The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation was founded in 2010 with the idea of finding ways to promote a vibrant general aviation community. Lightspeed Aviation founder and president Allan Schrader discussed the foundation and its recent initiative to support new pilots with AVweb at Sun 'n Fun 2019.
Continental Aerospace Technologies' Prime IO-370 certified engine has been seeing increasing use, including being selected by Piper to power its new Pilot 100 and 100i trainers. AVweb caught up with Continental CEO Rhett Ross at Sun 'n Fun 2019 to learn more about it.
Avidyne has announced that it will be moving into some new markets, including providing avionics for Part 25 aircraft. Avidyne General Manager of Business Aviation David Miner discussed the new direction with AVweb at the 2019 Aircraft Electronics Association Convention.
The 62nd annual Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Palm Springs, California, marked the official retirement of Paula Derks, the association's longtime president. In this podcast recorded at the show, Paula reflected on the changes she's seen in more than two decades overseeing AEA. Hint: It's a lot.
In partnership with companies including TruTrak, JPI and Avidyne, BendixKing introduced a number of new products at the 2019 Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Palm Springs, California. In this podcast, BendixKing Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Stphane Fymat told AVweb more about the company's partnerships along with its new autopilots, engine monitors and navigators.
While the shortage of pilots gets most of the breathless press these days, avionics shops can tell you its no picnic finding technicians to install increasingly complex avionics. And with the avionics sector booming, newly installed Aircraft Electronics Association President Mike Adamson says it will take intense pressure on training just to keep up, much less growth the workforce.
With the number of new apps, autopilots and glass cockpit technologies available, some instructors are choosing to specialize in teaching pilots how to use them safely. AVweb say down with PilotSafety.org founder and 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year Gary Reeves to talk about his approach to training, technology and pilot safety.