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Just How Easy is IFR Nowadays!?


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#1 r22butters

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 20:35

Look how big that frickin' artificial horizon is,...damn!

I'd swear the tv I had in my dorm room at ASU was smaller! :o



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 22:45

Glass panel makes it too easy, that Artificial Horizon is your turn coordinator
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all in one with trend indicators. The left side can display moving maps or switched to a secondary indicator or an approach plate that shows your position and predicted flight path.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 23:37

Cool video. I'm curious, is this sort of flying legal anywhere? Looks like a VFR flight in IMC (I might be wrong as I am no IFR expert).

 

Not having a go at the video or pilot, was just wondering if there are parts of the world where this is the norm. 



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:02

What are your duties during IFR in Class G?

 

Think about it.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:15

Mate I have no idea. Im not IFR at all - genuine question here...



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 02:35

The question, then, is what makes you think the flight was conducted under VFR?



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:01

"The only dream I have left is to live long enough to see the pilot shortage. Its been about fourteen years since they first told me it was coming, so,..."

Aaaaaaaany day now!  :D

Sorry but that made my day.  :lol:

As far as your question goes I'm assuming with modern day avionics IFR flying has become a lot less stressful. Just like autonomous helis will make the pilots job a lot easier. As with all technologies, they help make things easier and more efficient. 



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:11

The question, then, is what makes you think the flight was conducted under VFR?

 

Like I said "looks like" IMC in VFR flight.  I am only basing that of my extremely limited understanding of IFR, which I thought involves various minima, including minimum safe altitudes, airways etc. Also looks like a B407 which isn't normally used for IFR flights - at least down here anyway. If its an IFR flight, easy thanks for clearing that up...



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:41

Single pilot IFR is some of the most demanding flying one can do.  While a large panel display or an integrated display can aid in situational awareness, it would be a gross misstatement to suggest that  IFR is "easy."



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:48

Might be nice to start with an aircraft type that didn't have a VFR limitation published in it's RFM.  



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 13:55

Man, who cares if this flight was IFR or VFR. Look how cool the pilot is....... short sleeve white airline shirt, Captain rank on his shoulders and green flight gloves!!!! This pilot has got the "Cool Factor" going 110%.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 20:31

Man, who cares if this flight was IFR or VFR. Look how cool the pilot is....... short sleeve white airline shirt, Captain rank on his shoulders and green flight gloves!!!! This pilot has got the "Cool Factor" going 110%.


Wearing Crocs too. Wa-a-a-a-y koool. Me, I want to be VFR with contact and vis or I want to be all the way IFR. Glass panels, integrated displays is also cool, makes poopin' and scootin' much easier in whatever the legal, comfortable weather is for whatever it is that is so important that you do, but don't think equipment makes the decisions better.

Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 21:08

He hasn't made any awesome videos for over three years. Probably dead by now flying like that, hopefully he didn't take anyone with him.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 22:12

Well gee, all I was trying to say by posting that video was that if my artificial horizon had been the size of a tv screen, I may have actually enjoyed my instrument training!?

As for legality? Well I thought you could take off IFR, but then again I haven't flown under the hood in like twelve years, so...?
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Posted 03 June 2017 - 01:54

Single pilot IFR is some of the most demanding flying one can do.  While a large panel display or an integrated display can aid in situational awareness, it would be a gross misstatement to suggest that  IFR is "easy."

 

 

I wasn't saying the flying was easy, just that it answers my question..in a way. My initial post was just asking if there were places in the world where aircraft not on an IFR flight plan can fly IMC legally. Im still in the dark on that, although I assume from your (fairly critic) response this was an IFR flight. 



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 02:10

 

 

I wasn't saying the flying was easy, just that it answers my question..in a way. My initial post was just asking if there were places in the world where aircraft not on an IFR flight plan can fly IMC legally. Im still in the dark on that, although I assume from your (fairly critic) response this was an IFR flight. 

 

 

In uncontrolled airspace, a flight may be operated under instrument conditions without ever talking to a soul.  Not necessarily wise, but quite legal, and there are many parts of the globe where instrument flight is regularly conducted without talking to anyone.


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 22:37

 

 

In uncontrolled airspace, a flight may be operated under instrument conditions without ever talking to a soul.  Not necessarily wise, but quite legal, and there are many parts of the globe where instrument flight is regularly conducted without talking to anyone.

 

What does "clear of clouds" mean to you? or visibility?

 

I'm not asking about other countries.

 

You're wrong, like all of the time.



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:33

Clear of clouds means exactly what it sounds. It's also irrelevant if one isn't operating under VFR, you idiot.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:46

The pilot must be supremely confident of his position, otherwise I would hope that he would head for LSALT as soon as he lost his required visibility. But he didn't. Scary.



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 18:36

Clear of clouds means exactly what it sounds. It's also irrelevant if one isn't operating under VFR, you idiot.

 

IMC and IFR are different, you idiot.






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