Turbo or non turbo for training

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Turbo or non turbo for training

Posted by Randy Holt on Nov 27, 2018 11:22 pm

I will start training very soon and I want to do it in a C182, With the right trainer can it be done in a turbo instead of a NA plane as I will be moving up in the turbo planes as I gain proficiency.
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Re: Turbo or non turbo for training

Posted by Ronald Levy on Nov 28, 2018 8:17 am

Yes, it's possible to do primary training in a turbocharged airplane, but it's really bad for the engine.  The repeated thermal cycles of going from idle to full power and back for things like takeoff and landing practice, engine failure drills, slow flight, and stalls are going to create a lot of stresses on the engine.  There is no turbocharged airplane of which I am aware which would not be strained by that work.  You'd be far better off using a nonturbo plane for training and then getting your tubocharged plane after you get your Private.