September 22, 2017, photo of downtown San Francisco from my AMD 601XLi-B at 2,000 feet just beyond Land's End looking east. Crissy Field is center left, the western span of the Bay Bridge is at top left, and Oakland across the bay at the top. The…
I took the AOPA BasicMed self-assessment course and quiz on April 25, and had my physical exam and comprehensive medical examination checklist by my primary care physician yesterday. For the first time in ten years I can fly as PIC in my old C-172D, and can fly my 601XL at night.Has anyone else taken advantage of BasicMed? …See More
According to my airframe logbook, my 2008 AMD CH601XLi-B had the original PAI-700 compass replaced in 2009 with a new one. No reason was given, but the A&P that did the replacement noted that he couldn't get the new replacement compensated satisfactorily. The 2009 replacement failed two weeks ago with 100 hours on it, and I started looking for alternatives.MGL Avionics sells a pair of units, their AV-1 Infinity 2-1/4" LCD display and SP-6 magnetometer sensor using MEMS…See More
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Obtained my private pilot certificate on Sept 11, 1964, while on active duty in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Hill AFB, UT. I have a total of about 3,000 hours as PIC. Other interests are amateur radio, bicycle touring, and sailing. I retired in 2003, and spent much of my career in the financial services industry.
In December, 2016, I took the Rainbow Aviation Services LSA Repairman-Inspection course and now have my FAA LSA Repairman-Inspection certificate for my Zodiac.
Thanks so much for the reply. Your story sounds much like mine. I have a Private rating but let it lapse and will use my California drivers license to get a recertification in the sport pilot category. I have many questions so I appreciate the links and will likely be in touch.
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