AR-1 gyro manufacturer
- Oct 31, 2011
- Tampa, FL
- Total Flight Time
- 3600+ .. New to gyroplanes
Since we are quoting figures dug out the log book. Accepted a Citation V in Wichita with EFIS on 10th Dec 1989 to fly to Saudi Arabia and at the time had 12,600hrs. So around 4,400hrs of various other types of EFIS in various other a/c types, flying globally over the next 14 years. Am acquainted with various types of EFIS and what they offer.
Flying since I retired, much simpler, either basic 6 pack, or, just ALT, ASI, compass and slip string, which regretfully leaves me entirely unacquainted with the recent developments with Ipads, Foreflight, Sky Demon, Garmin Pilot, Jeppesen Mobile, Air Nav Pro, Direct To, Uncle Tom Cobly and the rest.
I chose MGL and will see how I fare. The Eclipse and AR1 I last flew with Greg both I think had Extreme which I felt was too small for an open gyro hence the Explorer. Yes, setting it up has not been my forte. It may well be overkill, but if, when, I get the chance to finish, I am hoping it will give me some information that will be useful, and I can use.
The point I am making isn’t for you or a professional pilot who is now retired. I am making a general point. I find people with less than 1000 hours of total flying, very few if any hours with flying with an EFIS still want an EFIS for recreational Gyroplane flying in Kansas, Iowa or such places. There isn’t any LA airspace there. My personal preference is to simplify solutions as much asI can. When your cruise speed os100 mph and you are flying for fun why would you kill the fun by using a complex solution when it’s not needed. That’s my take on life in general.