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Old 03-24-2004, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Handheld GPS ???

What kind do you use? Or want to get? Any experience using one of them?

We have (2) 530 Garmins in the Corporate Craft, I use a Garmin 195 in my 210 and have a Garmin 295 Color in my car for use when I ferry other aircraft. As you can tell, I like Garmin.

Let's talk GPS! Jim
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've carried a handheld GPS as a backup for years.

First, and for quite a few years, an Apollo Precedus.

Now, a Garmin 196 mounted on the yoke. I, too, am a big Garmin fan and couldn't be happier with the 196,
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Richard...It has so much planning information available. It has made the pilot so much smarter in a shorter period of time and we don't have to remember as much.......Could not fly without them now...............Jim
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Hi all, this is my first post!! like a practice post if you will.
I have a Garmin XL-12 and a Garmin E-trex Summit, but I will upgrade soon.
So any recommendation will be appreciated
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Watch...welcome to TAF.

I have very little experience with GPS...I think it's good though...as long as you don't become dependant on it. I'll get one eventually...but im kinda broke.
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I've got a Garmin... but I can't remember what number. Black n white display, etc...
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Are GPS's legal on commercial aircraft?
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hmm good question!
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Old 04-07-2004, 02:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes they are...I've carried mine on board and used it several times. I have a Garmin 195. Its pretty nice, big screen and lots of features.
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Are GPS's legal on commercial aircraft?
Whether or not one can navigate legally with a handheld GPS....I believe the answer is still no....I could be wrong!
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Whether or not one can navigate legally with a handheld GPS....I believe the answer is still no....I could be wrong!
They're prefectly legal to navigate with for VFR purposes. They are not legal to use in IFR except as a reference.
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They're prefectly legal to navigate with for VFR purposes. They are not legal to use in IFR except as a reference.
Sorry, I meant for IFR.
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I don't have one, and don't plan to spend a ton of money on one.

My parent's new car has one, but that's another story. I can see them hating that car in another month, it has way too much fancy stuff for them to figure out. I've set the alarm off three times already! And BMW makes the most annoying alarms...
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I flew with a student using the new Garmin 296 yesterday and then after lunch one with 2 Garmin 530's. Talk about too much information and too much money..................Jim
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Those 296's are pretty cool. They are expensive though...$1700. It even has terrain warnings.
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I like Garmin also. I have a GPS III given to me by my boys one Father's day. It's been in my desk drawer for a couple of years now; because. . . you see, map reading is the pre-cursor to sightseeing. And, in that regard, I am a true voyeur. A friend of mine started Garmin back in 1989. A bunch of former King Avionics engineers decided to take a chance on their own. They started out of a basement and now I live just down the street from their World Headquarters. By doing well, they've done well themselves.
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I like Garmin also. I have a GPS III given to me by my boys one Father's day. It's been in my desk drawer for a couple of years now; because. . . you see, map reading is the pre-cursor to sightseeing. And, in that regard, I am a true voyeur. A friend of mine started Garmin back in 1989. A bunch of former King Avionics engineers decided to take a chance on their own. They started out of a basement and now I live just down the street from their World Headquarters. By doing well, they've done well themselves.
They sure are reaping the benefits now with everything from marine to aviation GPS. I've flown with the KLN-90B, Garmin 195 handheld, and dual 430's. Garmin wins by a long shot! The 430 are absolutely amazing. Full of info with everything from nearest airports/VORs/NDB's/intersections and huge moving map display to certified IFR for approaches with RAIM (receiver autonomous integrity monitoring).

On another note, what do you think of the new G1000 glass cockpit? Glass cockpits have been around for a while. And while I fully trust Garmin, I personally think I would wait a while to get a G1000 in an aircraft I own (if I owned one).

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On another note, what do you think of the new G1000 glass cockpit? Glass cockpits have been around for a while. And while I fully trust Garmin, I personally think I would wait a while to get a G1000 in an aircraft I own (if I owned one).

-FlyGuy
Mac McClellan, in the January 2004 issue of Flying Magazine wrote and article on the Garmin G1000
http://www.flyingmag.com/article.asp...article_id=358

In October of last year Cessna put out the specs on their application of the G1000 as well

http://www.cessna.com/news/article.c...Alq96lErAjBtiU

That's all I've read on the product. It seems to be universally heralded as the next generation instrument package for GA aircraft

I do like the introduction of AHRS & DADC into the GA flight instrument package. It's interesting to note that the Digital Air Data Computer will show TAT (Total Air Temperature) which, at the speeds most GA piston aircraft travel is close enough to OAT

Chelton Flight Systems is introducing a similar package as well

http://www.sierraflightsystems.com/default.htm
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It's the wave of the future...A Cessna 152 with a Garmin 430 in the panel...We have one on the ramp...
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It's the wave of the future...A Cessna 152 with a Garmin 430 in the panel...We have one on the ramp...
Heh...I can't even picture that. The 152 I learned in didn't even have a working VOR.
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