131 Buying and Flying a Cirrus SR22 from Miami to California, Lightspeed Tango headset, Garmin inReach


131 Buying and Flying a Cirrus SR22 from Miami to California, Lightspeed Tango headset, Garmin inReach

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131 Max talks with Luke Fischer about their trip across the U.S. in a 2016 SR22. Luke talks about the buying process, prepurchase inspection, and acceptance flight. The aircraft is now for rent at West Valley at KPAO. During the trip, Max tested the tracking and satellite text message capabilities of the Garmin inReach. Max also tested a wireless Tango headset that Lightspeed lent for the trip.

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NASA Super Guppy
Lightspeed Tango Wireless Headset $800 at Amazon – dual GA plugs
Garmin inReach Mini $274.98 at Amazon
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130 SR22 Crash into House in Southern California, Winter Coat Drive + GA News


130 SR22 Crash into House in Southern California, Winter Coat Drive + GA News

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130 Max talks with pilot Eric Gundersen, who created a video that shows some of the factors that led to the crash of a SR22 that was landing at Cable Airport in Upland, CA. The factors identified could apply to any aircraft type and is a cautionary tale for all pilots. And a group of pilots in Mississippi collected and delivered 1000 winter coats for needy children in Wounded Knee, SD.

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Email Lynn and Anita Havens about Winter Coat Drive
Statistics About Pine Ridge Reservation
Donation Needs for Pine Ridge Reservation
Erik Gundersen’s video of SR22 crash
Noise Abatement software tracking site
Fingertip Oximeter for measuring inflight oxygen levels

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129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair


129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair

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129 Pilot examiner Jason Blair gives Max a mock IFR checkride and asks him typical checkride questions. This is also a great review for instrument rated pilots! Max pretends to have brought a Cessna 172/G1000 to the checkride. They talk about required documents, instrument currency, aircraft systems, instrument rules and regulations, and how to brief an approach.

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Jason Blair’s Website

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128 Garmin Autoland Interviews with the Garmin Engineers, Fire TFRs + GA News


128 Garmin Autoland Interviews with the Garmin Engineers, Fire TFRs + GA News

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128 Max visits Garmin headquarters and interviews engineers and management responsible for the new Autoland system. We talk about when development started, some of the key steps in the development process, and some of the challenges Garmin faced in implementing Autoland. We had many listener questions about the system, and we go answers to many of those questions. A listener ask about Fire TFRs, and another listener asks about why pilots don’t always fly with the fuel selector in the Both position.

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Myers 200 and Interceptor 400 Offer
British Airway applications
Runway Status Lights FAA Video
Mike Patey New Improved ‘Draco’ Video
‘Life in the Fast Lane’ Piper Meridian videos

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127 New Garmin G3000 Autoland for Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600


127 New Garmin G3000 Autoland for Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600

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127 Max discusses the new Autoland Feature announced for the G3000 in the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600. It is primarily for use in an emergency, and it can be triggered by pushing a single button, or it can trigger itself if the pilot doesn’t respond to a series of system prompts, such as when a pilot is hypoxic or incapacitated. It relies on the Garmin autopilot for engine management.

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Garmin Autoland Video

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126 Charter Pilot in a Piper Meridian – Interview Rob Lober


126 Charter Pilot in a Piper Meridian – Interview Rob Lober

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126 Max talks with Rob Lober of Air Tahoe about what it’s like to fly charter, and what it takes to start a charter operation. He talks about the process to get a Part 135 certificate, and about the rules for pilots, including drug testing, and maintenance of the aircraft. He also talks about the economics of the business, including how he finds customers and why he doesn’t own the plane.

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Air Tahoe Charter

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125 Deadly Propeller Accidents, B-17 Crash Update + GA News


125 Deadly Propeller Accidents, B-17 Crash Update + GA News

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125 Max discusses the NTSB preliminary report on the B-17 crash. And we talk about propeller safety and a number of accidents in which people were killed or dismembered by a propeller. Propeller accidents are more common than you might think, and many happen at night when a spinning prop is almost impossible to see. NEVER let anyone in or out of a plane while the engine is still running.  

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Aviation News Talk Listener Meetup – Oct 30 5:30 PM
EAA Chapter 1292 Food Flight
Propeller Accident – Key West, FL
Key West Accident – Miami Herald
Hartzell Propeller on Propeller Strikes
Ohio skydiving employee dies in propeller accident
United Airlines Employee Struck By Plane Propeller
Louisiana Woman Struck by Propeller
Inside Edition Video: What Life’s Like for Woman Who Lost Arm
NTSB Report: Hayward Airport Propeller Accident
NTSB Report: Nut Tree Airport Propeller Accident

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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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