309 VFR into IMC and other Recent Loss of Control Accidents + GA News

Max talks about some recent VFR into IMC accidents and other weather-related loss of control accidents. VFR into IMC accidents continue to be a problem for us as GA pilots. Not only are there too many of them, but they also have the highest lethality rate of any accident type, as 90% of these accidents are fatal. They are unique to general aviation, as they are almost non-existent in airline flying. He also talks about how to calculate the bank angle required to get a standard rate turn.

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272 Spatial Disorientation and SOPs: Analyzing Three Recent Accidents

272 Spatial Disorientation and SOPs: Analyzing Three Recent Accidents

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272 Max talks about three recent accidents, all of which should have been avoidable. Interestingly, two of them involve helicopters, and yet the lessons we can learn from them apply directly to fixed wing pilots as well. Two of the three accidents involve failure to follow standard operating procedures, and two of them appear to include spatial disorientation.

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210 CFIT Controlled Flight into Terrain Accidents and the Crash of Another Friend + GA News

210 CFIT Controlled Flight into Terrain Accidents and the Crash of Another Friend + GA News

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210 Max talks about common myths about CFIT, or Controlled Flight into Terrain Accidents. More than 75% of CFIT accidents occur in daylight, and more than half of these are in visual conditions. 25% of accidents were VFR into IMC. CFIT accidents often occur while using the autopilot. In September, a friend crashed an Arrow 10 miles from the destination while flying straight and level in Day VFR.

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Piper Arrow Accident in Arizona
KSL.com article on Piper Arrow Crash
NTSB Prelim Report on Arrow Crash – PDF download
Sensorcom AV8 CO Detector
Mountain High EDS O2D2
B36TC hypoxia accident
FAA: On Landings, Part II
Chilling warning for Summer flyers
Seawind has 7 crashes

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Accident Case Study: Into Thin Air

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207 Fighters Chase Beech B36TC and Recent Hypoxia-related Accidents + GA News

207 Fighters Chase Beech B36TC and Recent Hypoxia-related Accidents + GA News

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207 Max talks with Rob Mark about an accident in which fighters chased a B36TC with an unconscious pilot and about other recent hypoxia-related accidents. He also talks with Annemarie Bain about the 2022 Pilots Without Pants calendar, a fundraiser to raise money for aviation scholarships. Cirrus is offering a free Takeoffs and Landings online course and a YouTube video shows a King Air in a spin.

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Fighter jets tracked plane over Wisconsin before it crashed
Neighbor recalls night of plane crash that killed one man
Appareo Vision 1000
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Free Takeoffs and Landings course from Cirrus

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King Air Stall/Spin as Skydivers Prepare to Jump
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206 Helicopter Wake Vortex Accidents and Incidents + GA News

206 Helicopter Wake Vortex Accidents and Incidents + GA News

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206 Max talks about airplane accidents caused by helicopter vortices. Pilots should exercise extreme caution near helicopters, especially at low altitudes. Although these kinds of accidents aren’t really common, there is about one accident per year. It appears helicopters may churn up air in all directions, and that the location of their wakes may not be quite as predictable of those from airplanes.

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KC-135 and Cows Accident Beale AFB
Photo of Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker Accident

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Human factors for pilots – Situational awareness
Lake Eyre Seaplane Incident – Searey pilot
Helicopter Wake Turbulence affects C172 on Takeoff

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205 Cessna and Cirrus Seat Rail Incidents and Accidents + GA News

205 Cessna and Cirrus Seat Rail Incidents and Accidents + GA News

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205 Max talks about Seat Rail accidents that have occurred in Cessna and Cirrus aircraft. Also, a video recording from a pilot made minutes after he pulled the parachute in his Lancair over a forest in Oregon last week. You’ll also hear the ATC audio from a San Diego plane crash that killed two people last week; the pilot appears to have lost situation awareness.

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Lancair Pilot’s Video after pulling parachute

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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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TBM 900 loses GPS signal

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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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200 What You Need to Know about Best Glide Speed, Recent Accidents + GA News

200 What You Need to Know about Best Glide Speed, Recent Accidents + GA News

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200 Max talks about important factors related to flying best glide speed and the importance of using a checklist during an engine out emergency. He explains how to judge whether you’ll make it to the airport or a particular field using visual methods and electronic tools and apps. He also talks about a number of recent accidents including a recent Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet accident.

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NTSB Preliminary Report – Launchpad Marzari Accident
FAA Article: A Deaf Pilot’s Path to Aviation
FAA Article: Changing to LED lightbulbs
IFR Magazine article: IFR Circling – Conform with VFR Traffic Pattern

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199 IFR Circling Approach Hazards & Tips for Flying Them + GA News

199 IFR Circling Approach Hazards & Tips for Flying Them + GA News

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199 Max talks about the accident rate, common mistakes, and offers tips for flying IFR circling approaches. ICAO says circling approaches have 25 times the risk of a straight-in approach with vertical guidance. The size of the protected circling area changed in 2013. In the circling area, TERP requires a 25° bank angle. Pilots often fly a downwind that’s too close and overshoot the base to final turn.

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ICAO: Circling 25 times more risky
ICAO: Doc 8168, Aircraft Operations
International Safety Association: Circling Approaches
FAA Expands Size of Protected Airspace for Circling Approaches
Suggestions for increasing safety on circling approaches
‘Launchpad’ Marzari – GoFundMe Memorial Brick at EAA
NAFI YouTube interview of CFI Max Trescott
Last SDF Instrument Approach in U.S.
Pilatus PC-12 Helps Reopen L.A. School District

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