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by SkyGuy11
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200, Does It Handle Turbulence Well?
Replies: 21
Views: 24580

RE: CRJ-200, Does It Handle Turbulence Well?

you didnt SAY it, but he did.

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI Training Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 5172

RE: CFI Training Questions

For the checkride, know the CFI pts; know all items and be able to teach all items. The checkride really is not difficult because you know what's on it in advance. Know the endorsements. For preparation, a cfi binder is NOT a requirement; you need to know how to do an FAA lesson plan (it's the last ...

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by SkyGuy11
Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Students Say The Darndest Things
Replies: 67
Views: 8109

RE: Students Say The Darndest Things

NWA, wait until you start instructing. Seeminly normal people will go completely insane the second you get airborne.  Smile

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by SkyGuy11
Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I Just Passed My CFI Initial
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

RE: I Just Passed My CFI Initial

Yeah, what he said; and congrats!

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by SkyGuy11
Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do You Do With Your Old Jepps?
Replies: 21
Views: 4126

RE: What Do You Do With Your Old Jepps?

Just toss 'em. Actually, recycle them.

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by SkyGuy11
Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When To Retract Flaps During Landing Run?
Replies: 13
Views: 18719

RE: When To Retract Flaps During Landing Run?

I dunno, if you can feel and see that you have the FLAP handle in your hand, and know the airplane well enough to realize it's the correct switch, I don't see why not. You can walk and chew gum, can't you? Of course I can also see the benefit to waiting until you're stopped. I say do whatever works ...

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by SkyGuy11
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Aircraft Would You Most Like To Fly?
Replies: 31
Views: 8850

RE: What Aircraft Would You Most Like To Fly?

My dream airplane: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/519338/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/519338/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/3/3/519338.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" borde...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Keep Your Pilot Skills Fresh
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

RE: How To Keep Your Pilot Skills Fresh

Read aviation material, magazine, play flight sim, plan flights, sit in front of a cockpit poster and 'fly', go to the flight school and just sit in a plane, go over emergency procedures in your head before and after flying, keep a notepad of things you can work on after every flight and review it b...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Jul 11, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bose Headset
Replies: 13
Views: 2848

RE: Bose Headset

I have a $450 pair of the Pilot ANRs... think it's the Independence DNC XL or somthing; anyway my buddy had a Bose and we switched in flight... to be honest it is a TAD bit 'better', i.e. quieter but nowhere NEAR enough to justify another 550! Plus they just feel CHEAP! Anyway if you really want the...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Jul 11, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Just Got My First CFI Job!
Replies: 5
Views: 3063

RE: Just Got My First CFI Job!

Thanks a lot! Nice to hear it helped someone out, and good on you for landing the job so quick.

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by SkyGuy11
Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Really Need To Vent...and Maybe Some Advice (long)
Replies: 13
Views: 3539

RE: Really Need To Vent...and Maybe Some Advice (long)

Dude here's the thing. If you're going to bust a stage check, bust it big! Congrats, you did just that. Now get back on the horse and stop yer bitchin'  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Here's the other thing. You're lucky to have had this experience. It is 1) harmless 2)...

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by SkyGuy11
Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI At Last
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

RE: CFI At Last

Great work!

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by SkyGuy11
Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Part 141 Vs. 61 Comm. Question (switching FBO's)
Replies: 10
Views: 5513

RE: Part 141 Vs. 61 Comm. Question (switching FBO's)

Hey... I think it depends on the schools involved. Some will only credit you with a certain amount of time, others will credit you for all of it. In any case we'll help you out with that  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> So far as getting the cfi before you're 20...

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by SkyGuy11
Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Differences Of VOR, Tacan Operation?
Replies: 8
Views: 36804

RE: Differences Of VOR, Tacan Operation?

TACAN is used by the military, it gives azmuth and distance information; dme only gives distance; in practice for us civil pilots they are one and the same since we use VORTACs and VOR-DMEs, both of which we get azmuth information from the VOR and distance info from the latter.

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by SkyGuy11
Mon May 31, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Wait For New FAA Certificates: Heads Up
Replies: 9
Views: 3536

RE: Long Wait For New FAA Certificates: Heads Up

NO PICTURES! What comes hand in hand with pics? Expiration dates :/

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by SkyGuy11
Sun May 30, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Wait For New FAA Certificates: Heads Up
Replies: 9
Views: 3536

RE: Long Wait For New FAA Certificates: Heads Up

Or just change the social security to something else... and spend the $2 on a movie rental  Smile

Yeah, my 'permanant' CFI cert came right around 100 days after the ride as well.

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by SkyGuy11
Sun May 30, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is This Bank Angle Possible And Safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 6224

RE: Is This Bank Angle Possible And Safe?

QantasA332

you could just use 1/cos(bank angle)... it's easier  Smile

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by SkyGuy11
Sat May 29, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is This Bank Angle Possible And Safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 6224

RE: Is This Bank Angle Possible And Safe?

