An amazing weekend of IMC flying

Discussion in 'Cleared for the Approach' started by mulligan, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. mulligan

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    An amazing weekend of flying. Another 11.2 hours in the books, 5.5 of actual IMC with 4 of the approaches close to minimums. Oh, and Auburn beat Georgia.

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  2. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Shaping up to be a hella Iron Bowl in two weeks. Nice pics Mully, real nice. That nice lady actually marry yo ass? :eek: ;)
     
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    Are those...gasp...mechanical writing instruments in the first picture? :eek:
    We trust those were inserted solely to meet PoA photograph posting requirements. Please tell us such antiquated devices are not used in the normal course of piloting an SR22. We will be utterly disillusioned otherwise.
     
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    nice to see someone post real-world non-solo power settings and TAS readouts in normal course of ownership, like you actually care to get home without smoke trailing out the stacks. Not those gimmicky 85% solo marketing power numbers people compare these things against.

    Nice trip. Those are the kind of profiles that make GA shine, even if they're more expensive than the airlines. The ground logistics and personal space alone is worth it to me. It's all about an experience your loved ones can share and remember with ya. No doubt the SR is a comfortable ship on the pax end.
     
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    Good to hear of your flight and see pix.
     
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    Handsome flyboy, with a fast airplane. :cool:
    It's an old story. ;)
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Pens no less! Guess Mully makes no mistakes as I don't see any pencils w/ erasers to erase mistakes! :D
     
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    For the record: I gave you a thumbs up for the beautiful family/plane pics. I give you a solid two thumbs down on bringing up the Auburn beat down of the Dawgs.
     
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    If you look closely, one is an apple pen. It’s an all electronic plane. I️ can’t explain the ink pen. Must have been there since my last check ride.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    No doubt the DPE left it thar! ;)
     
  11. mulligan

    mulligan Cleared for Takeoff

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    The plane is fully loaded and I️ average 10 knots less than published. I️ have every option and they publish a standard equipped aircraft. Of note on this particular setting, we were between light chop and moderate so was setup for Vo at 140 on the dot. The tail wind more than made up for it. Not bad speeds for little fuel burn on a fully loaded, fully fueled, and TKS topped off. Yes, we actually needed TKS as Alabama was freezing this weekend.
     
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    The Garmin was calculating 159 TAS at 7000 ASL on <14 gph. :thumbsup:
     
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    Yep, def ice in those clouds looking at pic #6
     
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    What's the tell?
     
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    The rainbow halo around the shadow. Ice crystals refracting the light. Now this being PoA, I'm sure I'm about to get blasted by someone who knows better than I...
     
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    Okay, so slight correction. The halo means there is "liquid moisture" present in the cloud and if it's below freezing it most likely will mean icing conditions in that cloud.

    https://www.flyingmag.com/technique/tip-week/beware-pilots-halo
     
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    Richard Quest would disagree with ya there... :D
     
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    Tha's mo betta. I was about to blast you. If ice crystals were refracting light then there would be little worry about airframe icing. If water is already frozen it won't stick to the airplane. I's gots plenty of time flying through frozen stuffs.

    Given the report of Alabama as the location I would not expect glaciated clouds so if'n it is near freezing I'd expect airframe icing in the clouds whether I saw a halo or not.
     
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    Great pics, great flights, great cc machine. The glory of personal travel in a personal plane!

    Thanks.
     
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    Congratulations! Way to build hours and learn your new ride. (And it's actually new!). War Eagle!!

    What kind of plane has a large flat spot on the panel to set down a writing instrument of any kind?

    The whole famn damily looks to be enjoying the trip, so you musta done good. Yell when you're coming down this way again.
     
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