January 28, 2010
By Ian J. Twombly
Avidyne Corporation’s upgraded multifunction display, the EX600, recently received FAA certification and an approved model list supplemental type certificate covering certification in more than 650 aircraft types.
The EX600 is an upgraded version of the company’s popular EX500, what it says was the first of its kind on the aviation market when it was introduced. The EX600 builds on that initial success with improved functionality and an improved display. The display increases 0.3 of an inch to 5.8 inches diagonal, and the resolution increases to 640 x 480 pixels.
New or improved functions include a better map panning key, a better quick panning feature, and a wider option of radar interfaces. As with the EX500, the EX600 offers CMax, Avidyne’s approach chart and airport diagram interface, at no charge.
Prices for the new display start at $9,990. Owners of the EX500 can upgrade to the EX600 starting at $5,495. Shipments have already begun, Avidyne said.
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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