233 What You Need to Know about Advisory Glide Slopes and Update on Cessna 208 Caravan Crash in Burley, ID + GA News

233 What You Need to Know about Advisory Glide Slopes and Update on Cessna 208 Caravan Crash in Burley, ID + GA News

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233 Max talks about advisory glide slopes found on some RNAV approaches and what most pilots don’t know about them. He also gives an update on the crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan that he talked about in episode 230, and how the advisory glide slope could have helped in that crash. We also hear from Marc Epner, who recently had an engine failure in his Cirrus SR22 and successfully landed in a field.

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AIM: Avoid Flight in the Vicinity of Exhaust Plumes
Burley, ID Plans to Move Airport, Lost FAA Funding
Burley, ID FAA Recommends Shortening Runway
Marc Epner’s Engine Out YouTube video
SimpleFlight Radio podcast
First commercial pilot with diabetes approved to fly
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232 Personal Minimums that Expand and Contract – Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News

232 Personal Minimums that Expand and Contract – Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News

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232 Max talks with Catherine Cavagnaro about personal minimums and how some of those minimums may expand and contract based on pilot proficiency, while other remain constant. Catherine also shares a number of stories. In one case, a pilot who she gave a Private checkride, took off in low IFR in an airplane and instrument panel that were knew to him and he crashed and killed his family.

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Paul Bertorelli video – Ditching Survival Rates
FAA’s Personal Minimums Checklist
Cessna 182RG crash Gainesville, GA Search and download ERA21FA140
FAA’s No Go Medications List
Catherine Cavagnaro YouTube Channel
Catherine Cavagnaro’s Ace Aerobatic School
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231 One Mistake Too Many: Fatal Pilatus PC-12 Crash + GA News

231 One Mistake Too Many: Fatal Pilatus PC-12 Crash + GA News

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231 Max talks about the crash of a Pilatus PC-12 that occurred on takeoff in ½ mile visibility in snow in SD. The aircraft, which has 10 seats, was carrying 12 people on a hunting trip. It was overweight and operating outside its C.G. limits. The pilot spent three hours removing snow and ice, but couldn’t reach the tail. A simulation showed the plane could have flown except for one additional mistake.

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PC-12 Crash Chamberlain, SD: NTSB Public Docket
PC-12 Crash – Kathryn’s Report.com
NTSB’s Safety Alert SA006 – Aircraft Ground Icing
Minimum Vectoring Altitude KML files

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230 Visual Illusions and Map Errors in a Cessna C208 Crash + GA News

230 Visual Illusions and Map Errors in a Cessna C208 Crash + GA News

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230 Max talks about the crash in April 2022 of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Burley, Idaho. The weather included light snow and mist, and Max talks about the visual illusion when pilots are flying in mist or fog that causes them to pitch down. Max also flew the instrument approach into Burley in a flight training device and noted an error on the moving map that may have led the pilot to descend early.

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Kathryn’s Report: Cessna 208 Crash Burley, ID
RNAV (GPS) RWY 20 approach at Burley, ID
Visual Illusions – FlightSafety.org
Visual illusion in fog, Spicejet heavy landing saga
Airplane Flying Handbook free PDF
Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge free PDF

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229 Why Instrument Pilots Don’t File IFR and Crash in IMC + GA News

229 Why Instrument Pilots Don’t File IFR and Crash in IMC + GA News

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229 A listener asks why instrument pilots crash in IMC, when they seemingly have the skills to survive an inadvertent encounter with a cloud. Max talks about why instrument pilots often don’t file IFR, and why they sometimes crash. He also talks about the percentage of instrument pilots who aren’t current and yet still file IFR. He also shares his thoughts on the Red Bull Plane Swap stunt.

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Argument between ATC and Instructor in Florida
Article about the argument

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228 3 Things You Don’t Know about VFR into IMC Accidents + GA News


228 3 Things You Don’t Know about VFR into IMC Accidents + GA News

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228 Max talks with Rob Mark about VFR into IMC Accidents and a free online course available from AOPA’s Air Safety Institute. These are the most common weather accidents, and 90% are fatal. They happen to even very high time pilots, and they’re ten times more likely to occur at night. Pilots need a strategy for when this occurs to them, and they need to learn how to estimate flight visibility.

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AOPA ASI’s VFR into IMC Avoidance and Escape course
FBO Fees May Have Motivated VFR-into-IMC
Accident Case Study: Chicago to NC flight VFR into IMC
Accident Case Study: SR20 Indiana to DuPage flight
Accident Case Study: VFR into IMC over Bakersfield, CA
Understanding the Human Factors Associated with Visual Flight Rules Flight Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions
Assessments of Flight and Weather Conditions during General Aviation Operations

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227 My Near-Fatal Icing Incident + GA News

227 My Near-Fatal Icing Incident + GA News

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227 Max talks about a near-fatal icing incident he had 30 years ago in a C182, while flying his first long trip from Scottsdale, AZ to Palo Alto, CA. He flew into a strong storm he wasn’t expecting and encountered icing. He describes three pieces of luck that saved him. He also talks about two fatal accidents involving pilots who failed to get weather briefings before launching on long trips.

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SoCal Beech Accident turbulence night SoCal 2019
SoCal Beech Accident – 2nd article
Elko, NV Turbulence crash – Search for Jan 11 for WPR18FA073 NTSB report
10 Essential Rules for New CFI!
What’s Wrong with Pilatus PC-12 Pilots

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226 CFI Mock Checkride, Flight Portion – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

226 CFI Mock Checkride, Flight Portion – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

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226 Examiner Jason Blair talks about the flight portion of the CFI checkride. The oral portion of the CFI checkride was covered in episode 219. He discusses the high demand for CFIs, what to do between the oral and flight portions of the checkride, the briefing you get before you fly, how to know which maneuvers you’ll need to demonstrate, and common errors made on the CFI checkride.

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225 Why Textron Purchased Pipistrel with Paul Bertorelli +GA News

225 Why Textron Purchased Pipistrel with Paul Bertorelli +GA News

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225 Max talks with Paul Bertorelli about why Textron purchased Pipistrel. Textron Aviation owns Cessna and Beechcraft, but Textron plans to form a new business segment, Textron eAviation, focused on the development of sustainable aircraft, to manage Pipistrel. Hence, the merger seems less about selling more Pipistrel electric aircraft to flight schools, and more about leveraging their other assets.

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224 Controlling Landing Speed with Pitch or Power? + GA News

224 Controlling Landing Speed with Pitch or Power? + GA News

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224 Max talks with Catherine Cavagnaro about whether to use pitch or power to control landing speed. Most pilots she flies with fly too fast on final and have trouble nailing an airspeed. She discusses the front and back sides of the power curve, and how the results of pulling on the yoke differ on the two sides. She argues that for speeds slower then Vy, pilots are on the back side of the curve.

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AOPA Article by Catherine on Region of Reverse Command
Catherine Cavagnaro YouTube Channel
Ace Aerobatic School
AOPA article: CFI for Life Why You Should Teach
Ed Roberts
Laser Weapon History
The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual
An Aviator’s Field Guide to Middle-Altitude Flying
Max Trescott’s G1000 & Perspective Glass Cockpit Handbook

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