Garmin GPSMAP 496
After debating the wisdom of adding an instrument that cost nearly 10% of the hull value of my long-in-the-tooth aircraft (kinda like putting a $100 saddle on a $10 horse, as my old dad would have said) I finally bought one of these neat little gadgets. All I can say is WOW! This thing is incredible!
I have used the automotive feature in my truck as much as I have used the aviation features in the airplane and I am almost looking forward to a long drive to south Texas over the next three weeks. It will make route finding childs play. It has a marine feature too and I'm sure it will find a niche in my new boat this spring.
I don't have any stake in the company (though I almost wish I did). I just thought I would mention it in case any of you can't decide what to ask Santa to bring you.
Happy holidays to all