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Be careful on those ferry flights this winter. IIMC is just a brain fart away!

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While I appreciate your input, attempting to practice IFR is different from IIMC in a helicopter….. Especially in a fixed wing…. To wit, my first IIMC sim lesson, I lost control of the helicopter immediately… That is, immediately even when the sim instructor told me when I was going to punch in...... I also fly fixed wing and it’s great for IFR procedures but this is vastly different than IIMC in a 350… Never mind in a Robinson product……

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Guess that really didn't come across as I meant it.

 

I did not mean for someone to get comfortable in IMC in an airplane then think its no big deal in a helicopter.

 

The point I was trying to make is that most instrument rated helicopter pilots have never punched through a layer. I was encouraging them to do so - in an appropriately rated airplane, so that they may see how disorientating and overwhelming it could be. As you noted, in a positively dynamic stable machine - airplane - it can be a challenge.

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Roger that Jaybee.... Understood and I agree.... And, unless you practice regularly, the more time you have flying VMC, the harder IIMC will be....

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