Our passions are yours. With a team largely made up of pilots, it's not surprising that Dynon products resonate with builders and pilots of small aircraft. Here are some of the people that design, build, and support the avionics in your aircraft when you choose Dynon.
A serial entrepreneur, John founded Dynon after selling his previous startup to Cypress Semiconductor. Almost 2 decades later, his passion project is now the leader in light aircraft avionics. A lifelong pilot, John’s Murphy Moose, Cessna 180, and Beaver are all floatplanes.
Rob is the 2017 EAA Homebuilder Hall of Fame Inductee. As an electrical engineer with software expertise, Rob began building his own engine monitor during construction of his RV-4. Other local builders expressed interest and Advanced Flight Systems (now a Dynon company) was born. Rob’s current RV-10 has a three-display AF-5000 Quick Panel that showcases the latest complete avionics solutions offered by Dynon.
Our CFO, Gillian, was Dynon's first employee. In those early days, Gillian did everything but engineering. Among her accomplishments: she personally recruited the original team - mostly new college grads - that started Dynon on its successful journey. Gillian is a student pilot.
When Lawrence isn’t teaching Dynon’s products how to fly airplanes, he’s giving aeronautical talks to EAA chapters, obsessing over air racing, competing in model sailplane competitions and riding his bicycle. His favorite logbook entry is a 1927 Travel Air 4000.
Now an outside advisor to Dynon, Ian led the team that built the Glassair Sportsman that a handful of Dynonian’s own and fly. When he’s not working on airplanes, you’re likely to find him in his garage, adding more power or lightness to his cars.
A lifelong flying fanatic, Mike joined Dynon after reading an early magazine profile of the company which highlighted how much more affordable the EFIS-D10A was than any competition. Mike currently flies a SkyView-equipped Glasair Sportsman that he built with other Dynonians.
Robert’s introduction to aviation was decidedly low tech: he learned to fly as a teenager in the family J-3 Cub. Since joining Dynon, though, Robert’s experiences have been at the far other end the spectrum: he owned a Diamond DA-40 until team-building a SkyView-equipped Glasair Sportsman. He recently earned his seaplane rating, combining his love of water and sky.
You may recognize Kirk from Dynon’s popular training classes and videos. Though he might someday finish his perpetually-delayed Maule project, Kirk now flies a Glasair Glastar. Kirk is a Commercial/Multi-engine/CFII pilot and past president of the Washington Pilot’s Association.
David’s plans-built Sonex won an award for Outstanding Workmanship in a Plans Built Aircraft at Oshkosh 2012. After flying his Sonex all over the country, David is now about halfway done building an RV-7. He’s a past president of EAA chapter 84.
When not flying his RV-9, David can often be found piloting his other winged vessel around the waters of the Pacific Northwest. David joined Dynon after spending a couple years living on his sailboat, exploring the West coast and South America.
Tyler has been involved in aviation his entire life. His first job was pumping gas at KTIW. After work you'll most likely find Tyler experimenting with electronics, radios, or some kind of musical instrument. Tyler also flies his 172 around the Pacific Northwest as often as he can.
Little did Don know when he selected Dynon SkyView for his RV9A build, that a short 5 years and one 1700 mile cross country move later, he would be working for Dynon. After a 25 year career as a small business owner, he is excited to bring his passion for aviation to Dynon. Don is a Commercial Pilot and CFII.
Rick was nearly born into flying, having first traveled in his father's 1940 Monocoupe 90AW as an infant. Rick holds FAA Airframe, Powerplant, and Commercial Pilot certificates, and his career has spanned over 40 years across GA maintenance and aerospace design engineering. Rick has been active in regional aerobatic competition, and has broad flight experience in a wide variety of antique, sport/aerobatic, and ex-military aircraft.