Sunday, October 20, 2013

IPC in the books

This weekend I completed my insurance mandated anual IPC.  Typically I do it with BPPP or BPT training program but this year BPT at Concord conflicted with a trip I had down to Palm Springs.  We had a great flight down to Palm Speings and for the first time in my jaunts there, no turbulence through Banning pass.  We also stopped to pickup grandma on the way, nice to have a plane that can easily fit five!

Anyway from now on October is the month to go to Palm Springs.  I landed at Bermuda Dunes this time which is closer to where I normally stay at Rancho Las Palmas.  Bermuda Dunes was a convenient spot with easy rental car access so I think it will be my new preferred spot vs Thermal from now on.

So the Palm Springs trip caused me to miss this years BPT but one of there instructors was in town for it so I contacted Jim Gruneisen for an IPC.  I managed to squeak one out but it was tough!  It's one thing to fart down the ILS with the GPS and the autopilot working but quite another with an engine out and the AHRS and ADC inop!

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