Category Archives: Instrument Flying

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

Hypoxic math…

There’s 6 of us guys (and a few ladies) standing before a 185 lb bar (with weights) awaiting the “3-2-1-GO!!” countdown.  We are all competitive and we all are about to give our all to post a respectable score.  The … Continue reading

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Margin…

A few days ago a customer paid me in cash for 4 days of initial training (thousands of dollars).  Normally, I don’t carry around large amounts of cash, but I had to on this occasion for the drive home.  I … Continue reading

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Is “VFR flight following” better?

Ever had one of those IFR flights where ATC vectored you all over in complex airspace, wouldn’t let you climb or descend in a timely fashion, or vectored you around a MOA that is bigger than most New England States?  … Continue reading

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Standby Electric Attitude Indicator…

Of all the safety devices that can be added to the PA-46, I think one of the more essential options is an electric standby attitude indicator.  Although the Malibu has dual vacuum pumps and dual indicators (pilots and copilots side), … Continue reading

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