182 PIREP Issues and Automated Ways to Submit PIREPs, FAR 61.57(c) Review: Instrument Currency + GA News

182 PIREP Issues and Automated Ways to Submit PIREPs, FAR 61.57(c) Review: Instrument Currency + GA News

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182 Pilots Reports (PIREPs). What you need to know about PIREPs and issues with them. Also ways to submit PIREPs electronically from the cockpit, including the Aerovie app (now Stratus Insight) and via the aviationweather.gov website. The Virga app lets you share your PIREPS with friends, though they aren’t distributed through the national system. We also review FAR 61.57(c) on Instrument currency.

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ILS on the Chopping Block – IFR Magazine
FAR 61.57(c) Instrument Currency
FAA AC00-45H Weather Services
2016 AOPA PIREP Survey
2017 NTSB Special Investigation Report (PIREPS)
2020 AOPA Weather Survey
FAA’s Pilot Reports (PIREPs) Summit
NASA ASRS Report on PIREPS
AOPA ASI PIREP Course
Appareo Stratus Insight EFB
Aviationweather.gov PIREP Entry Access Request
Fly Virga PIREP App

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181 Getting ATP CTP and Airline Hiring has Started with Jason Blair + GA News

181 Getting ATP CTP and Airline Hiring has Started with Jason Blair + GA News

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181 Max talks with Jason Blair about the drop in new ATP certificates and how that will affect airline hiring. He also talks about how the major airlines plan to hire thousands of new pilots in the U.S. in 2021, due in part to the large number of early retirements and buyouts last year. And one regional airline, Air Wisconsin, is now offering a hiring bonus!

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Video: Bristell microlight with 130 shp turboprop
COVID hits pilots where it hurts — in their salaries
Jason Blair’s Website
Schedule a Checkride with Jason
Jason Blair’s YouTube Channel

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180 What You Should Know about Flaps with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News

180 What You Should Know about Flaps with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News

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180 Max talks with pilot examiner Catherine Cavagnaro about flaps and some misperceptions about them. Catherine starts by sharing two checkride stories where there were issues with knowledge about flaps. Max also answers listener questions, including one about using a GPS glide path for flying visual approaches and another from a new CFI about when to start teaching student pilots to use a GPS.

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TSA Jobs Website
AOPA TIS-A Survey
Train on a Runway in New Zealand
Airline Pilot Guy Podcast
Electric Airplane Air Race
Best Aviation Jokes – M&R Joke Hour episode 29
Matthew Brooder’s First Solo Flight
Catherine Cavagnaro’s Flight School
Catherine Cavagnaro’s AOPA Articles

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179 Eight Lessons Pilots Can Learn from the United 328 Engine Failure + GA News

179 Eight Lessons Pilots Can Learn from the United 328 Engine Failure + GA News

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179 Max talks about the eight lessons that any pilot can learn about handling emergencies from the United 328 engine failure. The first one is to Wind the Clock, which means to take a moment to collect your thoughts instead of rushing to take an action that might be wrong. Later Max Flight of the Airplane Geeks podcast talks about jet engine failures. Plus listener feedback and questions.

Max’s Lessons from United 328 Engine Failure
1. Wind the Clock
2. Notify ATC
3. Run Your Emergency Checklists
4. Ask for Delay Vectors
5. In some cases you may want to stay higher while dealing with the emergency
6. Answering ATC questions might not be your highest priority
7. Stay Close to an Airport!
8. Monitor Your Position and Guide ATC instructions

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Runway on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee
Jason Blair blog post on Landing on Ice
NTSB Update: United 328 Boeing 777 Engine Incident
Wind the Clock – IFR Magazine
Wild Matilda website
Wrong Engine Shutdown Causes Global Express Fatal
Thirty Thousand Feet Aviation Directory
Airplane Geeks Podcast
The UAV Digest
PaxEx Podcast
ABCDE Engine Failure Checklist
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook

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178 Standard Operating Procedures for GA pilots, Minimum Safe Altitude Rule + GA News

178 Standard Operating Procedures for GA pilots, Minimum Safe Altitude Rule + GA News

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178 Max talks with Rob Mark about Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and how GA pilots can use them. Rob talks about a tragic accident at Bedford, MA in which a Gulfstream crashed on takeoff because the gust lock was in place and the pilots had not followed SOPs. Plus, the Minimum Safe Altitude rule and a question from a student pilot, who plans a career in aviation, on cleaning up a messy logbook.

