Cooler weather has finally arrived in Florida. Not typical mid 90s, now low 80s.
I typically fly at 4,000 - 7,000 feet back and forth around the state. At max power cruise, leaned for Best Power, I amy seeing 190 - 195 knots TAS. I typically cruise at 2,500 RPMs and am regularly seeing 185 - 190 knots TAS.
How can this be? I only get this performace when at max cruise in the summer at around 2,000 feet while flying east from KORL to escape the Bravo shelf.
I thought something might have been wrong with my pitot system or something, but have crossed checked it agains the GPS page on the Garmin 430’s indicated Ground Speed and factoring in the wind component (i.e. speed and direction).
I am lovin’ it, but ain’t believin’ it.