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Harvey Field Family,

We are excited to announce that we have upgraded the avionics in our instrument certified Cessna 172S aircraft. We have installed the Garmin GTN 750 touch-screen GPS/NAV/COM/MFD into N491SF and N9522S will get one in February. Please see the Garmin website for a brief overview and training videos.


Training videos: http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/in-the-air/gtn/

In a nutshell, the GTN 750 offers a complete touch-screen interface with the radios, transponder, and navigation systems on the aircraft. The GPS is certified for WAAS/SBAS LPV approaches and Garmin has improved upon their already user-friendly and logical GPS menu screens. The GTN is integrated with the GTX 345 transponder s ADS-B in/out which provides traffic alerts and in-flight weather and NOTAMs. The GTN even has a Bluetooth function to link with your tablet when using either Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight software, providing traffic and weather directly to your tablet! The GTN is a gigantic step forward in situational awareness for both the VFR and IFR worlds.

We invite anyone who has been interested in learning more about next-gen GPS and MFD interfaces to schedule training with one of our instructors.

Note: If you are already checked out in the Snohomish C-172S models, there is a requirement to get some brief upgrade training with the GTN 750 before you can continue to rent the aircraft for personal use. VFR-only pilots can accomplish this by scheduling 30 minutes of ground instruction on our GTN simulators with any of our flight instructors. If VFR-only pilots desire a flight with an instructor, we obviously encourage you to schedule that as well so that you feel proficient with this device, but the flight is optional. Instrument-rated pilots who intend on flying IFR will need the ground training and a proficiency flight with an Instructor in order to continue renting with instrument privileges.

We look forward to introducing this amazing equipment to you in the coming weeks!

Best regards,

Snohomish Flying Service



Governor announces June as “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Washington state

OLYMPIA – Aviation enthusiasts in Washington state have reason to celebrate: for the fourth year in a row, Gov. Jay Inslee has named June as General Aviation Appreciation Month. 

Gov. Inslee recently signed a proclamation naming June 2016 as a time to recognize general aviation’s importance to our state. He noted that aviation plays a critical role in the lives of Washingtonians, as well as the operation of businesses, industry, ranches and farms – and is vital to the state’s economy, and transportation system. 

Read the full proclamation.

“We thank Gov. Inslee for continuously recognizing just how much our state relies on general aviation,” said Tristan Atkins, Washington State Department of Transportation director of aviation. “June signifies the start of summer, and also, typically great flying weather. We encourage people to get out and experience all that our state’s airports have to offer.” 

Washington is home to a diverse aviation system, with 135 public-use airports ranging in size and purpose. The proclamation highlights how general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing and other aviation activities contribute to Washington’s economic health and vitality. 

“We join the many aviation organizations in Washington state in thanking Gov. Inslee for signing this proclamation,” said David Ketchum, president of the Washington State Aviation Alliance. “This serves as a good reminder of how important it is to continue to promote and protect our great airport assets.” 

More details about the aviation economic statistics cited in the governor’s proclamation are available in the 2012 Washington Aviation Economic Impact Study, completed by the WSDOT Aviation Division.

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