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FAA AC 20-103
The mother daughter pilots forging a path for female aviators
91.119 Minimum Safe Altitudes Rule
FAA Safety Briefing Online Magazine
FAA Safety Briefing Article on SOPs
PAVE Personal Minimums Checklist
FAA AC 120-71B
Rob Mark’s JetWhine blog
Rob’s NBAA Single Pilot IFR Video
Gulfstream Accident, Bedford, MA
Why Student Pilots Shouldn’t Carry Passengers
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook

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177 Final NTSB Report: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Explained & What Pilots Can Learn from It

177 Final NTSB Report: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Explained & What Pilots Can Learn from It

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177 Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash explained and what GA pilots can Learn from It. Max plays clips from the 4-hour NTSB Board meeting on Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash. The pilot’s decision to continue flight under VFR and into IMC resulted in the pilot’s spatial disorientation and loss of control. The pilot’s likely self-induced pressure and plan continue continuation bias were also factors.

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NTSB Calabasas, CA Helicopter Crash B-Roll
NTSB Investigative Webpage
Additional investigation-related images
NTSB: Abstract of the Final Report
NTSB Board Meeting: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash
NTSB: Links to the accident docket and other publicly released information
Risk Factors Associated with Weather-Related General Aviation Accidents

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176 Traffic Pattern Stall Myths, Listener Feedback + GA News

176 Traffic Pattern Stall Myths, Listener Feedback + GA News

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176 Max talks with Tom Turner about the reality of where stalls are most likely to occur in the traffic pattern. The myth is that stall are most likely to occur in the base to final turn, but that is not the case. A lady pilot pilot talks about an encounter as a teenager with an airline pilot that transformed her life and launched her aviation career. Plus listener feedback.

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FAA Study: Human Error and GA Accidents
Tom Turner’s website
Subscribe to Tom Turner’s FLYING LESSONS newsletter
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175 ForeFlight New Features Update with the Cofounders, Engine Out Emergency Interview + GA News

175 ForeFlight New Features Update with the Cofounders, Engine Out Emergency Interview + GA News

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175 Max talks with ForeFlight cofounders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller about their focus on new weather capabilities. Jason demonstrates recent new features including daily/hour forecasts, icing and clouds in Profile view and live traffic in 3D Preview. Also, Max interviews CFI Anise Shapiro about her engine failure in a Piper Malibu and how she would handle it differently in the future.

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ForeFlight Aircraft Performance Directory
NATCA Podcast
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook

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174 CAP Interview – Delivering Vaccine, Military Training Routes, Thunderstorms + GA News

174 CAP Interview – Delivering Vaccine, Military Training Routes, Thunderstorms + GA News

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174 Max interviews Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Robert Bowden and Maj. Rod Rakic about their five day mission flying a GA8 to deliver vaccine to remote areas of Wisconsin and Michigan. Max also discusses an MIT study that shows how pilots behave around thunderstorms. Finally, DPE Seth Lake talks in great detail about what pilots need to know about Military Training Routes or MTRs.

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Study: Options for Reducing Lead Emissions from Piston-Engine Aircraft
Prove of Negative COVID test required to enter U.S. by Air
Max on the Opposing Bases podcast – Not Available Yet
MIT Thunderstorm Study – PDF
Seth Lake Aviation
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook

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173 Remotely Piloted Cargo Aircraft, Sterile Cockpit for GA, Instrument Departures & ODPs + GA News

173 Remotely Piloted Cargo Aircraft, Sterile Cockpit for GA, Instrument Departures & ODPs + GA News

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173 Max visits Reliable Robotics and talks with CEO Robert Rose about their remotely piloted Cessna 208. FedEx says they’re looking at using small, self-flying turboprop aircraft to serve remote areas. Max talks with Rob Mark about the importance of the sterile cockpit rules, and how the rules for Part 135 and 121 can be modified for use by GA pilots. Max talks more about Instrument Departures & ODPs.

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Reliable Robotics website
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook
Ron’s Book: The Compleat Taildragger Pilot
Weather Service tells Congress radar gaps don’t hurt warning accuracy
Mark Kolber’s article in IFR Magazine

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