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    What would you choose?

    If you had to fly with only one instrument, what would you choose?

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    Byron J. Covey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glory Aulik View Post
    If you had to fly with only one instrument, what would you choose?
    Fuel gauge.


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    Harmonica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glory Aulik View Post
    If you had to fly with only one instrument, what would you choose?
    To be serious, I'd say oil pressure. My Fly Baby provides audible airspeed and tachometer, looking at the ground gives me altitude and (with a map) heading, clock gives me a good indication of fuel remaining.

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    CLOCK!

    Even when nothing works, rentals still charge by the hour!

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    I actually did fly with only one instrument for years
    Disclaimer ; opinions of others will vary depending on what they’re selling.

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    Glory,

    Since you posted this on the IMC thread, I take it that you did not mean engine instrument. In VFR, I agree, the oil pressure gauge (the one we normally don't look at more than a minute after starting the engine) is the most critical.

    I am also assuming that my wristwatch doesn't count as an instrument.

    Byron, she's asked about the MOST important gauge, not the least important one.
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    Byron J. Covey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhemxpc View Post

    Byron, she's asked about the MOST important gauge, not the least important one.
    Correct ... we disagree, assuming that the airplane is not a glider.


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    I've had static failure. Having the GPS-moving map covers for a lot if you can call that an "instrument."

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    If I were down to only one instrument, I would conclude that this is a good day to stay home and re-arrange my sock drawer.

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