New IR student- what's your best IR tip?

Discussion in 'Cleared for the Approach' started by jjflys, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. kontiki

    kontiki Line Up and Wait

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    Get a pretty good computer set up with MS Flight simulator and a yoke. It will pay for itself in one or 2 flights.

    I still use mine to review procedures between practice flights.
     
  2. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Is THAT why everyone uses that god-awful website?! Now I finally know. 'Cause it's FUGLY. ;)
     
  3. Gubbins

    Gubbins Ejection Handle Pulled

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    :rofl:

    It IS fugly, but it works really well. I do agree they need to fix it up.
     
  4. cirrusmx

    cirrusmx Line Up and Wait

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    train on a g1000. it' way easier.






    let the discussion begin. :popcorn:
     
  5. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Know a guy who just did that in an aircraft the owner wouldn't allow the AHRS or any other breakers to be pulled as "simulated failures"... he said all they could do was turn the dimmer down on the PFD on his check ride with the DPE.

    (And he admitted he could still see everything on it while simulating flying in the mode where only the right side panel was operative.)

    Talk about cheating. :) Yeah, I'd say from his descriptions his check ride was ridiculously easy. Did he learn to fly instruments? Only he knows...
     
  6. TomRV4

    TomRV4 Pre-Flight

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    Agreed...the website does stink. The good news is that once you're set up thru Fltplan.com for email notifications to receive the probable IFR routing, when you file a flight plan using Foreflight, you will also get the same routing email notification (generated thru Fltplan.com).

    Try it...you'll like it...

    Tom
     
  7. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Well now, that's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing that.
     
  8. Jaybird180

    Jaybird180 Final Approach

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    How does fltplan know that's your fltplan? Do you setup rules to look for tail number and email to you or does it spam you with anything it thinks you're interested in?
     
  9. TomRV4

    TomRV4 Pre-Flight

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    A good question...and one I can't really answer for sure...

    I Initially set up my profile in Fltplan.com (which indludes the tail numbers of the planes i fly). I subsequently filed several flight plans and got the really helpful email from "Info@FltPlan.com" with the routing spelled out.

    A few weeks later, I filed a fight plan directly from my iPad ForeFlight app and was surprised to see an email 10 minutes later from the same Info@FltPlan.com with the expected routing.

    Never any spam...

    My assumption is that somehow FltPlan looks for tail numbers of flight plans filed/routings assigned with the FAA, and sends the info out to registered users of FltPlan.com. They can't tell if the flight plan was filed thru them or another on line source.

    One thing I like about using ForeFlight is that when you file the flight plan it immediately sends you an email confirming the flight plan got filed, and also sends a separate email with the full standard weather briefing. This gives you an electronic copy of the briefing you can refer to in flight if you need to.

    Tom
     
  10. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Yeah already knew about the briefing e-mail follow-up feature of Foreflight. Like that very much.

    Didn't know fltplan scans for your tail number. That's nifty. Wonder if there's some poor soul getting spammed every time his favorite rental aircraft files? Ha. Maybe more info has to match?

    Add Jesse's Weight and Balance App (which also can send a courtesy e-mail) and you have a nice record of all your pre-flight stuff.