We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics is now Transport Canada approved for the manufacture and certification of aeronautical products.

Our current product offerings are for a custom wire harness and electrical components that are being installed by aircraft manufacturers on new aircraft.

Skye Avionics is able to provide the full range of services starting with design, CAD drafting, certification, approvals right through to manufacturing. Our specialty is in custom wire harnesses, kits and electrical components along with metal component design and construction.

Contact us with your requirements or ideas and we will work with you to make it a reality.
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Skye Avionics is pleased to announce that we now have Garmin G5 for certified aircraft in stock.

Glass Upgrade for DG/HSI and Attitude Instruments in GA Aircraft

  • Replaces traditional electromechanical instruments; can be configured in attitude, DG/HI/HSI and turn coordinator positions
  • Bright, sunlight-readable 3.5” LCD color display, sized to fit standard 3-1/8” instrument cutout
  • Certified via approved model list (AML) for STC’d installation on more than 560 aircraft makes and models
  • Includes a 4-hour backup battery with battery status indicator
  • Dual G5 installation offers reversionary display capability plus the added redundancy of dual ADAHRS and dual backup batteries

At a Glance

The G5 electronic flight instrument delivers exceptional performance, reliability and ease of installation as a drop-in replacement for primary attitude and/or directional gyros in type-certificated fixed-wing aircraft. Providing an economical upgrade path via a comprehensive approved model list (AML), the compact and cost-effective G5 is bringing modern “glass cockpit” reference to thousands of aircraft that would otherwise depend on older, vacuum-driven equipment.

Affordable Glass Solution

Designed for installation in FAR Part 23 Class 1 and Class 2 aircraft (singles and twins weighing less than 6,000 lbs), the 3.5” G5 display fits into a standard 3-1/8” round cutout, taking up just a fraction of the space and weight previously required by conventional gyro-based instruments. It’s valid for flight under VFR and IFR conditions. And, by combining visual cues and data readouts once scattered across a myriad of instruments, G5 makes flight information easier to scan — so pilots can respond more quickly and intuitively to any inflight situation.

Rock-solid Attitude Reference

When configured as a primary attitude indicator, G5 uses solid-state AHRS reference to provide smooth, steady and reliable horizon-based pitch and roll indications. In addition to aircraft attitude, G5 will also support display of airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, slip/skid, turn rate, configurable V-speed references, barometric setting and selected altitude — as well as visual alerts upon arriving at a preselected altitude. A built-in GPS receiver provides highly accurate groundspeed and ground track readouts. Plus, a dedicated rotary knob on the unit allows for easy adjustments to altitude bugs and barometric pressure settings.

Gain a Clearer Sense of Direction

To provide even more situational awareness, G5 is also approved for installation as a replacement heading indicator/directional gyro (HI or DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in your panel. When paired with an affordable GMU 11 magnetometer, GAD™ 29 navigation data interface and select VHF Nav/Comms or GPS navigators, G5 can serve as your primary reference source for magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance — as well as providing distance and groundspeed indications. The unit displays both vertical and lateral GPS/VOR/LOC course deviation when available. And you can use the G5 instrument’s rotary knob to easily make and adjust course selections — or to control heading bug settings in DG installations. For added system integration, a single magnetometer can supply heading information to 2 G5 units simultaneously. Additionally, G5 can provide heading output to select third-party autopilots (with GAD 29B, pending AML STC update).

Experience an Innovative Autopilot System

Reduce workload and fly with more confidence by pairing G5 with our GFC™ 500 digital autopilot. GFC 500 offers silky-smooth flight control and advanced, safety-enhancing capabilities at a cost-effective price never before available on certified aftermarket solutions for light, fixed-wing aircraft.

Based on our revolutionary GFC 700 installed in thousands of new aircraft, GFC 500 offers Enhanced Stability and Protection, overspeed and underspeed protection and a dedicated LVL button. Plus, it provides the ability to fly coupled GPS and IFR approaches with compatible Garmin navigators and Nav/Comms as well as an optional go-around switch and automatic and manual electric trim.

As part of the GFC 500 system, G5 provides input and display of attitude preselect, heading bug, vertical speed bug, airspeed target and flight director command bars, while a dedicated GMC 507 autopilot controller provides large dedicated keys, knobs and control wheel for mode, altitude, heading and vertical speed selection.

