Over the weekend, for the very first time I got an IFR clearance with Tango (RNAV) routes. Apparently, they cannot be loaded in my legacy (2006) G1000. Or, at least I can’t figure out how to do so. ATC said take it or leave it and go VFR. I opted to “take it” and it took me 20 mins. to punch in the individual waypoints that make up the assigned T-airways for a 3.5 hour flight. Three questions: (1) Has anyone else had this problem? (2) If so, how did you deal with it?; (3) Any word when Mooney will be offering upgrades on the G1000?
I can’t say for certain on your system, but generally on the G1000 system to load a Tango airway you would load the entry and exit points. After loading the points, highlight the entry waypoint and press “Menu” > “Load Airway” > scroll to TXXX”