Care and Feeding of the Database

Managing electronic updates of navigation and airport data

This by no means implies that older equipment may be loosing memory function.

I have been told more than once, memory function diminishes with age and the older you get the longer it takes to complete the thought process. In my view the memory/mind is like a closet. The more that’s packed into it the longer it takes to locate something. AMT

Jim Sparks has been in aviation for 30 years and is a licensed A&P. He is the manager of aviation maintenance for a private company with a fleet including light single engine aircraft, helicopters, and several types of business jets. He can be reached at

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