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Dynon SkyView HDX STC for Cessna 172 Family

By Ian Brown

April 2018 - For those of you who fly certified aircraft, there is some hope that you will eventually be able to take advantage of some of the amazing benefits of lower-priced glass cockpit offerings like the Dynon SkyView HDX.

Dynon Avionics received its first supplemental type certificate (STC) for the SkyView HDX system. The approved model list (AML) will initially cover Cessna 172 models F through S.

The initial STC is for the installation of a full suite of Dynon avionics, allowing pilots to remove the vast majority of their legacy instrumentation, including their vacuum pump. The SkyView HDX system provides primary flight instrumentation, including synthetic vision and angle of attack, and engine monitoring with CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer, and lean assist. Dynon also received approval for its integrated two-axis autopilot with IFR approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible navigator. The approved installation also includes a Mode S transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B “out” navigation and mapping with flight planning ADS-B traffic and weather display, and electronic flight bag features. Backup primary flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A.

Dynon SkyView HDX STC for Cessna 172 Family

SkyView HDX in 172 panel.

Approval does not restrict the operational use of the aircraft, and allows for flight in both IFR and VFR. Dynon will be seeking additional approvals for both single- and twin-engine aircraft in the coming months.

Pricing for the certified/PMA versions of approved Dynon products will be the same as existing experimental/light-sport products. The STC for Cessna 172 aircraft is priced at $2,000. The first installations will be available in the coming weeks via US Sport Aircraft + Thrust Flight in Texas, Merrill Field Instruments in Alaska, and a Dynon-affiliated facility in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, visit Dynon’s website.

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