Or an AV-20S as a middle ground. GTX345 also has built in AHRS. Night is a valid point, but I'm not sure a G5 is that much better for that than the above alternatives. I'm also not connecting the dots on how the 1000 mile distance makes a difference. After thinking about it a couple days, I'm going to have to side with @EdFred . As a matter of fact we were seriously thinking about doing just what he suggested as the theoretically IFR panel wasn't. The thought of yanking everything until we could get a new panel sounded really appealing at one point.