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Features October 2012 Issue

Making IMC Transitions

Itís often less than a minute of flight at the beginning and the end, but screwing it up can be expensive at bestóand fatal at worst. The key is trusting instruments over eyeballs.

Mark Twain once said, ďIf you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way.Ē Thatís also true of flying a Cat I ILS to minimums. No amount of training, except maybe in the best simulators, prepares you for what itís like to reach DA and see Ö very little.

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