EAA Chapter 1254

lake of the Ozarks Regional EAA Chapter

Garmin GDL-82 ADS-B Out

This was announced at Oshkosh this year. It's priced at around $1,800. Should be available very soon.

Low-cost, Easy-to-install ADS-B “Out” Solution

  • Small, lightweight ADS-B “Out” datalink designed to work with your existing transponder
  • 978 MHz universal access (UAT) output enables aircraft to operate in controlled U.S. airspace below 18,000'
  • Uses AutoSquawk technology to automatically sync with the existing transponder in your aircraft
  • Includes built-in WAAS GPS position source (for ADS-B reference only)
  • For inflight privacy, an Anonymous mode can be set to mask your aircraft ID from displaying on other aircraft’s ADS-B “In” traffic display

At a Glance

For U.S. aircraft owners seeking the simplest, most cost-efficient way to meet the basic requirements for ADS-B “Out” equipage, our GDL 82 datalink offers a money-saving solution. It’s a nonintrusive, easy-to-install datalink device that is designed to work with your existing Mode A/C transponder and transponder antenna, enabling you to meet ADS-B “Out” requirements with a minimum of cost, downtime and disruption to your panel.

NextGen Readiness Simplified

Under the provisions for NextGen ATC implementation, all aircraft operating in controlled U.S. airspace will need to be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) “Out” technology before end-of-year 2019. Systemwide, ADS-B is designed to enhance the safety of flight by making your aircraft visible in real time to ATC and to other ADS-B equipped aircraft operating in your vicinity. GDL 82 offers a smart, no-hassle, UAT-based solution that connects with your existing Mode A/C transponder/antenna cabling to provide the capability needed for operation below Class A airspace (18,000') over the U.S. If you’ve been waiting and weighing your options in hopes of finding a value-priced way to keep your aircraft flying with compliant ADS-B, our GDL 82 datalink could well be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Built-in WAAS Completes the Solution

The precise GPS position information needed to meet the requirements of ADS-B can be provided either by the compatible WAAS navigation system that you may already have in your panel — or by GDL 82 using its built-in WAAS GPS receiver and the included GPS antenna. The GDL 82 datalink then broadcasts this information to the ADS-B ground station network for relay to ATC and other ADS-B “In” equipped aircraft in your area. Transmitting on the 978 MHz UAT frequency provided for lower-flying aircraft in U.S. airspace, your GDL 82 works seamlessly with ATC protocols. The ADS-B reports provide ground controllers with considerably faster updates than traditional radar. And by simultaneously broadcasting this information to ADS-B “In” display-equipped pilots, the technology enables them to see essentially the same traffic picture for their location that ATC is watching on the ground.

Single-entry Squawk Code

The NextGen rules require that your ADS-B “Out” source must be able to squawk the same code as your transponder. GDL 82 will automatically synchronize with your onboard Mode A/C transponder for its squawk code and pressure altitude data and then transmit that data through its own datalink. Not only does this provide a single point of data entry for ADS-B “Out,” but it also allows you to meet the new regulations without the need for expensive control system or transponder upgrades. GDL 82 works in the background to make code entry fast and easy — while it’s helping to make your path to ADS-B compliance as simple, straightforward and cost-effective as it can possibly be.

Want to fly with anonymity?

There are private pilots. And then there are extra-private pilots who want to keep their identities off the traffic screens of other ADS-B “In” equipped aircraft (containing business competitors, perhaps?). GDL 82 and its UAT technology can allow for this extra measure of identity security with “Anonymous mode.” Most conventional ADS-B devices are designed to transmit your aircraft’s ICAO number — a discrete “hex code” assigned by FAA as part of your aircraft’s certificate of registration. If you’re flying VFR, however, you can have GDL 82 set to mask your aircraft’s ID from being transmitted to other receivers whenever your transponder’s squawk code is set to 1200. ATC can still track you with ADS-B precision. But your GDL 82 simply won’t transmit your aircraft’s N-number to other pilots in the airspace.

Best of All, It’s ADS-B from Garmin

With more fielded ADS-B solutions than any other brand in the industry, Garmin leads the way in the development and deployment of value-enhanced ADS-B technology. Today, as the 2020 deadline approaches for equipage in the U.S., many new faces, companies and products have appeared in the ADS-B marketplace, offering solutions that sometimes sound too good to be true. By going with Garmin, you can eliminate the uncertainty of banking on an unproven technology or an unfamiliar brand. Your GDL 82 datalink will be backed by a comprehensive 2-year warranty — and by the industry’s No. 1-ranked product support team. For the right solution at the right price, there will never be a better time than right now to equip with Garmin ADS-B.



EAA Partners with Dynon and FAA to offer STC for Dynon EFIS D-10A



EAA Partners with FAA, Dynon for STC Breakthrough to Upgrade Safety, Reduce Costs for Aircraft Owners

 EAA, in partnership with Dynon Avionics and the FAA, has been awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install Dynon’s EFIS-D10A in certain standard category aircraft. This breakthrough STC enables the inexpensive, but very capable, avionics that have served the experimental and light-sport worlds for decades to finally have a pathway into the type-certificated market. The Dynon system is a direct replacement for a vacuum-driven attitude indicator, and the STC currently applies to the Cessna 150, 152, and 172 series and the Piper PA-28 and PA-38 series. More aircraft are expected to be added soon.

 EAA worked extensively with the FAA and Dynon to show compliance with regulations and develop a new certification pathway for safety-enhancing equipment. The long track record of the D10A product line and its conformity to a variety of industry standards helped it become the first device accepted by the FAA in this pioneering effort. In addition to Dynon’s proven reliability, the unit delivers a wealth of information to the pilot and even has an integrated angle of attack feature (with the installation of an optional probe). EAA installed the D10A in its 1976 Cessna 172M and submitted to a series of flight tests with an FAA test pilot, which went flawlessly.

