Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

September 2010 Readback

More Pounds For Terrafugia

DFC90 Autopilot
Avidyne Corporation received TSO certification of the DFC90 Digital Flight Control System. The DFC90 is an autopilot upgrade for existing Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft that have Avidyne’s Entegra Integrated Flight Deck System. “The significant performance and safety benefits of the attitude-based DFC90 make it a very attractive upgrade for the more than 4,000 owners of Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft,” said Avidyne CEO Patrick Herguth. Visit

Order Online
Mid-Continent Instruments now offers 24-hour online ordering on its new and expanded website. Additional site features include a real-time sales inventory, the ability to request a repair and review company transaction history, such as invoices, orders and returns. Customers also can download installation manuals and engineering drawings. Visit

Doors Become Walls
Hangar doors are no longer just a functional element of architecture. Hydroswing’s innovative design blurs the definition between walls and doors into one creative structure that merges indoor and outdoor. The company takes hangar doors beyond basic utility to become an integral part of design. Hydroswing offers touch-of-a-button access and makes the most of available space. Visit

Skycatcher Award
The Cessna Skycatcher was named winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Piper General Aviation Award for 2010. The award is made annually to a company or product judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of general aviation. The Skycatcher design team will be officially recognized at the 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Conference on September 13-15, in Houston, Texas. Visit and

Wipline For Kodiak
Wipaire has received an STC of their Wipline 7000 amphibious float for the Quest Kodiak. “We have quite a few customers for the Kodiak that have been waiting for floats,” said Paul Schaller, Quest CEO. “The certification of the Wipaire float is a significant milestone for us and demonstrates the rugged performance capabilities that are inherent in the aircraft’s design.” Visit and

Jet Type Ratings
Phoenix East Aviation announced new jet type-rating courses available for the Airbus A320 and Boeing B737NG aircraft. Phoenix East Aviation is partnering with AeroStar Training Services, an FAA-Certified 142 training facility, to conduct these programs. Both initial type ratings and recurrent training are offered. Visit


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