Cessna 172 IFR Visual Approach during Rain Storm

June 9, 2009

IFR visual approach into Houston Hobby International Airport

Duration : 0:3:14


25 Responses to “Cessna 172 IFR Visual Approach during Rain Storm”

  1. rjonno on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    that was seriously …
    that was seriously bad .

  2. fritschep505 on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    WOW that was nicely …
    WOW that was nicely done good job !!

  3. Lackyserbia on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    nice one really
    nice one really

  4. drummerkid69 on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    perfection at its …
    perfection at its best man, good job

  5. 2DMGOOD4U on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    That was a great …
    That was a great approach and landing, Im not an IFR rated pilot but this video makes me remember once I landed on a 152 with rain, not as heavy as the one shown but I dont know why the feeling of the wind and rain while approaching and landing was great!
    Good Job.

  6. SpaceMedic on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    You can attempt to …
    You can attempt to make Flight Sim as accurate as you want to, but sorry…as an avid FS fan and also an instrument rated pilot, they are *not* the same…never..actual IMC with spacial feelings and real wind gusting is a unique experience that you can’t ever experience until you leave your computer chair.

  7. SenorSpode on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Of course. The main …
    Of course. The main reasons why are (1) The weather is IFR-category & thus airports can deny VFR take-offs, (2) the pilot filed an IFR plan to begin with, (3) weather can change at any time & you always ume the worst, (4) There’s other air traffic, including air passenger service, in the area, & (5) all such pax aircraft operate exclusively IFR. That’s why such procedures exist. Frankly, if I was a 737 pilot, I’d dread small craft flying VFR in IFR conditions.

  8. SenorSpode on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    I hyperaccuracised …
    I hyperaccuracised this airport in FS2004 & then took a C172 off in IFR from nearby Ellington in identical WX for KHOU, ILS approach RWY 30L sidestep to 30R and did just as good a job. It even felt like the video, right down to the exit off the active & crossing 30L & 35 to the west tarmac. Houston Hobby’s pretty kewl.

  9. SenorSpode on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Skill, eh? 😉
    Skill, eh? 😉

  10. SenorSpode on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Excellent approach …
    Excellent approach & landing!! The plane brings back memories of when my dad & I flew a Cessna 206 from Anchorage to Seattle via the Al-Can Highway: The plane had no electrical (no flaps), no interior except for 2 seats & the panel, & we used a handheld radio for COM. We encountered rain worse than this at one point & the windscreen was cracked but tied shut with chicken wire twists…rain all over us & the maps. What a time! 5 stars.

  11. RobertGary1 on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    No, that is …
    No, that is incorrect. The “Visual Approach” as defined by the FAA and ICAO is only available to aircraft on an instrument flight plan. When you are VFR you can never be told “cleared for the visual approach”. -Robert, CFII

  12. Airtransrecon on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Hmm. I think I’ve …
    Hmm. I think I’ve seen this somewhere before….

  13. gman846 on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Microsoft, we NEED …
    Microsoft, we NEED rain like this, that obstructs the windshield in Flight Simulator 11, with an option to turn it on or off cause some users may not like it. thx! 😛

    I really wish the rain in Flight Simulator was like this!

  14. chrisharper80 on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Yes. Rain showers …
    Yes. Rain showers are relatively harmless. Convective activity hiding in the soup is the big issue. If you are in stable air rain showers, the rain itself has very minor effect on aircraft performance (other than t/o and landing rollout of course). Not sure where you fly. CA Central Valley rain is usually pretty tame, as convective storms are rare and stable inversions rule the day. Some places convection is a big issue.

  15. PrinceofIndigo on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    No stall horn on …
    No stall horn on landing, how’d ya pull that off?

  16. acsmashing on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Ive never flown in …
    Ive never flown in rain before in a Cessna. I learned in California how to fly and have my instrument rating. Is it relatively safe to fly in moderate rain conditions in a Cessna 172?

  17. yazzam on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    yo that was such a …
    yo that was such a sick landing! cant wait till I get the money and upgrade to IFR someday cuz it looks so awesome.

  18. worldofaviation on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    For the Record, I …
    For the Record, I was on an IFR Flight Plan and ATC said, “Cleared for the Visual Rwy 30 Right”. It was VFR between me and the touchdown point on the runway, but if I had to go missed approach, I would have gone 0/0 on the visibility, but since I was still on an IFR flight Plan, I would have been legal to execute the missed. Remember guys, NEVER cancel your IFR, just ask to be cleared for the visual, that way your covered and most of all SAFE! If it went IFR, I would side-step to 30L to the ILS.

  19. himynameismarek on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    visual IFR = …
    visual IFR = looking at the instruments using your eyes :D.. that’s my guess

  20. 1085oliverda on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    lol very funny,
    lol very funny,

  21. DreamboyCAT on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    Then it should be …
    Then it should be called an Instrumental Approach and can be performed under Instrument Meteorological Conditions or Visual Metereological Conditions. But never IFR visual approach.

  22. DreamboyCAT on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    That is a great …
    That is a great definition. LOL!

  23. jacobssandy on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    it’s when you only …
    it’s when you only use your intstruments in flight, not relying at all on what you see out the windows.

  24. JBattaile on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am


  25. DreamboyCAT on June 9th, 2009 3:18 am

    LOL! Now I …
    LOL! Now I understand.

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