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Features January 2020 Issue

Check Your Data

Check Your Data

Think the data in your favorite EFB program is correct? Trust it? Maybe you should check to make sure that trust is deserved.

At the airport, I’ll pull the airplane out of the hangar, preflight, and hop in. Once inside I get the ATIS and clearance before starting the engines. That morning Tower was still closed—I’m a morning person—so in good VMC, I planned to launch VFR and pick up my clearance in the air from Center. With the engines running, I uploaded the flight plan from Pilot. That’s where the first sign of trouble popped up; my Garmin GTN 650 didn’t like the flight plan from my Garmin Pilot EFB. It was fine last time. What the…

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