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Practice IFR ATC communications! IFR round-robin (SNA-SNA)
November 17, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm WET
About this event
MAXIMUM OF 4 PARTICIPANTS ALLOWED.
This session will be a fully interactive ATC (Air Traffic Control) practice workshop. You can practice ATC communications and get individual feedback in a relaxed environment. Don’t worry about making mistakes!
If you have been nervous about joining online ATC networks such as PilotEdge or VATSIM, this will be a perfect opportunity to get your feet wet with IFR communications and build your confidence.
It will also be useful for private pilots considering getting their instrument ratings, instrument rating students, or rated instrument pilots who want to brush the rust off and tighten up their current radio skills.
The goal is for you to become proficient using proper FAA phraseology and communications procedures, so you can sound professional and confident on the radio.
Flight + topics: The session will be based on PilotEdge’s I-1 rating flight. (Note: The flight will not be conducted on the PilotEdge)
I-1 Rating: Fly IFR to/from KSNA and fly the ILS RWY 20R approach.
In this scenario, you will get to practice communications related to:
- Requesting and receiving an IFR clearance
- Basic airport operations (taxi, takeoff, and landing clearances)
- Receiving vectors to an ILS approach
Depending on the group’s interest, I will also cover related IFR topics such as approach briefings and G1000 operations under IFR.
If there is extra time remaining, we will continue onto the PilotEdge I-2 rating flight, with an IFR departure to CRQ airport using low-altitude airways.
How will it work?
- We’ll begin the session with quick introductions of your name and your flying/sim background.
- I will be flying my simulator (X-Plane 11), streaming the flight to Zoom. As I fly, I will also be acting as air traffic control, providing realistic ATC clearances and creating interesting scenarios.
- However, YOU and the other participants will take turns making each radio transmission and directing any radio frequency setup. On my screen, there will be a visual indicator showing the name of who is responsible for the radio at any given moment.
I will help guide you based on your individual experience level, providing feedback on your individual radio calls.
Flight rules: IFR
Aircraft used: Cirrus Vision Jet with G1000
Duration: 90 minutes
About me: I’m Mike, a real-world CFI (certified flight instructor) and ATP (airline transport pilot) who is passionate about using flight simulators to teach others about aviation. I have a varied background in aviation, starting as an aerospace engineer at Boeing, followed by several years of flying regional jets throughout the US. My main passion is with teaching, and I have been a flight instructor (CFI/CFII) since 2010.
Format: Online via Zoom. Questions and discussion among attendees will be welcome and encouraged. Link to the Zoom meeting will be included in confirmation email
One-on-one training: I also provide customized one-on-one coaching. Visit flightsimcoach.com for more information.
This session is considered supplementary coaching only. It is not loggable, nor is it a substitute for in-person instruction by the flight instructor who is signing your logbook!