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3 Reasons to Fly IFR on a Nice Day + Glass Panel Walkthrough & Procedures

I Never Regret Filing IFR, This Is Why! I’m #Flying #Singlepilot #IFR to reposition the RV-14 from Toronto to Windsor where the museum I fly with is based.

It’s a beautiful day (although a bit bumpy) and I took the opportunity to file IFR to get some solid practice working with the automation in the Garmin glass panel; It went well for the most part, but I felt I captured some learning moments worth sharing. I owe a great deal to long time mentor Dennis for getting me through many phases of my flight training, including transitioning to the panel in this airplane.

Check out his company Next Level Flight Training: https://www.nlft.ca

Jason Miller is an other great CFI that I’ve learned a lot from. He’s doing some great this with The Ground School App.

I am proud to be a member of the Canadian Aviation Museum (formerly CH2A). They are a not-for-profit organization that anybody can visit, and (almost) any pilot can join and fly the planes. Please consider sharing their link, visiting the museum in Windsor, and/or sending a small donation to help them keep our historic warbirds flying! https://www.canadianaviationmuseum.ca/


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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

My virtual “ride-along” flying videos are aimed and sharing my experiences and giving back to the aviation community which has been so helpful to me. I shoot multi-camera angles, get detailed real time instrument panel shots, and have radio intercom audio. I respect people’s time, so I put a fair bit of work into editing to keep the videos concise and engaging; I add animations and further graphics and voice overs where needed to add context and explanations.

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I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.

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