July 16, 2018

Dynon Taps Industry Leader Randy Lervold as new VP of Marketing and Sales

Dynon recently announced that Randy Lervold has joined the company as their Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In this newly created role, Randy is responsible for expanding Dynon’s worldwide market reach as it capitalizes on the recent certification of their flagship SkyView HDX system.

Robert Hamilton, Dynon President, says, “Entering the certified market, Dynon has an amazing opportunity to modernize the GA aircraft fleet with innovative, safety-enhancing technology at a fraction of the price of existing competitive avionics. As we expand in this new space, Randy’s marketing and sales expertise, and track record of building successful companies, will accelerate our growth.”

Lervold brings over three decades of executive leadership experience and brand building to Dynon. He previously led CubCrafters since 2009, most recently as its President. Under Randy’s direction, Yakima-based CubCrafters emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of both Light Sport and Type Certificated Aircraft in the backcountry aircraft space. Before CubCrafters, Randy held a number of senior leadership roles at consumer electronics companies.

“I am excited to join Dynon at this pivotal time in its history,” Lervold says. “With its legacy of innovation in both product development and certification, Dynon has more opportunity ahead of it than ever before. Dynon is leading a sea change in avionics, and I look forward to helping the company realize its potential.”

April 1, 2018

Dynon Announces Out of This World STC Addition

Dynon is excited to announce the first expansion of its SkyView HDX Approved Model List STC to OV-100 series spacecraft. This achievement comes only weeks after the successful approval that allows SkyView HDX to be installed into many models of certified Cessna 172 aircraft.

After a weeks long refurbishment process that included the installation of a Dynon-designed VTOL-enabled, scramjet-assisted, Vibranium-powered hybrid propulsion system, Space Shuttle Enterprise launched from a floating platform just off of New York City’s Pier 84. Many New Yorkers in the area were reportedly unimpressed. On-orbit, Dynonauts proceeded with a complete check-out of its avionics and propulsion systems.

Following a full shakedown of SkyView HDX, the Dynon Autopilot commanded the vehicle to perform a re-entry burn, culminating in the first ever carrier-arrested, autopilot controlled autolanding on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Despite the record-breaking achievements, local New Yorkers were still reportedly unimpressed. The orbiter is now back on public display on the Intrepid.
John Torode, founder of Dynon said, “I always knew we were a bunch of space cadets. Boy, was that neat! What’s next?”

This is the second use of Dynon equipment in spacecraft: Dynon’s first space missions occurred over a decade ago, when a Dynon EFIS-D10 provided lightweight backup electronic flight instruments in SpaceShipOne’s multiple flights into space.

March 14, 2018


SkyView HDX is now STC Approved!

We're excited to share that we've just received our first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for our flagship SkyView HDX system. The STC’s Approved Model List (AML), which initially covers many Cessna 172 models, ushers in a new era of truly affordable, safety-enhancing integrated avionics systems for type certificated aircraft.

The initial STC is for the installation of a full suite of Dynon avionics, allowing pilots to remove the vast majority of their legacy instrumentation, including their vacuum pump. The SkyView HDX system provides complete primary flight instrumentation, including synthetic vision and angle of attack, and complete engine monitoring with CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer, and lean assist. Also approved is Dynon’s fully-integrated two axis autopilot, which features IFR approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible navigator. The approved installation also includes a Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, Navigation and Mapping with Flight Planning ADS-B Traffic and Weather display, and Electronic Flight Bag features. Backup primary flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A.

Approved Model List

The initial Approved Model List (AML) covers Cessna 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, and 172S models. Approval does not restrict the operational use of the aircraft, and allows for flight in both IFR and VFR. Dynon will be seeking additional approvals for both single and twin-engine aircraft in the coming months.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the certified/PMA versions of approved Dynon products will be the same as existing experimental/light sport products. The STC for Cessna 172 aircraft is priced at $2,000. The first installations will be available in the coming weeks via US Sport Aircraft + Thrust Flight in Texas, Merrill Field Instruments in Alaska, and a Dynon-affiliated facility in the Pacific Northwest.

Additional Information

For more information about Dynon Certified and our SkyView HDX system, visit our website at www.dynon.aero/certified .