 EAA intends to begin selling the STC as soon as possible, hopefully later this spring, at a nominal price point in line with its existing autofuel STC. In addition to the D10A, more products are actively being explored as EAA is willing to work with other manufacturers to bring down costs and reduce barriers to recreational flying. Stay tuned for more details!____________________________________________________________________

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7 p.m. CDT

Staying IFR Current for Real
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit

Andy Miller


Being legally instrument current does not automatically mean an IFR pilot is current enough to be safe. Andy Miller will discuss some methods an IFR pilot can use self-evaluate their “real” currency, as well as strategies to keep their currency at safe levels. We’ll also take a peek at the new IPC guidance in the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for the instrument rating. Qualifies for FAA WIngs credit.


7 p.m. CDT

Flying and Maintaining the B-24 Diamond Lil

Brad Pilgrim


Join the Commemorative Air Force’s Brad Pilgrim as he discusses the care and feeding of the world’s oldest flying B-24, Diamond Lil. Part of the CAF’s flying fleet since the late ’60s, Diamond Lil is well-known on the air show circuit and presents special challenges to maintain and fly.


7 p.m. CDT

Avoiding the Base to Final Turn Accident
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Gordon Penner


Gordon Penner, Master CFI-Aerobatics and FAA Gold Seal Instructor, will present simple and clear explanations of the elements leading up to a base to final stall/spin accident. He will highlight how to recognize and stop these elements, and discuss the true nature of stalls and spins that most pilots have not been taught.


8 p.m. CDT

A Mechanic's Signature
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


What exactly does a mechanic's signature on a maintenance logbook entry mean? The answer might just surprise you. In fact, lots of mechanics get this wrong. If you're an aircraft owner, it's crucial to know this stuff, especially when a mechanic working on your airplane tells you "I can't sign it off unless..."


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Chapter Chat: Chapter Charitable Status-Filing the 1023EZ

Patti Arthur


Tax Attorney, Patti Arthur has many years of experience helping EAA chapters. In this webinar, Patti will discuss the new, simplified IRS 1023EZ application. By becoming an IRS recognized charity under IRC section 501(c)(3), donations to the chapter are deductible by the donor.


7 p.m. CDT

Droning On: Safe and Successful Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems
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Prof. H. Paul Shuch


In view of the recent release by the FAA of FAR Part 107, containing new rules for drones sharing our airspace, professor H. Paul Shuch, an FAA Safety Team lead representative, will discuss these new rules for unmanned aerial systems.


7 p.m. CDT

Weather for Dummies
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit

Radek Wyrzykowski


Uneven heating of the earth - what does it mean? As the weather and climate changes it is a great time to focus on how it affects your flying. Join Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA manager of flight proficiency, as he breaks down complex weather concepts into simple terms you can understand. What you learn in this presentation you will put to practical use during your everyday flying activities.

Missouri EAA Chapters

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Belgrade, MO
President: Ken Kilian
Meetings: 2nd Sunday of month
Location: Washington Co. Airport
Cameron, MO
President: John Cayton
Meetings: 3rd Saturday.; 9:00am
Location: Cameron Memorial Airport
Chillicothe, MO
President: Cliff King
Meetings: 2nd Sun of month
Location: EAA Clubhouse, Chillicothe, MO Airport
Clinton, MO
President: Dennis Walrath
Meetings: 3rd Sat., 10:00 AM
Location: Contact President
Jackson, MO
President: C. Michael McCrate
Meetings: 3rd Sun., 2:00 PM
Location: Painton Airdrome. Chapter Clubhouse
Jefferson City, MO
President: Philip Bos
Meetings: 2nd Mon.
Location: Jefferson City Memorial Airport Terminal
Joplin, MO
President: Raymond Weeks
Meetings: Sunday, unless otherwise stated in newsltr
Location: Miami, OK. Airport unless stated otherwise in newsletter
Kansas City, MO
President: Kirk Hull
Meetings: 3rd Tues
Location: Roosterville Airport, Liberty, MO
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
President: Loy Rickman
Meetings: 2nd Sat. every month
Location: Camdenton Mem. Airport (KOZS)
Lee's Summit, MO
President: Larry Young
Meetings: 3rd Mon., 7:00 PM
Location: EAA Hangar - Lee's Summit Airport
IMC Club
Macon, MO
President: A J Benker
Meetings: 1st Tue. every month
Location: Macon Fower Memorial Airport
Maryville, MO
President: Doug Medsker
Meetings: Tuesday
Location: Maryville Airport
Mexico, MO
President: Dayton Shepherd
Meetings: 2nd Sat.
Location: Mexico Memorial Airport Terminal Building
O'Fallon, MO
President: David Doherty
Meetings: 3rd Saturday
Location: St. Charles County Airport
IMC Club
South Central Missouri, MO
President: Thomas White
Meetings: 2nd Saturday,
Location: 810 Bryan Street, Chapter Hangar
Springfield, MO
President: Larry Nelson
Meetings: 3rd Saturday
Location: Air & Military Museum of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO
St. Joseph, MO
President: Gregory Starkel
Meetings: 3rd Sat.
Location: Rosecrans Muni Airport Tower Lobby
St. Louis, MO
President: Allan Reeves
Meetings: 2nd Sun.,
Location: Creve Coeur Airport, St. Louis. MO
Troy, MO
President: Patrick Donovan
Meetings: 2nd Sunday of each month
Location: 421 Piper Ct
Westboro, MO
President: Mike Holley
Meetings: 3rd Sun.
Location: Gould Petersen Memorial Airport

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