That was quite a snazy looking cockpit in that 172! Too bad he'll never see another colored moving map like that in te regionals anytime soon. Especially on the Dash 8 from PHX-FLG or the B1900 buzzing around in the Rockies!
They meant the altitude is at 1000msl. Personally 200fpm is not bad at 1000 especially if you are coming in for a landing, but I do agree you shouldn't be taking pictures if you are about to land especially as the instructor.
200 FPM is nothing guys. You so much as hit an airpocket, the VSI will show a climb or descent. Remember, it's an instantaneous instrument. Snapping a pic is no more a chore inflight than having an enroute chart or sectional strung out half way across the cockpit trying to navigate, like we've all done.
Sorry Drizzle, nice try. If this post was "Moderator Reviewed, it would have had the time and date stamp on the post as well. It's moderator reveewed now by me- and for your trouble (and cunning) take three days off.