2 Gs ??? Well first off you really can't tell what the bank angle is at all... but for a plane to pull 2 Gs it would have to be in a 60* bank in level flight, definately NOT normal for airline ops. Stall speed varies by the square root of load factor... so even if it's in a 45* bank (it's not), it'd...

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by SkyGuy11
Sat May 29, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Implications Of A Pole Reversal.
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

RE: Implications Of A Pole Reversal.

From what I know it doesn't 'suddenly' switch in our terms... more like a few hundred years for a complete switch; so the magnetic field would be very chaotic and we'd probably be screwed. <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> so probably not the technical answer you were looking for &nbs...

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by SkyGuy11
Sat May 29, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fundamentals Of Instructing
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

RE: Fundamentals Of Instructing

Wait nevermind your email's withheld... just send me one then  Smile

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by SkyGuy11
Sat May 29, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fundamentals Of Instructing
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

RE: Fundamentals Of Instructing

96? That's it? Man, you're screwed  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Nah, thing that helped me was simple rote learning by association  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> things like REEPIR and RUAC were good memory joggers... but actually my p...

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by SkyGuy11
Sat May 29, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LGB Flight Operations And Procedures
Replies: 4
Views: 3944

RE: LGB Flight Operations And Procedures

I'll try to answer some of these: C17 factory is at the departure end of 25L (north side); 717 is on the east most part of the field, north of 25L and south of 25R; yes 30 is the runway you will almost definately use... or 12 but that's very rare. Departure is usually a climbing left turn out over t...

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by SkyGuy11
Tue May 25, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PPL, How Many Hours Before Solo?
Replies: 20
Views: 28413

RE: PPL, How Many Hours Before Solo?

I think it took me around 20 hrs to solo... the important thing is I soloed when I was ready to  Smile

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by SkyGuy11
Fri May 21, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI Program Info Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 2920

RE: CFI Program Info Needed

Pilotpip, actually the CFI doesn't have to cost very much at all. You can do almost all of the work on your own: study the material, know the PTS (it <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> the test), write lesson plans, etc. You really don't need to buy ...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun May 09, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tomahawk. Why does it have a bad safety record?
Replies: 21
Views: 16436

RE: Tomahawk. Why Does It Have A Bad Safety Record?

Yeah, but we have no idea how many of each aircraft are flying today, and how many hours each model is flown. Even if you assume all aircraft are still flying, the Cessna 150/152 has a much better record when using your numbers: Cessna 150/152: 31,289 built 67 accidents = 1 accident per 467 aircraft...

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by SkyGuy11
Wed May 05, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Computer Logbooks... Who Has Them?
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

RE: Computer Logbooks... Who Has Them?

You can always use www.logshare.com. It's free, too.

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by SkyGuy11
Sat May 01, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI FAR's Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

RE: CFI FAR's Question

Chris, your best bet is to make yourself available during the school year as well, even if it is only part time. You won't get a CFI job if you can only work over the summer. Maybe you could go to school three days a week and work the other four? Anyway, good luck!

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by SkyGuy11
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Handing Off Students
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

RE: Handing Off Students

Jhooper, the answer is the logbook needs to be endorsed by the instructor who gave the training; the student pilot cert can remain endorsed by you.

Also, the new instructors must give the student the required presolo flight training in 61.87 prior to soloing them.

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by SkyGuy11
Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About CFI Pay, And Honest Answer Please.
Replies: 32
Views: 10827

RE: About CFI Pay, And Honest Answer Please.

Well as said... it's between 10/hr to 35/hr and up. As an independent instructor I can charge (and do charge) 35/hr, the [very] hard part is finding students. I might get on at another school soon, in which case I will probably take a pay cut on the order of 50%, the plus side is I won't have to fin...

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PC Sims Vs The Real Thing
Replies: 40
Views: 5885

RE: PC Sims Vs The Real Thing

I dunno, I'd say the <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> sims are pretty darn close... I mean jeeze all the basic controls and responses are there, and the rest is pretty darn accurate too. Sure it doesn't actually move and whatnot, but it's the closes...

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Case Airborn Scenario You Imagine.
Replies: 29
Views: 3375

RE: Worst Case Airborn Scenario You Imagine.

No coffee would be pretty bad too.

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jeppesen Or NOS Charts?
Replies: 26
Views: 6811

RE: Jeppesen Or NOS Charts?

FSP if I were you I'd get the Jepp subscription now... you have to get it for a full year as far as I know. No, you won't need the charts right when you start because you'll be working on attitude instrument flying; but it's not a bad idea to order the subscription NOW because a) jepp wait's until t...

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by SkyGuy11
Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jeppesen Or NOS Charts?
Replies: 26
Views: 6811

RE: Jeppesen Or NOS Charts?

Yeah you won't be saying that when you go months without a speck of imc time as a cfi... but you'll still need current charts because of the 'what if' situation of getting stuck... I agree though the Jepps are way better, my wallet just wishes I could read the NOS. Right now I just check the revisio...

