Dynon Avionics History

Founded in 2000 as a project of a semiconductor entrepeneur and pilot, Dynon has grown to become the leader in light aircraft avionics. We originally started to research how inexpensive AOA indicators could improve aviation safety. That initial effort quickly expanded into the original affordable EFIS - that indeed included built-in AOA capabilities - that we first brought to market in 2003. Since then, Dynon's grown to offer a full range of glass cockpit avionics safety-enhancing products for pilots.

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January 2000

Dynon is Born

Dynon Avionics began developing its AOA pitot probe in in January of 2000. That effort would expand to become the EFIS-D10.

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March 2003

EFIS-D10 Begins Shipping

The original "10-in-one" EFIS that revolutionized the industry. Although designed to fit in a single standard 3" instrument hole, the EFIS-D10 contained all the primary flight instruments pilots need. The EFIS-D10 was an instant hit.

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June 21, 2004

EFIS-D10 Flies to Space Aboard SpaceShipOne!

On June 21, 2004, the X-Prize winning SpaceShipOne successfully made its first trip, carrying an EFIS-D10 as its backup flight instrumentation.
After an issue with their primary instrumentation caused that system to be unusable, pilot Mike Melville used the EFIS-D10 exclusively to succesfully glide back to the Mojave Airport. During that descent, Melville told the world - via radio call - how much he "Love[d] the Dynon". Listen to that broadcast...

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September 2, 2005

EFIS-D100 Begins Shipping

With a price only $200 over the widly-popular EFIS-D10A, the larger, 7" EFIS-D100 was an instant success for pilots that wanted a larger display. The EFIS-D100 is now one of Dynon's products that is STC approved for installation in type-certificated aircraft.

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February 10, 2006

EMS-D120 Begins Shipping

We began shipping the new EMS-D120 on February 10, 2006. Priced only $300 over the smaller EMS-D10 at $2000, it quickly became a best-seller.

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March 31, 2006

FlightDEK-D180 Began Shipping

We began shipping the FlightDEK-D180 on March 31, 2006. This instrument combined EFIS (Electronic Flight Information System) primary flight instruments and EMS (Engine Monitoring System) instrumentation into one seamlessly integrated device. The high resolution screen, split screen capability and easy-to-use menu system allows pilots to replace most of their conventional instruments with a single "glass-cockpit" display.

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September 13, 2007

World Record Flight using Dynon Avionics

A Flight Design CTsw flown by Indian Air Force Wing Commanders and Squadron Leaders Rahul Monga and Anil Kumar completed a round-the-world flight in 79 days involving 19 countries. This is believed to be a new world record for this class of aircraft. The CTsw was equipped with Dynon's EFIS-D100 and EMS-D120 avionics.

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October 15, 2007

HS34 Begins Shipping

Dynon Avionics' highly-anticipated HS34 HSI expansion module is released. With its ARINC-429 interface, Dynon EFISes can now connect to third party GPS navigators and NAV radios for IFR flight.

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October 9, 2008

Dynon Autpilot

Dynon announced their fully-integrated autopilot for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. When pilots "just add servos" to their existing Dynon EFIS systems, they gain a full two-axis autopilot for only $1500.

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July 24, 2009

SkyView is Introduced

Dynon "next generation" of prouducts - SkyView - offers vastly expanded capabilties over the D10/D100 series. In addition to flight instruments, engine monitoring, and autopilot, SkyView added synthetic vision, mapping capabilities, fully redundant system architecture, incredibly bright screens, and future upgradability. SkyView continues to grown in capabilities and features through software and hardware product introductions.

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July 25, 2010

World Record Nonstop Flight - Across the Continent in a Homebuilt

Arnold Ebneter broke the world record for the longest nonstop flight in an aircraft weighing less than 500kg. The E-1 - an airplane designed and built by Ebneter - had a Dynon FlightDEK-D180 in it during the record flight.

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March 29, 2011

Dynon Announces DX15 Handheld Transceiver

As an initial entry into aviation communications, Dynon offered a limited edition handheld radio transceiver. 100 compact aviation band transceivers were created as part of our plans to add radio capability to SkyView with a panel-mounted radio.

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July 9, 2011

Dynon Hosts Open House During Arlington Fly-in

Dynon Avionics host an Open House on Saturday, July 9, concurrent with the annual Arlington Fly-In. The Open House featured a factory tour to show the facilities where the SkyView system, EFIS and EMS products and autopilot products are manufactured, free bar-b-que, and a chance to talk to many Dynon employees.

