A ten-month project is coming to an end: On November 11, 2022 I picked up my Bonanza from Garmin in Kansas City. Even though we are still waiting for final FAA approval of the new digital autopilot interface, even the current setup is magnitudes better than what I had in my panel before. Let me give you a tour in my new video.
Just before Oshkosh, I had the opportunity to fly in the cockpit observer seat of “DOC”, one of the two remaining B-29 aircraft in airworthy condition. This was in Mason City, IA at the monthly airport BBQ – specifically, the one in July, the one just before Oshkosh. It was a fantastic (and maybe once-in-a-lifetime for me, $$$) experience.
Did I bing my cameras? You bet I did! The ride was surprisingly smooth (for a piston airplane!), and sitting in the very seats that were once the workplace of pilots of the greatest generation was touching. Aircraft Commander Steve Zimmerman and his crew did a nice job explaining what they were doing, and I try to convey a lot of that in this new video (click here).