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by SkyGuy11
Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Coffee Spilled Over The Instruments, Oops!
Replies: 17
Views: 5857

RE: Coffee Spilled Over The Instruments, Oops!

Ha, I accidentally put my cell phone in the washing machine the other day. The darn thing went through an entire cycle and worked just fine the next day. I'd like to think airline instruments are at least as durable as my phone  Smile

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Do For A Living?
Replies: 64
Views: 3459

RE: What Do You Do For A Living?

I'm a broke student, flight instructor, swim coach, and lifeguard...

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Sunglasses For Flying
Replies: 5
Views: 2814

RE: Best Sunglasses For Flying

I don't beileve it's against any regs... anyway it might be a good idea to bring your headset in when you get new glasses; that way you'll know if it's likely to give you a headache after the 4th flight of the day. Sure you'll look like a dork for 5 min but you'll go the next few years in comfort &n...

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?
Replies: 21
Views: 46715

RE: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?

Arguing, debating, going back and forth, trying to make one see the other's point of view, etc.  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Background? Been flying for 1/10 as much... 4 yrs now. Anyway, it sounds like you're now saying there is an FAF... ?? Well, have a ha...

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Principles Of VOR
Replies: 7
Views: 6978

RE: Principles Of VOR

Thanks! I agree it is very good, got it from a friend.

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?
Replies: 21
Views: 46715

RE: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?

OK, the Jepp finally worked, here's a quote,

"By definition, the FAF on a precision approach is the point where the minimum glide slope intercept altitude intercepts the glide slope."

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?
Replies: 21
Views: 46715

RE: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?

Philsquares, It's obviously pointless arguing with each other... also funny how that FAA link you gave said nothing of precision vs nonprecision, nor did it mention an FAF; but you'll notice that under <a href="http://www.faa.gov/ATpubs/PCG/G.HTM#GLIDESLOPE%20INTERCEPT%20ALTITUDE">glideslope interce...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?
Replies: 21
Views: 46715

RE: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?

Philsquares,

I'm not sure we're on the same page... I'll I'm saying is the FAF is at G/S intercept on a precision approach in the USA. I assume the ICAO procedures you talked about are different.

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Post Deletion?
Replies: 132
Views: 7123

RE: Post Deletion?

I don't know why he left... but for people to blame it on the mods would be irresponsible; The fact is the rules exist, yes they are lame, yes some mods appear to be more robotic than human (like whoever deleted Jetguy's 'My Dad'), and yes some should be reviewed, but to blame the mods for someone's...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Principles Of VOR
Replies: 7
Views: 6978

RE: Principles Of VOR

Well if you understand the lighthouse analagy... the real thing isn't much different: The variable signal (the rotating 'beacon') rotates round at 1800RPM, your equipment only 'sees' it when it is shining right toward it. The reference signal is sent out everytime the variable signal moves through n...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?
Replies: 21
Views: 46715

RE: FAF On ILS, Is It The Maltese Cross Or Glideslope?

Philsquares, that's a pretty common misconception that there is no FAF on a precision. Ralgha is dead on... This is for the USA, I am curious as to the ICAO rules. As for why... maybe you can tell us. And please tell us why there is no 'F' airspace in the USA while you're at it  <img border=0 s...

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by SkyGuy11
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logbook Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 4803

RE: Logbook Questions

<i>My only question (I've heard two sides to this) is when two private pilots go up to fly. I have heard that if one wears the foggles, then the other can act as safety pilot and they can both log it as PIC since one was responsible for safety and the other was sole manipulator of controls. I've als...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logbook Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 4803

RE: Logbook Questions

"<i>(e) Logging pilot-in-command flight time. (1) A recreational, private, or commercial pilot may log pilot-in- command time only for that flight time during which that person— (i) Is the sole manipulator of the controls of an aircraft for which the pilot is rated ... (3) An authorized instructor m...

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by SkyGuy11
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logbook Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 4803

RE: Logbook Questions

<i>"This is of course based on JAA regulations, but I can imagine it´s similar with FAA regs."</i> No, here if you are rated (i.e., you have your private), you can log PIC when you go up with a CFI, as long as you fly the plane (sole manipulator of controls). This is not 'double logging', it is logg...

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by SkyGuy11
Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logbook Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 4803

RE: Logbook Questions

You can log it PIC and dual recieved (if you recieved instruction). If not, just log it as PIC.

Now that you're a rated pilot, any time you fly (hands on controls) an airplane you're rated in you can log PIC.

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by SkyGuy11
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR Checkride
Replies: 10
Views: 3244

RE: IFR Checkride

Or just go here and view it for free: <a href="http://av-info.faa.gov/data/practicalteststandard/faa-s-8081-4c.pdf">PTS (pdf)</a> Am I the only one who things a partial panel non-precision is a LOT easier than a partial panel precision? My <acronym title="Condor Flugdienst (Germany)">DE</acronym> ga...

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by SkyGuy11
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Technique
Replies: 21
Views: 4926

RE: Landing Technique

Well when you accidently flare high, do you add power or pull back harder?  Big grin

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