I tried every function of Global Connect. It all worked right off the bat every time. I texted my wife, “Guess what, honey, I’m texting from the plane!” I didn’t really have much else to say. Ever the smart aleck, my wife texted right back, “How do I know that?” With no built-in camera phone, she had me there. Then again, electronic tracking is part of the Global Connect feature set, so there really was a way to prove it. Pressing my point, I “dialed” our home number on the keypad of the Perspective avionics suite. She picked up the phone, answering apprehensively, apparently leery of the long, strange number that must have popped up on our home phone’s caller ID. I was clearly in an airplane, she admitted, and confirmed the voice quality was very good. She sounded great. A few moments later, trying her patience, I e-mailed her, promising I’d stop aerially harassing her soon. She responded with a quick “Love you” and my test was done.