96. Attitude Issues at Half Moon Bay

Instructors
Doug Stewart
You launch into low IFR, confident in your aircraft and your ability — only to recognize a failure moments before plunging fully into the clouds. There are only seconds to decide between seizing your last chance for a VFR return, or one of three IFR options, each of which requires emergency-level skills to get you […]
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95. Which Approach At Frederick?

Instructors
Dave Hirschman
If you want a landing at your home airport tonight, you’ll need to make a tough call. Will you fly an ILS that has an unusually high visibility requirement, a localizer approach that could leave you too high, a circle-to-land that’s aligned with the wind, or simply land elsewhere? Perhaps synthetic vision will help.
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94. Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Instructors
John Krug
Surrounded by thunderstorms and running low on options, you’ve got a devil’s bargain to contend with. Continuing with Plan A could complete a life-saving mission — or cost you a life you’re quite attached to. Yet bailing out means beelining heavy weather, hard rocks, or military aircraft who aren’t friendly to visitors.
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93. Lonely In Paradise

Instructors
Jeff Van West
After a week enjoying the splendor of the Grand Canyon, you’re one instrument approach away from a safe return home. Unfortunately, a system failure leaves you unable to talk with ATC and you’ll arrive at your destination 45 minutes ahead of schedule. As the classic lyrics ask: Should you stay or should you go?
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92. Vectors Out of McMinnville

Instructors
Wally Moran
An economical bird means cheaper flight hours and a chance to enjoy the scenery. It also may require extra precautions when said scenery is hidden inside a cloud deck. That’s not a problem when you plan ahead, but how will you handle a helpful controller who might, or might not, have all the information?
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87. Trapped Above The Ice

Instructors
Dave Hirschman
It seemed like a good idea at the time: Climb into the clear above potential icing and ride fantastic tailwinds all the way home. You’d arrive in time for a VFR descent and dinner. Now you’re on top of a rising undercast with only oxygen-required altitudes above and known icing below. What’s the best move?
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85. NORDO Below The OROCA

Instructors
Jeff Van West
Slogging along in wind and rain at the minimum altitude for the airway, you’ve been in and out of communication with ATC for the past hour. A shortcut clearance promised to lessen your misery but now presents you with a situation they never covered with the black-and-white rules from your IFR ground school.
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