Iowa Lakes Community College Aviation Program is standardizing and updating their fleet of Cessna 172s with a full “glass cockpit” thanks to the Legacy XL Stationary Panel STC.

Estherville, IA – Iowa Lakes Community College has committed to installing Six Pack Aero’s Legacy XL Stationary Panel Kits in their fleet of Cessna 172s. Iowa Lakes Community College’s Aviation Program is based out of their Estherville, IA campus. The program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree as well as a full range of FAA licenses and ratings. Their flight training fleet includes 9 Cessna 172M, 1 Cessna 172L and 1 Cessna 172K, which are currently undergoing an upgrade from steam gauges to a full Dynon “glass cockpit” with the 10-inch Skyview HDX and the 7-inch Skyview HDX.

This fleetwide upgrade is made possible by Six Pack Aero’s Legacy XL Stationary Panel Kit. The first and only FAA STC/PMA approved replacement stationary panel for Cessna 172 models E through M that allows for the installation of 10-inch Primary Flight Displays without compromising the structure of the aircraft. The Legacy XL Stationary Panel is built for future upgradability and fleet standardization, allowing for a range of legacy 172 models to be modernized with safety in mind.

Iowa Lakes’ Director of Aviation Programs and Chief Flight Instruction, Tim Busch, commented on the college’s decision to upgrade the fleet. “[The Legacy XL Stationary Panel Kit] is a good fit for the fleet, it has a clean panel design. We are looking forward to having a standard glass panel layout in the fleet, our students will benefit from standardization and our avionics maintenance costs will be lower. Over the past few years, our program has been on a planned growth path. In August 2022, Flying Magazine gave Iowa Lakes a high ranking, and we plan to live up to that mark.”

The Legacy XL Stationary Panel Kit is available for purchase on Aircraft Spruce. Six Pack Aero is also now a dealer for Dynon Certified avionics and has been authorized to offer complete, ready to install SkyView HDX packages for Cessna 172 E-M alongside the Legacy XL Stationary Panel. 

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