Jonathan has been with Aeronautix for almost 3 years, but has been extremely passionate about aviation his entire life. Jonathan received his Master’s in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Concurrently, he also earned his private pilot certificate in 2010. After graduating MU, Jonathan went into t...he product design field where he further developed his knowledge in engineering design, materials, testing, and heavy manufacturing. While working in design, Jonathan obtained his Professional Engineering License through the state of Missouri. Shortly thereafter, Jonathan joined Aeronautix in 2015 as an engineer, and supports certification programs, PMA and new product development. In 2017 Jonathan took on the additional role as quality manager and oversees the Aeronautix PMA program in support of Aeronautix new products. More

Aeronautix BasicMed 6-Place STC Now FREE! - Here's Why

Piper PA 32R 301
On June  1, 2018, Aeronautix was issued FAA AML-STC SA01875WI which provides a 6-place occupancy restriction for certain Piper PA-32 and PA-34 aircraft for the purpose of BasicMed compliance.  Yesterday, we learned that AOPA has also obtained an FAA STC to accomplish the same thing for Piper PA-32 series aircraft and are offering it for free to their members and for $99 to the rest of the flying public.  In light of this announcement, we feel it is only fair that we reimburse thos...
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BasicMed 6-Place Occupancy Restriction STC - Issued

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Aeronautix has been granted STC SA01875WI for a 6 place occupancy restriction for the Piper PA-32 and PA-34 series aircraft. The STC restricts the previously certified seven place Piper aircraft to a six seat, six occupant configuration, making the aircraft compliant with 14 CFR §61.113(i). This regulation states that an aircraft operated under BasicMed cannot be authorized to carry more than six occupants. Although many Piper PA-32 and PA-34 aircraft do not have a seventh seat installed, most o...
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FAA Flight Testing - BC400 Alternator System

FAA Flight Test PA 12
Aeronautix, in support of B&C Specialty Products of Newton Kansas, who is expanding their BC400 alternator STC approval list, has successfully completed FAA flight testing. The BC400 alternator system was installed on a beautifully restored 1947 Piper PA-12 and tested to a variety of electrical and powerplant-related criteria. Testing specifically addressed electromagnetic interference (EMI) and powerplant/alternator cooling. Cooling performance was tested to verify the additional electrical...
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Lycoming IO-540-K1G5 Engine Installation

IO 540 Install
When engine parts and service get hard to come by, engine and parts upgrades become inevitable! This, along with an added peace of mi nd with regard to safety, is exactly what led to the development of an engine replacement STC for the Piper Lance, Lance II, and Saratoga SP model aircraft. These aircraft were certificated and sold with a Lycoming IO-540-K1G5D (IO-540-K1A5D on some Lance II models). For those unfamiliar with Lycoming engines, the D designation in the part number sometimes represe...
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FAA Flight Testing - Propeller Upgrade STC


If you want to keep old birds in the air, and keep maintenance costs down, then you've got to evolve with the times and technology! And that's exactly what Bemidji Aviation Services of Bemidji Minnesota is doing with their Hartzell Propeller upgrade STC. As the Hartzell product line has evolved, the support for the older model propellers such as the one certificated on the Queen Air have become excessively expensive to replace and maintain. To remedy this excessive cost, Bemidji Aviation looked ...
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