November 14, 2013
By Ian J. Twombly
If you’ve ever wanted a G-meter but couldn’t justify the cost, now is the time. Flight Data Systems announced that its GT-50 is available for certificated aircraft.
The GT-50 is a combination clock, G-meter, timer, voltmeter, and outside air temperature gauge that fits into one two-and-a-quarter-inch hole. Previously only available for the experimental market, Flight Data Systems says they have sold more than 3,000 of the units already.
Because installing the instrument should be a minor alteration, buyers will likely to be able to source the work locally if they choose to. The GT-50 is $169, and is available directly from Flight Data Systems or one of the company’s dealers, including Aircraft Spruce and Specialty.
The FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.