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
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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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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
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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
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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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172 How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News

172 How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News

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172 Max talks about factors you should consider when choosing an instrument approach. Plus, we talk with Samy Kramer, the German pilot in the news for drawing a syringe. Air traffic controller RH of the Opposing Bases podcast answers listener questions.

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Samy Kramer’s Instagram
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Opposing Bases podcast
Mayo Clinic Clear Approach Podcast: Diabetes

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Slow Speed Citation Crash

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171 My Visit with the Pipistrel Panthera + GA News

171 My Visit with the Pipistrel Panthera + GA News

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171 Max sat in the new Pipistrel Panthera and talked with Andy Chan of Right Rudder Aviation, the U.S. distributor, about this exciting new aircraft. Pricing is $639K experimental, $672K certified. The Panthera is a fast, retractable landing gear aircraft that compares favorably with the Cirrus SR22. It has a useful load of 1100 pounds, and can fly over 1,000 nautical miles.

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Donate to AOPA Foundation
Ep. #88 Four things you should know about CO Poisoning
Ep. #90 Mooney Pilot Passes out from CO Poisoning
Max’s Favorite Book: Flight of Passage: A Memoir
Pipistrel Panthera Specifications
Pipistrel Panthera Distributor: Right Rudder Aviation

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Video of 3,000-gallon drop from CH-47 Chinook
GA Aircraft taking Winter Coats to Indian Reservation

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170 Mastering the Go-Around – Safety Talk with Rob Mark

170 Mastering the Go-Around – Safety Talk with Rob Mark
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170 Max talks with Flying Magazine Sr. Editor Rob Mark about some accidents and close calls involving go-arounds and techniques you can use when going around. Rob tells a story about how he nearly died during a go-around soon after he got his Private certificate. A doctor died in a Cirrus in NJ after an unstable approach, a bounced landing, and a poorly managed go-around.

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Flying Magazine
Rob Mark’s JetWhine.com blog
SR22 Fatal Go-Around Accident in NJ

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169 Fuel Gauge Accuracy, IFR Visual Approaches, & Listener Close Calls + GA News

169 Fuel Gauge Accuracy, IFR Visual Approaches, & Listener Close Calls + GA News

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169 Max talks with American Bonanza Society Executive Director Tom Turner about FAA regulations for fuel gauge accuracy. Max discusses what to do if you have to go around after cleared for an IFR Visual Approach, and how it differs depending upon whether you’re at a towered on non-towered airport. Max also reads listener emails about close calls including icing, fuel management, and weather accidents.

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Going Around after Flying an IFR Visual Approach
PIREP Survey Link
Medical Survey – Barriers Pilots Face When Seeking Care
ATC Zero events due to pandemic

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168 How to Avoid Deadly Weather-Related Accidents – Safety Moment with Rob Mark

168 How to Avoid Deadly Weather-Related Accidents – Safety Moment with Rob Mark

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168 Max talks with Flying Mag Sr. Editor Rob Mark about two recent fatal weather-related accidents and strategies for avoiding them. A family of four was killed in a SR22 after a low time Private pilot took off for a long trip at night and encountered weather. A doctor flying a Cessna 210 crashed in Texas while flying an instrument approach in freezing rain. A timely 180 could have saved both pilots.

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Flying Magazine
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SR22 Accident, weather in Arkansas
Cessna 210 icing accident in Texas

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