Gary Jones was a contributing editor at KITPLANES® magazine for over 20 years. He successfully built three Experimental aircraft (Q2, Q200, and Glasair Super IISFT). Most of his flying career was with the airlines. He has flown over 23,000 hours, holds an ATP rating with two turbojet type ratings, plus an A&P license. He spent nine years with a large Cessna affiliate in aircraft sales and taught the Garmin 1000. Retired, he uses his Glasair for personal transportation. He now works as a standup comedian and performs for the U.S. military.
While he admires and uses them, author Norm Ellis laments the lack of user-friendliness in todays GPS units. Editor Marc Cook counters that argument and extols the virtues of GPSes, complications or no, and their value in the cockpit.