89 General Aviation in Australia – Interview Benjamin Morgan, AOPA Australia


89 General Aviation in Australia – Interview Benjamin Morgan, AOPA Australia

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Summary
Max talks with Benjamin Morgan, Executive Director of AOPA Australia about the state of General Aviation in Australia. Number of Private pilots is declining. AOPA is working to inspire youth. They’ve acquired a bus full of simulators they drive around the country, and is buying low cost Cessna 150s for flight training. GA also faces regulatory challenges with CASA, which regulates all aviation in Australia.

The number of flight instructors have declined, since independent flight instructors haven’t been permitted since a rule change in 1999. After that decision, flight training declined significantly. Smaller flight schools have been unable to survive, and a significant number of the larger flight schools have been bought by China, to train pilots for SE Asia. Much training is done through local Aero Clubs, but many of these no longer have any low cost airplanes for flight training.

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AOPA Australia
Max’s Kangaroo Video!

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88 Four things you should know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Carbon Monoxide Monitors + GA News


88 Four things you should know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Carbon Monoxide Monitors + GA News

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Four Things to Know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
88 Max talks in detail about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and CO Monitors.
1. Know the symptoms, which include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, confusion, and chest pain. Skin is pink or pale and the lips bright red.
2. Most CO in planes is from a faulty heating system. So shut off the cabin heat, open windows, and land as soon as possible.
3. 43 percent of poisoned patients still have cognitive problems a year after their encounter.
4. Get an electronic CO Detector. This is a perfect Christmas gift for any pilot, so treat yourself to this potentially lifesaving device. We have two recommendations including:
Pocket CO KWJ Carbon Monoxide Detector $163
Sentry ADS-B Receiver with Carbon Monoxide Detector $499

A listener asked how he can get free ADS-B weather in flight without having to pay for an app. The FltPlan Go app for iOS, Android, and Windows is free. It’s compatible with the Garmin GDL 50 Portable ADS-B Receiver. Get these two items, and you should have free ADS-B weather and traffic for the foreseeable future.

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Application for ATC jobs on USAJobs.gov
FAA Brochure on Carbon Monoxide
AvWeb.com article on Carbon Monoxide by Mike Busch

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87 Night IFR Electrical Failure: ATC and a Cell Phone Save a Doctor – Interview with Controller Phil Enis


87 Night IFR Electrical Failure: ATC and a Cell Phone Save a Doctor – Interview with Controller Phil Enis

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Summary
On Super Bowl Sunday, Dr. Peter Edenhoffer was flying IFR at night in a Cessna Cardinal when he lost his electrical system. He’d already texted his son to say goodbye. Then he received a text message from Fort Worth Center which gave him hope for surviving when he realized he wasn’t alone. Max interviews NATCA’s Archie League Medal of Safety President’s Award winner controller Phil Enis about this save. Watch the NATCA video to hear more of the ATC radio transmissions and see more of the text messages from this save. It also includes a link where to where you can watch Dr. Peter Edenhoffer talk about what was going through his mind as he was alone in the dark.

Here are some ideas you should consider on future IFR flights including:
1. Include a cell phone or satellite phone number in the Remarks section of your IFR flight, so that controllers can attempt to reach you by phone or text, if they lose radio communications with you.
2. Bring a handheld radio when you fly. Set it up and test it ahead of time so that you know that it works. Handheld radios in metal airplanes receive OK, but often don’t transmit well because they’re essentially inside a shielded cage (the airplane!). Installing an external antenna on your airplane will greatly improve the transmit capability of a handheld radio.
3. If you have an electrical failure, use an EFB app like ForeFlight to navigate to an airport with better weather.
4. If you have cell phone service, consider calling 911 and have them pass along  your cellphone number to an air traffic controller.

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Who Was Archie League?

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86 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals on ForeFlight, Garmin, iPads and more for Private and Instrument Pilots


86 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals on ForeFlight, Garmin, iPads and more for Private and Instrument Pilots

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals

You can save some money on ForeFlight, or on any app that you might buy through the Apple App store if you buy by an iTunes gift card at a discount. These retailers are offering discounts on iTunes cards:

The best discount I know of for ForeFlight is a 33% discount if you are a member of SAFE, the Society of Aviation and Flight Aviators, which is a Professional society for flight instructors. It costs $45/year to join SAFE, and I always encourage all flight instructors to join SAFE. By the way, membership in SAFE also gives you a free subscription to Flying magazine, which saves you about $14/year right there. And you get discounts for many other apps and products of interest to pilots.

