Should I get a handheld avionics radio?

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by john745, May 25, 2021.

  1. 172andyou

    172andyou Line Up and Wait

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    Exactly. In almost 40 years of driving I've only needed a seatbelt once. That one time, though, it came in pretty handy. Much happier dealing with bruises and scrapes from the belt instead of picking glass out of my forehead (or much, much worse)
     
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  2. john745

    john745 Filing Flight Plan

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    Great answers. Thank you much to all!
     
  3. Tarheelpilot

    Tarheelpilot Final Approach

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    If you don’t the radios will fail on your next flight. If you do you will never need it.
     
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    This is the best reason to get one:)
     
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  5. Silvaire

    Silvaire En-Route

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    Years ago I bought a Vertex VXA-710. It has everything - memory, scan, dual watch, spectrum scope monitor, VOR with split op, BRS, CTCSS, DCS, you name it. Problem is you need to go to night school for about a month and a half to learn how to use it. It has eighteen buttons and two dials that control about seven hundred and ten distinct functions and sub menus so most of the time when I pick it up I end up asking myself "Why's it doing that?"