SSA2014 Interview with Marc Foerderer of AIR Avionics

We were delighted to see Marc Foerderer of AIR Avionics at the SSA convention in Reno. A few years ago, Marc started Butterfly Avionics, which developed the Butterfly vario/flight computer. Marc's company is now AIR Avionics, which is the common brand of Butterfly Avionics and Garrecht Avionics. They produce tools for collision warning, a Mode S transponder, navigation apps and gliding systems. In particular, AIR Avionics produces the AIR Glide suite of interconnecting varios, flight computers, sensors, and displays for the soaring pilot's cockpit (see recent press release). We hope you enjoy Marc's introduction to the AIR Glide family of products.

Craggy Aero and Cumulus Soaring are U.S. distributors for AIR Avionics products.


Rand Baldwin

Rand is a Soaring Cafe Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief.Fascinated by soaring since early childhood, Rand learned to fly sailplanes while in graduate school (at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics), and earned his private glider rating at Yankee Soaring in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He joined the M.I.T. Soaring Association in 1974, where he completed his Silver Badge and became a flight instructor. After moving to Huntsville in 1977, Rand flew and instructed on weekends at Eagleville Sailplanes south of Nashville, Tennessee. In 1985, he and a handful of other soaring enthusiasts organized the Huntsville Soaring Club at Moontown Airport. Rand chaired the 1996 SSA National Convention and has served as an SSA Director-at-Large, SSA Governor and State Record Keeper for Alabama. He has set two U.S. national soaring records and many AL and TN state records.

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