Reliability of Instruments
OK, after 52 years of flying I drank the kool-ade. 52 years of vacuum pumps, pressure valves, air driven attitude indicators and directional gyros. No failures, ever. Two years ago I bought into the "better reliability" marketing pitch for electronic instruments. In the last six months there's been an AD on Aspen PFD's limiting their use and yesterday an Emergency AD on my Sandia 340A backup attitude indicator. My plane is now VFR only. And this is reliability?
Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
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