Taking off into a low overcast is a rush for many instrument pilots, as the ground disappears into the mist and clouds. At that point, you have to trust your training and follow the instruments – not the seat of your pants. But new technology makes this a little bit easier. With an iPad app like ForeFlight and an ADS-B receiver like Stratus, pilots have more awareness of terrain, obstacles, weather and runway locations. In this video, you’ll ride along in the right seat of a Piper Arrow as the pilot shoots an instrument approach in low IFR conditions. You’ll also see the iPad screen overlaid on top of the video. It’s hard work, but it’s also a lot of fun.
Video from Mike Cardosa