Avidyne Press Release

Avidyne Announces IFD440 Winner in "Flysafe Giveaway Extravaganza"

Grand Prize winner receives a new IFD440 GPS/NAV/COM with Hybrid Touch user interface, valued at $14,995; Avidyne launches a new “Extravaganza Giveaway” for aircraft owners who register through December 2014.

Lincoln, MA – Friday, May 31, 2013 – 

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced that Mr. Joe Butler of Somers, Connecticut is the grand prize winner of Avidyne’s latest “FlySafe™ Giveaway Extravaganza” promotion.  Mr. Butler, who owns a Piper PA28R-200, will be receiving a new IFD440 GPS/NAV/COM, once certified. The IFD440 is valued at $14,995.

“Fantastic!” said Mr. Butler.  “I got a demo of the IFD system down at Sun n’ Fun and after hearing about your plug-and-play solution, I was really impressed. I am looking forward to a very easy upgrade to the IFD440.”

“I would like to congratulate Joe and thank all of those who signed up for our Giveaway Extravaganza promotion,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating Officer.  “Through this promotion, we continue to reach a wide range of aircraft owners who are expressing interest in the full line of panel mounted avionics we are bringing to market.”

This is the fourth FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza promotion by Avidyne. Mr. Butler was randomly chosen from all the qualified Extravaganza entrants acquired at Trade Shows and via the Avidyne website since we launched our first Extravaganza in April at Sun n’ Fun 2011.  Avidyne has already given away three IFD540s, and now an IFD440. A new FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza promotion is being launched today that runs through December 31, 2013, with another IFD440 as the Grand Prize. In addition to any new entrants, all of those who have entered a previous Extravaganza will again be eligible for this next drawing.   

Aircraft owners can view contest rules and register for the Giveaway Extravaganza at: http://www.avidyne.com/extravaganza. Avidyne will also be accepting registrations at many of the upcoming aviation trade shows including COPA M11, EAA AirVenture, AOPA Summit, and NBAA 2013 among others. For a full list of shows, go to http://www.avidyne.com/news/shows.asp.
High resolution images of the IFD440 are available at: http://www.avidyne.com/news/images.asp

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Tom Harper
Avidyne Corporation
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