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by TwinStarScott
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Not the least bit surprising, the KingAir NXi flight decks already have the visual approach feature. Below is a link to a Garmin produced video and a related discussion starts at 3:24. Here are a few quotes from a pilot that flies a KingAir, equipped with the NXi - "the visual approaches are such a ...
by TwinStarScott
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Hi Don, There should be a fair number of 63W's going into reserve inventory, if and when, all of the Phase I NXi aircraft are upgraded to the 64W's. From a non-WAAS owner's perspective, is this the best and most cost effective long term solution for the legacy G1000's? Probably not. Does anyone wish...
by TwinStarScott
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

To quickly summarize the recent discussion - clearly the tide has shifted dramatically this year in avionics* (ranked by features, then price) and an even more noticeable leapfrogging of sorts has occurred: Early 2000's 1) experimental aircraft (features and price) 2) G1000 aircraft (Diamond - featu...
by TwinStarScott
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Wow, that is most unfortunate Dave.
by TwinStarScott
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

but there are a number of features that are part of the G1000 NXi that have not been implemented by Diamond in either Phase 1 or Phase 2, including Visual Approaches and Surface Watch, both available on Textron aircraft for over two years. Yikes Russ! And of course the DA62 owners are still waiting...
by TwinStarScott
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Our main problem is WAAS and the second big issue is KAP140. Back to the question posed by Russ from yesterday - one item that has come to my attention since the formation of the G1000 petition. And that is: if there was one really important software feature the NXi and other Garmin Systems have* a...
by TwinStarScott
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

Ironic timing with this Garmin brochure that arrived in today's mail. Featuring the following products: G3X Touch Flight Displays GPS175 GNX375 G5 GFC500 A/P As a copy landed in every pilot's mailbox here in the Air Park. So it's probably a pretty safe bet most followers of this thread have received...
by TwinStarScott
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up
Replies: 450
Views: 28703

Re: Outdated Garmin G1000 software - petition sign-up

The most likely causes were the historical bad blood between Diamond and Thielert combined with a lack of financial viability of making the STCs for TDI. But we need leadership here. Sooner rather than later. The current Chinese owners of the company should understand the value of having an upgrada...
by TwinStarScott
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Recent reports of JetA Fuel Contamination

In other words Paul, since most of us flying with diesel engines almost always request "negative Prist" before refueling, our risk for contamination might be less. Is this correct? Regardless, here's a quick mention of the situation on the latest AOPA live broadcast, it starts at 4:47: https://aopal...