N21297 - A Modern Cessna 182P


A Cessna Skylane Dream Package

This Raleigh area Cessna 182P may have been born in 1972, but it is a modern flying machine after the recent upgrades at Sparkchasers.  This is one of the most upgraded Cessna Skylane  avionics packages we have done here at Sparkchasers and it sure is a pleasure to fly.  If you watch our vlog videos, you may have seen this aircraft in a recent video.  What makes it so special you ask?  It's a seamlessly integrated Garmin avionics package with everything that a Garmin Sales Rep would want in their aircraft. 

Below is a list of some of the things that were upgraded during this project: 

  1. Garmin GTN 750 with a GTN 650 as a backup GPS/NAV/COM
  2. Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out Transponder
  3. Dual Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instruments
  4. Garmin GFC 500 Digital Auto-Pilot

So lets break down all the new features on N21297: 

  • WAAS based GPS for those LPV approaches
  • WAAS based GPS as a backup; for good measure
  • ADS-B compliance for those controlled airspaces after the 2020 mandate kicks in
  • Subscription free traffic & weather on the GTN 750 display and on the customer iPad
  • A pair of nice electronic flight instruments driving an insanely smooth flying digital auto-pilot to make those long trips more bearable. 
  • And, just because we can, we powder-coated the yokes gloss black to make them look new again!


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