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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133 The Rest of the Story: IFR Mock Checkride, Student Pilot Emergency, Antarctica, Cirrus Vision Jet


133 The Rest of the Story: IFR Mock Checkride, Student Pilot Emergency, Antarctica, Cirrus Vision Jet

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133 Max talks with people he’s interviewed over the past year to get updates on their stories. He talks with Robert DeLaurentis the day after he circumnavigated the South Pole, Matt Bergwall for an update on the Cirrus Vision Jet, Jason Blair about our mock IFR checkride, and John Bone about his Antarctica trip.

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Robert DeLaurentis’ Pole to Pole website
Robert DeLaurentis’ AOPA Blog
Robert DeLaurentis’ Facebook Page
Donate to AOPA Foundation

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132 Getting Pilots To Slow Down to Reduce Risk and Improve Performance + GA News


132 Getting Pilots To Slow Down to Reduce Risk and Improve Performance + GA News

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132 Max tells stories about pilots who made all kinds of mistakes by rushing. He talks about the many bumps his gotten during preflight. He also discusses poor checklist habits and how skipping one checklist item led to the destruction of a new $900,000. He also talks about how rushing radio communications leads to stepping on other pilot transmissions and inaccurate position reports.

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Mission Flight
Mission Flight YouTube Video
Flying Magazine: Slow Down Your Flying
How (and why) Lufthansa trains its pilots in Phoenix, Arizona
A Year Of Stewardship – Managing A Flying Club Airplane
Caleb Carr, 25, Cofounded A Company To Help Stabilize Helicopter Baskets
Greenland Air Trophy 2020
Greenland Air Trophy 2020 YouTube Video
Columbia, CA Airport

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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
Garmin inReach Mini with Accessory Bundle $289.99 at Amazon
NOTE: Garmin inReach requires a Service Plan – details here

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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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