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  1. We don't have the equipment you do! We don't get to practice IIMC recovery in the SIM as you do! So YES, IF YOU'RE ON A FERRY FLIGHT AND SEE DETERIORATING WEATHER IN FRONT OF YOU, DON'T SLOW DOWN! DON'T GO LOWER! BECAUSE IT MEANS YOU ARE TRYING TO STAY VFR! WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID! IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE ADVICE I'M GIVING TO OTHERS WHO MIGHT END UP IN THE SAME SITUATION THAT I WAS IN THEN JUST PISS OFF!!!
  2. I have heard many stories from too many pilots about being very close to the deck essentially scud-running to stay VFR while on a ferry flight. I've also read many accident reports of pilots crashing while doing the same! I myself had a run in with IIMC scud-running on a ferry flight! That's why I started this thread (the ferry flight I almost got myself killed on was found in this sub-forum). So again, if you are not considering one of these ferry flight offers, or are a pilot who flies in the same area all the time in an IFR ship, or while wearing NVGs and thus are best buddies with IIM
  3. The point is that if you find yourself slowing down or descending because you see deteriorating weather in front of you, you are making the most critical mistake that leads to IIMC, trying to stay VFR.
  4. http://www.verticalmag.com/features/features_article/CulturalBarriers Thought this was a good read.
  5. The reason I posted this in the Ferry Flight/Time Building Forum instead of the General Forum is that this post is simply a PSA from one time building ferry pilot to others. It was not my intent to offend any pilots of IFR helicopters. Although I don't understand how you can "know" you're going IIMC? It has been my understanding that you get into IIMC because you are trying to stay in VMC when you should just go IFR?
  6. El Nino's comming, so be safe, and remember; Inadvertent,…there’s that first word often overlooked during discussions of IIMC. in·ad·ver·tent [ìnnəd vúrt'nt] adj 1. resulting from carelessness: done unintentionally or without thinking 2. careless: failing to pay enough attention or take enough care Trying to prepare for an IIMC encounter is like trying to plan what you’ll do during Saturday night’s drinking binge! Sure you can prepare for an engine failure, or a chip light suddenly coming on, those things just “happen”. IIMC on the other hand does not! It occurs
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