>> Pilotpip ........
"Both of these aircraft aren't ideal for blasting off into the clouds as they don't have enough redundancy built into them."
I understand what you're implying, but, what if his Flight School does have a Skyhawk or Warrior with .....
Dual Vacum Pumps.
An Alternate Air Source.
Multiple Static Ports.
Pitot Tube Heat.
Electric Back-Up instruments.
Gyro Back-Up intruments.
A very good GPS unit (such as a Garmin 530 for example).
The best NAV/COM radios money can buy.
Etc, Etc, Etc ........
They'd be good enough then, to train in, for an IFR rating wouldn't they?
Oops, I'm sorry about that, I must have been day-dreaming about a Flying Club that doesn't exsist.
"spending time looking for a fuel pump switch could cause you to end up in a very dangerous situation."
Well, IMO, if you need time to FIND
a fuel pump switch (how much time could that take????
) during the high workload part of an approach in serious IMC conditions ........ you have no business flying that airplane in the first place!!! Or even being near it, whether it's a Cessna-172 Skyhawk, a Piper PA-28-151 Warrior .......... or a Piper PA-32R-301T Saratoga II TC
, a Mooney 252, a Beech A36 Bonanza or even a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage ......... if you don't have the cockpit layout of the aircraft you're going to train in memorized (especially when IFR training), then stick to VFR "fair weather" flying!!! How hard can it be to find fuel pump switches in YOUR
cockpit???? even if you're in some good chop!