Let me congratulate the whole editorial team of GAN on your very interesting magazine, some recent copies of which I have enjoyed reading while on (flying) holiday in Florida.
In the July 21 issue, I read with great interest the article “The ultimate flight lesson: Crossing the North Atlantic” and I found the idea truly outstanding. I have jumped on the indicated website of the two pilots and was glad to be able to follow their trip almost in real time.
Let me, however, make one correction: the article mentions that the Piper Seneca V flown by the brave pilots will be the first in Europe equipped with the Avidyne FlightMax Entegra glass cockpit. This statement is actually untrue, as there is at least one Seneca V in Europe, more precisely in Warsaw, Poland, that was delivered new in June directly from Piper’s factory through the local Piper dealership JB Investments. I was extremely pleased to have the opportunity to make one of the very first flights on this plane following the delivery and can only confirm that this is an outstanding aircraft with a brilliant avionics suite.
I think that this clarification does not change the fact that the challenge of overflying the Atlantic is very rightly called the ultimate flying lesson. I wish both pilots the best of luck and good continuation in this and future endeavors.