Filing IFR W/Single Nav/Com

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  1. Mooney Fan

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    I'm out of currency re:IFR since I no longer fly rentals. My Cherokee 140 is a Single NAV/COM with VOR/LOC only. Not looking to fly low IFR approaches, but wanting to file in clear VFR conditions and or with scattered conditions above 2.5K. I realize a Pitot Static check above my current VFR would need done, and I would need to rent something to get current again.

    IFR minimum equipment list
    • Generator or Alternator.
    • Radio/Navigation Appropriate For Flight.
    • Attitude Indicator.
    • Ball (Inclinometer)
    • Clock.
    • Altimeter (Pressure Sensitive)
    • Rate of Turn Indicator.
    • Directional Gyro.
    Have considered the what if's panel or NAV/COM failure. I would just use my handheld and cancel IFR or declare an emergency and use my GPS to navigate

    Anyone else filing IFR with Single NAV/COM?
     
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    How is it much different than filing with 2? Use the GPS for that "situational awareness"...you aren't talking about 1 nav/com in IFR conditions, so...
     
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    No. But I wouldn't give it a second thought to do it in the conditions you describe in the way you describe.
     
  4. MauleSkinner

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    I haven’t done it since I sold my 150, but I’d still be more than willing to do it given what I feel to be appropriate options in the event of failures.
     
  5. James331

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    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    Also if you’re not equipped and prepared to fly the whole thing to mins, you shouldn’t pull a IFR clearance
     
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    C'mon man. Nothing wrong with filing even vmc just to be in the system. You do fly in and around the SFRA don't you? A lot easier if you file, even in severe clear.
     
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    Really? That is an extreme point of view. Why would I be flying an approach to mins on a CAVU day? ATC will be asking if I have the field in sight 15 miles out, with one desire, to clear me for the visual
     
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    Didn’t say you will go to mins, but if you’re IFR you’re IFR.

    Unexpected wx comes in that’s going to be a funny conversation with ATC.

    Like they guy who got himself killed because he couldn’t fly partial panel but picked up a IFR anyways.

    One of our Checkairman always said, he should be able to come up any day and do a recurrent with anyone in the company and not have a issue.

    Sames true with private 91 guys, if you can’t pass a instrument right at the time, don’t file IFR, because you are expected to be able to fly IFR when you file.
     
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    I've been doing all of my training with a single nav/com, VOR w/ GS and filed for the first time last week. Planning on doing my checkride in a month or so with said equipment. Would I ever want to fly hard IFR? Of course not, but I can remain current in it.
     
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    When I pre-flight, weather planning begins days before the flight in efforts to reduce the unexpected. Hell, even if I was full blown /G if weather was even remotely a factor, this dude is at home on the couch.
     
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    Weather is unpredictable, and if you are not able to go to mins in IMC you shouldn’t claim you can by filing IFR
     
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    I guess I would. Especially if you're talking VFR conditions. Just remember to always have an out. If your radio goes to hell and you're above an overcast layer, how are you going to get on the ground safely?
     
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    Thanks for your opinion, I will take it under advisement
     
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    By keeping to my defined criteria of scattered conditions above 2.5K. If I was as careless as that, I would find an airport with acceptable weather and available LOC approach
     
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    "Can you?" is a regulatory question. You can. "Should you?" and have to switch VOR frequencies and OBS back and forth to identify an intersection is personal preference.
     
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    How far out of currency are you? If over a year you will need an IPC. But if you do your current plan, don't forget the VOR check requirements.
     
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    Deleted a double post
     
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    Yes, I would need an IPC. Local field has a /G Skyhawk for that
     
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    Fly your plane somewhere with an AATD (Redbird or some such), ideally with a VOR/LOC nearby that you and the instructor can then go out in your plane and shoot to a circle to land to complete the IPC. That there is some good bang for buck, and you can really push yourself in the AATD to help your personal minimum decisions.
     
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    They have to do a circle to land for a IPC?
     
  21. MauleSkinner

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    I’ve never had to do that with a single VOR.
     
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    According to page A12 of the ACS, yes.
     
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    Never done one on ether side.
     
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    Why do an IPC in a plane that is not equipped like yours?? I would want to show I’m proficient in the plane that I’m flying. Technically you can to an IPC in any plane that is IFR legal but it should reflect what you are flying -single VOR/NAV/COM
     
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    Under these limits, no one would ever fly VFR either.
     
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    Not only would that be a pain in the ass, but he would have to file Victor airways or direct VOR. The controllers to day are used to sending folk direct to a fix, which he legally could not do. Better be sharp at understanding ATC especially radial intercept clearances.
     
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    No you can't. You need to do a precision approach for an IPC.
     
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    Well, the equivalent would be something like not able to fly via visual landmarks and a paper chart in MVFR
     
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    People fly IFR for a variety of reasons, and it is not always due to weather. I don't think it will be a funny conversation if you have to divert and land at the nearest VFR airport, even under IFR. Lost comm procedures for IFR specifically expects the pilot to land as soon as practical if VFR conditions are encountered.
     
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    To each their own, there’s a good video of a guy who pulled IFR, got into the clouds, lost his AI (text book partial panel) and crashed.

    Sorry, but I’m going to stick with if you couldn’t pass a full instrument checkride that day, don’t file it.
     
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    No, its not like that at all.
    Now if he had mentioned flying IFR on one nav/com in MVFR, I might agree with you. But he is talking about flying IFR on a CAVU day...and cancelling IFR to become VFR takes 5 seconds. I don't see the problem.
     
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    They don't think IFR be like it is, but it do
     
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    There's also a video AOPA put out about a guy who pulled an IFR clearance and he wasn't rated for IFR and crashed. ((((yawn))))

    Maybe the FAA should change the rules and allow IFR clearances only when weather at departure, enroute or at the destination are less than VFR
     
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    Oh let’s not be obtuse, if you can’t fly IFR to the numbers don’t file IFR, it’s not rocket surgery
     
  35. JScarry

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    I’ve run across several posts with James331 being obtuse. Is he really this stupid or is he just pretending so people get riled up?
     
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    One of the all time great mysteries of POA.

    My opinion is he enjoys being controversial though like all of us, he has opinions that aren’t always the same as the masses. No biggie.
     
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    The question is about aircraft equipment, not the skill level of the pilot, when are you going to run out of straw?
     
  38. James331

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    Perhaps we did get off topic

    My only point was if you don’t have the equipment and/or skill or fly said flight plan to IFR mins, don’t file it.

    If it was me, a single non /G navcom, I probably would stay VFR.
     
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    What about flying IFR in an single-engine airplane? Probably a no?
     
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    Apparently not too controversial...he liked your post. ;)
     
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