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
Robert DeLaurentis’ AOPA Blog
Robert DeLaurentis’ Facebook Page
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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
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NTSB: Pilot Error in Icon Crash in Wheeling, IL
Flying Companion Seminar by 99s in San Jose, CA
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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.

Mentioned in the Show
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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114 Get-There-itis Accidents, Red Flags, and Tips for Avoiding Them + General Aviation News


114 Get-There-itis Accidents, Red Flags, and Tips for Avoiding Them + General Aviation News

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Image Credit: Apollo 8 photo from NASA.gov.
Opening Audio Credit: from NASA.gov

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Max talks about Get-There-itis accidents, and the time he got Get-There-itis, even though he was familiar with the phenomena. In that case, a crying 3-year old prompted him to continue flying into a storm where he began picking up ice. Max also talks about meeting astronauts Wally Shirra, Alan Shepard, and Chief Flight Director, Gene Kranz, who directed Gemini and Apollo missions.

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Airplane Geeks episode with #558 Dick Knapinski on AirVenture 2019
On Opposing Bases #81 AirVenture NOTAM
Max Trescott on Opposing Bases #80 talking about S.F. Bay airspace and Bay Tour
Max’s Emergency Descent Video in SR20
FedEx Captain’s letter to Family of Girl who Died while Soloing
Family dies in Get-There-itis accident in SR22 in Colorado
NTSB Report – Get-There-itis accident in SR22 in Colorado
FAA PAVE Personal Minimums Checklist
FAA Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide
AOPA Video – Bakersfield, CA Get-There-itis accident
Get-There-itis Study – France
NPR Article – Interview with Apollo Engineers

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113 Understanding Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures + General Aviation News


113 Understanding Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures + General Aviation News

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Max talks about Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures using the Cessna 172 and Cirrus SR22 as examples. Alternators, Generators, voltage regulators, and batteries are discussed. Common electrical system failures and the checklists to be followed are discussed for low voltage situations and for over voltage and over current situations.

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Rio Hondo Wash Bonanza Engine Out
IMC Club
Free FAA Written Exams

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112 Buzzing and Low Altitude Flight + General Aviation News


112 Buzzing and Low Altitude Flight + GA News

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Summary
Max talks about Buzzing and Low Altitude Flight, its dangers, and some of the things you can do to mitigate some of the risk if you have to fly low. Even high time pilots have accidents when they fly close to the ground. You can mitigate some of the risk by careful planning ahead of time to identify towers, wires, and other obstacles. Still, unless you have to fly low to the ground, you can avoid a lot of risk by flying at normal altitudes.

Mentioned in the Show
Draco STOL Plane Modifications
NASA Icing and Tailplane Stall Video

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AOPA Livermore Flyin and Aviation News Talk Meetup


112 AOPA Livermore Flyin and Aviation News Talk Meetup

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Summary
112 Max talks about the Aviation News Talk meetup that will be held at the AOPA Regional Flyin at Livermore, CA. The meetup with listeners will be from 5-6 PM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Starbucks located at the corner of Airway Blvd, which is the road that leads to the airport, and Kitty Hawk street. This is not a dinner, just a casual stop by, have a cup of tea or coffee and say hello. No need to RSVP, just show up.

Max will also be giving two presentations at the show. The first one is free. It’s at 3 PM on Friday, and it’s his How to Fly the S.F. Bay Tour seminar. Afterwards, S.F. Bay Tour maps will be available for sale for $15.

The second presentation is on Friday, and AOPA has included that as part of their workshop series, for which you do have to pay. The cost is $99 if you’ve registered in advance, and its $120 at the show. That gets you into all of the workshops, on both Friday and Saturday. The workshops run for 3-hours, and you can attend up to four of them. They start at 9 AM and 1 PM on both Friday and Saturday. Max’s workshop is Advanced IFR for modern GPS receivers, and it’s at 9 AM to noon on Saturday morning.

Max also discussed the NOTAMs in effect for the show. If you’re flying in to the show, you should read the NOTAM, as there are many changes from the standard procedures at Livermore.

Links
Schedule of all free Seminars
Schedule of all for pay Workshops
Livermore Airport NOTAM

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111 SR22 Icing Accident and Tailplane Stalls + General Aviation News


111 SR22 Icing Accident and Tailplane Stalls + GA News

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Summary
111 Max talks about a SR22 icing accident that killed a client. Meteorologist Scott Dennstaedt analyzes the weather, which had severe icing in clouds, and talks about tools pilots can use in preflight to identify possible icing. Ice often forms first on the tail. Tailplane stalls pitch an aircraft down and require a different recovery method than wing stalls. Speeds were too high to use the parachute.

The accident aircraft was a normally aspirated SR22 which had a TKS anti-icing system, but not the more robust FIKI system that permits flight in known icing. The aircraft didn’t have built-in oxygen, which may be why the aircraft was flown at the 14,000 feet, the maximum altitude at which a pilot can fly for up to 30 minutes without supplemental oxygen. The minimum en route altitude was 13,300 feet, so when the pilot encountered ice, he was unable to descend.

For the first eleven minutes at 14,000 feet, flight data appeared normal. But in the next three minutes the aircraft’s speed decreased by 60 knots, while climbing 600 feet, or about 200 feet per minute, suggesting the aircraft had picked up a heavy load of ice. The aircraft then disappeared.

Simulations show that in a tailplane stall, an aircraft pitches down sharply and rapidly increases speed. Most likely, the accident aircraft reached 200 knots in about five seconds, which would be too fast to deploy the CAPS parachute. Recovery from a tailplane are the opposite of a wing stall that pilots practice. To recover, a pilot needs to pull back on the yoke an reduce power.

SR22 Accident and Icing-Related Links
Preliminary NTSB Report for SR22 Utah crash
Flightaware.com Flight Track for the SR22
Kathryn’s Report and Photos for the SR22
Scott Dennstaedt’s Weather Book
Scott Dennstaedt’s Website
Cirrus Learning Portal – Icing Awareness Course

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FAA Hiring Controllers – Apply Here
EAA Chapter 20 at San Carlos, CA 
Where’s My Airport web site
Stolen Airplane Radios
Riley’s Youtube channel
Riley’s Instagram

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