143 What You Need to Know about Wind Shear + GA News


143 What You Need to Know about Wind Shear + GA News

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143 Max talks about Wind Shear, which is one of the required topics for which student pilots must receive ground instruction in order to get a Private certificate. He talks about what wind shear is, and the accident that led scientists to research wind shear and how they used radar in their research. He also talks about where wind shear is found, how to avoid it, and how to report it.

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Wind shear article: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Wind shear escape maneuver
Harold Livingston, guest on Airplane Geeks podcast in #348
Doctor uses helicopter to call on Tangier Island
Avoid Tangier Island for Now due to COVID-19
The Happiness Lab Podcast
Jason Blair Book: Buying an Airplane
Jason Blair Book: Owning an Airplane
US Health Weather Map – smart thermometer data
Backstory on wake turbulence photo

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DVD: Above and Beyond
Wake turbulence induced crash

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142 Aviation News of the Weird and iPad Incidents with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark


142 Aviation News of the Weird and iPad Incidents with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

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142 Max talks with Flying Magazine Sr. Editor Rob Mark about recent strange crashes and stupid criminals committing crimes involving planes and airports and advice for pilots becoming airline pilots. Plus commentary and tips for on the right way to fly an airplane. iPads are a new way for pilots to become distracted, and we talk about a number of crashes and near crashes involving iPads.

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Flying Magazine’s On-Demand Video Service
Rob Mark’s JetWhine Blog

Coronavirus Resources Mentioned
Math Professor’s YouTube video – explains why behavior change works in reducing coronavirus cases even when we have exponential growth

Article on Why Making Changes Today, Has a Big Impact on Total Coronavirus Cases

The Happiness Lab podcast #15 Coronavirus BONUS: Beat Your Isolation Loneliness

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141 GoFly Prize – $2 Million Dollar Contest to Create a VTOL Aircraft


141 GoFly Prize – $2 Million Dollar Contest to Create a VTOL Aircraft

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141 Max attended the final fly off for $1,000,000, the largest prize of the
GoFly Prize competition, and he talks with GoFly founder and CEO Gwen Lighter and DragonAir’s Mariah Cain. Boeing sponsored the $1,000,000 prize and Pratt& Whitney sponsored the $100,000 Disrupter prize. There were three phases to the competition and 855 teams entered from 103 countries.

Mentioned in the Show
GoFly Prize website
GoFly Prize Master Lectures
GoFly Prize Guidelines
GoFly Prize Facebook page
DragonAir Aviation
DragonAir Facebook page
Team teTra website

Videos Mentioned in the Show
DragonAir Aviation 17-minute Flight Video

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140 Coronavirus Hits Airlines and General Aviation + GA News


140 Coronavirus Hits Airlines and General Aviation + GA News

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140 Max talks about how Coronavirus, COVID-19, is impacting airlines, charter flights, and flight training. Airlines are reducing schedules, grounding aircraft, and giving employees voluntary time off at reduced pay, and stepping up aircraft cleaning efforts. Oil prices have plummeted, but not enough to offset revenue decline. The charter flight industry is seeing some short term increase in demand.

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Southwest Airlines Aircraft Cleaning Video

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139 Private Mock Checkride for Student Pilots – Interview with DPE Jason Blair


139 Private Mock Checkride for Student Pilots – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

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139 Pilot examiner Jason Blair gives Max a mock Private checkride and asks him typical checkride questions. This is also a great review for your Flight Review or BFR! Max pretends to have brought a Cessna 172/G1000 to the checkride. They talk about required documents, aircraft systems, rules and regulations, and a cross country trip that Max prepared prior to the checkride.

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Jason Blair’s Website
Schedule a Checkride with Jason
Jason Blair’s YouTube Channel

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138 Wake Turbulence Accidents and What to Do to Avoid Them + GA News


138 Wake Turbulence Accidents and What to Do to Avoid Them + GA News

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138 Max talks about wake turbulence accidents, what causes wake turbulence, and how to avoid it. He also talks about a recent encounter that he had with wake turbulence while flying a Cirrus Vision Jet.

