Category Archives: Avionics 101

Maxcraft is pleased to announce significant new product introductions from Garmin

Garmin boasts new products in time for EAA AirVenture! 1. GFC600 and GFC500 Autopilots – Revolutionary, Cost-effective Retrofit Autopilots for General Aviation Aircraft Garmin is pleased to announce GFC 600 and GFC 500, solid state, attitude-based autopilots for fixed-wing general … Continue reading

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Garmin Introduces G5 for Certificated Aircraft

AML STC Approves Installation in Thousands of General Aviation Aircraft Garmin is pleased to announce the FAA approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument in type certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC) … Continue reading

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Big news from Garmin just in time for EAA Air Venture

Today, Garmin goes public on the newest addition to its Connext line of products – and let me say: it is a game changer. We also have fresh announcements on software updates, database bundles, and promotional discounts for summer 2016. … Continue reading

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Fort McMurray Wildfires

Photo courtesy of J.Franson, Canadian Press Today our thoughts are with our friends in Northern Alberta.   We send our deepest sympathies to those affected by the wildfires that have devastated Fort McMurray.  We also send our thanks, respect and … Continue reading

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The Think Lynx Promo

The  Award-winning L-3 Lynx line of ADS-B solutions promotional pricing program on now until May 31! Maxcraft is a big fan of the Lynx NGT-9000 and had the privilege of installing the first one in Canada. L-3 is celebrating the … Continue reading

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Holiday SPOT rebate

Personal satellite tracking has never been so affordable. Now for a limited time, SPOT GEN3 hardware — regularly $169.99, is FREE with qualifying tracking subscriptions. Starting October 21 through December 31, 2015, mail-in rebate offers are available on SPOT Gen3™, … Continue reading

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Garmin Announces Installation Approval of GDL 84H and GDL 88H

ADS-B Datalink Delivers Feature-Rich, All-in-One Solution for Helicopters Garmin is pleased to announce that the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast  (ADS-B) datalink systems have received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA which approves equipment installation in Bell 206/407 model helicopters. And now that … Continue reading

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Angle of Attack indicators in Canada

Once seen primarily on large turbine-powered aircraft, a variety of lower-priced AOA indicators have recently become available for installation in smaller general aviation aircraft as well. An AOA indicator provides a visual reference to the angle of the wing relative … Continue reading

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Garmin Introduces New, All Digital Bluetooth GMA 350c Audio Panel

Combines Wireless Music, Phone, Telligence Voice Command, 3D Audio, and VIRB XE Connectivity Garmin is thrilled today to announce an all-digital series of Bluetooth enabled audio panels, the GMA 350c, GMA 35c and GMA 350Hc. Designed for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, … Continue reading

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What’s happening at Maxcraft

The very first Flight Stream install! Finally iPad/iPhone connections to your avionics! Maxcraft performed the first Garmin Connext installation with our customer Dave Qualley. Read on for his comments: When Garmin first announced their Flight Stream product back in August I … Continue reading

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