I'm just starting my IFR training. I've got basic instrument flying and partial panel stuff down cold and we're starting approaches next lesson. (We're starting with VOR approaches, for what it's worth.) I need to order a hood, so I was online browsing and saw all kinds of IFR training stuff:
-timers (the ASA seems popular, but others advocate the local supermarket)
-different lighting gizmos (cap brim, flashlights, boom lights, etc., etc.)
-yoke clips (for chart/approach plates? What if you already have a GPS on your yoke?)
Someone also told me to get an "IFR kneeboard," something about the six-hole punch to hold approach charts?
Can anyone who's doing or has done their IFR training give some guidance? I don't want to waste money, but I also don't want to make learning harder by not having something that's helpful.
All advice appreciated.