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in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 26-29. The four-day event is the largest
gathering of general aviation avionics manufacturers, distributors and
government-certified repair stations in the world.

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48 	 Compliance Philosophy by Lindsey McFarren
Latest buzz or effective method of oversight?
	

18 	 Avionics Upgrades by Dave Higdon
	 Go remote, or stay panel-mounted?

52 	 Ergo WAAS GPS? by Dave Higdon
The key to the ADS-B kingdom delivers unique perks,
	
	

24 	 Member Profile by Christine Knauer
	 Sierra Aero's success parallels economy
28 	 Top 10 Avionics Upgrade Mistakes by Dale Smith
	 And how aircraft owners can avoid them
34 	 Member Profile by Christine Knauer
	 Delaware-based ODA offers its services worldwide
38 	 Upright Migration by Scott M. Spangler
	 En route vertical navigation comes to the
	

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42 	 Conversation With... by Patricia Luebke
Mike Gros of Bevan-Rabell
	
44 	 The call after the storm by Dale Smith
Satcom Direct and COMSAT put their emergency
	
	
	

communications plan into action to help posthurricane Puerto Rico

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Don't lose your ADS-B traffic
	
60 	 Aviation Aces by Patricia Luebke
Paul Shough of Bemidji Aviation Services
	
62 	 Is there profit in a panel upgrade?
	
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66 	 Theory & Practice by Thomas Inman
Risk Table
	
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