IFR training

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  1. Etherscreen

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    Sorry to be redundant but I haven't found a good solution to my training question by searching.

    I am 46 and got my PPL 10 years ago. I haven't flown since then but I have the itch to get back in with the goal of traveling cross country to travel with our family of 5. My PPL took 1 year with a few different CFIs. I didn't feel like the instruction was as rigid as I would have liked. We didn't use checklists for each stage of flight and I am not sure if this is normal for flight training.

    I would like to find a great flight school that trains private pilots just like the airlines. My goal would be to knock the rust off, build XC time and work towards my instrument in a timely fashion with a plan in place. Is there anything like this is Kansas or the Midwest? Any recommendations on how to build XC and work towards an instrument at the same time? Thanks
     
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    Building XC, look at doing some PilotsNPaws flights.
     
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    What kinda time do you need? Do you have the 50hr solo XC or close? Accelerated flight school is nice but you have to get the hours you can do yourself done. If u do an accelerated IFR I think it would be wise post checkride to consider hooking up with a local CFI and continue to train. It’s a lot of infor to pack in in 7 days that slot can be forgotten when U go home and don’t fly for a month.
     
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    I would start with getting current and proficient, pick a school with your requirements in mind and see if you get an instructor who fits your requirements. I think the instructor is more important than the school for the issues you outline. After you are back, then you can get into the IR training. I came back after 25+ years (I had about 200 hours when I stopped) a year ago. I've been working on my IR for a few months and it has been a little humbling, but a great experience. I found my instructor when I was searching for the aircraft type I wanted to learn in. I got a good reference for him and have been happy so far. Make sure your instructor knows your goal is to feel comfortable doing cross country IFR trips when you are done, versus knock out the rating in a certain amount of hours.
     
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    Do you own an airplane?
     
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    Where are you located in KS?
     
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    Need more caffeine.... Eyes saw this reply..... brain switched the word "where" for "why"
     
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    I don't own an airplane yet. Looking at a few different options based on if my family of 5 wants to fly for travel. Looking at 182, 206, and cirrus.
     
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    Located in Overland Park. 1 mile from KOJC.
     
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    I’m half way between ixd and ojc. Send me a pm
     
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    I live in Kansas...brain asks “why” most days. :rolleyes:
     
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    get the medical first
     
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    Especially if its 15 degrees outside..
     
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    Nah...if it doesn’t have a minus sign in front of it, it’s all good.
     
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    YOu must be in western KS
     
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    You'd be looking at a PA-32, C-206, Bonanza, Comanche 260B for 5. Cirrus is a solid 4 seater
     
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    As the previous poster noted, of the 3 planes you listed, the 206 would be the only one that would fit the whole family. Even the G5 Cirrus with it's brag of 5 seats, isn't really a 5 seater. As your kids get older, you'll run out of room fast. 182 wouldn't fit them either. Depending on your budget, a Saratoga or Lance would get you moving faster than a 206, but the 206 gives you a lot of carrying capacity. A36 Bonanza would be a great option, but one that hasn't been mentioned is the Piper PA46 Malibu. Fabulous airplane if your budget can do it. You can get a quality Malibu with the Continental engine (preferred to the Lycoming) for $300k or less. Pressurized. Good airplane to do your IFR in also.

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    Also, my company does intensive 5 week instrument training courses. I'll send you a private message with more details
     
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    I suggest you get a home pc capable of running xplane 11, join pilotedge complete the free training programme workshops and then do their i-ratings
     
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    I’d wager you’d wash out of professional pilot training, as you are not a professional pilot.

    Here’s a good recommend
    http://www.atcseattle.com/ground-school/advanced-instrument-modules.html
     
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    I have personal experience with Spence, I’d highly recommend
     
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