Scottsdale, Arizona-based TKM avionics has been working on a direct slide-in replacement radio for the venerable King KX155 and KX165 navcomms. It brought the radio to Sun 'n Fun 2017 in Lakeland, Florida, where TKM's Vic Casebolt gave a demo to Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano. More
iStart is a gadget that controls the fuel in an injected engine and improves hot starting. At Sun 'n Fun, they were showing the system and announced approvals for certified aircraft. Here's an AVweb video explaining the system. More
At Sun 'n Fun 2017, Levil Aviation introduced two innovative avionics products, one called the BOM and a second, an ADS-B Out system built entirely into the antenna that's installed on the belly of the aircraft. The BOM is a clever self-self contained AHRS, pitot system, GPS and angle of attack system contained in a wing mounted pod and driven by a small wind turbine on the back of the unit. More
Experimental autopilot manufacturer TruTrak, in partnership with EAA, has been working on FAA certification for its low-cost Vizion digital autopilot. Initially, the Vizion will have AML-STC approval for Cessna Skyhawk and Cardinal models, but others are planned as early as this summer. In this video, TruTrak's Andrew Barker talked with Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano about the status of the project. More
The Patrouille de France added some color to Sun 'n Fun 2017 with a display of precision formation and individual aerobatics Tuesday. AVweb spoke with the future Team Lead of the team, Commandant Nicolas Lieumont. More
The record on privatizing airports is dismal because most of them lose money. More
A hot jet landing on a hot day makes a nice shot to show the utility of business aviation in a fast-paced business. Thomas Backus caught Arizona Cardinals' President Michael Bidwell's Citation X landing at Scottsdale Airport. Nice shot Thomas.