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What the Examiner Sees: IFR Errors

6 Lessons Intermediate

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Single-pilot IFR is the most challenging activity in aviation. The pilot cannot become overwhelmed because of errors and inefficient practices.

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IFR Errors

In recent times I have been asked to consider the Instrument-Airplane checkride, write about it, and perhaps create a Power Point presentation for live audiences or webinars. I don’t have enough material to create a series of IFR checkride articles, but I believe I can write one IFR checkride article that will be helpful. Here goes.

When to Descend

The applicant knows there is a lower altitude available but doesn't know when to initiate the descent.

Radio Work

Small errors can become a real problem if they pile up and snowball.

Don’t Touch the Power

Some applicants become frustrated and confused if they can’t ID a station while sitting on the ground.

Other Small Errors

A few other errors I've seen recently. 

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