Instrument MATCH service (deposit)
Our Instrument MATCH service is a buying service secured by a deposit. It does not add anything to the cost of the instrument. This non-refundable deposit confirms your intention to order. It allows you to take advantage of our expert guidance: you get personalised advice to find the one that matches your skills and requirements.
Instruments are perhaps one of the most confusing items to choose, because there is so much functionality on offer. They take up the most after sales support in our experience; while choosing one is the first hurdle, using it can be a steep learning curve…
Some of the options you can choose from are:
- Vario only
- Vario plus GPS
- Vario plus Navigation
- Wi-fi connection
- On screen task planning
- Thermal assistance
- Airspace display and alarms
- Wind strength and direction
Other considerations to take into account:
- Autonomy or battery life
- How robust it is
- Screen options - resistive / colour / e-ink / ambient light and glare behaviour
- Glove friendliness
- Quality of vario
- Ease of adding and changing tasks
- Suitability for comps
- On-the-fly FAI triangle planning
- Suitability for Hike & Fly
- Orientation options
- Configuration options
- After sales support
- Online flight logging options
- Online flight planning options
- Functionality upgrade path … and much more
It takes time to discuss and explain all these considerations which is why we would rather dedicate enough time to ensure that you buy what suits you best.
Why do we ask for a non-refundable deposit?
Some people try to get free advice from us and take advantage of our expertise and investment in stock, then buy elsewhere. Without charging a deposit for wings, harnesses, reserves and instruments we'd be overwhelmed by speculators and would have less time to offer our loyal customers. By paying a deposit you demonstrate that you are serious about buying from us, so we can offer you our full attention, share all of our expertise and give you access to our great range of stock. We will make sure you get the right and best equipment for you, and that you get the most out of it.
Once you've chosen the equipment you like best then you pay the balance and take it away with you. So our service doesn't cost you anything extra and once you've tried doing business this way, you'll see that it offers you exceptional value for money.
How long is the deposit valid for?
12 months, but of course it usually takes a lot less than this to choose the right equipment!
Secure the best recommendation for this key part of your equipment. Get the instrument that enhances your flying by being easy for you to use but provides all the information that you need.
We can’t afford to give away our time, so we need to charge a deposit, but we know you’ll be delighted with the quality of advice and recommendation. We want you to get the most out of your flying hours and we feel our Instrument MATCH service gives you the best value.
By purchasing this Instrument MATCH product you are confirming that you are happy to pay this non-refundable deposit towards buying an instrument from Flybubble, valid for 12 months.