July 16, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Avionics manufacturer Avidyne Corp. and avionics and aircraft shop NexAir Avionics have received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval from the FAA to install the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck in the Piper Saratoga.
The R9 certification is part of the FAA approval of NexAir’s Saratoga NX revitalization program, which includes performance and aesthetic enhancements including new paint, interior, cowlings, and lighting. “With the Saratoga NX, we’ve essentially created a new aircraft that’s better equipped and costs far less than a new or late model version. It really is better-than-new,” said David Fetherston, president of NexAir Avionics.
With this latest approval, Avidyne extends its R9 Approved Model List, which covers the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, and the Piper PA-46 Matrix and Mirage.
Supplemental Type Certificate,
FAA Information and Services,
The Flying Physicians Association (FPA) has become the latest group to lend support to third-class medical reform and urge government officials to speed up their review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM would expand the number of pilots who could fly without needing to obtain a third-class medical certificate, a standard that has been successfully used by sport pilots for a decade.
California pilot Christopher Braun has created a revamped version of the cleco plier that is said to be lighter and more ergonomic.
There is no shortage of pilots in eastern Washington, but there does seem to be a scarcity of clubs in that part of the country.
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