When I lost the Garmin 530 I had to work with Com 2 and it just didn't sound as loud and clear as the Garmin. Old radio, I know, but it was more than that. As previously posted I went with the PMA 7000M BT, great price, excellent functionality. OK, with that backstory in mind here is todays flights to get my girl home.
|Chet at the controls|
Chet handled the flying and I did the radio work. We picked up flight following with Dover and then as we approached the canal they turned us loose. I switched over to Wilmington and noted the ATIS then made a call ten miles out to advise of our position and that we had information Lima. The tower asked us to keep our speed up for a Baron, number two to land. Chet did a great job and made the first taxiway on Mike.
|Delaware Memorial Bridges as we fly the left base for 27|
The ride was brutal, up and down side to side, got my butt kicked the whole way at three thousand. The flight of two, that's how I checked in, fought headwinds most of the way with our airspeeds bouncing between 95 and 115 knots. We crossed midfield and entered the left down wind for runway three four. I landed a bit long to speed up clearing for Chet right behind me.
|On the ramp at Kays|
|A tight formation heading home. Traffic!|
|8BW moving into position|
I should mention that I love the new audio panel. The sound is really clean, the voice operated relay (VOX) is really neat and there is no clipping when you first start to speak. I have to learn about the Bluetooth but I know the music works and I figured out how to shut it off. When Dale offered to walk me through it I told him I'll figure it out. I think Mary will like the Bluetooth for her movies and music. I'll do a more in depth review once I get some time flying with the new panel and get things figured out.