AEA's 2017-18 Pilot's Guide to Avionics unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 24-30

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, July 10, 2017 -- Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2017-18 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 24-30. AEA staff members will distribute thousands of complimentary 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 15th 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.

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

  • New avionics products for 2017: A complete review of all the new technologies and services introduced at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show.
  • ADS-B rebate helps operators equip.
  • ADS-B airspace: Is your general aviation airport inside or near it?
  • Is your new ADS-B equipment working correctly?
  • Real-world avionics: antennas and ADS-B.
  • Moving onward on Part 23: One aircraft OEM sees a better way to better panels.
  • Staying connected in flight: Solutions continue to grow for light aircraft.
  • Radar love: Airborne Doppler weather radar remains the top tool for tactical weather avoidance.
  • Wired for the future? Weighing when to replace aged wiring harnesses.

In addition to the initial distribution at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, thousands of copies of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be distributed at several industry trade shows and to all AEA member companies at no charge. 

Individuals residing in the United States 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.