Glass Cockpit Flight


When Garmin's G1000 "glass cockpit" instrumentation system came out last year, I sort-of did a "whatever". At the time, I still owned niner-three-fox, my beloved little 1966 Cessna 150 with basic cockpit instrumentation (and my handheld Garmin 196 which was impressive enough). The G1000 is something on the order of a $60K option on new aircraft, and I figured I'd never fly behind one of those. Hence my blase attitude about how cool they may be. Boy was I wrong. On Saturday, I got checked out in another aircraft available for rent over at Aviation Services, the local airport FBO. Sure, it's just a 172, but sitting behind a G1000, wrapped in a shiny new panel with that aircraft grey…

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