Thursday, May 21, 2009

Renting A Plane

I've been training for my IFR certificate in Ron's Cherokee 140 but, unfortunately, the airplane isn't capable of lugging me, the flight instructor, and Ron all at the same time (none of us are under 200 pounds...not by a long shot).

So, in order to give Ron a taste of what the IFR learning environment is all about, I rented N38700 from Universal Air Academy at El Monte Airport. This Cherokee 180 can carry all three of us with room to spare. We headed over to the Chino ILS 26 (with the course reversal) and then back to El Monte for the VOR-A approach.

It was interesting to fly IFR in a different airplane (gauges are located in different places) and it was a lot of fun. Now, back to N6794J for the serious training.

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