Headsets Deals – Lightspeed
Lightspeed is offering a deal now through December 24, 2018. You will get $150 off when you buy two Lightspeed ANR headsets at the same time. Plus they’ll give you an additional $75 off for each additional headset you purchase. You can find this offer on their website at lightspeedaviation.com. Just enter promo code MHSD at checkout

Headsets Deals – Bose
The offer is for the Bose A20 Aviation Headset, which sells for between $995 and $1095, depending upon whether it includes Bluetooth. The Black Friday Special offer is that when you purchase one of the A20 headsets at the normal price, you’ll get a free SoundLink Revolve speaker (a $199.95 value). And Additional A20 headsets purchased in the same cart transaction will receive a discount of 10%.

The Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling Headset. Normally $349, is $50 off or $299. Note this is not an aviation headset; it’s the type passengers wear on airliners.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses
20% off any online order at Ray-Ban.com. The promotion is valid through Monday, 11/26/2018.

PilotSafety.org
IFR Mastery DVD course, $149, but you can get $50 off if you use the Promo code “turkey”.
3-day clinics in Texas, combo of ground and flight instruction in a Cessna 206. Normally cost $2900, but you can get $500 with Promo code “turkey”.

King Schools
20% off on all King School courses now through 8 PM PST on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Please use the code PUMPKINPIE at checkout online.

Sporty’s
Sporty’s Deluxe Learn To Fly Course Kit (Online and App) – 2019 Edition or DVD version is normally $430.02 is 25% off or $322.51.
Sporty’s Deluxe Instrument Rating Kit (Online and App version) or DVD version is normally $479.52 is 25% off or $359.64.

Seattle Avionics
Seattle Avionics is offering lifetime subscriptions on some of their apps. For example FlyQ EFB, is available for a one time price of $299 for VFR data, and $449 for VFR and IFR data. However the deal is limited to the first 300 buyers. Phone 425.806.0249.

Garmin Panel Mount Avionics Deals
Garmin G500 or G600 display owners. Trade-in your original system and receive a $2,000 credit toward the purchase of a new 10.6-inch G500 TXi, or $3,000 credit toward the purchase of a new 10.6-inch G600 TXi.

Or $500 or $750 rebate with the purchase of a new G500 TXi or G600 TXi.

If you currently own a Garmin GNS430 or 530 with with or without WAAS, you can get big credits toward the purchase of a new GTN 650 or GTN 750 touchscreen navigator. Trade-in credits range between $2000 and $5000, depending upon which unit you’re trading in, and whether you’re purchasing the GTN 650 or GTN 750 touchscreen navigator.

If you’d like to put a new autopilot in your plane, Through December 28, 2018, customers can receive $500 via a mail-in rebate with the purchase of a GFC 500, or $1000 with the purchase of a GFC 600 advance autopilots.

The GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponder meets and is available at a special promotional price of $2,995 through the end of 2018.

iPads
Most Black Friday deals you’ll find are for WiFi only iPads, which don’t have a built-in GPS, so you don’t want one of those if you want to see your current plane position when you’re flying. Instead you’ll need a version labeled +Cellular or +LTE.

MacMall.com which is offering $30 off all of their iPads with Cellular.

B&H Photo has discounts that range from $30 off up to $130 off on iPads with Cellular.

At Verizon, if you buy a new iPhone, they’ll offer you a 9.7-inch iPad with LTE for $99 at checkout when you sign up for a two year contract.

Sprint is offering a iPad 6th Generation 32GB for $4.17 per month for 24 months. And if you buy a new iPhone at the same time as the iPad.

Apple is offering a Apple Store Gift Card of up to $100 when you buy select iPad Models. The fine print says customers can receive an Apple Store Gift Card with the purchase of select Apple products. Offer is valid at Apple Store locations, on apple.com, and by calling 1 800 MY APPLE for purchases on November 23-26, 2018.

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85 Private Pilot Secrets for Making Short-Field Landings, Red Bull Race Winner, Depression + GA News


85 Private Pilot Secrets for Making Short-Field Landings, Red Bull Race Winner, Depression + GA News

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Short Field Landings
85 Max talks in detail about what it takes to make a good short-field landing. Calculating an appropriate airspeed and selecting an aiming point are both critical Results from the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. A listener suffering from clinical depression and anxiety who is on two medications to combat these chemical imbalances asks about the process for getting an FAA medical.

