Features October 2013 Issue
What you really need
No, you donít actually need a G1000 system to learn or fly IFR, but with all the hi-tech stuff out there, it can be confusing to know what is required.
We recently had a thought-provoking exchange of e-mails with Henry, a reader who asked a multipart question: What equipment does he need in his airplane for an instrument checkride? Afterward, what equipment does he reasonably need to fly it daily in the system?
Offering his Beech Sundowner as an example, he asked our opinion as to whether it was suitable for both. Working from the general toward the specific, here’s our analysis.