Flying Gear - Pilot Bag & Survival Bag

Inspired by the PGA Tour, let’s see what’s in the bag(s).  I’ll explore the products I use, the features I like, and where you can get your hands on some of the best equipment to start training for your Private Pilot Certificate.

The total bag weights are 7.3 kg / 16.1 lbs (Pilot Bag) & 7.8 kg / 17.2 lbs (Survival Bag).  I’m huge into the EFB, and I really enjoy ForeFlight.  If you haven’t checked out ForeFlight, be sure to try it today.

For 2019, I’ll be considering the following:
▪ FlightGear Battery Backup
▪ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

Introducing Wheel Stand Pro Support for All SLAVX Panels

(Chicago, IL - 9 DEC 2018)  No Tabletop, No Problem! All SLAVX Avionics Panels now offer mounting support for existing Wheel Stand Pro owners. As part of our custom design and manufacturing capability, we addressed this market need through 3 product revisions. Ultimately, landing on the final version which includes a welded bracket system and uses the existing Wheel Stand Pro mounting hardware. For customers, this means minimal additional material and labor, as well as a mounting solution familiar to existing Wheel Stand Pro models. Pictures of the Custom SLAVX Avionics Panel (Including 13” Touchscreen) & CAD are below. For reference, the Wheel Stand Pro pictured is the Super Warthog.

If you are interested in a panel with Wheel Stand Pro support, the additional charge will be $29 per panel and feel free to reach out via the Contact Page if you have additional questions.

SLAVX Shop: Wheel Stand Pro Bracket System

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Custom Panels - Now Available

(Chicago, IL - 21 AUG 2018)  Do you have a bunch of Flight Simulator Components, but no easy way to integrate them all into a single Tabletop panel?  Look no further, we offer custom design and manufacturing solutions for these exact situations.  If you can't find the panel you are looking for in the SLAVX Shop, we will design and manufacturer the panel you have always desired.

We have been working with a number of customers on custom panel design and manufacturing.  Below are some of the images, however we now offer expanded component compatibility, such as the following:

▪  Yoke:  Brunner CLS-E Yoke & Logitech Pro Flight Yoke within the same panel and also manufactured with trim plates for a clean installation to ensure no gaps around yoke.
▪  Throttle:  Logitech / Saitek TPM in place of dual throttle quadrants.
▪  Rudder:  CLS-E Rudder Pedal weight and slip system to avoid pedals slipping on wood floors.

Check out the video below for more information.  If you are interested, feel free to reach out via the Contact Page.

Custom SLAVX Model 6

Custom SLAVX Model 6

CAD - CLS-E Yoke Trim Plate

CAD - CLS-E Yoke Trim Plate

MFG - CLS-E Yoke Trim Plate

MFG - CLS-E Yoke Trim Plate

Model 1 w/ Additional Audio Panel

Model 1 w/ Additional Audio Panel

Custom Panel w/ TPM Component Support

Custom Panel w/ TPM Component Support

CAD - Pro Flight Yoke Trim Plate

CAD - Pro Flight Yoke Trim Plate

MFG - Pro Flight Yoke Trim Plate

MFG - Pro Flight Yoke Trim Plate

Model 1 w/ Additional Audio Panel

Model 1 w/ Additional Audio Panel

FlightSimExpo 2018 Sponsorship | Raffle | Charging Station

Those who are attending FlightSimExpo in Las Vegas from June 9-10 will have an opportunity to win a SLAVX Model 2 Avionics Panel, as well as multiple opportunities to win a SLAVX Premium Shirt.

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Many component manufacturers will also be in attendance, including RealSimGear so be sure to check them out at Booth 104.

If you are running low on battery charge, pop over to the registration table where you can top up your iOS or Android device.  Charging station courtesy of Stay Level Avionix and supplied by InCharged.

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SLAVX 5 & 6 Product Launch | RealSimGear Compatible

(Chicago, IL - 30 May 2018)  Ahead of Flight Sim Expo, Stay Level Avionix is proud to announce their latest Tabletop Avionics Panels, the SLAVX Models 5 & 6.  These models add support for mounting RealSimGear GNS430 / 530 Avionics in parallel with existing Logitech Pro Flight Components.  Great for anyone using X-Plane 11 and looking for a more realistic training experience.

Explore our Features page to learn more and if you are ready to purchase, head over to the SLAVX Shop.  Check out the short product introduction video below:

Video:  Link

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FSElite Original: Company Q&A with Calum @

(Chicago, IL - 28 APR 2018)  Over the past few weeks, Calum Martin from FSElite and John Albers, President of Stay Level Avionix were able to do a few Q&A sessions.  FSElite has published the Q&A at the link below.  Take a look to learn more about our company, difference in design and engineering, as well as general thoughts on bringing the most affordable Turnkey G1000 system to the home environment later in 2018.

Q&A:  Link


Company Podcast with Thomas @

(Chicago, IL - 20 APR 2018)  Thomas at PCFlight was gracious enough to interview John Albers, President of Stay Level Avionix for a few minutes on his latest Podcast.  John talks about how Stay Level Avionix got started, the products, long-term goals and what you can expect from Stay Level Avionix at Flight Sim Con 2018.


Tune in at the link below to have a listen.  You can pick up the Stay Level Avionix section at the 7:35 mark.

Podcast:  Link

SLAVX Launch!

(Chicago, IL - 21 MAR 2018) Company Launch Day! Starting a company has always been a personal goal of mine. Today, Stay Level Avionix, LLC is a reality.

My focus is greater than just selling a product. It’s about enhancing home flight simulation, enabling integration and familiarity with avionics, and ultimately encouraging customers to pursue an actual private pilot certificate.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point, it wouldn’t have been possible without you. 

You've discovered our best-in-class website with live-chat integration at  As I say in the cockpit, “Let’s have fun and Stay Level”