November 4, 2009
By Ian J. Twombly
In what it says is an effort to offer value and quality to pilots, PS Engineering on Nov. 4 announced an updated version of the company’s original PMA6000 audio panel.
The new PMA6000B is smaller and lighter than the original and includes a built-in four-place intercom.
“We have seen a continuing need for a low-cost, basic audio panel particularly in the light sport marketplace. With the PMA6000B, we’ve been able to cut costs, improve reliability and utility, and offer full performance in an entry-level audio panel, while maintaining FAA certification,” said company founder Mark Scheuer.
Even though PS Engineering says the unit is the least expensive on the market, it still offers a variety of features, including a cockpit speaker amplifier, two music inputs with Softmute, and a split mode that allows com radios 1 and 2 to be on two different frequencies.
PS Engineering’s PMA6000B retails for $1,195 with built-in marker beacon receivers, and $1,095 without. It’s available from dealers now.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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