March 2011 Issue

External Power: Starting Amps a Plus

Ground power units are a must for doing avionics ground training. But only Enhanced Flightís GPU also provides starting amps.

When gas was cheap(er), no one thought about doing avionics training on the ground. After all, how long does it take to learn to tune a radio and center a needle? Glass panels changed that. Now, even if you have a sim program, you still have to seal the deal with some seat time in the airplane. Thatís best done on the ground, preferably with the engine off and thatís where a ground power unit comes in. Not many owner hangars have these valuable gadgets, but a new offering from Audio Authority, the 2860A GPU, might provide a reason to buy one.

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