[UPDATE 2/9/10 — Check our new LSA Video entry showing you around the first Special Light-Sport Aircraft installation of SkyView (and Garmin 696) in a CTLS… then go watch the video below.]
*** Talk about your “Wow! Factor,” Paul Hamilton’s new video for Dynon really shows off the amazing capability of the company’s SkyView avionics system featuring synthetic vision. Go along for a flight during bright daylight and into the dimming sun over mountainous terrain. You can see the real image and compare how SkyView synthesizes it. After viewing the system in flight, I predict your choice of words will include: “Impressive!” Dynon’s SkyView setup costs about $5,500 for a single 10-inch screen, though this price is a small fraction of the cost of a Type Certificated system. *** Paul is a veteran videographer and website publisher focused on the light end of aviation. Start here and work your way around his several content websites. *** Flight Design USA president Tom Peghiny admitted, “I was skeptical about SkyView until Dynon made a presentation at our [Flight Design] distributor-dealer meeting Monday after the Sebring Expo. Later I flew the SkyView-equipped CTLS and I was really impressed. I thought it kind of looked like a video game on the ground but in the air the situational awareness is remarkable.” He added that a lower time pilot in worsening weather could find his way to safety much easier with SkyView installed, though he admits the buyer will need a somewhat thicker wallet to pay for the handsome hardware. (Check features and prices.) *** That’s a strong endorsement from a man known for speaking honestly.