Things I Learn in IFR Training - Who Knew?

Discussion in 'Cleared for the Approach' started by WDD, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. NealRomeoGolf

    NealRomeoGolf En-Route

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    I've been learning that when I want the clouds to be low, they never are. We were going to go cloud surfing tomorrow and now the TAF has the clouds higher than the IAF. Dang it.
     
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  2. Rgbeard

    Rgbeard Pattern Altitude

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    Once you get your instrument rating you’ll be chasing low weather and seldom find it.
     
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  3. Jim K

    Jim K Cleared for Takeoff PoA Supporter

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    I'm lucky in that I can fly basically whenever I want, but in the 9 months since I got my rating, there's been at least one opportunity (usually several) to fly loggable approaches every month. I'm current through August.

    YMMV if you have a real job and/or live in the southwest.
     
  4. asicer

    asicer Final Approach

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    The other one is when the tops are just below MDA.
     
  5. Peter Anderson

    Peter Anderson Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My instructors favorite quote for IFR. “Fly the bug!” He taught me to always fly the heading bug and adjust it as needed to keep the needles centered. Good stuff!


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    Since I moved to New England, it is almost impossible to get real IMC for practice and be able to get back into my home airport with only a RNAV approach.

    Tim

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  7. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down PoA Supporter

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    Bugs are nice when you have them. :)
     
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  8. NealRomeoGolf

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    We got 2 approaches in actual down to minimums over at Quincy (hi @cowman ). Take that weatherman!
     
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  9. WDD

    WDD Pattern Altitude

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    What do you know - approach plates actually do change, and you really need to make sure you have the latest.
     
  10. Skyrys62

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    I think that's the only kind of bug not attached to my plane right now.
    Didn't take those little bastids long to come out this year.
     
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