A recent picture of the display in the Kodiak shows two green circles or range rings which equate to where we can get to with the fuel load we have on board - dotted line is with 45 mins fuel left and the solid line indicates maximum range.
The Garmin 1000 is clever and works out the wind speed and direction and takes that into account when displaying the range. A strong wind would give you quite an oval green 'circle' as in the pic below.
The pic below shows we are in a valley that opens out 4nm ahead.
|How handy is that!|
|General cockpit view.|
It's really a thank you to those many people who in some way, large or small, helped Mercy Air obtain the Kodiak in the first place. Because with it, we can now not only do what we were doing before - and more, but we can do it more efficiently and with a greater margin of safety.
The Mercy Air team