I’m a FAA certified Private Pilot with a Single Engine Land rating, currently working on my instrument rating. N96988 is a 1978 Cessna 182Q that I keep at San Carlos Airport just down the peninsula from San Francisco. Some of her key features are:

  • GNS 480 GPS/Comm Navigator with WAAS Capability
  • MX20 Multi-function Display
  • STEC-55X Autopilot with Electric Trim Control


The following PDFs are a snapshot of my Pilot’s Operating Handbook.  This set is incomplete and not intended for flight operations.


I’ve created custom checklists based on the manufacturer’s checklists with additions to account for the aircraft’s customized features and additional reference material.