Garmin Introduces GDL 50 and GDL 50R ADS-B Receivers

By clintonc | March 14, 2018

  Garmin is pleased to announce the GDL 50, a portable device capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather*, GPS and aircraft attitude1 information for display on select portables and mobile devices. A remote-mount version of GDL 50 — GDL 50R — is also available. Exclusive…

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Helicopter Flight Displays Reimagined with G500H TXi

By clintonc | February 26, 2018

Garmin are excited to announce the G500H TXi, a new generation of touchscreen flight displays for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H series, the G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features, options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability, adaptability and affordability…

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ADS-B Mandate issued for South Africa

By clintonc | February 12, 2018

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has officially mandated ADS-B in South Africa. Read the ADS-B Mandate here. If you are anything like me, once you have read this you are more confused than when you started. One of my major concerns is the fact that Avionics companies have started marketing…

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How Does your Attitude Gyro work?

By Info | February 8, 2018

The Attitude Indicator shows rotation about both the longitudinal axis to indicate the degree of bank, and about the lateral axis to indicate pitch (nose up, level or nose down). It utilizes the rigidity characteristic of the gyro. It is gimballed to permit rotation about the lateral axis indicating pitch…

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How does a Gyro Vacuum System work?

By Info | January 19, 2018

Ever wondered how your Gyro vacuum works? Here’s a very simple flow diagram of its operation. In simple, The engine driven pump sucks air through the system. The air flows in from the inlet filter, normally located under your instrument panel, directly into the inlet ports on your Artificial Horizon…

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Garmin GFC500 Autopilot now shipping

By clintonc | January 12, 2018

                    Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for several aircraft models for the GFC 500 autopilot, including a wide range of Cessna 172 and 182 model aircraft. Intended for less complex…

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How To Care For Your Gyro: Proper Spool-Down Time

By Info | January 9, 2018

I found this posted by Duncan Aviation yesterday and thought it was brilliant for those operators who didn’t keep this in mind. We recently worked on a VG206D vertical gyro that required a complete overhaul. After landing and powering down the avionics, the aircraft was moved by a tug, which…

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Aeronautical Instrumentation and CMC Aviation Join Forces

By clintonc | December 20, 2017

  Aeronautical Instrumentation is proud to announce its new partnership with CMC Aviation. The decision was made after a long deliberation to join forces with CMC Aviation, as we believe that this will bring much greater value to our valued client base, and will help in our mission to assist…

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Headset ticking in Cirrus Aircraft

By Info | December 19, 2017

We have just been down the road of fault finding this snag only to find that Cirrus know about it already. Thought i’d share. Headset Noise The more integrated and electrical that our airplanes and our lives get the more chance for electromagnetic interference (EMI) to cause us problems. A…

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Welcome to Aeronautical Instrumentation’s Blog

By clintonc | December 14, 2017

For those of you reading this and wondering who this Character is that is sending you e-mails, allow me the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Clinton Carroll, owner of Aeronautical Instrumentation at Lanseria Airport. Why am I sending this you ask? Well, I have been involved in Aviation…

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