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A E A v i a t o r s f e a t u re s a n e m p l oy e e f ro m a n A E A m e m b e r
c o m p a n y w h o c u r re n t l y h a s t h e i r p i l o t ' s l i c e n s e . I n t h e
a v i o n i c s i n d u s t r y – w h e t h e r y o u ' re s e l l i n g t h e p ro d u c t o n
t h e t ra d e s h o w f l o o r, m a i n t a i n i n g i t o r i n s t a l l i n g i t i n t h e
cockpit – it's all for the flight. Every pilot has a unique
s t o r y , a n d A E A v i a t o r s s h o w c a s e s t h e m a n d re m i n d s t h o s e i n
the avionics industry what it's all about.

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he Aircraft Electronics Association Educational
Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to
students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and
aviation maintenance industry. There are two scholarships awarded
for recreational pilot certificates for AEA technicians, sponsored by
the Sporty’s Foundation and the AEA Educational Foundation.
Recently, Jenna Kramer, Avionics News copy editor, spoke
with one of the recent winners of the pilot scholarship, Jason
Smith of Aerotronics, to see how it helped him further his
career in aviation.
What is your favorite or most memorable moment as a pilot?

Jason Smith of Aerotronics is a recipient of the Sporty’s
Foundation and the AEA Educational Foundation pilot scholarship.
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Shortly after receiving my pilot’s license, I had the privilege
of taking my dad and my son on their first ride in a small plane.
We departed KBIL en route to Yellowtail Dam, a hydro-electric
dam near the border of Montana and Wyoming. The air was
calm, and the sites were beautiful. The sheer walls of the
canyon were a spectacular site, full of red and orange rocks.
We followed the canyons of the Big Horn Lake and split off to
explore the Pryor Mountains. We dropped down low enough to
catch site of a herd of wild horses that inhabit the area. Then
it was back to KBIL for a half dozen touch and goes. The pride
I had in sharing this experience with both my father and son
was immense; however, it was dwarfed by the pride I could see
they had in their eyes.



Avionics News August 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News August 2013

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Equipped Like New
Member Profile
Measured Growth and AEA Membership
Avionics News Through the Years
Should an iPad be in Your Toolbox?
AEAviators
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Before & After
Meet the AEA Board of Directors
Seven Habits of Effective Avionics Dealers
Business Basics
Higher Education Leads to Rewarding Career in Avionics
NextGen Plan Highlights General Aviation Role
Legal Ease
AEA Announces Scholarship Winners for 2013-14
AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship List for 2014-15 Academic Year
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News August 2013 - Intro
Avionics News August 2013 - Cover1
Avionics News August 2013 - Cover2
Avionics News August 2013 - 1
Avionics News August 2013 - 2
Avionics News August 2013 - 3
Avionics News August 2013 - Point of Communication
Avionics News August 2013 - 5
Avionics News August 2013 - AEA Now
Avionics News August 2013 - 7
Avionics News August 2013 - 8
Avionics News August 2013 - 9
Avionics News August 2013 - 10
Avionics News August 2013 - 11
Avionics News August 2013 - 12
Avionics News August 2013 - 13
Avionics News August 2013 - The View From Washington
Avionics News August 2013 - 15
Avionics News August 2013 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News August 2013 - 17
Avionics News August 2013 - 18
Avionics News August 2013 - 19
Avionics News August 2013 - Equipped Like New
Avionics News August 2013 - 21
Avionics News August 2013 - 22
Avionics News August 2013 - 23
Avionics News August 2013 - Member Profile
Avionics News August 2013 - 25
Avionics News August 2013 - 26
Avionics News August 2013 - 27
Avionics News August 2013 - Measured Growth and AEA Membership
Avionics News August 2013 - 29
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Avionics News August 2013 - Avionics News Through the Years
Avionics News August 2013 - 35
Avionics News August 2013 - Should an iPad be in Your Toolbox?
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Avionics News August 2013 - 39
Avionics News August 2013 - AEAviators
Avionics News August 2013 - 41
Avionics News August 2013 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News August 2013 - 43
Avionics News August 2013 - Member Profile
Avionics News August 2013 - 45
Avionics News August 2013 - 46
Avionics News August 2013 - Before & After
Avionics News August 2013 - Meet the AEA Board of Directors
Avionics News August 2013 - 49
Avionics News August 2013 - 50
Avionics News August 2013 - 51
Avionics News August 2013 - Seven Habits of Effective Avionics Dealers
Avionics News August 2013 - 53
Avionics News August 2013 - 54
Avionics News August 2013 - 55
Avionics News August 2013 - Business Basics
Avionics News August 2013 - 57
Avionics News August 2013 - 58
Avionics News August 2013 - 59
Avionics News August 2013 - Legal Ease
Avionics News August 2013 - 61
Avionics News August 2013 - NextGen Plan Highlights General Aviation Role
Avionics News August 2013 - 63
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Avionics News August 2013 - 66
Avionics News August 2013 - 67
Avionics News August 2013 - AEA Announces Scholarship Winners for 2013-14
Avionics News August 2013 - 69
Avionics News August 2013 - 70
Avionics News August 2013 - 71
Avionics News August 2013 - AEA Educational Foundation Scholarship List for 2014-15 Academic Year
Avionics News August 2013 - 73
Avionics News August 2013 - What's New
Avionics News August 2013 - 75
Avionics News August 2013 - 76
Avionics News August 2013 - 77
Avionics News August 2013 - Marketplace Classifieds
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