Instrument Rating - Safety Pilot

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  1. forseth11

    forseth11 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Hello.
    I'm currently training for my instrument rating and I only need 12.7 more IMC or simulated IMC time.

    So far I have only practiced and trained with my flight instructor, and I was wanting to try out the safety pilot option since my instructor is not always in town.

    Would any private pilots here by willing to act as a safety pilot while I practice?

    I fly in the DFW area out of hicks (T67) in a C150. I will also be willing to switch off as PIC for each of us to get simulated IMC time.

    One other question, if this is not a good place to ask for a safety pilot, where should I go?
     
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    Ryanb Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Does the airport have a bulletin board or somewhere that advertisements can be posted? If not just ask around, let others know who fly where you do, that you're looking for a safety pilot and the word will get around.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Get ahold of 6PC on POA. Just be careful if he shows up with his imaginary POA friends. :D
     
  4. forseth11

    forseth11 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Now that you mention it, yes it does. I'll put something on it.
     
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    Ryanb Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Right on, good luck buddy!
     
  6. midlifeflyer

    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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    Better yet, does you CFII have another instrument student, especially one at the same level? You can fly, swuch off and fly, sharing both expenses and learning.

    No, you don't want to be teaching each other in flight but there is an awful lot you can learn from a "study group" of this type. As an example I have never seen a better fix for the common tendency to overcorrect than watching someone else overcorrect. And post flight debriefed over coffee, or even lunch or dinner can help either answer if at least fine tune procedural questions.
     
  7. Tjmills21

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    I live in Keller and would be willing to help. I'm a cfi working on my ii so it would benefit me too.
     
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    My CFI is my father who happens to be a full time airline pilot, so he doesn't have other students at this time.
     
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    I would be willing to help. But not available until Oct 20 or later due to work commitments.
     
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    Or his parachute.
     
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    Ravioli Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Go to www.dfwpilots.com and you'll find many takers.
     
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    I had a friend who was instrument rated and I'd take him up during my training. We probably had 25 hours together and I learned a lot from him, and he paid for half the gas... bonus. Also, I rode right seat with the roles reversed with him foggled, and you're right about the overcorrecting. He always said, "it's never as bad as the needle looks" and he was right. Just watching someone shoot the ILS and be able to see the runway a few miles out is a very interesting experience!

    And we would go eat burgers and beer afterwards too... pull up the flight track from the stratus and discuss my holds, or approaches... lots of fun and greatly contributed to learning.
     
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    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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    One thing my CFII did when I was training for the IR was to reverse roles. He put on the hood and flew an approach and asked me to correct him. Great learning experience.