AEA’s 2008 ‘Pilot’s Guide to Avionics’ to Debut at EAA AirVenture

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Aircraft Electronics Association’s 2008/2009 edition of the Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts at EAA AirVenture 2008. The Pilot’s Guide is available at no charge to pilots, avionics technicians, AEA members and attendees of EAA AirVenture.

The free Pilot’s Guide to Avionics is a comprehensive buyer’s guide featuring more than 170 color pages of the latest information and technologies for aircraft avionics. It also features a valuable consumers directory of certified avionics/instrument facilities, manufacturers and distributors throughout the world.

“The reporters for this year’s Pilot’s Guide have covered many of the issues pilots are asking us about, from WAAS upgrades to the future of ADS-B,” said Trisha Drape, managing editor of the AEA’s Pilot’s Guide.

Jack J. Pelton, chairman, president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Co., wrote the foreword for this year’s Pilot’s Guide.

To help pilots with their avionics buying decisions, some of the articles included in this year’s edition of the Pilot’s Guide are:

• Before & After: Cockpit Installations & Retrofits

• ADS-B: Today and Beyond

• Buyer’s Guide: Multi-Function Displays

• New Product Introductions for 2008

• All About WAAS Upgrades

• Buyer’s Guide: Weather Systems

• How to Communicate with Your Repair Shop

• A Pragmatic Approach to Buying Avionics

In addition to its debut and free distribution at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., the Pilot’s Guide also will be distributed at the AEA’s West, Central, East, Canada and South Pacific regional meetings; the NBAA Meeting & Convention from Oct. 6-8, in Orlando, Fla., Booth No. 4205; and the AOPA Expo from Nov. 6-8, in San Jose, Calif., Booth No. 815. The Pilot’s Guide also is distributed to all AEA members, National Association of Flight Instructors and flying clubs throughout the United States.

To receive a free Pilot’s Guide to Avionics, pick up a copy at the AEA Booth #2035-2036, Hangar B, at EAA AirVenture, or complete a request form online at

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.