Tuesday, June 16, 2015


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Monday, June 15, 2015


I do not use Wing X any longer as I have found that their quality control leaves a lot to be desired.

Today I received an email from them that in their latest update that ADS B no longer works. Don't you think they could check this out before releasing it.

Wing X Pro is a great program, but I could not, and still do not, trust them for quality control. I could never rely on it working when I needed to make a trip.

The following is an email I received from them today.

ADS-B issue

In our haste to release Version, we introduced a bug related to reading ADS-B information.  As soon as we discovered the problem, we fixed it and submitted an update to Apple.  Their approval process is taking longer than usual, but the Version update should be approved any day now.


I hate to say it but pilots are the most apathetic group of people I have ever worked with.

AOPA sent out an email to all members asking then to electronically sign it, to go to your Congressperson and Senators. The purpose of this letter was to promote getting rid of 3rd class medicals. Assuming AOPA has 300,000 members only 30,000 replied. This is a measly 10%. Come on people Congress might notice 30,000 responses, but it is a shame that close to 290,000 did not respond. Congress would wake up and push this issue if close to 300,000 responded.

PLEASE this is a huge issue for pilots. If you still have the email respond, if not ask AOPA to send you another copy. We need to get rid of 3rd class medicals, but only if you support this issue will it happen!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


As my friends know and from my last post, my wife has been very sick. She wasn't going to make it without a kidney transplant. We moved up to number 1 on the list in a very short period of time and she had her transplant May 27. Proud to say all is going well and labs are great. It will be a long recovery period.
I would like to thank those who wrote well wishes since last post.