Category Archives: Instrument Flying

Discussions on flying the Piper M-series airplanes in the soup

SLD Icing demonstration

I’ve studied SLD (Super-cooled Large Droplet) Icing on aircraft, but the study always left me with more questions than answers.  I simply understood that SLD meant that there could be “big drops of water” that stick to the airplane and create a … Continue reading

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Windshield Heat…required?

Are you one of those guys that thinks windshield heat is not an “airworthy item” on a PA-46?  I’m in agreement that 99.9% of the time the windshield heat is not needed, but when that 0.01% flight happens, you want … Continue reading

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When to turn on Icing the PA-46

As the days become cooler and shorter, every PA-46 pilot must begin to mentally prepare for the inevitable icing potential.  The most prolific icing question I receive during training events about icing is. “When would you turn it on?”  The … Continue reading

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IPad Mini in a PA-46

I love having an IPad Mini in a PA-46. Here’s a really simple way to add an IPad Mini to a PA-46.

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Dirt Daubers

As I advanced the throttles on the mighty King Air, the airplane surged forward in a familiar manner.  I was off on a trip to New Mexico with 4 people on board and the weather was beautiful, albeit hot.  As … Continue reading

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