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July 18, 2012

Dynon Announces New ADS-B "In" Traffic and Weather Receiver

Dynon announced the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for SkyView. This remote-mounted receiver module integrates with SkyView to provide easy access to weather and traffic information on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides.

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July 23, 2012

Dynon Announces the D1 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS

Dynon introduces a portable, self contained, true attitude indicator that can be used by ALL pilots. The D1 utilizes the same Dynon MEMS-based AHRS technology that made Dynon the leading supplier of glass-cockpit technology in experimental and Light Sport Aircraft.

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April 8, 2013

Dynon Avionics Completes The Panel

A REVOLUTIONARY INTEGRATED SKYVIEW COM RADIO
The SV-COM-C25 changes the way pilots use their COM radio with a powerful, flexible interface that is designed to reduce cockpit workload. With the introduction of the Com radio, Dynon is able to equip experimenal and LSA aircraft with all the avionics they need to fly.

partnership
July 22, 2013

Dynon Avionics Acquires Advanced Flight Systems

Dynon Avionics and Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) join forces with the acquisition of AFS by Dynon.

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October 7, 2013

Dynon Starts Shipping the D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS

Dynon introduces the D2, a follow-on to the ground-breaking D1 Pocket Panel. The new D2 adds Wi-Fi connectivity to allow flight data to be sent to popular iPad, smart phone, and tablet aviation applications. It also has a second screen with a G-Meter feature for aerobatic pilots.

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March 19t, 2014

The New SkyView, Featuring SkyView Touch is Unveiled

Dynon Avionics unveiled The New SkyView integrated avionics system, featuring SkyView Touch. The latest edition of Dynon’s flagship product included SkyView Touch™, two new control panels, and dozens of new features.

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July 25, 2014

Dynon Announced 8.33 kHz COM Radio and Video Input

At AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, Dynon Avionics announces an 8.33 kHz COM radio for European customers, video input capabilities for SkyView, and version 11 software for its SkyView system.

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August 1, 2014

Quick Panel System Introduced By Advanced Flight Systems

Available in both VFR and IFR versions with either Dynon or AFS displays, an AFS Quick Panel allows builders to install a turnkey avionics solution in their aircraft, saving thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of build time.

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February 17, 2015

Dynon and ForeFlight Partner to bring Wireless Mobile Device Connectivity To SkyView

With Wi-Fi flight plan transfer between SkyView and Forelight, pilots can plan their flights at home and beam them over once they get to the airplane. Other Wi-Fi features include the ability for ForeFlight to use benefit from SkyView’s GPS position and attitude information.

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July 20, 2015

2020 ADS-B Complaint GPS

Dynon announces the most affordable 2020-compliant ADS-B solution for E-AB and LSA aircraft, featuring a 2020-compliant GPS for only $590. When combined with Dynon’s SV-XPNDR-261 Mode-S transponder, SkyView and Advanced Flight Systems customers meet all the transponder and ADS-B Out requirements for the lowest price in the industry.

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March 31, 2016

The New AF-5700 Display From Advanced Flight Systems, A Dynon Company

The new AF-5700 display - featuring a new ADVANCED Touch interface - is the smallest form factor 12” EFIS available. The new AF-5700 display combines the largest-in-class 12.1” screen with a minimized installation footprint.

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March 31, 2016

SkyView SE Introduced

Dynon's new SkyView SE system offers a streamlined and simplified experience for pilots of simple VFR aircraft. The SV-D600 7" and SV-D900 10" displays are priced hundreds of dollars lower than existing SkyView displays, and are a compelling way for pilots or simple aircraft to equip with 2020 ADS-B Out compliant avionics.

partnership
April 6, 2016

Dynon's EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 are STC Approved for Type Certificated Aircraft

Over 15,000 experimental and LSA aircraft already fly with Dynon glass panel products. Based on this success, the EAA, FAA, and Dynon partner to gain FAA approval for the installation of Dynon’s EFIS-D10A in type certificated GA aircraft.

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July 25, 2016

SkyView HDX is Announced

SkyView HDX features improved displays, beautiful design, unrivaled control ergonomics, and an upgraded touch interface. SkyView HDX's angled control panel allows for natural hand positioning, reducing fatigue. The wide, sculpted ledge allows you to anchor your hand for precise control in turbulence. New knobs have positive and crisp movement, and all controls are now fully-backlit for night flight.

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Oct 31, 2016

10" SkyView HDX Displays Begin Shipping

First announced at Oshkosh AirVenture 2016, Dynon begins shipping 10" SV-HDX1100 displays to customers. SkyView HDX features improved displays, beautiful design, unrivaled control ergonomics, and an upgraded touch interface.