The way every other flight school with multiple airplanes does...How is this going to work? What instructors are going to teach in them, who is going to be flying them? How is it going to work with having the Warriors AND the Cessnas until the whole fleet is replaced?
There's been two Skylane's flying around for the past few weeks for instructor training. They aren't in the UND colors, but same version I'm sure. I kinda like the skylights though.How is this going to work? What instructors are going to teach in them, who is going to be flying them? How is it going to work with having the Warriors AND the Cessnas until the whole fleet is replaced?
I remember back in Aviation Safety, Dana Siewert was telling us that we had an accident involving a Cessna on takeoff and another plane (I think maybe doing a go around?) Anyway the controller told the plane "traffic 12 o'clock high" and the pilot couldn't see the other plane because everyone has a different perception of "high". As he was flying out, he climbed right into the bottom of the other plane and the propeller went through the other pilots thighs and crashed both planes.I'm glad to see the skylights because when I heard about the 172s my first thought was of students steep-turning into eachother.
Hi everyone, a little bit of clearing up. Piper has stopped making the warrior, and hence the switch. We are buying cessnas as fast as possible to get a single fleet as fast as possible. 414 and 415 will be taught, or option to be taught (plan is 100% of students), in the C172. The SR20's will be leaving as well. As for the spring, no set plans at the moment.
There should be a regulation change coming from the FAA that would no longer require single engine complex training, and change it simply to complex training. This would make 323 in the C172 and 325 would be in the PA44, and fill the complex requirement.
So, expect less warriors. I expect the WARR (6 pack) would go first. As everyone seems to be transitioning to glass. I will miss teaching the pure 6 pack, but times change. Around 1940's, IFR flight was brand new and not many really knew we'd have to start flying in weather. Tell someone back then that we'd be flying 200 KIAS through a thunderstorm with 400 people in back. As for us now, navigation and communications are changing to GPS systems, and glass is the best, most complete presentation of that. So for those instructors thinking what next, it's more about ADM and management of the flight than simply reading the guages. It's about flying from A to B and seeing how the aircraft adjusts itself, rather than just focusing on +/- 100ft. So, yes UND is going full glass, but it should be interesting.
It's the new way airlines save fuel by going through T-Storms instead of diverting 200+ miles around it! Maybe the airlines will start charging the passengers a 'nominal' fee if they do have to divert around. You never know these days....Interesting technique! Most of us try and go around the thunderstorm rather than through it!
did this in one of the arrows on the way to nebraska a weekend or two ago.... some good oldies stations!!Are the days of going on long cross countrys and tuning into AM stations via the ADF gone??!!