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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56 ATC Visual Separation for Private Pilots Explained, NTSB Report on NYC Helicopter Accident + GA News


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Max talks in detail about visual separation, the responsibility pilots assume when they agree to maintain visual separation, and methods they can use for avoiding other aircraft. The NTSB preliminary report reveals more on that NYC helicopter crash that killed five passengers. A listener asks about when to switch from ground to tower at a towered airport, another listener asks about simulating an AHRS failure in a Garmin G1000 equipped aircraft, and another listener ask what exactly controllers mean when they say to enter on a 2-mile base.

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Aviation New Talk featured by Libsyn, world’s largest podcast host

Lincoln Laboratory ATC-258 on Terminal Area Separation Standards

Live Stream of Max giving Landing Lesson on Facebook Live

Sectional wall map with current weather

Garmin Guidance to DPEs and CFIs

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55 Entering and Flying Traffic Patterns Safely, Cirrus SR22 Landing Accident, FAA Grounds Open Door Helicopter Tours + GA News


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Max talks in detail about some of the challenges pilots face entering a traffic pattern and how to follow a slower aircraft. There was an unusual accident in Florida in which a Cirrus SR22 landed on top of a SR20 that had just landed. Fortunately, there were not injuries. The FAA grounds open door helicopter tours in the wake of an NYC accident in which tethered passengers drowned because they were unable to release their tethers. A listener asks about the requirements for floatation devices for a planned flight from Florida to the Bahamas.

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DOT seeking proposals from flight schools for program
https://transportationtodaynews.com/news/8676-usdot-seeking-proposals-flight-schools-program/
https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportation-announces-solicitation-proposals-flight-schools-part

https://www.volpe.dot.gov/forcestoflyers

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51 Buying a new Cirrus SR22T and ferrying it across the country – Interview with Chuck Price


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Max interviews Chuck Price, who accompanied him on a recent trip to the Cirrus delivery center in Knoxville, TN to pick up a new Cirrus SR22T for a buyer and then fly the aircraft back to California. Together they flew nearly 2,000 nautical miles in a day and a half as they dodged snow and ice on the return trip to San Jose, California.

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47 The CFI Shortage – How it Happened and What You Can Do About It – Interview with Jason Blair


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Jason Blair is a FAA DPE, or Designated Pilot Examiner, who gives checkrides to pilots, and he’s also an active flight instructor. He got an early start in aviation, taking flying lessons at age 15, soloing at 16, and getting his private certificate at 17.

Jason talks about the shortage of the CFIs in the flight training industry, how that happened, what some companies are doing about it, and what you as a pilot can do about it. Here’s a link to his 25-page white paper on the subject.

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45 Private Pilot Night Flying Dangers, new Garmin GDL 52 ADS-B receiver, Aviation Headsets + General Aviation News


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Max talks in detail about Night Flying, the horrendous accident rate for night flight, night illusions that can lead to accidents, and how to stay safe flying at night. Garmin introduces the GDL 52, an ADS-B plus SiriusXM weather receiver.

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Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself for Christmas.
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FAA’s Personal Minimums PAVE checklist

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44 Cirrus SR22 Cross Country flight from CA to Miami, NASA SuperGuppy. Roy Halladay Icon A5 crash + General Aviation News


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Max flew a Cirrus SR22 from San Jose, CA to Miami. He describes the flight and a close up view of the NASA SuperGuppy. An eyewitness to the Roy Holladay accident describes the crash. A listener asks about when to fly a procedure turn at a hold depicted at the IF or intermediate fix.

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Photos from Max’s Cirrus SR22 CA to Miami Flight

Callouts by Jim Pitman
Callouts by Clayviation

Callouts found by Moj
http://www.mwaugh.com/Aviation/Articles/StandardCallouts.pdf
http://www.kjlgrafx.com/fw/downloads/EO-5C%20Downloads/Callouts.doc
http://www.smartcockpit.com/docs/Standard_Calls_1.pdf

RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 procedure at KDWA

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43 Loss of Control Accidents: Dealing with Distractions, ADS-B Out configurations to see traffic + General Aviation News


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According to the NTSB, Loss of Control Accidents are the most common accident type, and distractions are a major cause. In this episode, Max talks about how to deal with distractions in the cockpit. A listener ask how to configure ADS-B Out so relevant traffic is broadcast back to a portable ADS-B receiver.

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ForeFlight Mobile Pilots Guide, ver. 9.4b
Emirates Video: Cirrus SR22 meets Big Brother A380

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42 Portable ADS-B Receiver Pilot Reviews and Roy Halladay Icon A5 accident update + General Aviation News


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In this episode, Max reviews results of the latest listener survey on portable ADS-B receivers and revisits their limitations, namely that while they appear to show all traffic, they do not! Listeners share what they like best and least about these receivers. And Max shares the preliminary NTSB report on the Icon A5 crash that killed MLB pitcher Roy Halladay.

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Transport Canada article on Special VFR
NTSB Accident Database Inquiry Form
FAA’s Conducting an Effective Flight Review

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