Partial Problem


You’re enroute IFR from Monterey, CA to Santa Barbara, CA on a turbulent day in hard IMC.  You say, bring it on...  OK.

Not for the faint of heart or weak of bowel, this lucky #13 will really push your skills as you deal with turbulence in IMC and then a vacuum failure to boot. Stay in control as your vestibular system goes out to lunch.  Use the remaining avionics and ATC to use to produce a safe outcome.

You’ll start out over the ORCUT intersection, level at 7000ft in the soup. The cleared route is BSR V27 GVO into KSBA. You’ve just been handed to the next Santa Barbara Approach sector on 120.55. Give them a call and let’s see how things unfold.

SAFE and NAFI instructors will be glad to help you prep or debrief if you have any questions.

Pre-brief and Fly More!

Arrive well briefed for this flight and get extra sim time.  Access and review the materials here.