Saturday, 22 September 2012

A trip to Garmin's Toy Shop...

I was in Chicago on business a couple of weeks ago and happened upon the Garmin store. It's on the corner of Michigan and Erie...




What a fine place. The upstairs is best: full of aviation kit on display....


Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Took the time to describe and demonstrate all the devices I cared to look at.  As a result, I am now the happy owner of a 795...


A rock-solid unit, tons of features. Helped me through some nasty weather on the way back from Leuchars airshow last weekend. Perfect size. Fits tidily in my Bulldog cockpit via the versatile hefty clamp supplied in the box. Goodbye iPad (at least as a moving-map)...