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  1. I misunderstood. I can’t answer the in flight wi-fi data usage, but have also found this unreliable in the air.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  5. I get it. Maybe I’m a little too sensitive. I didn’t mean to imply that I know the mind of the FAA. That’s impossible. But, I only know that what little has been written by an FAA supported text and based on a few conversations with several DPEs and a few Denver FSDO FAA employees (Nothing set in stone or written). These support my assertion that LUAW, while not strictly prohibited, is not recommended at nontowered airports. Doesn’t mean you can’t do it. I choose and teach not to. There was one particularly onerous DPE in the Denver area who would berate pilots who did this. Fortunately, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about him on any checkride since I don’t believe he is a DPE anymore.
  6. Think and do what you want, but “Line up and wait” is a TOWERED airport operation. Position and hold is ancient terminology. I prefer not to have my back blind while sitting on the runway as an airplane stalls before the exit. I personally don’t agree with using LUAW at nontowered airports. People do it for sure and I certainly don’t complain about it on the radio, but I still don’t consider it good form. I believe the FAA would agree with me.
  7. Mooneymite, Feel free to laugh at my expense. I’m just a CFII, MEI, ATP etc. with thousands of hours. What do I know? Not everything, but some have found my opinions useful. I guess differing opinions aren’t too welcomed by moonymite. While certainly not legally binding, the only FAA reference I’ve ever found regarding LUAW at nontowered airports reads as follows: PHAK Appendix 1 Runway Incursion Avoidance. page 1.10 “NOTE: Line up and wait/holding in position is not recommended at nontowered airports.” I doubt you’ll ever find any FAA statement supporting LUAW at nontowered airports since it is a towered airport operation. It’s certainly not the worst thing in the world. But, I still don’t agree with it. That’s all I have to say about it.
  8. Think and do what you want, but “Line up and wait” is a TOWERED airport operation. Position and hold is ancient terminology. I prefer not to have my back blind while sitting on the runway as an airplane stalls before the exit. I personally don’t agree with using LUAW at nontowered airports. People do it for sure and I certainly don’t complain about it on the radio, but I still don’t consider it good form. I believe the FAA would agree with me.
  9. I wasn’t talking about runways which require back taxing- all you can do is communicate often. Maybe I misunderstood this post. I was speaking of general operations at not towered airports. I fly out of a busy nontowered airport where I’ve seen several pilots including me in my mooney forced to go around because somebody decided to lineup after landing traffic still on the runway which took longer to clear than expected. I’m certainly no fan of LUAW at nontowered airports.
  10. Think and do what you want, but “Line up and wait” is a TOWERED airport operation. Position and hold is ancient terminology. I prefer not to have my back blind while sitting on the runway as an airplane stalls before the exit. I personally don’t agree with using LUAW at nontowered airports. People do it for sure and I certainly don’t complain about it on the radio, but I still don’t consider it good form. I believe the FAA would agree with me.
  11. Think and do what you want, but “Line up and wait” is a TOWERED airport operation. Position and hold is ancient terminology. I prefer not to have my back blind while sitting on the runway as an airplane stalls before the exit. I personally don’t agree with using LUAW at nontowered airports. People do it for sure and I certainly don’t complain about it on the radio, but I still don’t consider it good form. I believe the FAA would agree with me.
  12. Legal or not. It may be considered careless and reckless if it leads to a runway incursion. Don’t “line up and wait” at nontowered airports. It’s not appropriate or good form. It only saves you a few seconds at the risk of potential traffic conflicts.
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    This is the longest this site has been down in the last several years. Hopefully, it returns soon.