February 2015 Issue

A Good IFR Platform?

What makes an airplane a good one for instrument flying? Flexibility, for one, plus stability, range and modern avionics.

Especially if we include Experimental aircraft, there are many different makes and models from which owners and operation may choose, each of them having their own set of features. Whether we want an aircraft to perform aerobatics, do aerial application, conduct training or even engage in cargo operations, there’s a model out there, somewhere, optimized for the mission. But all aircraft embody compromises: none literally can do everything.

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