142 Aviation News of the Weird and iPad Incidents with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark


142 Aviation News of the Weird and iPad Incidents with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

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142 Max talks with Flying Magazine Sr. Editor Rob Mark about recent strange crashes and stupid criminals committing crimes involving planes and airports and advice for pilots becoming airline pilots. Plus commentary and tips for on the right way to fly an airplane. iPads are a new way for pilots to become distracted, and we talk about a number of crashes and near crashes involving iPads.

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Flying Magazine’s On-Demand Video Service
Rob Mark’s JetWhine Blog

Coronavirus Resources Mentioned
Math Professor’s YouTube video – explains why behavior change works in reducing coronavirus cases even when we have exponential growth

Article on Why Making Changes Today, Has a Big Impact on Total Coronavirus Cases

The Happiness Lab podcast #15 Coronavirus BONUS: Beat Your Isolation Loneliness

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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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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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124 B-17 Crash, General Aviation Accidents, Nall Report, and CBD Oil + GA News


124 B-17 Crash, General Aviation Accidents, Nall Report, and CBD Oil + GA News

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124 We discuss the B-17 crash and possible causes. Max summarizes GA accident data from the AOPA Nall report. GA accidents have declined over the last ten years, and the fatal accident rate has dropped substantially Landings are the most common accident type. Experimental aircraft accidents have declined, but still have accidents at a higher rate than other aircraft. A listener asks about CBD Oil.  

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ForeFlight Frequent Filer contest
Patty Wagstaff Banquet
NTSB Aviation Database
NASA ASRS database
28th Joseph T Nall Report
Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area
AOPA’s David Tulis on Grand Canyon
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Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont, KS
Petition to Eliminate VOR Logging Requirement
Add Your Comment Supporting VOR Logging Petition
Aviation News Talk #5 on Deadly Distractions
FAA Aeromedical Advisory on CBD Oil – page 5

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114 Get-There-itis Accidents, Red Flags, and Tips for Avoiding Them + General Aviation News


114 Get-There-itis Accidents, Red Flags, and Tips for Avoiding Them + General Aviation News

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Opening Audio Credit: from NASA.gov

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Max talks about Get-There-itis accidents, and the time he got Get-There-itis, even though he was familiar with the phenomena. In that case, a crying 3-year old prompted him to continue flying into a storm where he began picking up ice. Max also talks about meeting astronauts Wally Shirra, Alan Shepard, and Chief Flight Director, Gene Kranz, who directed Gemini and Apollo missions.

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Airplane Geeks episode with #558 Dick Knapinski on AirVenture 2019
On Opposing Bases #81 AirVenture NOTAM
Max Trescott on Opposing Bases #80 talking about S.F. Bay airspace and Bay Tour
Max’s Emergency Descent Video in SR20
FedEx Captain’s letter to Family of Girl who Died while Soloing
Family dies in Get-There-itis accident in SR22 in Colorado
NTSB Report – Get-There-itis accident in SR22 in Colorado
FAA PAVE Personal Minimums Checklist
FAA Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide
AOPA Video – Bakersfield, CA Get-There-itis accident
Get-There-itis Study – France
NPR Article – Interview with Apollo Engineers

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112 Buzzing and Low Altitude Flight + General Aviation News


112 Buzzing and Low Altitude Flight + GA News

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Max talks about Buzzing and Low Altitude Flight, its dangers, and some of the things you can do to mitigate some of the risk if you have to fly low. Even high time pilots have accidents when they fly close to the ground. You can mitigate some of the risk by careful planning ahead of time to identify towers, wires, and other obstacles. Still, unless you have to fly low to the ground, you can avoid a lot of risk by flying at normal altitudes.

Mentioned in the Show
Draco STOL Plane Modifications
NASA Icing and Tailplane Stall Video

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111 SR22 Icing Accident and Tailplane Stalls + General Aviation News


111 SR22 Icing Accident and Tailplane Stalls + GA News

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Summary
111 Max talks about a SR22 icing accident that killed a client. Meteorologist Scott Dennstaedt analyzes the weather, which had severe icing in clouds, and talks about tools pilots can use in preflight to identify possible icing. Ice often forms first on the tail. Tailplane stalls pitch an aircraft down and require a different recovery method than wing stalls. Speeds were too high to use the parachute.

The accident aircraft was a normally aspirated SR22 which had a TKS anti-icing system, but not the more robust FIKI system that permits flight in known icing. The aircraft didn’t have built-in oxygen, which may be why the aircraft was flown at the 14,000 feet, the maximum altitude at which a pilot can fly for up to 30 minutes without supplemental oxygen. The minimum en route altitude was 13,300 feet, so when the pilot encountered ice, he was unable to descend.

