Learning Experiences

August 2008 Issue

Our First IFR Trip

My husband and I were excited about our first cross-county trip from Florida to Maryland to visit family, with a few stops along the way. We were both fairly new pilots, my husband with less than two yearsí experience and me with three, plus a recent IFR rating. I told my husband that although I am IFR rated, Iím not comfortable in actual IMC for very long and I needed to build my confidence by going IFR in VFR conditions with intermittent IMC. Since he was not instrument-rated at the time, he agreed to my plan.

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