From Rockcliffe Flying Club
The idea of an IFR Club stems from a suggestion from one of our club members. The purpose of the informal meetings is to bring together IFR pilots (or someone thinking about becoming IFR rated) to meet once a month and discuss what they are passionate about….flying! Not just flying BUT “Instrument flying”. Come out and meet experienced IFR pilots and newly rated IFR pilots and have a coffee, relax and enjoy the conversation.
- Where: Rockcliffe Flying Club Lounge
- When: Last Thursday of the Month
- Time: 1930 hrs – until finished!!
Here are just some examples of the things that might be discussed:
- IFR in Canada and the USA: how does it differ?
- A number of us feel more comfortable in the IFR system and file IFR even on completely clear days. Is this a VFR-cowardice?
- Does the 2-year re-ride deter Canadian pilots from getting IFR ratings? They don't have it in the USA and a much greater percentage of private pilots are IFR-rated. Is the re-ride useful?
- Does anyone understand the new preferred low-level routes in the Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal corridor? Does it matter --- do we just file DIRECT and see what comes anyway?
- What are the minimum number of instruments with which you feel comfortable flying IFR?
- Is an ADF anything more than additional and unnecessary weight these days?
- Below what temperature in the winter do you feel comfortable that you're not going to meet ice in a cloud?
- Is an onboard StrikeFinder or StormScope needed any more now that we have uplink weather information on our GPSs? Which is better: the immediate response of the StrikeFinder or the bigger picture of the uplink weather?
- When are we going to get ADS-B in Canada? Is it worth buying a portable ADS-B unit for flying in the USA?
Drop by last Thursday of every month! See you there!