October 5, 2008

Flying with an E6B on My Wrist

aviationtoys.jpgI celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago. I was blessed to receive a wonderful gift from my lovely Wife. She gave me a Torgoen T06 Pilot Watch. The watch includes an additional hand to track Zulu time and also comes with an E6B Flight Computer.

I have to admit it has been years since I picked up a traditional E6B flight calculator. I do most of my flight calculations with the Sporty's Electronic E6B Flight Computer. But on many flights I forget to pull it out of my flight bag before storing it in the backseat. So I have a feeling having an E6B on my wrist will come in handy. The watch also gives me a great excuse to relearn how to use the traditional E6B and to become familiar with doing calculations or adjusting calculations on the watch while in the cockpit.

My Grandmother, a frequent MyFlightBlog reader, was generous and sent me a check for my birthday. I used that to order the Amod AGL3080 GPS Data Logger. Peter over at FlyinginChicago recently recommended it to me after he took it on a flight and used it to capture the flight track and then add it to a map after the flight. It can also be used to geotag photos which should be fun. I am looking forward to taking this along on my next flight and sharing my route here on MyFlightBlog.

Posted by at October 5, 2008 1:56 PM
Comments

i've been using a garmin forerunner 305 watch which has worked pretty well for capturing flight tracks (as well as for my much more mundane running). i definitely recommend it for GA flying.

Posted by: Doug at October 5, 2008 7:28 PM

Cool watch! Let us know how it works for you in-flight once you've tried it out...

Posted by: Axel at October 7, 2008 1:21 PM

Great Piece !!
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Posted by: Annie at October 8, 2008 4:59 AM

I want an E6B Watch!!!! Haha, there's only two models for Women, did you know? Probably not as you're not a woman. ;-) LOL.

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Posted by: Sarahnaut at October 14, 2008 10:36 AM

oh man, I'm jealous!

Posted by: Paul at December 11, 2008 11:36 PM

OK, what are the two women's e6b watches? Need one for my wife's birthday, thanks.

Posted by: texreeves at February 16, 2009 7:42 PM

http://www.abingdonwatches.com/

There are the nicest women's e6b watches I can find!

Wanna buy me one too???? ;-)

Posted by: Sarahnaut at February 18, 2009 10:29 PM
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