Been doing a lot of busy-airspace, LA/SF area trips, realizing how valuable the big display is. Really, all it takes is a trip with the screen out of service, as I had during a recent updating, to appreciate its value. You see a LOT more than on the Garmins.
Engine monitoring and (expensive) PFD news shows company is at least moving forward.
Yesterday was doing an IFR/IMC descent into Burbank, BUR. Controllers told me to descend to 6000 feet, which caused a momentary heart stoppage when I saw, on the Arnav, a 7727-foot peak more or less in my path, just northeast of the Santa Paula airport, SZP. I rustled around for a quick look at my VFR sectional and terminal-area chart. To my relief, I found that no such peak exists. (The nearest real mountain is 4957-feet, but it’s several miles to the north of the phantom 7727 peak.) My relief lasted exactly for the duration of the approach; after that I was peeved.
The silver lining is that I’ve never encountered the reverse: a peak that exists in the real world but is not reported on ARNAV. This kind of error, like the one Walt reported about Palm Springs, is annoying but not life-threatening, as the other would be.