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Archive of posts filed under the News category.

New Paint and Oil

This is my first post in a very long time, and there are a few things to report.  First, after the autopilot installation in August 2020, the plane flew more than before, with people getting familiar with the autopilot.  Then, a longer than expected annual inspection in January/February 2021 replaced both Comm antennas, all engine intake […]

Autopilot Installation

As I write this at the beginning of August, 84R is finally getting a new autopilot, a Garmin GFC500.  Garmin certified its autopilot for the 182RG in early Fall 2019, but due to the number of owners rushing to get their planes compliant with the FAA’s January 1, 2020, ADS-B mandate, there wasn’t an avionics shop […]

Miscellaneous Notes, Aircraft Type-ID and ATC Clearances

84R has been flying a lot since coming back on-line with new fuel bladders at the end of June, partly due to the misfortunes of 756RA six months ago that made 84R until just this week the only flyable 182RG in the fleet.  Thank you to all the pilots who’ve flown 84R this summer and […]