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airplane401
10-04-2018, 04:38 AM
In short, I'm a CFI with about 1000 hours looking to go to the airlines. I however am not instrument current at all. I was thinking of hitting the books and getting my CFII. I originally got my instrument rating in a analog gauge airplane in 2012 which was the last time I was instrument current. I do teach in both analog and G1000 now. Would it be easier to get current and get my CFII in a G1000 airplane or analog gauge airplane?


Macchi30
10-04-2018, 06:28 AM
In short, I'm a CFI with about 1000 hours looking to go to the airlines. I however am not instrument current at all. I was thinking of hitting the books and getting my CFII. I originally got my instrument rating in a analog gauge airplane in 2012 which was the last time I was instrument current. I do teach in both analog and G1000 now. Would it be easier to get current and get my CFII in a G1000 airplane or analog gauge airplane?

the G1000 makes instrument flying really simple

Excargodog
10-04-2018, 06:31 AM
In short, I'm a CFI with about 1000 hours looking to go to the airlines. I however am not instrument current at all. I was thinking of hitting the books and getting my CFII. I originally got my instrument rating in a analog gauge airplane in 2012 which was the last time I was instrument current. I do teach in both analog and G1000 now. Would it be easier to get current and get my CFII in a G1000 airplane or analog gauge airplane?

Easier or better? And do you mean merely instrument current and get your CFII or "current" for purposes of preparing yourself for the airlines?

It really amazes me how seldom some people actually use their instrument ratings although that may be a function of locale. if you are merely worried about passing the CFII practical your choice of aircraft might depend on the examiner you get and/or choose. Some seem to consider glass panels to almost be "cheating" and will "fail" every function on the glass panel that would give you an advantage over steam gauges and you'll wind up on them anyway. Some seem to be techno-buffs that will try to get you to demonstrate to them every esoteric function (I don't think I've ever used the point of closest approach function on instruments) and really expect you to know the trivia. And of course if you are actually going to FUNCTION as a CFII you'll really need to be decent at both because a lot of your flying may be in the student's own aircraft at that level.

Overall, if you want to best prepare yourself for regional airlines though I'd think glass panel.

Have you considered perhaps a brief stint of 135 flying to get you some ACTUAL instrument experience?


TiredSoul
10-04-2018, 07:13 AM
Do your CFII in an analog airplane.
Bringing a G1000 of expect any examiner worth their fee to go elbow deep into ADC and solid state AHRS AMD you better know every function.
Remember youíre supposed to demonstrate your teaching skills on the equipment you bring.
Get your CFII, get as proficient as you can get then go find another job which will give you a lot of real life IFR experience.

PT6 Flyer
10-04-2018, 07:29 AM
airplane401,


You should definitely go the analog route first. It is a lot easier to got from analog to G1000 than the other way around. If, in the future, you need to go from G1000 to analog, you will find it very difficult.

TaylorPilot
10-04-2018, 07:59 AM
Basic Analog. I'd want a waas 430-530 and a second nav/com only. Remember, if you have DME, ADF, etc, you have have to be able to use it....

Pilsung
10-04-2018, 10:10 AM
Check out the Xplane thread- I and others have found it to be an extremely useful tool to transition from analog instrument flying to G1000, as well as for maintaining instrument scan and proficiency without the expense of aircraft instrument flying...

TiredSoul
10-04-2018, 05:50 PM
Donít get me wrong I have 3000+ hrs G1000 including Synthetic Vision and NEXRAD and it is the greatest thing since sliced cheese.
However, doing your CFII in one is going down the rabbit hole unless youíve trained on it extensively

JamesNoBrakes
10-04-2018, 08:31 PM
It's been discussed many times in many threads.

The simple google skills required to find these threads are far more important to being a CFI and teaching than whether you use glass or round gauges.



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