Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Announces Grand Prize Winner of "Flysafe Giveaway Extravaganza"

Contest winner will receive a new TAS620A dual-antenna traffic advisory system with ADS-B IN capability, valued at $20,990; Avidyne announces “Extravaganza 2” giveaway for IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM.

Lincoln, MA – Monday, August 8, 2011 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced that Mr. Bob Edmondson of Brookshire, Texas  is the grand prize winner of Avidyne’s “FlySafe™ Giveaway Extravaganza” promotion.  Mr. Edmondson, who owns a Beech BE33 Debonair, has won a new Avidyne TAS620A Traffic Advisory System with ‘ADS-B In’ capability valued at $20,990.

“I was really surprised and I’m downright excited to be the grand prize winner in this contest, which I entered online in response to one of Avidyne’s Extravaganza ads,” said Mr. Edmondson. “I am really looking forward to upgrading my Debonair with my new Avidyne avionics. Thank you, Avidyne!”

“We certainly want to congratulate Bob, and we want to thank everyone who participated in our first FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.  “As we recently announced, Avidyne is developing a full line of panel mounted avionics, and this program is enabling us to learn more about our customers and aircraft owners who may be interested in the exciting products we are developing.”

The FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza was originally launched in April at Sun n’ Fun 2011 and is specifically targeted toward aircraft owners.  All valid entries submitted via the Avidyne website and at domestic and international trade shows from Sun n Fun 2011 in April through EAA AirVenture 2011 in July were eligible for the grand prize drawing. As part of this contest, Avidyne also gave away an Apple iPad2 at Sun n’ Fun and another at EAA AirVenture, and Apple iTouch iPods at each of several other shows and fly-ins during the same period.

“The FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza was very successful from our point of view, and you can expect that ‘Extravaganza 2,’ which runs now through the end of December 2011, and has our newly-announced IFD540 FMS/GPS./NAV/COM as the Grand Prize, will be equally exciting,” Herguth added.

Aircraft owners can view contest rules and sign up for Avidyne’s “Extravaganza 2” giveaway, with a grand prize of a new Avidyne IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, at the upcoming fall trade shows, our they can sign up online at: http://www.avidyne.com/landing/extravaganza2.asp

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About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)

Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of panel-mounted avionics including their new IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, AMX240 audio panel, AXP340 Mode S Transponder, and DFC90 digital flight control systems .  Avidyne’s product line also includes the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck  with DFC100 digital flight control system, datalink-capable EX600 multi-function displays, the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems with ADS-B, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.

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Avidyne Corporation
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