Dual Displays Double Your Options

By installing dual G5 displays in your panel, you not only gain dedicated instruments for attitude reference and directional gyro/HSI guidance, but you also gain the advantages of backup redundancy with dual ADAHRS and reversionary display capability. In such installations, a secondary G5 can revert to display attitude information (consolidated with heading indication) in the unlikely event of a failure in the primary attitude indicator position. For added “get home” protection, each G5 display is available with a backup lithium-ion battery, which can provide up to 4 hours of emergency operation in case of an aircraft electrical outage or shutdown.

Learn More About G5

With supplemental type certification (STC) provided under an AML covering hundreds of certificated GA aircraft models, a G5 upgrade for your cockpit offers maximum capability and value for minimal downtime, paperwork and expense. You can select from an array of approved installation configurations incorporating single or dual G5 displays. And no matter which installation you choose, you’ll be flying with the peace of mind that comes with our industry-leading Garmin warranty backed by our No. 1-ranked product support team

Skye Avionics Expands to Victoria, BC

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics is now providing sales and servicing to the Victoria, BC area.

This brings to the area a professional avionics shop with over 20 years of experience. No job is too big or small. We offer competitive pricing and beat internet pricing on avionics.

Contact us today for more information: 1-250-923-7599

Services Provided:

  • 406 ELT Sales and Testing
  • Transponder, Encoder Testing
  • Altimeter and Pitot Static Testing and Repairs
  • Avionics Sales
  • Engineering and system design
  • Airframe Harnesses
  • Custom Avionics Packages

Skye Avionics is offering a FREE Garmin apparel package with the purchase of any GTN 650 or GTN 750 product. The offer includes a FREE Garmin executive flight bag, hat and shirt, a $140 USD value all included. This offer is only valid and brought to you from Skye Avionics and is available until our stock is gone.

For more information contact our sales team at: sales@skyeavionics.com

FREE Garmin gear with the purchase of a GTN 650 or GTN 750

This Garmin executive ballistic nylon shoulder bag was designed with the pilot in mind and includes custom-made pouches to hold Garmin portable devices, such as the aera 796, VIRB action camera and GDL 39.

Each product is kept in a dedicated, zippered pouch, which allows you to quickly separate your products when setting up the cockpit. Some of these pouches are even removable. Special pass-through areas are included throughout the bag to allow you to charge your devices from a separate battery charger without having to take them out of the bag.

A TSA compliant, padded laptop section is perfect for protecting a laptop computer.

  • Allows you to open the bag flat and lay on the x-ray conveyor, permitting you to keep the laptop in the bag
  • A fleece lined pocket will hold a tablet and keep the screen fingerprint free
  • Additional storage for pens, keys, and business cards is also available

When needed, the bag can expand and includes enough room to pack clothes for an overnight trip. From the FBO to the boardroom, this bag will keep your flying gear and overnight clothes protected and in one convenient spot.

Do It All with this Space-saving Package

  • Touchscreen GPS/Nav/Comm backed by decades of proven technology
  • Fly WAAS/SBAS LPV approaches down to 200 foot minimums while displaying traffic, weather and more
  • Approved for installation in hundreds of makes/models of aircraft around the world
  • Interfaces with popular avionics using industry standard protocols
  • Cockpit connectivity via Connext® keeps your tablets and Garmin portables in sync as well as connected with those on the ground

GTN 650

GTN 650 is a fully integrated solution in a small package that’s ready and approved for installation today in hundreds of makes and models aircraft, including helicopters by the U.S.’ FAA, Europe’s EASA, Canada’s TCCA and Brazil’s ANAC authorities. It combines GPS, COM and NAV functions with powerful multifunction display capabilities such as high-resolution terrain mapping, graphical flight planning, advanced navigation, multiple weather options, connectivity, traffic display and much more.
GTN 650

Touch and Go

With GTN 650’s touchscreen interface, you’re rarely more than 2 taps away from the system’s primary functions. Enter waypoint data on the 4.9-inch high-resolution TFT display and swipe your finger across it to pan the map screen. There are multiple ways to reach information and lots of shortcuts built right in. The data displayed can easily be customized to instantly reach any page in the system right from the moving map or navigation pages. So it’s easy to fly with the information that’s most important to you while flying.

