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ePilot Sun 'n Fun 2017 Special EditionePilot Sun 'n Fun 2017 Special Edition

SPECIAL REPORT: SUN 'N FUN 2017 April 4, 2017
Sun 'n Fun News
Colors of Sun 'n Fun
Long dubbed "spring break for pilots," the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo kicked off April 4 in Lakeland, Florida. Many pilots flew in ahead of the show to secure camping spots and get their aircraft shined up for spectators while vendors prepared their display aircraft. AOPA Technical Editor Mike Collins captured some of the early arrivals on camera. View a slideshow >
Lower-cost autopilot install kits reach market
TruTrak Flight Systems announced April 3 FAA installation kit approvals that will eventually facilitate TruTrak autopilot installations in many Cessna 172 models. Read more >
TBM introduces new 910 model
Daher announced an upgrade for its TBM 900 April 4 at Sun 'n Fun. Dubbed the 910, the new model includes a number of interior improvements, as well as Garmin's new G1000 NXi panel. (Image courtesy of Daher.) Read more >
Piper M600 evolves
Piper Aircraft's newly certificated M600 continues to evolve, the company announced at Sun 'n Fun. Customers now can opt for a five-blade composite Hartzell propeller and a customized package of accessories for the speedy single-engine turboprop. (Photo courtesy of Piper.) Read more >
Aspen Avionics offers discount on VFR PFD
Aspen Avionics announced that it is making its FAA-certified, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) display-capable VFR primary flight display available for $3,995 during April, a $1,000 discount off the list price. (Photo courtesy of Aspen Avionics.) Read more >
Wagstaff teams with Simcom
Airshow legend and three-time national aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff can teach any pilot a thing or two about upset recovery in her Extra 300L classroom, and has now paired with simulation specialist Simcom Training Centers. Read more >
Stop by the AOPA campus at Sun 'n Fun
Get all the details about BasicMed; become a better pilot during educational seminars from the AOPA Air Safety Institute and industry experts; learn the latest in AOPA's advocacy efforts from AOPA President Mark Baker; hear product announcements from L-3 and other manufacturers; get back into flying with the You Can Fly Rusty Pilots seminar; and take a peek into the world of drone flying. You can do all this and more at the AOPA Program Pavilion. Plus, check out the AOPA 172 Sweepstakes and take care of your membership needs at the AOPA campus. Download the schedule >
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