The Sponsors for the King Air Gathring V – 2020 will be available in the spring.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Beechcraft’s line of iconic King Air turboprops and built-for-adventure Baron G58 and Bonanza G36 piston aircraft have shaped the way pilots and businesses fly for more than 50 years.

Blackhawk Aerospace is the global leader in providing aircraft upgrades, modifications, and performance enhancements for the turboprop fleet. Founded in Waco, Texas in 1999, Jim Allmon, Dale Griffin, and Matt Shieman first created Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. Since then, Blackhawk Aerospace Composites and Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions have been added to the Blackhawk Aerospace family. With more than 800 XP Engine+ Upgrades delivered, Blackhawk Aerospace is one of the largest buyers of factory new Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engines in the world. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities. 

GOLD SPONSORS

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s  PT6A turboprop engine is a powerhouse that offers unmatched performance, reliability, and value in its class of 500 – 2,000 shaft horsepower for a wide range of  King Air applications. P&WC’s global dependable support network includes a rapid response 24-hour Customer First Centre, 30 P&WC-owned and designated service facilities, field support representatives, mobile repair teams, rental and exchange engines and advanced diagnostic capabilities. P&WC’s customer service commitment is backed by over one-half billion hours of in-service experience.

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems provide civilian MRO Services for Beechcraft, Challenger, Cessna, Embraer, Global Express, Gulfstream, Falcon, Learjet, Piaggio, and Pilatus aircraft. Stevens is a US government prime service provider of depot maintenance, refurbishment, and modifications for military versions of general aviation airframes.

With more than 1000 King Air Landing Gear components overhauled in 2013 alone, Trace is quickly becoming the GO-TO provider for savvy King Air Operators worldwide.  The team at Trace continually strives to provide the highest level of King Air Landing Gear Expertise along with the tools and processes to assure operators the reliability they expect,  along with the value that is required.

Full line of premium LED Replacement Panels and other lighted products for King Air and 1900 Series aircraft.
LED Lighting and solid-state electronics assure long life and ultra-reliable performance.

  • No more frustration with lamps, broken caps, and latching problems.
  • Multi-celled, single piece legend plate with modern day appearance and stunning lighting performance.
  • Simple half-day plug & play installation easily accomplished in parallel with other maintenance activities.

Davis Aviation, Inc. was formed in 2002 by Carl and Paula Davis. Having worked in the aviation parts field for several years, they saw an industry with very poor service where companies had to “shop around” to find parts to fill their orders. They had a vision for a company that would provide unprecedented service where customers could find everything they were looking for in one place for reasonable prices. Meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations and providing premier service will always be our top priority.

As a PT6A, Pratt & Whitney Designated Distributor and Overhaul (DDOF) Shop, and a family-owned company that has been around for over 45 years, we offer a personal experience centered around our core values:  Integrity, Dependability, Affordability and Quality Service.  In addition to normal Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, we also offer:   AOG Mobile Repair Team – We can come to you,  We stock a full line of Replacement Parts and Accessories,  Pool of Rental Engines and Engines for Sale.  Also, Rental Power Sections, Pratt Warranty Work  (DDOF),  Nozzles  Exchange Fuel Nozzle (EFN) Kits.

The King Air Academy is comprised of the most experienced King Air pilots and instructors in the industry.  Our mission is to provide efficient, relevant and personalized instruction, specific to the Beechcraft King Air, for today’s flying environment while respecting your time and money.   Training courses are specifically designed for both the professional crew (CRM) and the owner/operator single-pilot operations.   We have preferred rates at nearby hotels, we will provide a working lunch while training with us.  We want your training experience to be something you look forward to.

The aviation industry knows BLR Aerospace for its performance-enhancing products. Our innovations fly on more than 6,000 helicopters and airplanes, and we are a trusted technology partner to both OEMs and the aftermarket.  The key to BLR’s success has never changed – we are innovators – but our holistic approach to innovation is what sets BLR apart. While great engineering, creative ideas, and technical expertise are essential to our success, it takes real innovation to earn industry icon status.

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) is an FAA Parts Manufacture Approval (PMA) facility specializing in King Air interior products.  AvFab holds over 150 STC’s and supplies seating options and special missions equipment to Textron Beechcraft in their factory new King Airs.  AvFab offers a variety of interior items for your King Air including high density seats, divans, arm ledge table systems, window shades, aeromedical equipment, seat repair services, and more.

We make products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. We do this, so our customers can make the most of the time they spend pursuing their passions.  With more than 11,500 associates in 60 offices around the world, we bring GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. We think every day is an opportunity to innovate, and a chance to beat yesterday.

Lee Aerospace is headquartered in Wichita and was founded in 1989 by owner and President, Jim Lee.  Starting as a small production facility, building cabin windows for the Boeing 737/757, Lee Aerospace has grown through the years to include advanced aerospace transparency design, an FAA Certified repair facility offering repair and installation, major aerostructure assemblies and composite manufacturing programs for some of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world.  Lee Aerospace is a proven OEM supplier to major aircraft manufacturers, as well as a reliable aftermarket support to general and business aviation.

