Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue
MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. has partnered with the Phillips 66® Aerostars aerobatic team for the 2018 airshow season in the installation of Garmin avionics for the team’s four aircraft. The Phillips 66 Aerostars are in the midst of a re-fleet with the purchase of four new aircraft that will debut during the 2018 airshow season. Wisconsin Aviation will install Garmin G5, Garmin GTX345, and RC Allen Backup ADI avionics in each of the four aircraft. Especially important is Wisconsin Aviation’s ability to provide the team with a timely ADS-B solution to monitor weather and traffic.
“We have to place a high degree of trust in those who service and install systems in our aircraft,” said Phillips 66 Aerostars pilot, Paul Hornick. “We found a team we could trust at Wisconsin Aviation.”
“The Phillips 66 Aerostars carry a high degree of credibility and can speak to all levels of pilots,” said Trevor Janz, Director of Marketing. “Wisconsin Aviation chose to partner with the Phillips 66 Aerostars because of their reputation, 16 years of experience as airshow performers, and because they are professional pilots with experiences ranging from international corporate flying to long-haul Boeing 777 flying.”
Team members include Paul “Rocket” Hornick, Dave “Cupid” Monroe, Harvey “Boss” Meek, and Gerry “Fossil” Molidor. The team performs both daytime and nighttime performances.
Wisconsin Aviation is a full-service provider of general aviation services including avionics sales and service; flight training; aircraft maintenance, rental, sales and management; interiors; executive air charter; and line service with three locations throughout Wisconsin: Watertown, Madison and Juneau (www.WisconsinAviation.com).