April 2007 Issue

Along For The Ride

Simulating instrument flight puts more responsibility on a safety pilot than he or she may be prepared.

Keeping current is one of the downsides of earning the Instrument rating. Even if our flying activity is above-average, logging all of the required maneuvers in actual IMC during six-months of normal operations is next to impossible for many pilots. Thankfully, the FAA’s recent-experience rules allow us to simulate instrument conditions even in good VFR as long as we have a safety pilot along.

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