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Features December 2014 Issue

It's Just a Timer

Clockwise from top left: CDN TM30, CDN TM23-S, West Bend 40005, my old Timex and General Instruments TI239.

It's Just a Timer

Few of us time approaches any more, but there are a lot of other events in flight that need to be timed. Here’s a look at some cheap kitchen timers for those tasks.

There were no GPS approaches when I learned instruments, so we timed everything. To do so, I purchased a simple Timex kitchen timer with direct entry via separate zero through nine buttons. Need to time 2:16? Push 2-1-6-start. I stopped using that trusty timer after a panel upgrade.

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