I've known this aircraft for over two decades, it's gone from a generic Cessna such as original paint to one of the prettiest paint schemes I've ever seen. The new interior really adds comfort to flying and looks great. Also I've seen the avionics in this aircraft go from ARC/Cessna, King Silver Crown, KFC-200 two-axis autopilot to what you see in these pics. Dr. Ourieff asked us to install a Garmin GMA340 audio/ICS Marker Panel, GNS530, GTX330 Mode-S transponder, custom upper and lower switch panels.
While at it Doc asked us to install the JPI FS-450 fuel flow system and have
it display data on the monster size GNS530 fuel page. As if the GNS530 didn't
have enough clocks, a Davtron M-800 digital clock went in the panel along with a
digital VOR. We installed pull-type circuit breakers in the new lower switch
panels. The King KX-155 #2 nav/com and KN-64 DME were already in the center
stack. These pictures don't really show the nice texture and colors of the
instrument panels; in the daylight they look outstanding. Any pilot would be
proud to have such a radio setup. Dr. Ourieff made my life easy; he read the
avionics manuals prior to the test flight, down-loaded the GNS530 training
software and during the flight I found he knew how to operate the equipment
about as well as I did. Imagine, learning the equipment on the ground instead
of the air; wish everyone did that.