Trip to Sudbury / Bendix AV8OR

Plans are in the works to fly up to Sudbury with a fellow pilot. The kicker is that he’s going to have his own plane and he will be departing from CNB9.

I’m currently working out the logistics of the trip. I’m still not sure if I’m going to do it as it is quite far. About 1.5 hours each way. However it will be so fun to go up with Matt. He’s had some experience formation flying which could be beneficial for the trip.

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone on a x-country so I’m excited! Stay tuned for more details.

Matt is also using a Bendix AV8OR (yes that says “aviator”). I’ve never heard of the product, so I took a look on the Bendix website. This thing is pretty pimp. It’s cheap, plus the database updates are free! The interface is the best: no buttons or joysticks! Everything is done on the touch screen. It looks like accessing the functions and using the device is much more intuitive than the Garmin products. It includes both a wall adaptor, built in battery, and a “cigarette” plug adaptor. Plus it includes an external antenna, if the internal antenna isn’t sufficient.

It is the perfect VFR GPS unit. Because its portable, its not certified for IFR. Plus the database doesn’t contain IFR approaches.

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  1. I loooove my AV8OR and would highly recommend. However, the batteries are no good. I bought the extended battery ($75) which is supposed to provide 3 hours of use but it only gives about 1 hour of continuous use. Your blog is amazing!

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