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Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#1 Post by mike123 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Hello,

I am looking for references for a reputable avionics shop in Southern or Eastern Ontario (Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto)
Need to install a GPS in an airplane.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#2 Post by gwagen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:53 am

mike123 wrote:Hello,

I am looking for references for a reputable avionics shop in Southern or Eastern Ontario (Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto)
Need to install a GPS in an airplane.
Thanks in advance.
Brant Aero CYFD

Can't recommend anyone else.
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Re: Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#3 Post by nbinont » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:28 am

A bit further afield, but Huron Avionics does solid work at a reasonable price: http://www.havionics.com/ . The only irritating bit is crossing the border.
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Re: Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#4 Post by photofly » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:52 pm

Call Oleg at Vision Avionics, at CYOO: 416 908 1454
Tell him hat guy sent you.
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Re: Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#5 Post by c150rocks » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:34 pm

Tailwind Aviation in Tillsonburg. Great little shop, good rates and A +++ work. Here is the phone number. Ask for Geoff (jeff)

(519) 694-4435
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Re: Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#6 Post by mike123 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:58 pm

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#7 Post by dpm » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:58 pm

gwagen wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:53 am
mike123 wrote:Hello,

I am looking for references for a reputable avionics shop in Southern or Eastern Ontario (Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto)
Need to install a GPS in an airplane.
Thanks in advance.
Brant Aero CYFD

Can't recommend anyone else.
I'm coming in a bit late, but I'll second the recommendation for Brant Aero. They said two weeks for my GTN 650 GPS and GTX 345 transponder, and that's how long it actually took. The price was reasonable, and they stuck within their quot. (except for optional extras I chose to approve). I've heard horror stories from other pilots (especially in the US) about avionics upgrades running weeks or months over, with the shop making one excuse after another for the delay—it's really not worth looking for the cheapest quot. You want a shop that handles a lot of planes, and has installed whatever you're installing many times before.

In the past, I also had good experience with Kitchener Aero @ CYKF (A/P and 406 MHz ELT, 2011) and with Innotech @ CYUL (Stormscope, 2004 or 2005)—again, both right on time and on quot. I've heard bad things from multiple people about at least one other shop in the area, but won't name it, because I don't have first-hand experience to confirm. You won't go wrong with any of the three I did name, but of the three, Brant is the one I'll go back to for whatever I do next.
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Re: Looking for an avionics shop in SE Ontario

#8 Post by cap41 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:47 am

+1 for Olig at CYOO..decent prices, great guy.
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