221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

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221 Max talks with Rob Mark about the crash of a Pilatus, three miles off the coast of North Carolina, that killed 8 people including 4 teens a little over a week ago. There are a couple of unusual things about the flight which may have contributed to the accident. It was a short flight, just 61 miles, to bring a group back a duck hunting trip. There was weather in the area, but the aircraft was VFR.

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Pilatus Crash NC Feb 2022
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220 Why Smart Pilots Crash and an Icing Accident + GA News

220 Why Smart Pilots Crash and an Icing Accident + GA News

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220 Max talks about why smart pilots may be at some disadvantage and be more likely to have an accident, and he talks about an icing accident. A high-time CFI says smart pilots are the pilots he frets over most. Pilots may know isolated facts, but not don’t always see the big picture, and draw the wrong conclusion. Garry Hoy is an example of this. 30% of fatal accidents involve FAR violations.

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Why Smart Pilots Crash by Rick Durden
Why doctors crash planes
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204 13 Recent General Aviation Accidents + GA News

204 13 Recent General Aviation Accidents + GA News

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204 Max talks about 13 recent general aviation accidents. A Citation crashed after taking off with the parking brake on. A couple of planes crashed when pilots raised the landing gear instead of the flaps. A midair collision left tire tracks on the wing of a plane. Two CFIT crashes occurred, on at night and one in low visibility. More info on the crash of a Baron that was misfueled with Jet A.

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203 Misfueling Accidents: What You Need to Know to Avoid Them + GA News

203 Misfueling Accidents: What You Need to Know to Avoid Them + GA News

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203 Max talks about the different ways your aircraft can get misfueled, and the steps you should take every time you get fuel, to ensure you don’t get misfueled. A Baron 58P that recently crashed at Palo Alto airport, appears to have been misfueled. Sumping the fuel doesn’t guarantee you’ll catch a misfuelling. Also a 50/50 mix of 100LL and Jet looks the same as 100LL.

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Misfueled – AOPA Article by Mike Busch
AOPA Safety Brief – Misfueling
Purdue expands professional flight degree program with Lunken Flight Training Center
EZWxBrief.com

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194 Hero Pilot Avoids Houses in Fatal Plane Crash – Brad Launchpad Marzari

194 Hero Pilot Avoids Houses in Fatal Plane Crash – Brad Launchpad Marzari

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194 Max talks about a recent fatal plane crash that killed Brad Launchpad Marzari. Data suggests Brad dived his plane to avoid crashing into a housing development. Launchpad was reporter at larger for the Airplane Geeks podcast. A physically large man, he was often described as being larger than life. He once rescued students from a dorm fire, and it appears he was a hero again in death.

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Airplane Geeks #660 – Bradley Guy “Launchpad” Marzari
Airplane Geeks #639 – Launchpad’s “Snow Tug”
Airplane Geeks #635 – Fire on the Launchpad by Micah
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190 King Air 350 Crash Analysis with Seth Lake + GA News

190 King Air 350 Crash Analysis with Seth Lake + GA News

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190 Max talks with Seth Lake about the NTSB’s probable cause for a King Air 350 crash that killed ten people. There were a series of errors. The pilots did not call for any of the takeoff checklists or discuss what to do if an engine lost thrust on takeoff. The pilot responded to the emergency with left rudder input, the opposite action of what the emergency called for.

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Opposing Bases Podcast

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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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158 Emergency Landing of Student Pilot, Instructor Passes Out – Interview Max Sylvester

158 Emergency Landing of Student Pilot, Instructor Passes Out – Interview Max Sylvester

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158 Last year, Australian student pilot Max Sylvester was taking his third flight lesson when his instructor had a seizure and passed out in the cockpit. Max managed to set the radio to the Jandakot Airport tower frequency and declare an emergency. Over the next hour, the air traffic controller, with the help of an instructor from Max’s flight school, talked Max down to a a successful landing.

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Video of Max’s Landing
List of talkdown landings
Max Sylvester’s Instagram page
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144 3 Things To Do Immediately When Reporting an Accident per NTSB 830 + GA News


144 3 Things To Do Immediately When Reporting an Accident per NTSB 830 + GA News

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144 Max talks about NTSB 830 and 3 things to do if you have an accident or incident. The three things you have to do are: 1) Notify the NTSB immediately of an accident or a serious incident. 2) The operator of the aircraft is responsible for preserving all wreckage to the extent possible. 3) The operator is required to file a report about any accident, though that can be up to ten days later.

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Fun Flying Destination: Spam Museum
Staying at Home is Starting to work
FAASafety.gov Online Courses
ASA’s Private Oral Study Guide
ASA’s Instrument Oral Study Guide
Aviation Accidents iOS App

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125 Deadly Propeller Accidents, B-17 Crash Update + GA News


125 Deadly Propeller Accidents, B-17 Crash Update + GA News

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125 Max discusses the NTSB preliminary report on the B-17 crash. And we talk about propeller safety and a number of accidents in which people were killed or dismembered by a propeller. Propeller accidents are more common than you might think, and many happen at night when a spinning prop is almost impossible to see. NEVER let anyone in or out of a plane while the engine is still running.  

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EAA Chapter 1292 Food Flight
Propeller Accident – Key West, FL
Key West Accident – Miami Herald
Hartzell Propeller on Propeller Strikes
Ohio skydiving employee dies in propeller accident
United Airlines Employee Struck By Plane Propeller
Louisiana Woman Struck by Propeller
Inside Edition Video: What Life’s Like for Woman Who Lost Arm
NTSB Report: Hayward Airport Propeller Accident
NTSB Report: Nut Tree Airport Propeller Accident

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