C-182Q N96934 at West Valley Flying Club

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Annual complete, flying without Garmin 530

The annual was completed on 6/14 and I brought the plane back to PAO. I am happy to say that it went much more smoothly this year. There were no significant issues at all.

If things had gone according to plan, the upgraded GNS530 would have been waiting at Sterling. Unfortunately, there was some mix-up between Sterling and Garmin and the shipment was delayed. If all goes well, it will be back by early next week. That means that I will try and schedule the upgrade to take place late next week.

Until then, the plane is available for use. There is a flag in CASSi noting that there is no Garmin 530, which means the only Nav/Com is the #2. With one nav radio and a DME, the plane is okay for limited IFR, but is definitely good for VFR flights. Several members have flown it since it came back without any issues.

As a reminder, the plane is blocked out for my summer travel from 7/16 to 8/5. Another member will be taking 934 on vacation from 8/6 to 8/19.


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