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by Ray Salmon
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Fly with me
Topic: [Fri Oct 1st - 5pm PDT] PilotEdge's 10-year Birthday Bash!
Replies: 0
Views: 68517

[Fri Oct 1st - 5pm PDT] PilotEdge's 10-year Birthday Bash!

Happy Birthday, PilotEdge! PilotEdge is 10 years old! PilotEdge opened its doors with a single coverage area- ZLA. Since then, the network has expanded to cover nearly the entire western half of the United States. We were thrilled to have hosted our second SimVenture event in July of this year, wit...
by Ray Salmon
Tue May 11, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAQ
Replies: 0
Views: 5116

FAQ

Hey All,

We just published a FAQ page on the website for your perusal.

https://www.pilotedge.net/pages/faq
by Ray Salmon
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: Runway Closures
Replies: 0
Views: 13689

Runway Closures

We have decided to simulate runway closures that are 7 days or longer in duration at Class Bravo and Class Charlie airports. This list will be reviewed every Monday for accuracy. Current Runway Closures: KLAX 7R/25L (through 5/6/21) KRNO 16R/34L (through 9/30/21) KSFO 10L/28R (through 8/14/21) Last ...
by Ray Salmon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: VFR - Methods for Choosing the Lowest Cruising Altitude
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

Re: VFR - Methods for Choosing the Lowest Cruising Altitude

Hi Massimo,

The technique you're using is a good one. Another one I was taught was to find the highest terrain/obstacle with 5nm either side of my planned track and then add 500 ft and round up to the nearest appropriate VFR cruising altitude.

Ray
by Ray Salmon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: X Plane's GNS 530 Minimums Capability
Replies: 3
Views: 2756

Re: X Plane's GNS 530 Minimums Capability

Massimo,

IRL, the only approved methods of vertical navigation on an approach are via WAAS or baro-VNAV. It is highly unlikely the Baron would have baro-VNAV, so if the GNS530 is not WAAS capable then you would be limited to LNAV only minimums.
by Ray Salmon
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks PE for helping me get my IFR rating!
Replies: 5
Views: 4393

Re: Thanks PE for helping me get my IFR rating!

Congrats Paul, nice work!
by Ray Salmon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Pilot Training Program
Topic: CAT-1/CAT-2: Airport Error/Utility of Flight Simulation
Replies: 21
Views: 12859

Re: CAT-1/CAT-2: Airport Error/Utility of Flight Simulation

Re my reference above to using a marine chart to help plan a flight across Long Island Sound, here’s a related observation about the CAT-1 exercise... I don’t believe that a competent flight instructor would approve a flight plan submitted by a student pilot that called for the over-mountain routes...
by Ray Salmon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: Departure and taxing questions
Replies: 11
Views: 6209

Re: Departure and taxing questions

As to your second question: if the controller gave you the runway crossing instruction with your initial taxi clearance then you do not need further permission from him/her. If no crossing instruction was received then hold short of the runway. There are only 3 times where you automatically switch f...
by Ray Salmon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Pilot Training Program
Topic: Cat-10 LAX tower question
Replies: 5
Views: 3739

Re: Cat-10 LAX tower question

Yes, best practice is 360's outside of the Bravo until you can get a word in. Also, pull back on the throttle a little if you hear it's busy as you approach SMO/HHR.
by Ray Salmon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: Departure and taxing questions
Replies: 11
Views: 6209

Re: Departure question

It's actually a fantastic question, and one that doesn't have a very consistent answer. The AIM does not address downwind departures specifically and there seems to a large variation in local expectations. As controllers, we should probably be giving you further instruction as to what we want you to...