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 Post subject: Using MPH or knots
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:30 am 
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I'm resuming my private pilot training after a long hiatus (and two instructors who left for airline jobs). At this new school, I'm flying an older Cherokee that has an airspeed indicator with both MPH and knots printed on it. My instructor doesn't care which scale I use. My instinct is to use knots because that's what I'm used to, and that's what I'll be using after getting my certificate. On the other hand, the outer MPH ring on the instrument is easier to read, and the POH lists all the V speeds in MPH (easily converted, of course). Is there an expectation during the practical exam that I know all my speeds in knots, or would MPH be acceptable to an examiner?


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 Post subject: Re: Using MPH or knots
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:40 am 
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Problem solved. I'm switching to a school that's using DA40s.

On an unrelated note, I haven't been here to the forums for a long time. I was sad to see they're not really active anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Using MPH or knots
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:47 am 
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Agreed - just had my account activated today and am a bit bummed out...

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 Post subject: Re: Using MPH or knots
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Now that the TFP podcast is back in action, I'm hoping things will pick up here. It's a great resource.

In other news, got my certificate a few months back, and now working on my instrument. Good times. :)


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