Tail Number: N61SM
Submitted by: Matt Anker
Self-Employed Flight Test Engineer in Wichita, KS, currently working on behalf of Pratt & Whitney on the Bombardier C-Series program. Previously an avionics design and certification engineer for Cessna.
Certified Flight Instructor and Commercial ASEL and AMEL Pilot.
My Panel (Before and After)
EFD1000 Pro PFD w/ ADS-B & SVT Unlocks
EFD1000 MFD w/ ADS-B & Hazard Unlocks
ACU & APS4A Altitude Preselector
Mid-Continent MD302 STBY EFIS
E.I. MVP-50P Engine Analyzer
Garmin GNS-530W & -430W
Garmin GDL-88 & Flight Stream 210
P. S. Engineering PMA450 Audio Panel
L3 WX-500 Storm Scope
S-TEC 55X AFCS
My Aspen Experience
I wanted an avionics system that was highly integrated and yet flexible to interface with the eclectic mix of existing equipment in my Bonanza. Having once used non-certified synthetic vision to spiral through a cloud layer during an engine failure, the capability of adding certified syn-vis was a must. My airplane is a business tool, and the capabilities of the Aspen system and built-in redundancy significantly increase my ability to travel in this airplane while reducing workload. This has truly moved my A36 into the 21st Century, with capabilities exceeding what comes off the Beech line today.