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  1. midlifeflyer

    GTN 650 vectors to final function

    That functionality will work pretty much the same in the 430/530, the GTN, and the G1000, as well as the Avidyne IFR. In the Garmin, some say they prefer doing it with the Menu key instead of Direct Direct.
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    Don't be like me!

    If you are talking about the one a month or two ago, I took a screenshot of him exiting the clouds before he took it down. But there are others.
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    Don't be like me!

    ...and Jerry's IFR videos are much scarier.
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    Don't be like me!

    I did. But there will definitely be folks hoping for something juicier and disappointed. Corporate Pilot Life recently had one where they got the "pilot deviation" warning for messing up a clearance (ATC messed it up). I kept that one for use in a future enforcement seminar.
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    ipad mini

    I definitely agree with that. Lots more options out there than when I started using an EFB.
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    ipad mini

    Sigh. I'm curious. How many of the EFBs out there have you tried to be so sure of your comparison? What makes you assume one's like or dislike of Avare has anything to do with partially eaten fruit. Personally, I've tried Avare at least 6 times since its earliest incarnation and found it very cumbersome compared to most of the dozen or so EFBs I've tried.
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    ipad mini

    Both FltPlan Go! and iFly GPS have Windows offerings. FltPlan Go is subject to all the things some folks don't like about it. iFly runs pretty much the same as it does on its other platforms.
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    Flying Over Disney

    It's certainly possible that different browsers render the pages and what you can do differently.
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    Flying Over Disney

    All I did was paste the YouTube url. The site software did the rest.
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    Flying Over Disney

    Kristoffer, its because you fly a Beech, not a Mooney Hows this?
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    GTN 650 vectors to final function

    And, yes, you are correct,. I forgot for a moment that the airport is removed unless it is the current active waypoint. I guess the answer, especially with changes to basic operation being made, is to always check that the box is doing what you think you asked it to do. The Pilot Guide tell you to do that too. But my other comment stands - if you load VTF, you are specifically telling the system not to use an IAF so you can't really expect it to start using a PT you told it to disregard.
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    GTN 650 vectors to final function

    >>just loading it changed my course guidance to the IAF as opposed to the direct leg to the airport That should not happen in the GTN just from loading an approach with an IAF. See the photos below. The fists is with no approach loaded. the second and third are with an approach loaded with an IAF. Notice the active waypoint is still the airport. On theothers... You specifically told the box you didn't need the procedure turn when you selected VTF. You told it, in effect, "I'm being vectored to final. I don't need an IAF, so remove it." The box didn't retain "the IAF." It retained a waypoint which was on the extension of the FAC. That is was also the IAF of the procedure was no longer relevant.
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    GTN 650 vectors to final function

    It's as simple as it was before the GTN upgrade and as it still is in other navigators. I said "an" appropriate IAF. Not "the" appropriate IAF. I've seen very, very few "ambiguous" IAF choices and none causing any significant operational issue (perhaps you can point one out). If I'm being vectored, I don't care too much about the CDI. In most any GPS navigator, it's going to send me somewhere I am not being vectored. I don't really follow your "beyond the point" comment. If I am on a downwind I don't know how far downwind ATC is going to take me. Especially on a busy IFR day, I've been taken pretty far out. Now, at some point, it becomes obvious that, unless ATC decides to have me make a 180 and go off into Neverland, there are no longer any waypoints to send me to. Plenty of time for three taps on large buttons to activate VTF. I've never seen a workload issue manually changing to VTF on a GNS. It's even less workload on the GTN since its VTF function permits the pilot to make that decision significantly earlier. Keep in mind that, like you, I am not saying your way is wrong. I wouldn't even consider trying to change someone who did it the your way* ; just that I have not seen a reason to treat this unit differently than others just because the GTN gives us waypoints on the extension of the FAC. Now, that could very well be because of my environment. I deal with pilots who fly multiple airplanes with multiple avionics. One day, it might be a GTN. Another say a 430; still another day a G1000. SOP consistency where it is reasonable is itself a value in that environment. Yes, one needs to understand each piece of equipment but there are far more important differences than this one. [* I firmly believe attempting to change a pilot's procedure which works just because the CFI likes another one better is a cardinal sin.]
  14. If it helps any, I use an Galaxy Tab A as backup to my iPad. I have a few EFBs on it, but my go-to is iFly GPS. I often use it as primary and treat the iPad as backup. Pretty solid combination with no problems.
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    Check for gear down, again and again....

    The GA stats apparently say we are far more likely to have a landing issue by making one of those nice a powerless descents from close in. Hence the FAA's current and highly argued incarnation of the "stabilized descent," in which power is used as part of maintaining a constant descent profile and airspeed.