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by rdrobson
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: A Taste of Autopilot on Return from Kern Valley
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: A Taste of Autopilot on Return from Kern Valley

\What training sequence would you use… radio first, then hand flying in cruise, then autopilot? What about preparation for landing? Your thoughts? My wife just did a pinch hitter course this past weekend. The emphasis focused on first verifying that the autopilot was on, then putting it in heading ...
by rdrobson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: DA62/42-VI dry lease?
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: DA62/42-VI dry lease?

but you'll need to find a flight school or other CFI to train towards getting a rating, obtain a Flight Review, IPC, etc. And don't forget the DPE. When I looked into this a couple of years ago that was the limiting factor. There weren't too many CFI's with the necessary time in a 62, but there wer...
by rdrobson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: DA62 For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 356

DA62 For Sale

Parting with my beautiful DA62! I love the aircraft but it doesn't quite fit my mission profile. See all the details here:
by rdrobson
Sun May 31, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: GWX70 Weather Radar
Replies: 21
Views: 1122

Re: GWX70 Weather Radar

But whatabout the products? Are there any meaningful differences with these two, 70 & 75, in GA flying? I know more colors yes, but perhaps there is someone here who has used both products. One thing that is different between the two. The 75 automatically goes into standby mode the moment your avio...
by rdrobson
Tue May 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: A flight to nowhere?
Replies: 36
Views: 4080

Re: A flight to nowhere?

In other words, ATC (centers and TRACONS) seem to have been able to reduce their staffing needs by creating a smaller number of larger sectors. A couple of weeks ago I was flying NE of Denver and on with center and got a laugh out of this exchange: SKYWEST: Skywest 1234 with you on 122.35. Good gri...
by rdrobson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: DA40 Forum
Topic: Mx and Flying during stay home order times
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Mx and Flying during stay home order times

Hi fellow DAN members, with the stay home order several states have imposed, what are you'll's opinions regarding just flying around home airport for pleasure and picking and dropping of aircraft for necessary mx? Our mx shop is continuing to operate business as usual right now. Also, I'm trying to...
by rdrobson
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Recommendations on where to get an annual
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Recommendations on where to get an annual

Colin wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Ron, can you go directly south to the Dallas area?
Yes, I suppose that would work. At least it is a non-stop commercial flight home from there. (Or at least it was a week ago, not sure anymore.)
by rdrobson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Recommendations on where to get an annual
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Recommendations on where to get an annual

Hello fellow DA62 owners:

Any recommendations on where to get an annual done? I was going to take my aircraft back to London but it looks like crossing the border may be a bit problematic these days. I'm located in the midwest, so looking for something in that area.


by rdrobson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Squawk Change
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Squawk Change

It’s actually quite easy to do. On your PFD press TMR/REF. That will open the Timer/Reference window. Turn the outer FMS knob to highlight your Flight ID, then use the inner and outer FMS knobs to change your call sign, making sure that you use your individuality assigned Compassion number. When do...
by rdrobson
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: DA62 Forum
Topic: Looking to purchase DA62
Replies: 26
Views: 6454

Re: Looking to purchase DA62

Any feedback from those on this forum (present and past owners would be greatly appreciated as we are looking for an airplane that is enjoyable to fly on a regular basis and not just pretty to look at. I had posted my experiences earlier here: