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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Houston Hobby SR20 Traffic Pattern Accident
Midair Collision: Piper Cherokee vs. Robinson R22 Helicopter

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73 In-Cockpit Weather and WeatherSpork app for Private and Instrument Pilots – Scott Dennstaedt Live Interview


73 In-Cockpit Weather and WeatherSpork app for Private and Instrument Pilots – Scott Dennstaedt Live Interview

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Max interviews Scott Dennstaedt, a former National Weather Service research meteorologist talks about how to become a meteorologist, and about the new weather products available in cockpit from SiriusXM and ADS-B In weather services. He also talks about SkewT and the WeatherSpork app for training and trip planning.

Question of the Month

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68 10 Things to Know about the Impossible Turn after a Takeoff Engine Failure Emergency + GA News


68 10 Things to Know about the Impossible Turn after a Takeoff Engine Failure Emergency + GA News

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The Impossible Turn
10 Things to Know after a Takeoff Engine Failure Emergency
#1 When the engine quits on takeoff, land straight ahead. Don’t turn back to the runway unless you have no other good options.
#2 Understand that Your Lizard Brain will take over in an Emergency And will tell you to turn back to the runway.
#3 Understand that people die trying the impossible turn
#4 Teaching and practicing the impossible turn at low altitude is malpractice!
#5 There is almost always a better alternatives than turning back to the runway.
#6 It’s NOT a 180 degree turn to go back to the runway—it’s far more complicated than that.
#7 Choosing the optimal bank angle to get back to the runway will be very tricky.
#8 The steeper your bank angle, the more rapidly stall speed rises.
#9 You might not make it back to the runway, and if you do, you’ll be landing with a tailwind.
#10 Always do a pretakeoff briefing Before you take off.
Max’s Blog article on the Impossible Turn
Max’s Blog article – Impossible Turn Part II
NTSB Report – Impossible Turn Livermore, CA
NTSB Report – Impossible Turn Cirrus SR20

Max answers a listener question about about pilot statistics, how many pilots there are, how many are women, and how many pilots have instrument ratings.

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Mentioned in the Show
Part 61 Changes – 53 page PDF
Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway
Luke AFB SATR
U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics

News Stories
Two flight school employees in Redding, CA charged with kidnapping and other charges related to trying to force a student pilot to return to China.

66 Flight School Kidnapping Update, IFR Departure Procedures, SIDs, ODPs, GPS T-Routes + GA News


66 Flight School Kidnapping Update, IFR Departure Procedures, SIDs, ODPs, GPS T-Routes + GA News

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Update on two flight school employees in Redding, CA arrested for kidnapping a student pilot and trying to force him to return to China.

Detailed discussion on IFR Departure Procedures, including Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs).

Max answers listener questions about GPS T-routes and about how flight training has changed over the years.

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Regional Pilot Salaries

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65 Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial Checkrides Changed Again – Interview with Jason Blair, DPE


65 Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial Checkrides Changed Again – Interview with Jason Blair, DPE

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65 To become a pilot, students have to pass the Private Checkride. The ACS is the document that defines what’s on the checkride, and what students have to do to pass. But the ACS for the Private, Instrument, and Commercial checkrides just changed again. Max interviews FAA DPE Jason Blair, who explains what changed, and how checkrides have already changed.

Mentioned in the Show
Jason Blair’s Web site
Private Pilot – Airplane ACS, June 2018
Jason Blair’s Books on Amazon:
An Aviator’s Field Guide to Middle-Altitude Flying
An Aviator’s Field Guide to Tailwheel Flying

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63 Flight School Kidnapping, Suggestions for Improving Modern Avionics, IFR Questions + GA News


63 Flight School Kidnapping, Suggestions for Improving Modern Avionics, IFR Questions + GA News

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The general manager at IASCO Flight Training in Redding, CA and his assistant were arrested on Friday, May 25, 2018 on suspicion of kidnapping one of the students and trying to force him to return to China. Police were tipped off around 7:15 a.m. by the student’s brother, who lives in Shanghai, China. The student recorded the encounter, and you can click here to listen to it. Caution: it contains a lot of foul language.

Baihan Fu called the Redding Police Department after receiving information that his brother, Tianshu Shi, was assaulted earlier in the morning. Officers went to Redding Municipal Airport, where IASCO trains its pilots, and arrested Jonathan Lipton McConkey, 48, about an hour after the call came in to police. They also arrested Kelsi Hoser, who the department identified as McConkey’s assistant.

Shi, who also goes by the name Chris, was visibly distraught and shaken, when he spoke to a reporter. He alleged McConkey gripped his right arm and hurt him and told him he needed to get on the plane to go to the Bay Area and on to China. Shi called his brother Fu in China to tell him what was happening. Fu, who Shi said spoke better English, reported to Redding police what was happening to his brother.

Later in episode 63, listeners respond with suggestions up on what avionics manufacturers could improve. Suggestions include developing standard operating procedures and workflows pilots can use to improve safety, better documentation, APIs so that simulator manufacturers don’t have to emulate avionics, easier updating of navigational databases and firmware, and making avionics as easy to use as an iPhone.

Also, Max answers listener questions about IFR, including what in-flight equipment failures must be reported to ATC, and whether to delete the airport from a flight plan when it precedes an instrument approach.

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AOPA Regional Fly in – Missoula, MT June 15-16 Workshops & Registration
You Can Always Go Around – Song

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61 Preventing Airplane Accidents and the Go Around Maneuver, VFR vs IFR for long trips + GA News


61 Preventing Airplane Accidents and the Go Around Maneuver, VFR vs IFR for long trips

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Max discusses several accidents that could have been prevented by a timely go around. One was a Cirrus SR20 that retracted flaps at too slow a speed and entered a stall spin in Houston. Another was a Emirates Boeing 777 that landed long and executed a go around without full power. An Air Canada jet lined up a night with a taxiway at San Francisco avoided what could have been the worst aviation accident in history by going around at the last second.

Max also talks about his experience that almost led to him going off a runway into a lake in Andover, NJ. A similar accident occurred last month in Knoxville, TN when a Cirrus SR22 landed and ended up in a river.

Next he talks about procedures for executing a go around properly. Finally he talks about common errors he sees when pilot execute the go around. The most common one is deciding too late to go around, or worse, not doing a go around when it’s needed. Another common error jamming the throttle in too fast during a go around, which can cause larger engines to choke and stumble as it’s flooded with too much fuel. Pilots also forget to add right rudder simultaneously as they add full power.

A lot of pilots don’t pitch up to climb away from the runway during a go around and instead just continue to fly level. Pilots also mismanage the flaps, either removing them all at once, instead of raising them in increments, or by forgetting to raise them at all. Another mistake pilots make during a go around is that they fail to track the runway and its extended centerline as they climb up during a go around.

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Mentioned in the Show
AOPA Regional Fly in – Missoula, MT June 15-16 Workshops & Registration
Raspberry Pi Live Sectional Map Project Instructions
Peter Garrison Article in Flying Magazine
Emirates Boeing 777 Go Around Accident

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59 Summary of Recent Private Pilot NorCal Fatal Accidents including Long Trips, Weather, Night & Loss of Control + GA News


59 Summary of Recent Private Pilot NorCal Fatal Accidents,Trips,Wx,Night

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Max gives a summary of recent fatal accidents in Northern California, and how they are similar and different from accidents in the rest of the U.S. Many result from Long Trips, Weather, Night & Loss of Control. A listener shares his experience with GPS jamming while in flight. Another listener asks about how to deal with airsickness he experienced on a first flight lesson.

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AOPA Flight School Survey
WiFi connection blocking Cellular data in flight?
Trevor’s Live Sectional Map

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58 Managing Your Risk and Liability as a Flight Instructor – Interview with John Ferrell, lawyer, CFI


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John Ferrell talks about what he does to reduce his potential liability as a flight instructor and help to protect his assets. He talks about LLCs, CFI insurance, and umbrella insurance and about selecting clients. He points out the life is inherently risky and that each person will have a different answer as to whether its worth it to him or her to become a CFI.

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John Ferrell’s web site

57 Best Headlamps for Night Flying, New FAA Guidance for Non-Towered Airport Operations + GA News


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Listeners recommended ten headlamps for night flying and Max purchased and evaluated six of them to see how well they worked in the cockpit. The FAA has a new Advisory Circular on Non-Towered Airport Operations, and Max talks about what’s new in it. A listener passes along an idea for identifying the runway orientation at unfamiliar airports. Another listener asks when is the best time of year to fly a Cessna172 from New York City across the country, and what routes should he take.

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New FAA AC 90-66B on Non-Towered Airport Operations.
Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program.
Detailed Instruction – Live Sectional Wall Map.
Video of Black Diamond Spot headlamp – varying red brightness

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