PA46


#1

What is the difference between the PA46/A and PA46/G? I have noticed my FIL has both, but I know it is the same aircraft. I could ask him, but it is more fun to ask on here.


#2

When filed with /G it tells ATC you are GPS equipped and the /A is Transponder with Mode C and DME equipped

It depends mostly on who is filing the flight plan, you can look up many call signs and a majority of them will be listed with different suffix’s


#3

If you place the cursor over the aircraft type, you’ll see the difference in your father-in-law’s aircraft is just the type of navigation gear being used.

(Yes, I could have said FIL but I really hate useless and seldomly used abbreviations :imp: )


#4

Turn away from the Dark Side and embrace the abbreviations!

(And they’re hardly seldom used as FIL, MIL, BIL or SIL are ubiquitous on the WWW.)

James


#5

Ah, the joys of lvng in my own world, where abbr. aren’t used. :slight_smile:

Actually, I never heard or saw the FIL, MIL, etc., abbreviations until you brought them up in a posting that I saw a few weeks ago.

Addendum:

Oh, the inhumanity of it all! I just came across one of the dreaded “IL” abbreviations in the form of SIL on a forum site at lucianne.com (look under the replies on the Kennedy story).


#6

Actually, I had never seen them either. I’m not a big user of forums outside of FA.

In addition to that, my BAW(IMHO) is a NFS, I have no FIL or KIL, and my MIL lives OOC. IGIL, FWIW.

But I guess I can live with 'em. TTYL!


#7

Thanks for the info…

I now give you (again) the greatest compilation (C…O…M…ah, heck, it looks right) of abbreviations ever…

“Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how
the VP is such a VIP…shouldn’t we keep the PC on the QT,
'cause if it leaks to the VC…he could end up an MIA,
and then we’d all be put on KP.”

Thank you Robin Williams!!!