243 Watsonville mid-air crash, slips with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News

243 Watsonville mid-air crash, slips with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News
Discussion on the mid-air starts at the 22 minute point.

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243 Max discusses the mid-air collision at Watsonville, CA airport. A Cessna 340 flew a long straight-in approach and was still at 180 knots when it hit a Cessna 152 that had just turned from base to final. That’s 60 knots faster than this aircraft has been on prior landings at Watsonville. All pilots and passengers were killed. Also, Max talks with Catherine Cavagnaro about slips.

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Watsonville mid-air crash story
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242 CFII Mock Checkride – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

242 CFII Mock Checkride – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

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242 Pilot examiner Jason Blair talks about the CFII checkride. He discusses the pros and cons of getting the CFII certificate first. It’s also possible to get a multiengine instructor certificate first. However, the vast majority of people get the CFI first. He then talks about common items sometimes overlook in preparing for the checkride. He then talks about the checkride and ways to study for it.

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241 Pilot versus ATC Controller Responsibilities + GA News

241 Pilot versus ATC Controller Responsibilities + GA News

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241 Max reads and comments on an email from a low time pilot who felt ATC was partially to blame for an RV-10 accident discussed in episode #239. Max explains that pilots are responsible for telling ATC when they don’t understand an instruction, which this pilot didn’t do. The pilot felt that since a chart didn’t match a controller’s clearance that ATC was to blame.

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Tom Turner’s Flying Lessons weekly newsletter
Estimating degrees with your hand
Book: Engine Out Survival Tactics

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Trucker’s Video of DUI Student Pilot on Interstate

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240 Common Illusions That Kill Pilots with Dr. Victor Vogel + GA News

240 Common Illusions That Kill Pilots with Dr. Victor Vogel + GA News

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240 Max talks with Dr. Victor Vogel about Illusions that kill pilots: “The Leans,” graveyard spiral, and Coriolis illusion. They create powerful sensations that pilots must ignore and instead rely on their instruments. He also talks about a mid-air collision at North Las Vegas Airport. A Piper JetProp flying left traffic to 30L overshot the runway and hit a plane landing on 30R.

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There’s No Business Like Air Show Business!
Susquehanna STEM to the Skies
National Association of Flight Instructors – NAFI

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239 Two Fatal IMC Accidents: a Low Time and a High Time Pilot + GA News

239 Two Fatal IMC Accidents: a Low Time and a High Time Pilot + GA News

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239 Max talks about two recent crashes. In one, a low time Private pilot flying a Vans RV-10 had what should have been an easily avoidable encounter with IMC near San Francisco. He was confused by a simple ATC instruction and didn’t have a plan B. Also, an IFR Mooney pilot took off from a coastal airport in SoCal into low IMC, experienced spatial disorientation, and crashed a mile from the airport.

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Downfall – Boeing 737 Max Documentary on Netflix
Video: Pilot Landing Plane on Highway
Lessons Learned From ZeroAvia Electric Airplane Accident
Tackling Rotorcraft’s “Dirty Dozen”
Somatogravic Illusion: Aviation News Talk #157

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238 When can you Start Logging Flight Time and Other Logging Regulations & Opinions – DPE Jim Pitman + GA News

238 When can you Start Logging Flight Time and Other Logging Regulations & Opinions – DPE Jim Pitman + GA News

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238 Max talks with DPE Jim Pitman about regulations and best practices for logging flight time in a pilot logbook. There are few regs around logging, though there are some FAA letters of interpretation. Jim talks about why accurate logging is important for Private and professional pilots. He also talks about night and cross-country logging and making correction. He also talks about PIC vs PIC time.

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AOPA Article regarding “It Won’t Happen to Me”
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Charity Flight Regulations

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237 Pop-up Request for IFR and Practice Instrument Approaches + GA News

237 Pop-up Request for IFR and Practice Instrument Approaches + GA News

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237 Max answers listener questions about making a pop-up request for IFR and for a practice instrument approach. Where do you find Center and Approach frequencies, what should you say on CTAF when going into a nontowered airport, and when can you legally log an instrument approach for currency purposes. And more. He also talks about the Karl brothers, who have founded airplane kit company DarkAero.

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DarkAero founded by the Karl brothers in 2017
Controller Handbook JO 7110.65Z
FAA InFO 15012 – Logging Instrument Approaches
Joshua McElhattan video relaying call to emergency aircraft
AC 61-142 Sharing Aircraft Operating Expenses

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236 Flying VOR approaches with GPS, Autopilot Gotchas + GA News

236 Flying VOR approaches with GPS, Autopilot Gotchas + GA News

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236 Max answers a listener question about how to use GPS to fly a full VOR approach. He also talks about how to fly a VOR approach with a course change at VOR. He also gives an update on VOR+V approaches and some autopilot gotchas with these approach types and with back course approaches.

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FAA’s Risk Management Handbook FAA-H-8083-2A

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235 F-117 Stealth Fighter Designer Alan Brown + GA News

235 F-117 Stealth Fighter Designer Alan Brown + GA News

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235 Max talks about his friend Alan Brown, who passed away. Alan was Chief Designer and later Program Manager for the F-117 Stealth Fighter. In 2015 Max interviewed Alan and he replays that interview.

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YouTube video –Seaplane Engine Failure
Alan Brown presentation at ERAU Prescott
Alan Brown Oral History
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How Serbians were able to shoot down an F-117
Why the F-35 program is a mess

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234 Staying Legal with Expense Sharing and Illegal Charters with Seth Lake + GA News

234 Staying Legal with Expense Sharing and Illegal Charters with Seth Lake + GA News

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FAA Spatial Disorientation safety brochure
AC 61-42 Sharing Aircraft Expenses
AC 91-37B Truth in Leasing
AC 120-12A Private vs Common Carriage
Seth Lake’s VSL Aviation web site
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