Ice Shield® specializes in high quality de-icing for general and commuter aviation which includes:

  • Pneumatic wing boot de-icers
  • Propeller electro-thermal boot de-icers
  • Wire harnesses
  • Engine Inlet de-icers
  • Leading Edge Assemblies for TBM
  • De-ice hardware
  • De-ice accessories

Raisbeck engineers advanced performance systems aimed at improving the performance, comfort, safety, and operational flexibility of your aircraft. We offer systems for the Beechcraft King Air, Bombardier Learjet, and de Haviland Twin Otter. Historically we have also built products for commercial aircraft, and are continually expanding our product offerings across new and existing fleets!

AeroVue™ is an integrated flight deck for the King Air B200 that replaces all of the legacy mechanical equipment. It provides two primary flight displays, one for the pilot and the co-pilot, and a shared multi-function display. It also comes with the industry-leading SmartView™ synthetic vision system, flight management system, radios, ADS-B compliant transponder, and autopilot. It has options for weather radar, XM weather receiver, radar altimeter, traffic alert, and ground proximity warning.

StandardAero is a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Designated Distributor and Overhaul and Facility. With over 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, our team is dedicated to helping you make the right decisions by providing options and recommendations that are tailored to your specific needs. To optimize your service experience, our facilities and infrastructures have been specifically designed for P&WC PT6A component repair and maintenance events with the operator in mind- minimizing downtime and reducing costs.

CenTex Aerospace, Inc. established in 1999 offers an expanding inventory of STC modifications and PMA replacement parts for Beechcraft King Air, Baron And Bonanza.  Offering over 30 years of combined experience as FAA Certification specialists, CenTex Aerospace utilizes its expertise, effort, and skills to bring a variety of engineering services to general aviation.  With various engineering accolades to their name, CenTex Aerospace had developed several STC conversions for Beechcraft King Air series airplanes.

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) is a leading systems integrator that designs and manufactures differentiated NextGen flight navigation and precision flight instrumentation systems for the Aerospace Industry. IS&S continues their innovative thinking with ThrustSense, the first ever certified King Air autothrottle, from takeoff to landing phases of flight including go around. Today only the B787 and the ThrustSense King Air offer Vmc Protection. In addition the system incorporates engine and speed exceedance protection, think FADEC functionality with low and high speed protection for the King Air. The ThrustSense King Air builds on the success of the certified PC-12 ThrustSense System with Hot Start Protection, Auto Turbulence Speed (Va), Auto Approach Speeds with Wind Shear Warning including many other innovations.  The System is an elegant solution that improves safety, performance, is high value, light weight, installs with minimal downtime and is a mature and robust System.

PWI pioneered interior fluorescent lighting systems for the aircraft industry in 1972 and, more recently, has led in providing upgrades from fluorescents to LEDs. We can custom bend tubes, or design LED lighting to match any installation. We specialize in providing drop-in, LED upgrade kits for nearly all King Air models.

EVENT SPONSORS

FreeFlight Systems designs, manufactures, sells and supports avionics systems that improve the safety, efficiency, and affordability of flying. Our modular and scalable products can be used as stand-alone devices or as fully integrated avionics systems. Markets served include; General Aviation, Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional/commercial), Helicopter and OEM.

Genesys Aerosystems offers a full line of autopilots for airplanes, helicopters, developed the world’s first FAA-certified 3D synthetic vision EFIS, and GPS/WAAS navigator and has grown to become a leader in integrated cockpit avionics systems for special-mission aircraft. From low-cost analog wing levelers to sophisticated, digital, three-axis systems with Flight Director and envelope protection, S-TEC has FAA certification for nearly 1,000 aircraft types and has delivered over 40,000 autopilot systems.

Airtext solves the problem of staying connected electronically to business, friends, and family without the high cost of a traditional internet option. Airtext allows 16 passengers the ability to send and receive email, SMS messages and place phone calls anywhere in the world. 

Circle Air Group, located at Gillespie Field is San Diego’s most convenient FBO.  We are a full-service FBO offering a private passenger terminal with world-class concierge services and amenities, SoCal’s largest FAA Class III Part 145 Repair Station and comprehensive avionics.  Circle Air Group specializes in Citation, King Air, Gulfstream, Challenger, Falcon and larger aircraft with over 70,000 sq. ft. hangar and office leasing and 400,000 sq. ft. concrete ramp space.

Replace your expensive maintenance tracking provider or spreadsheets with our FREE Maintenance Tracking service. SierraTrax is an easy-to-use, modern interface that updates your aircraft data in real time. Our philosophy is simple – we want to deliver the best maintenance tracking solution for your King Air and exceed your expectations at every turn. 

Wenk Aviation Insurance is proud to serve the insurance needs of aircraft owners, pilots and aviation businesses across the United States.  With more than four decades of experience in the industry, our agency maintains trusted, longstanding relationships with the top carriers in the marketplace.  In addition to providing coverage solutions at the most competitive rates available, we’re also dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service that is second to none.

KADEX Aero is an independent aircraft parts & supplies distributor. KADEX distributes over 100 different manufacturers and offers repair and overhaul management, maintenance/technical support and can support operators with AOG services. KADEX is a Canadian family owned and operated business serving worldwide airlines and operators with industry leading service since 1994. You can trust KADEX to connect you with the right part at the right time with the right price.

A global leader in the emergency warning industry, trusted to perform since 1952. Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation, and Mass Notification industries worldwide.