124 B-17 Crash, General Aviation Accidents, Nall Report, and CBD Oil + GA News


124 B-17 Crash, General Aviation Accidents, Nall Report, and CBD Oil + GA News

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124 We discuss the B-17 crash and possible causes. Max summarizes GA accident data from the AOPA Nall report. GA accidents have declined over the last ten years, and the fatal accident rate has dropped substantially Landings are the most common accident type. Experimental aircraft accidents have declined, but still have accidents at a higher rate than other aircraft. A listener asks about CBD Oil.  

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ForeFlight Frequent Filer contest
Patty Wagstaff Banquet
NTSB Aviation Database
NASA ASRS database
28th Joseph T Nall Report
Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area
AOPA’s David Tulis on Grand Canyon
Beaumont Hotel Airport, Beaumont, KS
Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont, KS
Petition to Eliminate VOR Logging Requirement
Add Your Comment Supporting VOR Logging Petition
Aviation News Talk #5 on Deadly Distractions
FAA Aeromedical Advisory on CBD Oil – page 5

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123 Getting Pilots To Speak Up When They See Something Wrong or Spot Risky Behavior + GA News


123 Getting Pilots To Speak Up When They See Something Wrong or Spot Risky Behavior + GA News

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123 Sometimes pilots see something wrong, like a plane taxiing and pushing a tow bar, or with a pitot tube cover on, or in the runup area with a baggage door open. In these situations, something is clearly wrong, and pilots must speak up. But the situation is more tricky when you see a pilot head off to do something you know is risky, but which they might be successful at. Still you should speak up.  

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Airtime – Dale Klapmeier Interview
NAFI, Avemco Insurance Claim Findings Webinar
Donation Site for James Ketchell Charities
Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, TN

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122 Air Traffic Controller Saves Lives – NATCA 2019 Archie League Awards


122 Air Traffic Controller Saves Lives – NATCA 2019 Archie League Awards

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122 Two airliners departing Chicago come within a quarter of a mile of each other, an F-16 is nearly out of fuel and options, a C172 pilot is picking up ice, a Cessna 340 pilot lost pressurization and doesn’t know he’s hypoxic. An IFR Mooney has lost everything except his compass. A student pilot diverts because of high winds, and a C182 pilot in IMC is flying low because of bad altimeter readings.

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List of all 2019 Archie League Award winners
NATCA Video: 2019 Archie League Awards Banquet

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121 Getting a Multi-engine rating – Interview Seth Lake


121 Getting a Multi-engine rating – Interview Seth Lake

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121 Max talks with pilot examiner Seth Lake of VSL Aviation about getting a multi-engine rating in light twin aircraft and the most efficient order for pilots to get their Commercial and multi engine ratings. Seth also describes terms multi-engine pilots need to know including Vmca and Vyse and what to expect on a multi-engine checkride. He also gives a six step process for managing engine failures.

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Seth Lake’s VSL Aviation web site

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120 Troubleshooting Radio and Audio Panel Problems, Hurricane Dorian + GA News


120 Troubleshooting Radio and Audio Panel Problems, Hurricane Dorian + GA News

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120 Max talks about how to troubles shoot problems with the Com radios and the audio panel in general aviation aircraft. First you need to determine whether the problem is common to both the radios and the intercom. If it is, check for problems with the headset, such as whether it’s plugged in all the way, or whether the jacks, or the headset cable is intermittent. Also check audio panel switches.

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Needed Hurricane Supplies You Can Donate
Register: Learn to Fly/Buy a Cirrus, Sept 19 at KRHV
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119 Flying a General Aviation Aircraft Around the World Twice – Interview Robert DeLaurentis


119 Flying a General Aviation Aircraft Around the World Twice – Interview Robert DeLaurentis

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119 Robert DeLaurentis, author of Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and The Journey Within talks about his upcoming polar circumnavigation, and about his previous around the world trip. His new plane, Citizen of the World, is a highly modified 1983 Gulfstream Turbine Commander 900. Robert talks about the challenges of flying a 4200 nm round trip over Antarctica that will take 17 to 18 hours to complete.

