Check Your Check Lists!
Our next Zoom is brought by a powerhouse trio of NTSB accident investigator Heidi Klemner, CFII/MEI Charlie Bobbish, and Dennis Boykin, all of Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia. They'll discuss the history and use of checklists, how you can make your own, and why they matter. Questions they'll answer include: Where did checklists get started? Are you allowed to use your own, or must you use an 'approved' checklist? What form and format can be used? How do you keep yours up to date? How do you manage automated checklists?
Bell 206 Jet Ranger - Rick Keller Flying w/ James Lindsey
It was a beautiful day with friends..... flying in the Cirrus SR22 from JYO to FDK, to jump right into the Bell 206 Jet Ranger. Rick was able to get some good instruction from James, and Cheryl and I enjoyed the views! I love aviation and our community.
Cirrus SR22 to SunNFun 2022
In this video, I fly our SR22 down to Lakeland from Leesburg VA. On the way, we stop in Saint Simons Island for an overnight before the flight into Lakeland. The field was IFR, so we shot the approach into Lakeland into 10R through a layer of IMC. It was a FANTASTIC flight, and even better week! Thanks to my friend Schuyler who flew along with me!
My Experience with IFR6 Accelerated Flight Training (CHS) / Smokehouse Pilots
Here is a short presentation of what to expect training with IFR6! and a Q&A I became a private pilot in 2011. After about 4 years, I decided I wanted to obtain my Instrument Rating as many pilots do. I started training in 2015, which went very well, but then "life happened" and even though I had my 40 hour minimum and a few other requirements, I never took my check ride. I even had my written exam passed. However, as "life" happened, my training was essentially non existent and my written exam expired. In 2021, I vowed to myself that I would revisit this challenging rating and make it happen...however, I new I needed a different approach. Enter, IFR6 Accelerated Flight Training Program down in Charleston South Carolina. I was referred to this program by a friend (and fellow member of Smokehouse Pilots), named Mike Bullock. I looked into the program, and realized it was exactly what I needed... a week of condensed training followed immediately by a check ride. In September of 2021, I took my IR check ride on 9/1 and passed. From there, I have had MANY inquires about this experience and how it worked for me, and instead of making a YouTube video about this experience, I contacted my instructor (and Chief Pilot), Kirk Bray and asked if we could do a virtual session together - where we share details about IFR6, my experience, how the training went and answer any and all questions you have! So, here we are! This will be designed much like a fireside chat, but I will also have a few visuals to show along the way. I imagine we will chat for about 2 hours, and hopefully this is helpful for all of you. Based on the feedback, I hope you are able to learn something from it to inform you how to approach your IFR training as well! If you want to participate, I encourage you to join via the Zoom link. However, we will be streaming via Facebook live as well. Thank you - and Thanks to Kirk for being open to this idea! You can learn more about IFR6 here: https://ifr6.com