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2nd XC with my PPL – DC to Chicago (KGAI -> KPWK)

I just downloaded the Chicago FLY and it matches up with what you both are saying. Stay at 2000-2500 along the lake (being aware of transitioning through Gary's D airspace SFC to 3100). Cheers, ...

Answered by: jeffreyhayes 241 views

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2nd XC with my PPL – DC to Chicago (KGAI -> KPWK)

I've never flow a private plane in or out of Chicago, but I have operated commercially out of O'Hare and Kris is right, on westbound operations, they might start the conga line miles offshore. However...

Answered by: Dave M 241 views

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about msa

I don't have the answer, but I do note that the MSA's are based on two different points. Maybe looking at the relationship between those two points on the full chart would lend a clue.

Answered by: KDS 300 views

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2nd XC with my PPL – DC to Chicago (KGAI -> KPWK)

Thanks Kris. I like the suggestion to fly along the shoreline. Makes sense. Jeff

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2nd XC with my PPL – DC to Chicago (KGAI -> KPWK)

You are correct that the safest way is to stay over land. Lake Michigan surface temperatures are about 60 degrees right now. A better way to view Chicago would be to fly along the lakeshore. Yo...

Answered by: Kris Kortokrax 241 views

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Can I substitute GPS for a VOR holding fix on an ILS missed approach?

Absolutely. That's standard practice, permitted by AIM paragraph 1-2-3c(2) and (3).

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Navigation Method

John is correct, but I would like to add a few points. You can actually legally request a direct IFR route without a certified GPS. In fact, the controller doesn't care what equipment you have, bec...

Answered by: Russ MacDonald 444 views

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GPS Direct w/o WAAS

What John wrote is correct, but you can request 'direct' to any point with any equipment and ask for own navigation. ATC will then check your equipment suffix, and if you do not have the proper equipm...

Answered by: Russ MacDonald 493 views

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stalling

I would like to add that in an LSA, it is very difficult (if not impossible), in level flight, to demonstrate that the aircraft can be stalled at a speed higher than the published stall speed (an acce...

Answered by: Russ MacDonald 283 views

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climbing

In a light aircraft, an increase in rate of climb can be caused by an updraft like you might find down low over a plowed field, or from entering convective activity, or from a sudden increase in headw...

Answered by: Russ MacDonald 250 views