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Bringing ADS-B Out avionics to the rotorcraft world involved solving some
issues specific to the aircraft type. For the helicopter fleet, these issues can
be complicated by that big multiblade rotor used to keep the chopper aloft.
Read more on this topic from Dave Higdon beginning on page 18.

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44 	 Aviation Aces by Christine Knauer
Tracy Stapleton of Ace Aeronautics
	
48 	 Theory & Practice by Thomas Inman
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absent from fixed-wing operations

22 	 Member Profile by Christine Knauer
	 Helicopter Services meets every mission
26 	 Coping, Adapting, Persevering

	

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Shops discuss avionics pandemic interactions

32 	 An insider's look at Avidyne Corp. by Dale Smith
38 	 Autonomy for general aviation
	
by Dave Hughes
	 Autonomous Cessna 208 Caravans

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58 	 Continuing Development by Dave Higdon
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Jobs, equipment, calibration services

63 	 Before & After
	 Vic Avionics of Venustiano Carranza, CDMX, Mexico

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