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Amazon book: Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and The Journey Within
Amazon book: Flying Through Life
Robert DeLaurentis’ Pole to Pole website
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118 Instrument Flying and IFR Listener Questions + General Aviation News

118 Instrument Flying and IFR Listener Questions + General Aviation News


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118 GA news plus Max answers listeners questions on Instrument Flying and IFR including questions about how to save money on an instrument rating, using a simulator to get an instrument rating, when to switch from GPS to the Nav radio on localizer and VOR approaches, Legally using GPS on the entire VOR approach, whether to train in a round gauge airplane or a glass cockpit like in a Cirrus.

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How to Complete an ICAO Flight Plan
Summary of Sen. Inhofe’s Aviation bill
Silver Spitfire Around-the-World Flight Tracker
Max on Plane Talking UK #279 podcast
Icon A5 crash video
Icon A5 Wheeling, IL crash found by pinging cell phone
Icon Workforce Reduced by 40 Percent
NTSB: Pilot Error in Icon Crash in Wheeling, IL
Flying Companion Seminar by 99s in San Jose, CA
Airport Restaurants website

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117 Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Pilots and Aircraft Owners – Interview Scott W. Williams

117 Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Pilots and Aircraft Owners – Interview Scott W. Williams


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117 Scott W. Williams is an aviation attorney. He talks about some of the ten most common mistakes made by pilots, like what to do when the FAA says “Advise when ready to copy a phone number.” He talks about common pitfalls when buying or selling a plane, getting insurance, and working with maintenance shops. He also talks the myth of a Delaware corporation, and problems with Part 135 charter.
#1 The Purchase
#2 Missing Title
#3 Insurance Ignorance
#4 Bad or No Contracts
#5 Inadvertent Flight into Part 135
#6 Unauthorized Maintenance
#7 Failure to Maintain Airworthiness
#8 Shop Contracts
#9 Selling Your Airplane
#10 Not Asking the Right Questions

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Scott Williams General Aviation Law website
NASA ASRS Form

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116 A Wearable HUD, General Aviation News + AirVenture Wrap-up with Rob Mark

116 A Wearable HUD, General Aviation News + AirVenture Wrap-up with Rob Mark


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116 Max talks with Flying Magazine Sr. Editor Rob Mark on AirVenture 2019. Announcements include Texas Aircraft’s electric Colt LSA, ATP buys 100 Skyhawks, iFly GPS and SA Photonics Partner On Wearable HUD, Redbird’s GIFT or guided independent flight training, Nerves of Steel book by Southwest Captain Tammie Jo Schults, Electric Jet Aircraft JetPack, Extra’s Carbon-Fiber NG, Lycoming Electronic Ignition, ForeFlight’s Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver, Continental Engine for 172R and S models, and Sling NGT LSA.

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Nerves of Steel by Capt. Tammie Jo Shults $26.99
Flying Magazine’s On-Demand Video Service
Rob Mark’s JetWhine Blog
SAFE – Society of Aviation and Flight Educators
ADS-B Receivers

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115 Former FAA Deputy Administrator on NextGen and General Aviation – Interview Mike Whitaker

115 Former FAA Deputy Administrator on NextGen and General Aviation – Interview Mike Whitaker


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115 Max talks with Mike Whitaker, former FAA Deputy Administrator and Chief NextGen officer about NextGen and General Aviation. Mike talks about factors that led to the decline of GA after the 1970s, and his optimism for further growth due to demand for more pilots, the Part 23 rewrite, and new technologies like electric aircraft. He also talks about NextGen, ADS-B, and his prop strike.

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Mike Whitaker’s website
FAA’s Airplane Flying Handbook
FAA’s Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
FAA’s Aviation Weather
FAA’s Aviation Weather Services

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