Instrument Pilots Student Group

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Instrument Pilots Student Group

For those pilots who are learning to fly IFR and want to talk to other pilots and instructors about the good, the bad and the ugly. Scanning the 6 pack, ILS & GPS Approaches to looking at the weather in a different way

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Comment by Adam Miller on July 26, 2012 at 11:58am

congratulations!!!! fly safe

Comment by Dakota Ramus on July 26, 2012 at 11:28am

Woohoo! Just passed the IFR checkride. Was tough, but not as bad as I thought it would be. IFR is certainly a new way of flying and so far I like it.

Comment by Dwight Robinson on February 9, 2012 at 7:21pm

Done, dusted!  IR-rated.  ;-)

Comment by Dwight Robinson on December 20, 2011 at 3:07pm

Thank you, Victoria!

Comment by Dwight Robinson on December 20, 2011 at 3:00pm

Did my written today.  Like Jason said, about 3 or 4 questions on airport environment.  Odd, I thought.  Also had quite a few on en route and arrival limitations.

Comment by Jason Kreidler on November 19, 2011 at 5:17pm
I took the written exam today (passed), I was surprised at the number of questions about airport markings. I used King's Cessna kit and Sporty's study buddy to practice, neither of those put much emphasis on the runway marking questions. Good luck!
Comment by Dwight Robinson on November 2, 2011 at 10:46am
As flying goes, it's the usual suspects, fixation and ommission.  Happy to say, though, after my last few flights the scan has improved tremedously.  The persistant challenge is managing skill-fade between flight periods.  I've been as long as 12 - 13weeks between flights--a long time when you are learning instruments.
Comment by Dwight Robinson on November 1, 2011 at 8:14pm
I suppose mine is a bit unique since I am not a full-time flight student and I've got to travel to take in my training.  Greatest challenge for me is arranging the time to spend with the books and get the knowledge in.  As flying goes, getting used to interpreting the instruments at the start was a real head job, but once over that, and all other things being equal, it is getting in the books, mos def.  Having to juggle a full-time and a parttime job, making that time for study, for me, is mos def the hardest part.
Comment by Adam Miller on October 20, 2011 at 9:07am
whats the hardest part about taking your Instrument Rating that you have found?
Comment by Adam Miller on September 14, 2011 at 11:26am
I have just purchased ForeFlight for the Ipad - wow, how this makes flying so much easier and safer - has anyone had any experience of flying with these applications - if not then my suggestions is that you seriously look at it
 

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