Built-in gripping points on the bezel and lower edge of the display help you stabilize your fingers while using the touchscreen in-flight. Not keen on touchscreen data entry? GTN 650 also has traditional concentric knobs. And, with a GNS 430W/530W, your active flight plan automatically crossfills from the GTN to the GNS. You can also manually crossfill waypoints.

Navigate Easily

It’s easier than ever to help ensure everything is in check, even before leaving the ground. The handy customizable checklist can be used to help ensure everything is ready to go from pre-flight to run-up to emergencies. It all begins with a simple and quick flight plan entry using FastFind which automatically begins searching for the nearest identifier just as soon as you start typing – so in most situations a press or two reveals just what you were thinking.

Edit your entire route on the map screen and easily enter new waypoints or modify existing ones. The system even lets you load Victor and jet airways. Grab any leg of your flight plan route and move it to accommodate a deviation or ATC amendment to your flight plan with the “rubber band” feature. Enter your most recently visited or nearest airports as waypoints and “Direct To” destinations.You now have more landing options in IFR conditions. The SBAS/WAAS-certified, 15-channel GPS receiver generates 5 position updates per second, letting you fly GPS-guided LPV glidepath instrument approaches down to as low as 200 feet. The system includes a complete package of VHF navigation capabilities, with a 200-channel VOR/ILS with localizer and glideslope. GTN will preload NAV frequencies for you to manually switch to and can auto select the VHF NAV source for ILS approaches when you load procedures. When a VOR is selected, it displays the radial and distance to the VOR. For quick access to a second approach attempt without interrupting the flight of the current approach, the GTN allows 2 approaches to be simultaneously loaded. Borrowing advanced navigation from our top-end flight decks provides the ability to create and execute custom holding patterns over an existing waypoint or user-defined waypoint. This same technology simplifies search and rescue operations with selection of four common search pattern types for easy entry into the flight plan including, Orbit Search, Parallel Line Search, Expanding Square, and Sector Search pattern types.

In addition, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to select autopilots so that IFR flight procedures may be flown automatically. This includes all ARINC 424 leg types, including NextGen radius-to-fix (RF) legs. And when coupled with a G500/G600 Flight Display and compatible autopilot, the aircraft can fly fully coupled missed approaches, including heading legs as well as holds and search and rescue patterns.

Communication Is a Breeze

A fully certified, 2,280-channel VHF communications transceiver provides a standard 10 W (or optional 16 W) of power output. The system is pilot-selectable to both 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz channel spacing. Set your standby COM frequency simply by touching the onscreen number pad — it even completes the leading ‘1’ and trailing ‘0’ to help save time. Another touch of the screen flip-flops your active and standby frequencies. And you’ll have added confidence knowing you’re talking to the right controller every time with the automatic display of the station’s identifier right below the frequency, for example KIXD ASOS or CHICAGO ACC. Access recent and favorite user frequencies easily. For added safety, holding down the volume knob will automatically dial in the emergency frequency. The GTN also automatically decodes a station’s Morse code to provide a positive identification – no aural decoding required.

See More Than Ever Before

Packed full of multifunction display capabilities, GTN 650 brings enhanced situational awareness to your cockpit. High-resolution terrain mapping — including topography features, cities, airports, terminal areas, SUAs and optional Class A and B TAWS alerting — you’ll safely find your way around sectional-like airspace depiction, with convenient altitude limits right on the moving map. When interfaced with a compatible fuel computer, a circle is depicted around the aircraft that indicates the estimated distance of travel to reach the aircraft’s fuel reserve and empty fuel conditions. Smart Airspace™ automatically highlights airspace close to your current altitude and de-emphasizes airspace away from the current altitude. On the ground, built-in Garmin SafeTaxi® airport diagrams show you geo-referenced runways, taxiways, FBOs and hangars available in either the U.S., Europe or Canada.

