Comments on: Palm Based Aviation GPS and Flight Planning Kit

Midwest Sport Aviation LLC, has released a new Palm handheld based GPS solution for both the Sport Pilot and the general aviation market. The AeroPalm Aviation GPS is a flight planning and moving map solution that runs on Palm OS devices.
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'Fly by FrankenGarnet'? No Thanks!!!

Gekko @ 7/11/2006 5:38:52 PM # Q

Now this is a scary thought!

Freeze and reboot at 6,000 feet?

RE: 'Fly by FrankenGarnet'? No Thanks!!!
freakout @ 7/11/2006 8:13:19 PM # Q
^^ Lol. I had exactly the same thought. I'm happy to trust it in my car, when rebooting (if necessary) only requires pulling over, but flying by PalmOS?!

I apologise for any and all emoticons that appear in my posts. You may shoot them on sight.
Treo 270 ---> Treo 650
RE: 'Fly by FrankenGarnet'? No Thanks!!!
Gekko @ 7/11/2006 9:06:33 PM # Q

Hard Reset followed by Hard Landing!!!

RE: 'Fly by FrankenGarnet'? No Thanks!!!
t3h @ 7/11/2006 10:40:56 PM # Q
I'd trust FrankenGarnet more than Windows Mobile...

Soon to be getting a T|X ( or maybe T5, Lifedrive or Treo - I can't decide!)
RE: 'Fly by FrankenGarnet'? No Thanks!!!
AdamaDBrown @ 7/12/2006 1:44:03 AM # Q
Actually, it's quite a bit safer to fiddle around with a GPS when flying versus when you're driving. When flying, unless you have the plane pointed at the ground, there's nothing to run into. Whereas a moments inattention on the road could have nasty repercussions.

RE: 'Fly by FrankenGarnet'? No Thanks!!!
Foo Fighter @ 7/12/2006 3:10:09 PM # Q
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. We appologize for the sudden catastrophic drop in altitude. We are having some difficulty with our Palm-based navigation system. Please remain in your seats and we should be arriving in New York in a few minutes. Or is that Chicago? Wait a tick! Is that the Eiffel Tower? Damn you Garnet!"

Elitist Snob,

RE: 'Fly by FrankenGarnet'? No Thanks!!!
joad @ 7/12/2006 11:03:09 PM # Q
Paaaaaaaalm Pilot! (apologies to Eric Burden).....

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Been reliable for me

syvertsonj @ 7/11/2006 9:18:33 PM # Q
Been using this for about 30 - 40 hours of flight time with great success. These navigation tools are not primary means of navigation. Aircraft fly just fine without them but they sure are handy to get around. I have found this solution very reliable. Never caused a reset to date.

- Jon

RE: Been reliable for me
relyons @ 7/12/2006 9:46:51 AM # Q

You have provided a balanced critique of this product compiled from your first hand experiences.

It helped to push the image of this website away from tabloid towards a respected institution.

RE: Been reliable for me
joad @ 7/12/2006 11:00:16 PM # Q
Correct. One should never consider the implications of technology failing at critical times in critical systems. Think positive!

In fact, I'm thinking of running a nukulur reaktur off of my 700p (if it ever gets past this perpetual white screen here........).

RE: Been reliable for me
syvertsonj @ 7/13/2006 11:41:47 AM # Q
I will take this oportunity to respond to the previous post. I realize that most posters here are not pilots and there may be some mystery to flying for some. I find it most enjoyable and gps navigation allows me to spend more time looking out the window and enjoying the trip.

The critical periods in a flight are the take offs and landings. Only a fool would be looking at the navigation tools available to a pilot when taking off or landing, whether it is a map, a gps, a vor needle, or I'm sure I'm missing something.

Lets see, the navigation tools available to a pilot include the following. Look out the window, call a flight center and get flight following. They can direct me to any airport by using radar and my transponder, Look at the sectional map that I am required to carry. Use the vor (a directional radio for navigation purposes). When flying it is very important to have multiple forms of navigation for redundancy purposes. GPS navigation is a wonderful tool that helps increase situational awareness to the pilot but backup forms of navigation are important also.

I failed to note previously that I also used the software in my car for 60 - 70 hours also.

I've only had my private pilot rating for about a year and a half. I have to say it has been one of the most saticfying things I ever set out to learn how to do.

Best Regards,


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