I got the latest Ipad - it's REALLY COOL. Now I find for $800 you can get this gadget which downloads accurate GPS data plus weather and all kinds of other stuff! see link:
On my Iphone I downloaded the Garmin App for $29 a year - now I can unload the two auto-GPS units I own. When lost my Iphone comes to the rescue. I have three Aviation GPS units - Garmin 195, 295 & an old old one.
I think the Ipad and Iphone can now replace all of these! This is amazing technology coming on line!
I imagine the super cub of the future will have nothing more than an Ipad velcroed to the panel- everything wireless! Someone will come out with a wireless oil pressure sending unit, another with a wireless temperture system, etc - everthing will just feed wirelessly into the Ipad.
So I need an Ipad anyway, sell my GPS units, buy the gadget above which feeds weather data to the Ipad - all with no monthly subscription, and i'm off flying!
I'm sure excited about all this stuff! I hate monthly fees - they add up. My dad always said keep your overhead low - i've always done that and never regretted it. I think Sirrius Satelite made a very poor marketing move by not allowing occational fliers to hook up cheaper now we have NO use for them -me anyway!
I think I read that Foreflight even has synthetic vision coming online - you just need another $1000 gadget to make it work! I'm sure that price will come down.
Cliff in Maine