Our second visit to Aero Expo. Lot’s of geeky aviation stuff to see, but only one day at the show followed by a day’s sightseeing.
Family fun in 2016
Karen had a second operation on Friday 12 November to remove the metal in her leg and place a frame around the outside. The consultant told us that the leg simply wasn’t healing quickly enough. She’ll be wearing the frame for at least four months so no skiing again this season.
Karen’s already up and about although she does get tired quickly. At least she’s on the mend…
The annual Round the island Race, round the Isle of Wight, that is, took place this year on 2 July. We entered, as usual, with some friends, having sailed the Solent for the previous few days.
Conditions were challenging, at times, but the big disappointment was the genoa jamming as we tried to take it down towards the end of the race. Hey ho, we had fun and there’s always next year.
Filmed at Londonthorpe and Rutland Water.
This is a rock-solid GPS which has lived in my panel for the last two years. It has a 7″ screen which is very easy to see in a bright cockpit, hard buttons (no touchscreen) and it won’t overheat. With the “bare wires” cable connected to your panel, the 695 receives the current flight plan from your GTN/GNS and a charge so if you were to lose electrical power you’d have a fully charged GPS to work with.
I bought this GPS second-hand in 2013 and replaced the battery at that time. All the databases are up-to-date. ChartView is unlocked and Central European Jeppesen charts are installed. They will expire soon but remain visible until 70 days after expiration.
I’m including a soft case, the protective cover, cigarette light power adapter, AC adapter, USB cable, Quick Reference Guide, Owner’s Manual and the “bare wires” data & power cable. The original yoke mount got taken to pieces so I could install the GPS in my panel so I might not be able to put it back together, but there are loads of cockpit mounts available.
More information about the GPSMAP 695 on Garmin’s website.
I’ll take some more photos when I remove the GPS from my aircraft.
This GPS is over £1400 new – I’m asking £600 plus postage.