Add Traffic and Weather

The dual-link GDL® 88 allows GTN 650 to display up to 60 ADS-B traffic targets. TargetTrend™ relative motion technology gives you a faster, more intuitive way to judge the direction and closure rate of intruding targets in relation to your aircraft’s position. TerminalTraffic provides pilots with the most comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in the airport environment. ADS-B-equipped aircraft in-flight are easily distinguished from ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft, which are displayed using distinct colors and symbols. All of this information is presented to the pilot on a simple, easy to understand SafeTaxi® diagram with reference to runways, taxiways hangar locations and more. Additionally, when configured for helicopter operations, TerminalTraffic helps pilots easily distinguish potential traffic conflicts while in the airport environment by minimizing nuisance alerts from fixed-wing aircraft and abbreviating select alerts while performing unique helicopter maneuvers such as hovering.

For helicopter use, our exclusive On Scene traffic mode helps pilots prevent continued traffic alerting when they’re aware of other traffic in the vicinity. GDL 88 can also receive the FAA’s subscription-free FIS-B weather broadcasts that include graphical NEXRAD radar information, as well as NOTAMs, METARs and TAFs. GTN provides GDL 88 with the WAAS position source required for ADS-B, so a WAAS version of GDL 88 is not required. Add a Garmin Traffic System to compliment GDL 88 for the best possible traffic coverage.

Add a GDL® 69/69A datalink receiver for XM WX Satellite Weather and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (subscriptions required). An optional GSR 56 provides World Wide Weather data almost anywhere on the globe, as well as the ability to make and receive phone calls and send and receive texts messages while in the air. To help pilots better understand weather trends, all of the NEXRAD or graphical datalink weather options are animated.

Use GTN 650 with a Garmin Traffic System to help pinpoint other aircraft in your vicinity. And because it can control a GTX™ 33 remote transponder, a GTN 650 installation saves you valuable panel space.

Cockpit Connectivity

Let our Connext family of products keep your flight plans in sync and stream weather, traffic, GPS, and attitude information to select Connext-capable1apps and Garmin portables like Garmin Pilot™ by simply installing a Flight Stream 210. Use the flight plan already created and filed from Garmin Pilot to easily sync to your avionics upon hopping in the cockpit. And once airborne, it’s easier than ever to keep in sync with an ATC amendment — with only a button press or two a new route updated on either the GTN or Garmin Pilot without cumbersome re-entry. You’ll also be streaming all of the weather, traffic, GPS and attitude information that your avionics is already providing which makes it easy to cut down on the cockpit clutter of other portable wireless device(s).

Fly with Helicopter-specific Enhancements

The GTN 650 is available with a number of optional enhancements to help meet the unique demands of helicopter missions. It’s been designed to meet the stringent helicopter vibration and temperature testing standards needed for environmental qualification, and it’s approved for installation in the most popular makes and models helicopters by the U.S.’ FAA, Europe’s EASA, Canada’s TCCA and Brazil’s ANAC authorities. It also features a helicopter-specific obstacle database that adds nearly 30,000 low-altitude obstacles, as well as a navigation database with heliports and high-resolution terrain database.

Remaining aware of where the wires are has never been easier than with Garmin WireAware™, wire-strike avoidance technology. WireAware graphically overlays the most comprehensive powerline information right on the moving map page for the U.S., as well as in some locations in both Canada and Mexico. In addition to its comprehensive coverage, using WireAware adds Hazardous Obstacle Transmission lines that span rivers and canyons and the like, which are particularly dangerous for aircraft. Nobody depicts powerline information quite like the GTN, each segment of the wire can be touched to instantly reveal both MSL and AGL — and they’re also included in the obstacle alerting so they’ll shade either yellow or red given your distance to the lines.

For the ultimate safety solution pair optional HTAWS alerting to provide 5-color shading and audible alerting to show nearby terrain, obstacles and wires in proximity to your helicopter as well as voice callouts when descending below 500 feet. And when you’re in the know of potential hazards, you can use our reduced protection and inhibit modes to help keep alerts to a minimum. When paired with a GRA 55, the GTN can be used to display the altitude and adds HTAWS alerting down to 50 feet.The GTN 650 is also optionally compatible with Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) for use with a wide range of optics.

GTN Trainer for iPadStay Up-to-date

GTN 650 has a front-loading SD™ card reader, making database updates easy. Keeping all of your GTN databases in sync has never been easier — simply update 1 GTN and the other downloads the databases automatically, saving valuable time during the update process. Further, database preloading allows pilots to load the next release cycle in advance and activate upon the effective date, making it more convenient to fly with the latest information.

