I just can't wait for the latest generation of digital attitude indicators to start getting installed as replacements for the mechanical gyros found in most of our training aircraft. As much as I love the G1000 for instrument training, it's a huge distraction for primary students. While I like teaching primary students on the steam gauges, the mechanical gyros in the 6-pack Cessna 172s are failing with alarming frequency. These new digital attitude indicators are going to be better, cheaper, more reliable, and easily covered with a sticky note as required.
For some reason, I'm drawn to endurance events. I like marathons and have been tinkering with the idea of running an ultra marathon for some time. I suspect this is related to why I think flying a piston single with a normal range of 500 nmi from California to Hawaii sounds like fun. Loading up a Cirrus so heavy that it gets 200 FPM at sea level on a cool morning, then settling in for an 18 hour flight. Fun, right?