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Old 03-19-2017, 10:07 PM
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Default CFII with Glass Experience in Chicago Area?

I got my instrument ticket on steam gauges about 10 yrs ago. Recently completed phase one in my -10 and before taking some longer trips, I'd like to get a thorough IPC with someone who has glass experience, preferably G3X. Any leads on a CFII in or around Northern IL that might be interested?
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:50 AM
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Too bad I'm not closer, glad to hear you're out of phase one and ready for some trips!
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:03 PM
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What airport are you based at?

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Old 03-20-2017, 12:14 PM
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I'm Based at Naper Aero (LL10). 10nm south of Dupage and 12nm East of Aurora airports. I'd be happy to fly to find someone with the right experience though.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:26 PM
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I'd like to suggest an alternative: Get an aux 12 volt power source, and sit in the plane on the ground with the manuals in front of you. Practice pushing buttons and knobs until you really understand the system. If you know someone with the same (G3X for you) system they may be able to help. They do not need to hold a cfi certificate for this. Plan not on minutes, but hours doing this. Once you've mastered the "buttonology" any cfii should be able to give you an IPC.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:43 PM
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Default Buttonology

I'm already at the point where I'm reasonably familiar with the system operation. Fight planning, route edits, loading and activating approaches, A/P functions etc are all good. I've shot a few practice approaches both coupled and hand flown, but of course that's not the same as actual instrument time. What I'm looking for is to spend some time with someone who has a fair amount of glass panel time in actual IMC conditions. I just want to be well up to speed before plugging into the system with the family on board.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:07 AM
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Good thinking. PM sent.

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