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IFR Approaches to Minimums – Marine Layer FOG – California Flight Training VLOG – NorCal ATC audio

Staying alive by learning to think ahead of the airplane!

In this episode, watch me get task saturated (again?) getting back into IFR training – this time in California Marine Layer Fog! Actual IMC with Jason from The Finer Points of FlyingForeFlight , Bose Aviation and Pivot Case play big roles in this one too!  And of course CloudAhoy plays a HUGE roll in this one as well.

Sea of clouds over the San Francisco Bay Area
Sea of clouds over the San Francisco Bay Area

If you’re into tail wheel and Warbird flight training videos we have dozens already published on the channel!
But here are a few good ones to start with:

Super Cub – Finding Zen – Grass Strip – Tail Wheel Flying – Short Field Landing practice

Pilot Bucket List: Stearman Backseat Checkout – Warbird Training

Immersive Formation Flying – WWII-era DHC-1 Chipmunk – Part 1


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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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