Avionics: Beyond the AET - Textbook


Navigation, Communication, and Installation

Second Edition

by Tom Inman

9 chapters | Color photos & illustrations | Detailed diagrams

Order #: T-AVBAET-0201

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For schools teaching advanced avionics courses, Avotek offers Avionics: Beyond The AET.  Beginning with a review of key AET concepts, this volume quickly moves on to the material required for the NCATT AET Radio Communication Systems endorsement. It extensively covers material relating to aircraft navigation systems and avionics installation.  Current AETs also will find it useful for NCATT exam preparation.

Author Tom Inman is an associate professor and co-department chair at Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is a regular contributor to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) magazine. Tom has worked in avionics for over 30 years.

Updates for the second edition include the latest in radio communication theory and practice, the latest in aviation dependent navigation systems (specifically GBAS and GLS), added new terminology, illustrations and photos, index terms, glossary definitions, and more. Outdated material was replaced with what is most current.


  • Basic Electronics Theory
  • Radio Communication Theory – Radio wave, frequency bands & radio propagation
  • Radio Receivers
  • Aviation Radio Communication – History, systems, VHF and satellite communications
  • Dependent and Autonomous Navigation Systems
  • Installation and Integration
  • Installation Project Administration


ISBN 13: 978-1-933189-75-8


Additional Resources:

Avionics: Beyond the AET Student Workbook

Instructor Resources:
Avionics: Beyond the AET Image Library CD