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Random Griz Aviation Musings

Gatordev

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Finally knocked out my IPC after getting canceled last week because it was...IFR. Yeah, had a chuckle about that one.

Anywho, flew a different 172 than originally planned. Still had the G5s but didn't have the 650. Not the end of the world, as seeing how the G5s work was good and it made it easier since I fly with a 530/430 combo at work. I think the last time I flew a 172 it was as a teenager. I guess it's better than herpes, but only slightly.



Also, this week I finally got the call to deliver my plane for it's upgrade. As it turns out, weather was less than ideal, so IFR it is. The last time I'll see a lot of these instruments. And on to the 21st century.



Now if I could just get a hangar...
 

Gatordev

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Let's review semicircular cruising altitudes, shall we?
It's JAX Approach. Everything is opposite. True story (per MOU). It actually was better than that, but I think we were running into a "knows the FARs really well vs exceeding real life experience" situation. Still, I learned stuff, so it's all a net positive.

On a more serious note, my real "hit" was unusual attitude recovery. I guess the FAA's latest stall=death push has really made people sensitive. Nevermind the fact that that's not how aerodynamics actually works, but whatever...IPC complete.
 

Jim123

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On a more serious note, my real "hit" was unusual attitude recovery. I guess the FAA's latest stall=death push has really made people sensitive. Nevermind the fact that that's not how aerodynamics actually works, but whatever...IPC complete.
Oh geez... on that topic, have you looked at Slow Flight in the ACS (new PTS)?
Accomplish coordinated straight-and-level flight, turns, climbs, and descents with the airplane configured as specified by the evaluator without a stall warning (e.g., airplane buffet, stall horn, etc.).
That's not slow flight. They should call that maneuver "fucking stupid flight."
 

Gatordev

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Yeah, dumb. Another thing I re-reconfirmed was that I don't want to teach in a Cessna/piston any time soon. For multiple reasons.

Meanwhile, one of the CFIs asked me about transitioning over to HEMS/HAA (former helo guy). Guess I made it sound sexy!
 
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