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One of my hobbies is General Aviation. I used to own a Cessna 172 Skyhawk that was IFR equipped with a Garmin 430W GPS/NAV/COM, Narco Mk12D NAV/COM with Glide Slope, and Stec System 20 Autopilot. We enjoyed day trips to various spots in New England, and longer trips (such as the annual Oshkosh EAA AirVenture flyin). I sold the Cessna in 2011.

We belong to the Rhode Island Pilots Association which is a great organization that promotes aviation in Rhode Island.

Flying my Skyhawk on a nice day. Debbie frequently rides in the back seat to get more room, particularly on longer flights. This is convenient for me since I can keep charts, etc. on the right front seat.

This is the Garmin GNS-430W IFR certified GPS, NAV, and COM. It is showing a track to the Providence airport. Marthas Vineyard is drawn on the bottom of the map display.

The Garmin is coupled to a STEC System 20 Autopilot with a GPS roll steering adapter, also known as GPSS.

A Narco CP-136 audio switching panel is above the Garmin. The Narco MK12D is below.

Grass runway takeoff from Gadabout Gaddis airport in Maine

Furry Mascot watching for other airplanes while cruising at 7500

Camping next to my airplane in Oshkosh during EAA Airventure 2006

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