I have a Garmin GPS 195 which may be more than you want/need.
It has an aviation database and I can't say enough good things about it.
The GPS III that someone else mentioned is a sort of smaller
version and is also very good, for me the most significant negative to the GPS
III is it's small er screen size but it is less expensive and very very portable
and would fit SOMEWHERE in almost any cockpit. .
Garmin makes a series of small "mainstream" GPSs without
databases (see www.garmin.com ) that will be
less expensive and with only slightly more effort will work fine. .
Personally, at this time, I would not buy anything but Garmin.
They are the industry leader and are generally chosen as such in independent
reviews by publications such as Aviation Consumer, Practical Sailor
I should mention that I have several of their products, own
about 3 of them now and have used most of their handheld GPS products almost
from the beginning of "handheld GPS". I used their very early marine
GPSs and have considerable experience with Garmin, including a pleasant
experience in "upgrading" to the latest marine handheld model for the same price
of and lieu of the flat fee repair charge to fix a cracked faceplate resulting
from one of my crew dropping it on the cockpit floor during a particularly rough
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