For the first eleven minutes at 14,000 feet, flight data appeared normal. But in the next three minutes the aircraft’s speed decreased by 60 knots, while climbing 600 feet, or about 200 feet per minute, suggesting the aircraft had picked up a heavy load of ice. The aircraft then disappeared.

Simulations show that in a tailplane stall, an aircraft pitches down sharply and rapidly increases speed. Most likely, the accident aircraft reached 200 knots in about five seconds, which would be too fast to deploy the CAPS parachute. Recovery from a tailplane are the opposite of a wing stall that pilots practice. To recover, a pilot needs to pull back on the yoke an reduce power.

SR22 Accident and Icing-Related Links
Preliminary NTSB Report for SR22 Utah crash
Flightaware.com Flight Track for the SR22
Kathryn’s Report and Photos for the SR22
Scott Dennstaedt’s Weather Book
Scott Dennstaedt’s Website
Cirrus Learning Portal – Icing Awareness Course

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FAA Hiring Controllers – Apply Here
EAA Chapter 20 at San Carlos, CA 
Where’s My Airport web site
Stolen Airplane Radios
Riley’s Youtube channel
Riley’s Instagram

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110 Aircraft Icing – How to Avoid or Escape Ice – Interview with Fred Remer


110 Aircraft Icing – How to Avoid or Escape Ice – Interview with Fred Remer

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Summary
110 Max recently lost a client in an icing accident and he talks with UND Associate Professor Fred Remer about different types of inflight icing pilots can encounter and how to escape it. Fred talks about carburetor and structural icing, where icing is most prevalent in the U.S., the clouds most likely to have ice, and the different types and severity of icing. How to escape icing is also discussed.

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Fred Remer’s biography
NASA Icing Training website
Fred Remer’s YouTube channel
AviationWeather.gov Icing Forecasts

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8 Lessons Pilots can Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes and the MCAS + General Aviation News


105 8 Lessons Pilots can Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes and the MCAS + GA News

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105 Max talks about the recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes, and the lessons that all pilots can learn from these accidents. Here’s a summary of his 8 Lessons Pilots can Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes:
#1 Know your aircraft systems intimately
#2 The documentation isn’t always complete. Join a type club.
#3 If you touch something and things get worse, undo what you did.
#4 If the autopilot is on and it’s doing weird things, turn it off. And vice versa.
#5 Understand what can cause runaway trim.
#6 Know how to disable the electric trim system in your aircraft.
#7 Make sure you can overpower the autopilot
#8 Know the critical single points of failure in your aircraft.

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What software organizations learn from the Boeing 737 MAX
South Dakota B-25 Tour
Dan Johnson Article: Electrics at Aero 2019
Pipistrel Sinus motorglider
AOPA Foundation – Donate!
SAFE Unveils CFI PROficiency™ Initiative
SAFE CFI Professional Society – Join online for $45
AOPA Article: TECHNIQUE: TAMING THE STALL
Boeing 737 MAX image – Creative Commons license

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Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane
Slipping and Skidding Stalls video

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61 Preventing Airplane Accidents and the Go Around Maneuver, VFR vs IFR for long trips + GA News


61 Preventing Airplane Accidents and the Go Around Maneuver, VFR vs IFR for long trips

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Max discusses several accidents that could have been prevented by a timely go around. One was a Cirrus SR20 that retracted flaps at too slow a speed and entered a stall spin in Houston. Another was a Emirates Boeing 777 that landed long and executed a go around without full power. An Air Canada jet lined up a night with a taxiway at San Francisco avoided what could have been the worst aviation accident in history by going around at the last second.

Max also talks about his experience that almost led to him going off a runway into a lake in Andover, NJ. A similar accident occurred last month in Knoxville, TN when a Cirrus SR22 landed and ended up in a river.

Next he talks about procedures for executing a go around properly. Finally he talks about common errors he sees when pilot execute the go around. The most common one is deciding too late to go around, or worse, not doing a go around when it’s needed. Another common error jamming the throttle in too fast during a go around, which can cause larger engines to choke and stumble as it’s flooded with too much fuel. Pilots also forget to add right rudder simultaneously as they add full power.

A lot of pilots don’t pitch up to climb away from the runway during a go around and instead just continue to fly level. Pilots also mismanage the flaps, either removing them all at once, instead of raising them in increments, or by forgetting to raise them at all. Another mistake pilots make during a go around is that they fail to track the runway and its extended centerline as they climb up during a go around.

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AOPA Regional Fly in – Missoula, MT June 15-16 Workshops & Registration
Raspberry Pi Live Sectional Map Project Instructions
Peter Garrison Article in Flying Magazine
Emirates Boeing 777 Go Around Accident

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