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October 7, 2013

Pilot's Guide to Avionics:
Free Copies Available at AOPA Aviation Summit

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO., Oct. 7, 2013 -- Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, free copies of the 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be available at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 10-12. AEA staff members will distribute the publication to hundreds of pilots and aircraft owners at the AEA's booth, No. 1229.

2013 PG2A CoverThis year marks the 11th annual issue of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics, a consumer's directory loaded with educational articles, timely information and data about the wonderful world of avionics technologies. The Pilot's Guide to Avionics helps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate more than 1,300 AEA member companies in 43 countries, including government-certified repair stations around the world specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. It also includes the manufacturers and distributors of these products, as well as technical schools and universities, engineers and consultants for the industry. 

Some of the articles featured in this year's Pilot's Guide to Avionics include:

  • New Avionics Products for 2013: Advancing Avionics.
  • What's Up With Backup Instruments?
  • Going Glass: What to Do?
  • Aircraft as Antenna Farm.
  • Cockpit Innovations.
  • Understanding Autopilot Upgrades.
  • ADS-B Circa 2013.
  • Portable Powerhouses, GPS and VHF.
  • Minimal Panels.
  • NextGen Status Report.

"Without a doubt, pilots and aircraft owners don't want just anyone working on their airplane or helicopter," said Paula Derks, AEA president. "After all, life depends on it. So how do pilots and owners find the most qualified and experienced personnel to keep their aircraft safe and up-to-date with all the latest and greatest avionics technologies? It's easy -- simply look for these talented experts and members of the AEA in this year's Pilot's Guide to Avionics.

"Each government-certified repair station brings with it a degree of oversight that cannot be matched in the private sector. Owners and employees of AEA member companies have access to an organization that helps train qualified technicians and provide stable business practices and safe operations, which pays dividends to aircraft owners and pilots. The AEA is thrilled to personally deliver this year's Pilot's Guide to Avionics at the AOPA Aviation Summit, and our staff looks forward to giving complimentary copies to all the pilots and aircraft owners at the AEA booth in Fort Worth."

Thousands of Pilot's Guides are distributed each year at no charge to all AEA members, flying clubs throughout the U.S. and major industry trade shows.

For more information about the AEA's Pilot's Guide to Avionics, visit

The AEA staff also will be distributing complimentary copies of this month's issue of Avionics News to AOPA Aviation Summit attendees. Avionics News is the AEA's monthly magazine.

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The Aircraft Electronics Association represents more than 1,300 repair stations from throughout the world specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.

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