"My history with Universal started back in 1994 when I was on exchange with the USAF at the Air Force Flight Standards Agency. I got to fly the first USAF jet (C-21A Learjet) FAA certified to fly GPS approaches and happened to be the first guy to do that. As a Canadian!!! Of course, Universal Avionics FMS was the equipment we chose and the Universal folks back then helped babysit us into the new GPS world.
When I got back to Canada, my own air force joined the new world and I got to help equip our King Air training fleet with a FMS. Guess who I insisted we go with? Again, the Universal Avionics team was there to help with that, as the C-90 King Air did not come with that kit. That was over a decade ago. When we updated to newer King Airs, we again went with Universal. Over the years, Universal was always ready to help me out with training, advice etc. I pushed the air force to buy the FMS Trainer software back then and got great support from Universal.
My career is slowly winding down and I am now a part time Reservist after 28 years of service. I do 14 days a month. People still ask me questions about the history of GPS and FMS. I always tell them I chose Universal’s product because it was easily the most intuitive FMS out there. For young student pilots, it is the way to go."