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Special Day for Tim Cole
One of Maxcraft’s long time customers and friend, shared his wonderful story with us. Read more below about Tim’s fantastic day. May 14, 2022 A special day for me! On May 14, 1972, Fifty Years Ago, was the first day … Continue reading
Posted in Pilot Stories Tagged airplane, avionic system upgrades, Canada, customers, efis, Flight Instruments, friend, glass cockpit systems, GPS, Grumman Goose, Helicopter, Maxcraft, tcas, Tim Cole, upgrade, Vancouver, VHF radios, YPK, YVR Comments Off on Special Day for Tim Cole
What’s happening at Maxcraft
The very first Flight Stream install! Finally iPad/iPhone connections to your avionics! Maxcraft performed the first Garmin Connext installation with our customer Dave Qualley. Read on for his comments: When Garmin first announced their Flight Stream product back in August I … Continue reading
Posted in Avionics 101, Pilot Stories Tagged 182, apps, Aspen PFD, Dave Qualley, Flight Stream, Foreflight, Garmin 530W, Garmin Connext, Garmin Pilot, IFR, iPad, iPhone, route, Synthetic Vision, Victor, weather Comments Off on What’s happening at Maxcraft
Watch this Cessna 340 shoot an approach to minimums!
This approach down to bare minimums is a great example of how a modern avionics suite aids in IFR operations. Technology like this reduces workload and helps eliminate human error, reaping huge safety benefits, even for veterans and especially during … Continue reading
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CBAA tradeshow in Edmonton – Day 3
CBAA update from Edmonton Tradeshow was up and running yesterday and a very busy day for Steve and Daryl. The show went well with lots of exhibits and met lots of great people. They finished the day at … Continue reading
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Taking the long way to CBAA in Edmonton – Day 2
Fort McMurray and Oil Sands After arriving in the late afternoon to Fort McMurray, Steve and Daryl spent the night to have an adventure the next day. The next day, Steve and Daryl were very fortunate to have a generous … Continue reading
Posted in Pilot Stories Tagged autopilot, avionic systems, Canada, Edmonton, efis, Fort McMurray, Garmin GTN, Helicopter, Maxcraft Avionics, Oil Sands, Paul Spring, Phoenix Helicopters, St. Alberts, tcas, Villeneuve Airport Comments Off on Taking the long way to CBAA in Edmonton – Day 2
Taking the long way to CBAA in Edmonton
First stop – Fort McMurray Steve and Daryl left this morning on an adventure. Flying in Daryl’s Cessna 182 and after watching the change in the weather, they were wheels up mid morning. Their destination…Fort McMurray. Just one of their … Continue reading
Posted in Pilot Stories Tagged 182P, Alberta, autopilot systems, CBAA, Cessna 182, cockpit, efis, Fort McMurray, Fraser Canyon, Garmin GTN, Hope, Kamloops, Maxcraft Avionics, oxygen, Panel, Spot Gen 3, tcas, weather, Whitecourt Comments Off on Taking the long way to CBAA in Edmonton
Leg. 7 Las Vegas-Burns,OR-Pitt Meadows, B.C. Well we made it! Long day in the airplane today, lots of zig zagging around restricted areas in Nevada. We had her up as high as 17,000 ft grounding 175 kts! Some weather in … Continue reading
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Mexico to Las Vegas
Leg 6 Alamos Mexico to Las Vegas We had a fantastic time in the beautiful town of Alamos but our stay in the luxury Hacineda De Los Santos had to end. We had a short hop to Obregon so that … Continue reading
Posted in Pilot Stories Tagged aircraft, Alamos, Arizona, autopilot systems, FBO, Hacineda, Las Vegas, Maxcraft Avionics, Mexico, Nogalos, TCAS II, WAAS Comments Off on Mexico to Las Vegas
In La Ventanna!
Leg 5 – Alamos, Mexico Well we had a great time in La Ventanna, some good days sailing, the others spent exploring and hanging with new and old friends. Now we are off on Part 2! A bit of an … Continue reading
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They made it to Mexico!
They’re there! Leg 4 – La Paz, Mexico We made it! Left Yuma early and had a spectacular flight down. It’s been a few years and I have forgotten how truly beautiful this flight down the Baja coastline is. To … Continue reading
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