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    The PPS is a new, high-current power system for experimental and light-sport aircraft.

    EVERETT, WA, July 24, 2017 – Astronics Ballard Technology, the industry-leader for reliable avionics databus interface solutions and world-class customer support, announced today that they will be taking reservations for the new Vertical Power Primary Power System (PPS) for experimental and light-sport aircraft at AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. Show attendees can make a reservation for the new PPS for an opportunity to purchase one of the first production units, scheduled to be available later this year. The Vertical Power booth is in Hangar C, #3077...

    Vertical Power had a successful presence at the Sebring show this past January. We were co-located in a booth with Levil Technology to promote the integration of the VP-X system with a tablet using an iLevil product.

    Booth traffic was steady and we were able to talk to a lot of interested customers. We also enjoyed visiting with the many manufacturers that were present at the show.

    Overall, we were very pleased with the show attendance and look forward to doing more of the smaller shows and regional fly-ins throughout the year. Be sure and stop by when we are in your area.

    Sun 'n Fun is viewed as the kickoff of the show season, and this year's kickoff was a great one. There was a steady flow of people in and out of the booth all week long and it was great to see the show doing so well. Interest in the Primary Power System just keeps getting stronger and we are so excited to be closer to bringing the PPS to the market. Homebuilders, manufacturers in the LSA market, and even some kit manufacturers are showing interest in integrating the PPS as standard equipment in their electrical design. 

    We had a great visit with Mark and Conrad Huffstutler, the owners of the "new" Lancair company. They stopped by to learn more about Vertical Power. They are interested in putting a VP-X (or two) in each new airplane they produce. There is also interest in a PPS (or two) in each as well.

    Peter Muller from Raptor aircraft also stopped by to check on progress. This company has "orders of interest" of over 900 planes (each including a VP-X on-board) and we couldn't be happier for them.

    Jeff and Chad in the booth at Sun 'n Fun 2017 talking PPS with Mike, a friend of Vertical Power

    Chad Jensen represented Vertical Power at the US Flight Expo LSA show in Marana, AZ, just outside of Tucson. This was the first year for this new Light Sport Aircraft event and Chad was there to survey the show and meet with LSA manufacturers to discuss VP-X and PPS implementation on their aircraft.

    The first year crowds were somewhat light as expected, but the show appears to have good potential. It was certainly a win for the Vertical Power products, with Chad able to talk at length with several LSA manufacturers that were present. They showed great interest in the advanced features of the VP products and the potential to lower costs and weight with their implementation. We look forward to and hope that there is a second annual event next year.

    Light Sport Aircraft at US Flight Expo in Marana, AZ