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Image Credit: Wake Turbulence from NASA.gov
Sebastian Schuon’s Fun Flying Destination in Italy
AIM Section 3 – Wake Turbulence
AC 90-23 Advisory Circular – Wake Turbulence
LSAs log growth in 2019
Pilot looking at iPad hits another plane on the taxiway
Transponder Buyer’s Guide
FAA Emergency AD Grounds Cirrus Jet Fleet

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137 Kobe Bryant Crash, Special VFR, More IFR Challenges + GA News


137 Kobe Bryant Crash, Special VFR, More IFR Challenges + GA News

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137 Max talks about risks associated with flying Special VFR and offers guidelines who when not to do it and about regulations for Special VFR, for pilots and controllers. He’s also talks about why Kobe Bryant’s helicopter wasn’t flying IFR when it crashed. He also talks about some recent IFR challenges flying a Cirrus Vision Jet on an arrival into Salt Lake and into Hawthorne, CA.

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Superior, Wisconsin Airport
Cirrus SR22 Fuselage Damaged During Crash
After The Accident: A Single Pilot Was Not Enough
Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation in Marietta, GA
Why Upset Training Just Doesn’t Work
Southern California Airspace Users Working Group

YouTube Videos Mentions
Student Video: Tuskegee Airmen
Video: JoAnn & Sandy Hill

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136 Flying the Cirrus Vision Jet, Landing at O’Hare, and Challenging IFR Departures + GA News


136 Flying the Cirrus Vision Jet, Landing at O’Hare, and Challenging IFR Departures + GA News

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136 Max flew 75 hours in the Vision Jet in the past five weeks, and he talks about those experiences, including landing at Chicago O’Hare. He also talks about a complicated IFR departure from Brackett Field that felt like it was from the 1950s, and he argues for updating some Obstacle Departure Procedures to make them easier to fly with new modern RNAV capable glass cockpits.

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Jim’s Shelter Cove Video
C-130 Aircraft Incident Update
Pilot and two spectators killed in Guatemala airshow crash
Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash
Why insurance rates are increasing 10 to 100 percent
A lesson for Life – Air Facts Journal
Downwind Or Downhill?
Pilots, OTC Drugs Can Be Interactively Bad
FAA Aviation Safety: Pilots and Medication

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135 General Aviation Flying to Mexico – Interview Brian Dear


135 General Aviation Flying to Mexico – Interview Brian Dear

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135 Flying to Mexico in a private plane is not as hard as it seems. Brian Dear has been a pilot for two years and just over 200 hours of flying experience. Over Christmas, he spent two weeks flying around Mexico with his wife and three children in a Cessna 206. He talks about the pleasure of flying in Mexico, the preparation he did, and what it takes to cross the border and fly around in Mexico.

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Caribbean Sky Tours
Baja Bush Pilots
Los Medicos Voladores
Pilots and Paws
AOPA’s Mexico Travel web page
GA Flying into Mexico and beyond Facebook Group

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134 How to Avoid CFIT, Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents + GA News


134 How to Avoid CFIT, Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents + GA News

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134 Max talks about several CFIT accidents, including a recent crash of a SR22 near Las Vegas. He also talks about why you might still hit terrain when getting ATC vectors during VFR flight. He also talks about relative terrain tools available in the cockpit and in EFB apps such as ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, and how they can help keep you safe.

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Sedona YouTube Video on Fly with the Guys Channel
Proposal Video
FAA’s website to request a Public ADS-B Performance Report
AEA Scholarships Application
Nov 2019 Las Vegas Plane Crash
GA Joint Steering Committee’s CFIT Brochure
AC 61-134 – General Aviation Controlled Flight into Terrain Awareness
NTSB Final Report – Dec 1995 CFIT accident at San Jose, CA
NTSB Final Report – Nov 2007 CFIT accident near Las Vegas
FAA Risk Management Handbook

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