I am training on a C172 G1000 with TIS and this afternoon in the training area there were 4 other planes within a 4 mile radius flying randomly at vartious altitiudes I assume practicing stuff for their check rides.
I am the student and I felt uncomfortable with the traffic especially because I could not get visual on any of the other planes. My instructor suggested turning off the TIS as it was disstracting me and making me nervous (which it was) but my gut feel was we should visual the traffic or fly somewhere else less crowded.
I am interested on the thoughts of other CFIs as to the effectiveness of TIS and when to let it concern me in flight.
I find that when turning even sometimes only 90 degrees the TIS gives a false alert in which it appears to locate my own plane as the traffic. It's happened to me a few times now but usually scared the hell out of you the first couple of times it happens (including my instructors.) Is your experience with TIS that this often happens?