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On Jan. 3, 2017, Garmin unveiled the next generation of its highly successful
package, dubbed the G1000 NXi. With initial approvals already in hand, and
thanks to smart planning for the upgrade, deliveries and installations are
expected to begin in February. Read more beginning on page 18.

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The View from Washington by Ric Peri
Six degrees of separation

GA integrated avionics system

24 	 Member Profile by Christine Knauer
	 Twice as nice: Merger helps Twin Cities Aviation expand
its avionics capabilities

28 	 Staying connected in flight by Dave Higdon
	 Solutions continue to grow for light aircraft
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56 	 Survey indicates pilot shortage is climbing
58 	 What's Working? by Thomas Inman
Awards roll in for Astronics
	
62 	 Step Aside VOR by David Hughes
PBN is taking over
	

44 	 Conversation With... by Patricia Luebke
George Massey of Hitek Inc.
	

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54 	 Aviation Aces by Patricia Luebke
Miguel Correa of Cal Labs
	

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	 Growing business: G1000, ISR systems drive

18 	 Garmin G1000 NXi by Dave Higdon
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