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ORCA lower than MEA? by Dan
There are some places on IFR enroute charts where the OROCA (Off-route obstruction clearance altitude) is actually lower than MEAs on an airway in the same quadrant. The higher MEA is NOT due to obstacles in adjacent quadrants. If I'm on the airway, usually they don't let folks go down to the...
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January 25th 07 07:29 PM
by Sam Spade Go to last post
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contact terminology? by paul kgyy
ATC: airplane 67Z, "traffic westbound at your 2 o'clock, 5000 feet" Now, if I see the traffic, it's "airplane 67Z has the traffic" What if I don't have it visually, but it shows up on my traffic display? I've heard stuff like "yep, got 'im on the fishfinder" but I'm wondering if there is a...
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September 13th 08 03:50 AM
by Viperdoc[_5_] Go to last post
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Proposal For A New Rec.Aviation Newsgroup. (WAS: McCain in '08) by Larry Dighera
On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:48:26 -0400, "Morgans" wrote in :: It was serious. Then here's all you have to do: http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:creation
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July 24th 06 08:32 AM
by Roger Go to last post
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Instrument Student Pilot Filing IFR by Roy N5804F
Is it legal for a non-instrument rated pilot to file IFR in his own name in order to undergo instrument training while accompanied by his CFII ? In other words. Who should file IFR for a training instrument flight ? The student or the CFII ? Thanks for input -- Roy
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December 1st 06 04:11 AM
by Chad Speer Go to last post
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Garmin 530 WAAS? by Al G
Did Garmin finally get 'er done? "all 75,000 Garmin GNS 400/500 series products currently in the field can upgrade to WAAS" From www.Garmin.com:
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November 21st 06 11:30 PM
by Stan Prevost Go to last post
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I got my IFR rating 7 months ago. I use the KAP140 autopilot a lot. From climb-out to MDA/DA. I find it really helps in my management of the plane and the IFR flight. I am interested in comments regarding the pros and cons of a heavy use/reliance on the autopilot.
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May 23rd 06 11:16 PM
by Michael Go to last post
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Intercepting the ILS by [email protected]
Hello, Yesterday I was out getting an IPC. We were doing the Stockton, CA ILS. ATC had us intercepting the localizer at 2000 feet. The altitude for glideslope interception is 1800 ( underlined ). My old CFII taught me that the glideslope interception altitude on the chart is a minimum...
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February 2nd 06 02:25 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Unclear Clearance by Mitty
OK, just to distract you guys from "IFR with a VFR GPS" --- Flying into Grand Marais MN last week (KCKC) I was out maybe 30 miles at 7000 and got "Cleared for the approach, maintain 4000 until established. Contact advisory ... " The reason for the early clearance was, I think, that I was at the...
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December 24th 05 02:36 AM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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filing IFR plan for VFR flight conditions by Paul Safran
I seem to have read or been told once that, one can file an IFR flightplan with remark for VFR flight conditions when not instrument rated, or current, to get routing and practice within the system. Comments?
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May 11th 04 03:07 AM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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Class B bust my fault or the controllers ? by Antoņio
Today I flew into KBFI (Boeing field) which is class D and has extentions that underlie the Class B that require close attention to altitudes and headings so as to stay clear. Today the winds were favoring 31L (and 31R) and I came in from the west on the Vashon approach--the most common approach...
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June 1st 05 10:44 PM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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Why Not Use PC To Make Glass Cockpit? by Le Chaud Lapin
Standard disclaimer applies: I still have my copy of Flight Training next to the porcelain throne. Ahem. However, as I flip the pages of this magazine, I cannot help but think that companies like Garmin are getting off a bit easy. Being a software developer, I am very suprised to discover that...
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July 19th 05 03:45 AM
by Matt Majka Go to last post
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Autopilot use during approach by Ron Gordon
I've moved up to a new plane that includes an S-Tec 50 autopilot. It has several very capable modes ranging from Wings Leveler, Track a Heading bug, Follow NAV input, Hold a set Altitude, and approach mode which tracks NAV input more closely. What do the regs say about the permissible use of an...
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April 23rd 07 06:34 AM
by Roger (K8RI) Go to last post
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Liberals Ignore The Wright Brothers by Andrew Gideon
Liberals HATE America wrote: Alas, Orville and Wilbur Wright are today pigeon-holed as "dead white males" whom we are supposed to ignore, if not deplore. The author is sadly misinformed. I couldn't care less about "white" or "male". However, "dead" is a Bad Thing. I certainly expend a...
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December 14th 03 11:23 AM
by Cub Driver Go to last post
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Icing Airmets by Andrew Sarangan
I've been watching the icing airmets for some time now, and it seems to be getting more and more conservative to the point of being unrealistic. For example, right now the freezing level is at 5000 ft, MEA is at 2500 ft, yet we have an airmet Z that goes all way from SFC to 18k. How could you...
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March 3rd 04 01:20 AM
by Ray Andraka Go to last post
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NTSB final report on Hendrick crash by Jim Macklin
PDF from NTSB http://www.ntsb.gov/publictn/2006/AAB0601.pdf
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November 15th 06 09:54 PM
by Matt Whiting Go to last post
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Hurricane relief by Gary Drescher
"Jonathan Goodish" wrote in message ... I do expect folks to take care of themselves when they're able, and I expect private charity to take care of those who are not able. ... It sounds cold, but the federal...
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September 8th 05 03:33 AM
by cjcampbell Go to last post
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Why is a standard hold right turns? by Roy Smith
It has always struck me odd that a standard landing pattern is left turns and a standard hold is right turns. Having a left patterns for landing makes a bit of sense, since the pilot is on the left side of the cockpit and has a better view of the runway making left turns. But, for IFR holds,...
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August 28th 04 06:09 PM
by Steven P. McNicoll Go to last post
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IFR logging question - is this legal? by Brad
Peter wrote: Hi All, This is for an N-reg aircraft. Aircraft: a standard piston single. P1 seat: a pilot legal to be PIC under VFR. P2 seat: a pilot legal to be PIC under IFR (but no CFI/CFII rating).
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July 10th 06 10:47 PM
by Jose Go to last post
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First Time in IMC and vacuum problem by Jon Kraus
I too had my first experience in IMC yesterday. I got my ticket last summer too and have kept current but haven't had a chance to go solo. I was going to go from Indianapolis Executive (TYQ) to Capitol City in Lansing Michigan (LAN). The weather was 1000 OVR until 50 miles north of TYQ and then it...
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January 8th 05 08:44 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Crossing a stepdown fix high by David Brooks
Is there any problem with controllers or examiners if I cross a stepdown fix several hundred feet above the depicted altitude? I believe that, legally, I can be at any altitude above the crossing minimum, but would this be a bust of the PTS +/-100 tolerance, or cause a problem for ATC? For...
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October 22nd 03 07:25 AM
by Stan Gosnell Go to last post
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