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  1. Utah-Jay

    Utah-Jay Pre-takeoff checklist

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    So I have taken some lessons a while ago (3-4 years), did a "discovery flight" today in a 182T with a glass panel. Wow, it was really cool to be back behind the controls again . It was my first time with a G/1000, I really liked it, everything was right there. It was a beautiful sunny day here with light winds.

    Note: Used 20* flaps for landing (which I did not do)

    I need to create more disposable income
     
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    jordane93 Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    I'm curious why you did a discovery flight in a 182? Most people do their training in a 172 or a 150/2.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Carlos? :rofl:
     
  4. Utah-Jay

    Utah-Jay Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My 84 year old father in law was with me, and I wanted a bigger plane and smoother ride for him. If it was just me I would have taken the 152 with steam gauges as I have in the past
     
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    I felt that way after a 6-year layoff, getting current in a Piper Cherokee. That first takeoff, just getting some air between your butt and the ground...great!
    The glass panels are amazing; a little intimidating at first, but once you're acclimated, it's hard to go back.
     
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    Big guy, or maybe it was the only aircraft available?
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    :eek: Why does that matter?
     
  8. Utah-Jay

    Utah-Jay Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I found it easier to manage altitude with the glass, I was instructed to stay 1000-1100 feet today (there was sightseeing for my Father in Law) and only broke below 1000' once during a turn and busted it by a mere 20'. Loved the AOA and turn coordinator.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Oh man, Maui Wowie gonna love you!
     
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    Utah-Jay Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Weight would not have been a issue in a 172, and they had a 172 with 1000 panel available, I opted for the 182 to hopefully make for a smoother ride and more space for my Father in Law.
     
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    I was thinking more width.
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Polite way of saying lard ass? :D
     
  13. Utah-Jay

    Utah-Jay Pre-takeoff checklist

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    LOL, nope, I am the lighter of the two at 187 pounds and 6'3"
     
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    Utah-Jay Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Low and slow under 1200' for sightseeing might be an issue tho. But it would be a cool ride
     
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    Glad you had a nice time. Will you be resuming flight training?
     
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    Utah-Jay Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'm hoping so, but geez I already have some expensive habits.
    1) Competitive pistol shooting, i.e. USPSA
    2) Fly Fishing for Tarpon in The Keys

    Heck, why not blow my retirement and buy a plane to train in ;)
     
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    If that's the case, a 182Q or R would have served a whole lot better.

    G1000 182Ts are fat pigs.
     
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    How else are you going to get to the Keys?
     
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    MAKG1 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Why is a G1000 important?

    I fly G1000s for CAP all the time (it's what they have locally), but I *never* rent them. Severe overkill.
     
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    I know the 182 has a great useful load, but I doubt it will pull my boat. It's only a 2 3/4 hour drive pulling the boat to Islamorada

    I had not flown one previously, and wanted to try it out. I liked it a lot
     
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    G1000 is actually a terrible panel for a VFR student.

    I've got folks their tickets in G1000 172s and in bar bones 7ECAs, the 7ECA guys turned out much better. YMWV
     
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    It is also a great distraction when u r trying to learn how to fly. Those shinny things have a way for drawing your attention to it. It's definitely the case for me. When I am buying my plane, it's coming with 6 pack... primarily because I don't have the money to get one with G1000

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    My head/eyes were outside the plane as I was dodging bird a fair amount of the time. Had a false positive terrain warning for a tower (Jupiter Loran tower) that had been taken down in the last year or so.
     
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    Curious - what if it was a six-pack 172 vs. a G1000 7ECA? I know that the latter doesn't exist, but how much of your statement (which I do 100% believe) applies to the avionics, vs. simply the tailwheel/nosewheel difference?
     
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    His point was that a bare bones panel, airframe is irrelevant, is easier to learn in, and subsequently cheaper over all.
     
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    Most of it, being able to take a paper chart and a pair of eyeballs and navigate, that's VFR. Looking at a range infront the the plane and knowing you're going to clear vs fiddling with the screen, etc
     
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    I can see how the 6 pack would be easier to learn on, and be quicker to get a PPL ticket
     
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    3 in the green Line Up and Wait

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    Makes sense
     
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    No disagreement there, I was curious since he used a 7ECA in his example, instead of another 172 with just a six pack.
     
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    Interestingly, my knowledge of landmarks far outweighed the instructors as I kept pointing out things he did not know by name.
     
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    hey don't talk about my baby that way!


    Zhunter, glad you were able to get back behind the controls!
     
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    I also mentioned the 7ECA because most don't even have a full six pack, and are built for straight visual ops, much smaller and lower panels.
     
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