77 Twenty Things your CFI Didn’t Teach You as a Student Pilot, NTSB Report on Air Canada 759 SFO Incident + GA News


77 Twenty Things your CFI Didn’t Teach You as a Student Pilot, NTSB Report on Air Canada 759 SFO Incident + GA News.

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Twenty Things your CFI Didn’t Teach You
Listeners share stories about things they wished they had learned as student pilots, but had to figure out for themselves as Private Pilots. Here’s my list of those items.
1. How to Prepare for a Flight Review
2. Using Clearance Delivery, approach and departure control
3. Complex and High Performance Endorsements
4. Checking Out in Other Airplanes
5. Flying in the Mountains
6. The dangers of flying at Night
7. It Can Happen To Me
8. Flying at Night without a Moon
9. Renting a Plane at another Flight School
10. Planning Entries to Airports with Multiple Runways
11. Managing Descents
12. How to Buy a New or a Used Airplane
13. How to Conduct Flights so Passengers will want to fly with you again — “Fly the plane like you have 100 passengers in back who you want to come back.”
14. What to do if you’re ramped checked by the FAA 15. What to do if you’re given a phone number to call
16. Part 134 ½ charter operations
17. If you’re going to hit something while taxiing, hit something cheap!
18. How to Use Self Serve Fuel
19. How to Hear a weak signal on the radio; what to do when you Center or Approach gets so weak you can no longer hear them.
20. How to disconnect the Hobbs Meter before you fly, and how to remember to Reconnect it after the flight!

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Mentioned in the Show
Cirrus Migration 16 Event – Las Vegas, October 11-14, 2018
AOPA’s Rusty Pilot’s Online Presentation
Private Pilot’s Chronicle blog article – Lost Luggage
Max Interviewed on SimpleFlight Radio podcast
Conducting an Effective Flight Review

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Private Pilot Tips for Traffic Patterns, Cirrus Crash, ATC Privatization, and Air Canada Near Miss Update + GA News


We talk about flying the traffic pattern, and talk in detail about flying a Cessna 172 in the traffic pattern. For example, many people don’t know the exact meaning of “Make Right Traffic.” It means, fly to a position where you can enter the traffic pattern on the 45, then turn to downwind and fly the traffic pattern. It doesn’t mean to enter on the downwind. And of course you should be at pattern altitude when you’re on the 45. We also talk about doing a forward slip in a Cessna 172 and use of flaps during crosswind landings.

Air Canada flight 759 had a near miss last week, when it inadvertently lined up to land on a taxiway instead of on the runway. We talk about how confirmation bias may have contributed to the lack of awareness that the Air Canada pilots had about their situation.

We also talk about a recent fatal Cirrus SR22 crash in Sonoma, California, and the importance of never pulling the parachute below 400 feet, as it will most likely make things worse! I give details about a recent flight I took from El Paso, Texas to Concord, CA with the new owner of a Cessna 206. We postponed the trip because of a heat wave 3 weeks ago.

Plus listener questions about using flaps during crosswind landings and whether you can fly if you’re legally using medical marijuana.

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