PilotPak™ database bundles are available for single aircraft. Visit flyGarmin.com to learn more.

GTN 650 is available from authorized Garmin dealers and approved for installation on hundreds of today’s most popular aircraft makes and models, meeting certification requirements for Part 23, 25, 27 and 29 operators. See it in action at an upcoming seminar or in person at a demo dealer location, or with our free downloadable PC Trainer or iPad® app.

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Now through March 30, 2018 Garmin is accepting trade-ins of GNS 430 and GNS 530 series navigators or GNS 430W and GNS 530W series navigators, and offering a credit towards the purchase of a new GTN 650 series or GTN 750 series touchscreen navigator. Additionally, if the GTN is purchased with a qualifying GTX transponder and/or GMA audio panel customers will receive up to an additional $2000 in credit!.

Contact us for further details and awesome pricing on a new GTN 650 or GTN 750 navigator. 1-250-923-7599 or info@skyeavionics.com

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics is able to offer great savings on Aspen Avionics PFD Pro, with synthetic vision at unbeatable pricing. In stock, ready for installation.

Now is the time to take advantage of some great savings and upgrade to glass!

Contact us for more information.

Aspen Avionics has reduced and sales pricing on there line of glass cockpits. Skye Avionics is offering huge discounts and incentives. Now is the time to upgrade, remove old and costly steam gauges.

Contact us for further information.

Limited time offer! Extended due to popular demand, customers looking for an 8.33 kHz solution are encouraged to consider this amazing deal, now ending Sept. 29, 2017. For a list price of only $2,495, you can save hundreds of dollars by purchasing the GTR 225A Comm radio. This offers you a great way to save while upgrading to meet the impending Single European Sky initiative, in which all aircraft operating in Europe will need 8.33 kHz- capable Comm radios by Jan. 1, 2018. Now is the time to let the versatile GTR 225A Comm radio reduce the amount of work you do in the cockpit!

Key Features:

  • 8.33 kHz spacing capability
  • Automatically displays tuned frequency’s navaid or airport identifier
  • Easy frequency lookup using an airport identifier
  • Bright sunlight-readable display
  • Advanced standby monitoring means you won’t miss an ATC call while listening to ATIS

Skye Avionics expands to Victoria, BC

We are avionics!

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics is providing full avionics services, sales and support to aircraft in Victoria, BC.

The Skye Team is known for their quality, honesty and commitment to any project they are involved in. You can also buy local as our pricing is competitive with any posted price on the internet or in flyers.

  • GARMIN Sales and Factory Trained
  • 406 ELT Sales, Testing and Battery Changes
  • Pitot Static, Tranponder/Altimeter/Encoder 2 year testing

Garmin is pleased to announce the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directions gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed wing general aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF Nav/Comms or GPS navigators the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance as well as distance and groundspeed. The installation of dual G5 electronic flight instruments can also eliminate the dependency on a failure-prone vacuum system in aircraft for attitude and heading information. Installation approval will be accomplished via an update to the G5 STC with a comprehensive AML containing more than 600 individual aircraft models.

Having a a bright, 3.5″ sunlight readable liquid crystal display (LCD), the G5 will be approved for installation in place of the aircraft’s existing DG/HSI via a Garmin-held STC for hundreds of certificated fixed-wing models. Utilizing the new GMU 11 magnetometer, the G5 displays magnetic heading. A dedicated rotary knob allows pilots to easily select and adjust course and make heading bug selections. Suitable for installation in place of a standard 3-18″(79 millimeters) flight instrument, the G5 measures 3″(76 millimeters) in depth with back-up battery so it can easily be integrated into a wide range of aircraft. The G5 is also approved for VFR and IFR conditions, offering an economical upgrade for thousands of aircraft owners. Please note that the G5 for Certificated Aircraft AML STC does not include support for autopilot interfaces.

When paired with GTN 650/750, GNS 430W/530W or non-WAAS GNS 430/530 navigators via GAD 29 (pictured right) and GMU 11, the G5 will be approved as a primary source to display vertical and lateral GPS/VOR/LOC course deviation when available as well as groundspeed and distance to next waypoint. In a G5 configuration paired with the GNC 255 or SL 30 Nav/Comm raido via the GMU 11, the G5 will be approved as a primary source to display lateral and vertical course deviation when available.