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Videos Mentioned in the Show:
DC-10 and 747 Supertankers Reloading to Fight California Fires
California Highway Patrol footage of Camp Fire

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General Aviation Awards Program
Special Issuance Certification for Depression with Antidepressant usage
FAA On Landings – Part 1
FAA On Landings – Part 2
FAA On Landings – Part 3
Airplane Flying Handbook – Chpt 8 Approaches and Landings

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84 Ten Things Pilots Do that bug ATC Controllers – Interview with Brandon Gonzales


84 Ten Things Pilots Do that bug ATC Controllers – Interview with Brandon Gonzales

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Things Pilots Do that bug ATC Controllers
Here’s Brandon’s List:
1. Monitor the freq. before you speak.
2. Cleared for immediate takeoff, but then not doing it. Or, worse yet, doing it too quickly when not prepared.
3. IMMEDIATELY- Used by ATC when such action compliance is required to avoid an imminent situation
EXPEDITE− Used by ATC when prompt compliance is required to avoid the development of an imminent situation.
4. If you can’t accept or comply, advise. Maybe even provide an alternative that you can do.
5. If you don’t understand instructions. Please ask for clarification!
6. Repeating everything back verbatim. Use judgment with respect to read backs.
7. Hold short readbacks need the words hold short with callsign and runway number
8. Traffic calls. Use looking, or traffic in sight, not ‘See it on the Fish Finder”
9. Spelling out local airports phonetically; Don’t use the the Kilo
10. Turning early crosswinds and cutting out traffic. The AIM says turn crosswind when 300’ below TPA.
11. Doing a touch and go when cleared to land.
12. Turning base without a sequence is very dangerous.

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83 Flying to Antarctica, Wind Shear, & Identifying the Missed Approach Point + GA News


83 Flying to Antarctica, Wind Shear, & Identifying the Missed Approach Point + GA News

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Antarctica
Max interviews John Bone about his upcoming flight to Antarctica. Last year, Bone circumnavigated the earth in a westward direction in his Cirrus SR22. This year, he plans to fly his plane and land in Antarctica. Max experiences wind shear on a night flight. And a listener asks for tips on setting up a G1000 to make it more obvious when you reach the missed approach point.

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Antarctica – Jone Bone’s web site
Antarctica – Earthrounders.com
Gangland Wire podcast – Martin J. McNally interview
Spidertracks Spider 6 tracker
Garmin inReach Explorer+, Handheld Satellite Communicator
Iridium GO! Satellite voice and text with Aviation Antenna

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82 How to Increase Separation on Final without Dangerous S-Turns + GA News


82 How to Increase Separation on Final without Dangerous S-Turns + GA News

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Increasing Spacing on Final without using S-Turns
Max talks about how to increase spacing on final without doing dangerous S-Turns on the final approach to landing. Two FAA Controllers wins Archie League Award for noticing a pilot with a problem. Listeners give feedback on things they wished they’d learned as student pilots. A listener ask where to fly the downwind when flying next to parallel runways, but cleared to land on runway on the far side.

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
EAA: Young Eagle Renee Brilhante now an Airline Pilot
Southwest Airlines Saves a Marriage!

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81 What You Need to Know about the Flight Review or BFR, NBAA Update + GA News.


81 What You Need to Know about the Flight Review or BFR, NBAA Update + GA News.

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NBAA Convention News & Flight Reviews (BFR)
81 Max talks about what you need to know about doing a flight review with emphasis on Part 91 rules that pilots need to know. Also a news update from the NBAA convention. Sean Tucker retiring from his solo air show act. A CFI has feedback on a better takeoff briefing. An FAA controller asks about whether piston pilots could use reverse high speed exits.

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Mentioned in the Show
AOPA Region Fly-In Gulf Shores, AL
Conducting an Effective Flight Review

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Max’s video of a procession of A-10 Warthogs
Max’s video skimming the clouds in a Cirrus SR22T
Volerian Flapping Wing demonstration

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80 Fast Track to an Airline Pilot Career, Piper M-series, Pilatus PC-12 + GA News


80 Fast Track to an Airline Pilot Career, Piper M-series, Pilatus PC-12 + GA News

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COPA Las Vegas Pilot Interviews
80 Max interviewed pilots while attending the Cirrus Owner Pilots Association (COPA) annual meeting in Las Vegas. One future airline pilot who is on track to fly 1500 hours in one year, and she talks about how she’s accomplishing that. Max also interviews pilots about using flight simulators and Angle of Attack indicators, and two dealers about the Piper M350, M500, and M600, and the Pilatus PC-12.

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AOPA Region Fly-In Gulf Shores, AL
FAASTeam Facebook Group
Turning Fledglings into Fliers – Three Challenges for Flight Instructors

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