Having a wonderful time getting to study turbine engines and the King Air BE200 in preparation for earning a new rating.  I’m taking advantage of my new simulator room downstairs, which is about 85% complete but fully useful. Reading a wide array of material to prepare as well, including my ATP training guides.SimulatorPix

Tonight I flew my own simulator on the KDEC GPS36 and then the KDEC LOC BC 24.  Both approaches went well, and were repeated at least three times. I’m making mistakes but learning from them. Planning to fly all of the approaches identified in lesson 01 – which represent my first day of training at the RTC Training Center  in Champagne, IL.

I have owned my Elite simulator for maybe 10 years at this point, and tonight I learned a new method for increasing it’s stability that will save considerable time.  Previously I’d have to stop / start the simulator during perceived lock-ups, but tonight I found out what how to stabilize that process with the Elite system, and keep simulating.  Never stop learning.

I’ll snap some shots and get more information out here to chronicle the experience later this week.  For now – it is allot of reading when I can and simulation at night.

Fly safe…..


By fdorrin

Recently rated Gulfstream 280 pilot, working on instructor qualifications. WestWind and Astra corporate jet flight instructor. Contract corporate pilot. Own and operate a PA30 Twin Comanche. CFII; MEI; ME-ATP; SES; Typed in DHC-8, B-25, IAI-1124, IAI1125, G100, G280. Retired engineer / executive - Delmarva Power, Conectiv Energy, and PEPCO Holdings, Inc.