November 14, 2013
By Ian J. Twombly
If you’ve ever wanted a G-meter but couldn’t justify the cost, now is the time. Flight Data Systems announced that its GT-50 is available for certificated aircraft.
The GT-50 is a combination clock, G-meter, timer, voltmeter, and outside air temperature gauge that fits into one two-and-a-quarter-inch hole. Previously only available for the experimental market, Flight Data Systems says they have sold more than 3,000 of the units already.
Because installing the instrument should be a minor alteration, buyers will likely to be able to source the work locally if they choose to. The GT-50 is $169, and is available directly from Flight Data Systems or one of the company’s dealers, including Aircraft Spruce and Specialty.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN NEAR YOU!
SHARE YOUR PASSION. VOLUNTEER AT AN AOPA FLY-IN. CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
VOLUNTEER LOCALLY AT AOPA FLY-IN! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>
BE A PART OF THE FLY-IN VOLUNTEER CREW! CLICK TO LEARN MORE >>>