AEA's 2016-17 Pilot's Guide to Avionics equipped with ADS-B content and much more

Publication debuts July 25 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, June 30, 2016 -- Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2016-17 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be unveiled with free distribution at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin, July 25-31. AEA staff members will distribute thousands of free copies to pilots and aircraft owners at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/2036 in Hangar B at Wittman Regional Airport.

This year marks the 14th annual edition 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 publication helps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate nearly 1,300 AEA member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified repair stations 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.

With the Federal Aviation Administration's mandate for aircraft flying in controlled airspace to equip with ADS-B Out avionics by Jan. 1, 2020, this publication covers the topic in-depth and provides answers to frequently asked questions about the agency's ADS-B Rebate program that is expected to begin in September 2016.

The informational articles featured in this year's Pilot's Guide to Avionics include: 

  • New avionics products for 2016: A complete review of all the new technologies and services introduced at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show.
  • Did you notice your destination airport just went IFR?
  • Advocating for ADS-B now is good business for Part 135 operators.
  • ADS-B for flight schools: Making the case to equip now.
  • FAA unveils incentive for general aviation aircraft owners to equip with ADS-B Out avionics.
  • Don't be late to meet this very important ADS-B date!
  • Partial-panel upgrade planning: Start by defining needs, wants and budgets.
  • All hail the humble audio control panel: Today, they do more than ever before dreamed.
  • Before & After: Avionics installations/repairs and more.

Thousands of copies of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be distributed at several industry trade shows and at no charge to all AEA members. 

Individuals in the U.S. also may request a free copy of the AEA's Pilot's Guide to Avionics online at while supplies last. 


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Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including approved maintenance organizations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of aircraft electronics systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of aircraft electronics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.