Spring and your aircraft

Spring is in the air!

How can you tell?  The obvious signs.   There is  a buzz overhead and it’s the aircraft coming out of their winter hangars and  spreading their wings in the sun.  Our hangar is busy with many aircraft being upgraded, maintained and re-certified for the new flying year to come.   Now is the time for that overhaul and/or  annual and a perfect time to install the new avionics you always wanted.


Citabria panel

With different types of aircraft coming in, the Citabria was an adorable plane to see in our hangar.   It had been in our hangar last year, but this year I got to get a closer look.   We installed a SL30 which is compact yet includes a 760 channel VHF comm, DME display, built-in course deviation indicator and more.  The owner/pilot also put his new acquired toy, the Garmin Aera 796 into the cockpit.


Cessna 172


We also had another repeat customer pop in with his Cessna 172.  With an already perfect panel (that we did last year) he decided to add the  S-TEC30 autopilot to his aircraft. It is designed to provide an economical solution for aircraft owners who need Altitude Hold, but don’t want the additional functions of pitch command  or vertical speed control.  It smoothly holds existing altitude and can be activated during climb or descent.

Cessna 172



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Any questions?  Email us at  sales@maxcraft.ca


More spring signs?

Sun ‘n Fun in Florida.  Everyone’s favorite airshow, or one of mine anyway.  It is the pilot’s version of spring break.  Many pilots enjoy lots of sun and aircraft of all kinds.  click here for more info: Sun ‘n Fun

Sun 'n Fun Logo



Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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