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  1. Interesting, I was wondering if you may now be able to choose your DPE for the CFI checkride.
  2. A lot of DPE’s don’t want any potential risk or liability in assuming control of braking. You typically don’t have any choice in the DPE assigned for the CFI checkride. The 172 will only make relatively easy flight portion easier. Good luck and congrats on getting your CFI certificate.
  3. The oral (teaching) portion of the CFI exam is the more challenging portion. Any plane you ‘re comfortable in flying commercial maneuvers (right seat) is fine.
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    New M20K Panel

    Very Nice Panel! You’ll really like your engine monitor layout.
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    Check Gear!

    Yep, a higher airspeed than expected for the same or lesser power setting on base/final or on a straight in approach should alert you to check that your gear is down. As always, if something seems out of the norm, make sure you didn’t forget something. Flows, checklists, GUMPS checks should be used consistently. I like to check gear down 3 times including a Final panic check.
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    Check Gear!

    Yeah, unfortunately Mooney is very well represented in the gear up landing category pretty much every month.
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    The NEW new panel

    I believe TXI views can be swapped as desired with several options available. Beautiful Panel!
  8. Click here to view this message in a browser window. November 21, 2018 Dear Valued Customers and Partners, As previously communicated, the link below will provide you with the Mandatory Service Bulletin 2018-01 that addresses the potential of inflight reset of FIS-B equipped EFD1000/500 systems. Again, please be assured, we are working diligently to identify the problem, and source a solution in partnership with the FAA. Link to Mandatory Service Bulletin For questions, contact your local Aspen Dealer or Aspen Customer Support at fieldserviceengineers@aspenavionics.com. Mark Ferrari Vice President Sales and Customer Support www.aspenavionics.com Copyright © 2018 Aspen Avionics Inc Our address is 5001 Indian School Road Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87110 If you do not wish to receive future email, click here. (You can also send your request to Customer Care at the street address above.)
  9. Click here to view this message in a browser window. November 21, 2018 Dear Valued Customers and Partners, I am writing to you to inform you of an anomaly that was identified within the last 24 hours concerning Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Displays with software version 2.9 recycling approximately every ten minutes when connected to an ADS-B In transponder, transceiver or receiver. At this point in time, it appears the malfunction is geographically isolated to the Midwestern and Southwestern part of the United States. The data that causes the disruption is received from the ADS-B ground station and appears to be in an undocumented format and invalid data. Aspen does not reject the data, so it must be corrected in a software update. If the apparent invalid data is not transmitted, the resets would not occur. Please be assured, we are working diligently to identify the problem, and source a solution in partnership with the FAA. The interim solution is to disable the ADS-B input into the display(s). A Mandatory Service Bulletin will be released to all dealers and customers with instructions on November 21, 2018. For questions, contact your local Aspen Dealer or Aspen Customer Support at fieldserviceengineers@aspenavionics.com. Mark Ferrari Vice President Sales and Customer Support www.aspenavionics.com Copyright © 2018 Aspen Avionics Inc Our address is 5001 Indian School Road Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87110 If you do not wish to receive future email, click here. (You can also send your request to Customer Care at the street address above.)
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    Advice on the PPL

    I agree with what others have stated. It depends a lot on how you learn. There is no one best way for all. I took my written exams at the start of all of my ratings. I’m a bookworm and love self study so this worked well for me. It gave me a good knowledge basis for future training. The downside is the lack of practical application of your studying until later in your training, but I found it easy to go back and brush up and reinforce lessons. As an instructor, I love it when students take the written and do well on it early. It’s a great sign that they’re highly motivated and dedicated. I do recommend that you don’t put off the written until the end of your training. It’s nice to have it done by then so you can focus on practical knowledge and flying. Gleim, Jeppesen, FAA books, ASA, King Schools, Sporty’s etc. are all good for doing well on the written exam. The majority of questions are repeated from prior question banks. I agree in setting yourself up for future success by doing well on the exam. The better you do, the less your examiner is required to test you on knowledge deficienct areas and the better the first impression for many examiners.
  11. I misunderstood. I can’t answer the in flight wi-fi data usage, but have also found this unreliable in the air.
  12. My Ipad pro 9.7 is currently using 12.5 GB. This is with a ton of documents and charts etc. loaded for 16 states. Storage space should be a non issue.
  13. There is still some optimism for an Mini IPAD 5 in the first half of 2019. If it happens I’ll ditch my 9.7 IpadPro for a yoke mounted Mini 5. If not, I’ll probably get the XS max phone.
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    Don't be "that" guy

    Wow. Well done ATC. Can’t even say his call sign or repeat a simple taxi instruction. I frequent KBJC. Scary. Probably not the first time he has been piloting an airplane or driving a car impaired. I hope this guy gets help but never flies again.