# Flight Training - March 2013 - 39

DISTANCE
1. Plot a course between two airports

TIME
2. Now let’s find the time en route. We

FUEL
3. How far can we go if we want to fly

or two checkpoints. The ASA E6B we

are flying a Cessna 172 with a ground-

past Smoketown? Assume the fuel on

used for this exercise can be used as a

speed we determined is 130 knots. We

board has an endurance of 4.5 hours,

plotter; it displays statute and nauti-

first line up the E6B’s rate arrow to 130

and we know our groundspeed is 130

cal miles for world aeronautical charts

(13) on the outer ring. We then look on the

knots. Set the rate arrow at 130 on the

and sectional charts on its sides.

outer ring to find 66 nm. Directly opposite

outer scale. Now look for 4 hours and 30

We chose a leg between Frederick

that is the time en route—30 minutes and

minutes (4:30) on the inner scale. Directly

Municipal Airport (FDK) and Smoke-

30 seconds.

opposite that is our range (endurance-

town Airport (S37); the distance is a

time)—585 nm.

straight-line 66 nm.

4. How much fuel will we burn on
our FDK-S37 leg? Looking in the pilot's
operating handbook for a Cessna 172,
we determine a fuel burn of 7.5 gph for a
given power setting. Set the rate arrow to
7.5 gallons on the outer ring. Now look for
30 minutes, 30 seconds on the middle ring.
Our fuel burn—just about 3.75 gallons—is
shown opposite, on the outer ring.

Yes, you may use any one of a number of iPad apps to help you plan and

instructor applicants that they’ll earn a notice of disapproval if they spend

execute cross-country flights—even though you know you’re supposed to

too much time “head down” with the device. “They are going to use them

be proficient at using a plain old E6B. Does that mean your iPad is forbid-

in real life, so I want to see how they will manage them in the cockpit—and

den on a checkride? Not necessarily. “I definitely let [an] applicant use it for

how they will manage if it fails,” she adds. If you plan to bring your iPad to

flight planning and one source for weather,” says Designated Pilot Exam-

iner Mary Latimer (see “Women With Wings,” page 28). She warns flight

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# Flight Training - March 2013

Flight Training - March 2013
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Letters
Not What It Appears
After the Checkride
How It Works
ASI News Action
Training Products
Member Products Final Exam
Checkride
Flight Lesson
Flying Carpet
The "S" Word
Women With Wings
Problem Solver
Technique
Weather
Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Tech Talk
Juggling the Airplane
The Known to the Unknown
You're Not Done Yet
Debrief
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Training - March 2013
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover2
Flight Training - March 2013 - 1
Flight Training - March 2013 - Contents
Flight Training - March 2013 - 3
Flight Training - March 2013 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - March 2013 - 5
Flight Training - March 2013 - Right Seat
Flight Training - March 2013 - 7
Flight Training - March 2013 - Letters
Flight Training - March 2013 - 9
Flight Training - March 2013 - Not What It Appears
Flight Training - March 2013 - 11
Flight Training - March 2013 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - How It Works
Flight Training - March 2013 - ASI News Action
Flight Training - March 2013 - Training Products
Flight Training - March 2013 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - March 2013 - 17
Flight Training - March 2013 - Member Products Final Exam
Flight Training - March 2013 - Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - 20
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 23
Flight Training - March 2013 - The "S" Word
Flight Training - March 2013 - 25
Flight Training - March 2013 - 26
Flight Training - March 2013 - 27
Flight Training - March 2013 - Women With Wings
Flight Training - March 2013 - 29
Flight Training - March 2013 - 30
Flight Training - March 2013 - 31
Flight Training - March 2013 - 32
Flight Training - March 2013 - 33
Flight Training - March 2013 - Problem Solver
Flight Training - March 2013 - 35
Flight Training - March 2013 - 36
Flight Training - March 2013 - 37
Flight Training - March 2013 - Technique
Flight Training - March 2013 - 39
Flight Training - March 2013 - Weather
Flight Training - March 2013 - 41
Flight Training - March 2013 - 42
Flight Training - March 2013 - Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Flight Training - March 2013 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - March 2013 - 45
Flight Training - March 2013 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - March 2013 - Juggling the Airplane
Flight Training - March 2013 - The Known to the Unknown
Flight Training - March 2013 - You're Not Done Yet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 50
Flight Training - March 2013 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - March 2013 - Debrief
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