So far my summer reading as revolved around two books about IFR flight and the ASA Instrument Oral Exam Guide, which has about a quarter left for me to read.
As for flying, I have kept my commitment of flying at least once a month in the Piper Cherokee. The reason for that is because it’s a low wing like the Cirrus, its speed is similar to the Cirrus in the pattern and it has a fuel pump, along with left and right fuel tank management responsibilities. A Cessna 172 is just too easy…like flying a kite, almost boring by comparison.
Now with my head floating, the interactive training software called CATS is here and installed on my computer. So at this time I have started working on learning all about the Cirrus SR-20 and plan to complete the workbook that I started with my instructor and continue on with my transition training.
I am hoping that an opportunity that presented itself to me this week might mean that by mid-August, funds will be available now and on an ongoing basis for training. I am hoping for the best!
CATS lets you explore and learn your Cirrus aircraft like never before. Practice checklist procedures, calculate performance, and explore aircraft systems all at the click of a mouse.
Configuration options include:
Aircraft Type: SR20 or SR22
Engine System: Normally aspirated or turbonormalized
Environmental System: G2/G3/air conditioning with selectable optional equipment
- Practice normal and emergency procedures anytime, anywhere, using interactive cockpit controls and checklists.
- Learn the systems of these technologically advanced aircraft (TAA) with animated, interactive schematics and simulations.
- Navigate through the software using a familiar Pilot’s Operating Handbook format.
- Explore and learn at your own pace using “free play” simulations and an unrestrictive menu system.
- Test your knowledge with over 40 multiple-choice quizzes.
- Monitor your progression through the content and quizzes with integrated progress tracking.