July 26, 2013
By Dave Hirschman
GRT Avionics is sponsoring the FLS Microjet, a BD-5J variant billed as the world’s smallest jet.
Justin Lewis, the FLS Microjet builder and pilot, says he chose the two-screen GRT Horizon system because of its small size, light weight, precision, and reliability.
“We are thrilled to have GRT as a sponsor for the 2013 season,” said Lewis, an Air National Guard A-10 pilot. “With GRT’s support, the FLS Microjet will continue traveling to air shows across the country.”
GRT Avionics and its sister firm Grand Rapids Technologies have been leaders in experimental flight and engine displays for more than 20 years.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
The FAA needs to reform its regulatory and certification processes, including changing the third class medical, AOPA told a House Aviation Subcommittee roundtable.
Pilots focus on preheating the engine during cold weather, but what about the cockpit? More than 30 percent of an aircraft's value is often tied up in the panel.
AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.
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