asking the same question: How do I find a good avionics shop?

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Getting to know George...

We hear the same thing at aviation tradeshows, airshows and fly-ins all the time: Time and again VFR pilots tell us they never use their autopilots. That’s too bad.

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Genesys Aerosystems: Over 1,500 STCs and counting…

Here’s a little fact that may win you a free lunch: Since its founding in 1978, S-TEC Corporation, (the autopilot arm of Genesys Aerosystems), has shipped over 40,000 autopilot systems. When you think of it, that’s an amazing number. Hey, autopilots aren’t something the typical aircraft owner installs every few years.

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The Real Difference Between Attitude- and Rate-based Autopilots

We get calls all the time from pilots who want to remove the vacuum system from their airplanes and want to know the difference between analog and digital autopilots. But what they should be asking about is the difference between an attitude- and a rate-based autopilot. (Seems that somehow they’re getting attitude confused with analog…)  

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Reach Out and Touch(screen) Someone

It seems like ever since the iPhone was introduced, touchscreens are everywhere. From the aforementioned smartphones, to tablets, to TV remotes, to toasters – if it doesn’t have a touchscreen, it’s not “new.”

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FAA and EASA Ratify New Agreement on TSOs

On September 15, the FAA signed agreements with two international regulatory partners, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). The agreement with EASA is formally titled “Technical Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification.”

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Wysong Enterprises Celebrates its 50th HeliSAS Installation

I’ve blogged a lot about the success of Genesys’ HeliSAS, but now I’d like to talk about one of the valued partners that have helped the system get where it is. Everyone here at Genesys Aerosystems wants to give a big shout out of congratulations to the entire team at Wysong Enterprises for installing their 50th HeliSAS system.

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Now, A Word From our Sponsor...

I really try hard to keep the “selling” part of my job here at Genesys Aerosystems out of my blogs, but this is one instance where I really want to make sure that all of my readers – especially those of you who are aircraft owners – hear about this limited time Trade Up offer on our popular 55X autopilot.

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Autopilot Misbehaving? A Few Tips to Try

As the largest producer of autopilots in the world, we get a lot of calls from aircraft owners looking for troubleshooting help. And although your autopilot is one of the most sophisticated parts of your airplane the fixes are often surprisingly simple.

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“Helping hands” for VFR Helicopter Pilots

I have another blog in the works, and I think it's going to get a lot of attention. It's about the benefits an autopilot brings to VFR-only airplane pilots, and I expect to receive more than the normal amount of emails in response because, put simply, autopilots can be an even bigger benefit to VFR helicopter pilots.

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