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August 2023
What’s inside…

8 Featured Plane 
1957 Straight-Tail 182 
Bradley McKee’s Backcountry Skylane 
By Dan Brownell 

18 Avionics 
What’s Going On at Gensys Aerosystems/S-TEC 
By Bob Hart  
S-TEC 3100 Digital Autopilot
System 55X data

24 Sky Talk 
The Basics of Aviation Insurance 
By Scott “Sky” Smith  

28 Install a Remote Oil Filter Kit to Make DIY Oil Change Easy 
By John A. Bradley 

36 Ensuring a Lien Release Is FAA-Approved 
A Critical First Step in an Airplane Purchase 
By Jim Curns 

40 Industry News 
FAA Aircraft Registration 
New EAGLE website

46 Hangar Tip  
Checking Seat Roll Pins 
By Elizabeth Gibbs 

Member Activity 
41 Member Q&A 
44 Member Photos 

6 From the Editor 
45 Advertising Index 

On the Cover Photo of Bradley McKee’s 1957 Cessna 182 by Jack Fleetwood (