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
Beaumont Hotel Airport, Beaumont, KS
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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113 Understanding Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures + General Aviation News


113 Understanding Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures + General Aviation News

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Max talks about Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures using the Cessna 172 and Cirrus SR22 as examples. Alternators, Generators, voltage regulators, and batteries are discussed. Common electrical system failures and the checklists to be followed are discussed for low voltage situations and for over voltage and over current situations.

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Rio Hondo Wash Bonanza Engine Out
IMC Club
Free FAA Written Exams

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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

Mentioned in the Show
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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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.

Mentioned in the Show
Fred Remer’s biography
NASA Icing Training website
Fred Remer’s YouTube channel
AviationWeather.gov Icing Forecasts

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109 Avoiding Midair and Near Midair Collisions + General Aviation News


109 Avoiding Midair and Near Midair Collisions + GA News

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109 Max talks about Avoiding Midair and Near Midair Collisions. He recently had two near midair collisions (NMAC). While midair collisions are rare, NMACs are common, and pilots who have one should report it to the FAA. Collisions are more likely with aircraft with no radios and with agricultural aircraft. To avoid midairs, pilots should use flight following and good scanning techniques.

MidAir collision studies and Related Links
AOPA Nall Reports
AOPA Safety Advisor: Collision Avoidance
Near Mid Air Collision Searchable Database
Near Midair Collisions: How Many Really Occur?
MIT Study: Mid-Air Collision Risk
Study: Categorization of Near-Collision Close Calls – ASRS data
ASRS Database Report Set – NMAC Incidents
Midair Collision Image – Creative Commons License

Mentioned in the Show
FAA Aerospace Forecast 2019-2039
Collings Foundation Schedule
AOPA Regional Fly-in Livermore, CA
Book: Mountain Canyon and Backcountry Flying
CFI Bookcamp
Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program (CPPP) – Chicago June 28-30
EAA Pilot Proficiency Center CFI Volunteers Needed
Pilot crashes during slow flight competition
Colorado Crash – VFR into IMC kills family of four
Overcast Podcast App audio clip feature
Simple Flight Radio Podcast
Episode 42 – Portable ASDS-B Receiver Limitations

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102 CO Detectors Save Two General Aviation Pilots, Boeing Buys ForeFlight, Light Sport Aircraft + GA News


102 CO Detectors Save Two General Aviation Pilots, Boeing Buys ForeFlight, Light Sport Aircraft + GA News

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102 Max talks with two pilots who encountered carbon monoxide in the cockpit just days apart from each other. They’ll tell us how they discovered the CO, what they did about it, and what caused it. One pilot, flying in a Cessna 182RG, purchased a Sensorcon portable CO detector a few months ago and in cruise, measured 40 to 80 ppm of CO, depending upon where he held the sensor. A mechanic found that the C-clamp holding the EGT probe was loose, allowing exhaust gases to leak through the hole the probe is mounted in.

The other pilot, who was flying a C180 Skywagon, had readings of 72 ppm in cruise. That pilot had a backfire at startup, and backfires can damage the exhaust system to the point where they cause a carbon monoxide leak, so you probably want to have your exhaust system checked out if you have a backfire when starting an aircraft. At the destination, a mechanic found that the #1 Exhaust riser had broken at its collar where it bolts to the cylinder, creating an exhaust leak.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Pocket CO KWJ Carbon Monoxide Detector $150
Sentry ADS-B Receiver with Carbon Monoxide Detector $499
Sensorcon CO Tester and Meter $159
Sensorcon Certified CO Detector & Meter $179
Sensorcon Industrial Pro CO Monitor $199
Guardian Avionics Panel Mount CO Detector $399

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Skysight.com Sunglasses
HAI’s Land and Live program

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SR20 accident – dashcam video
Light Sport Accident Rate video
Land and Live accident recreation

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75 Mental Health and Stress in Pilots, Seattle Stolen Plane, Blackfly and Sun Flyer 2 Electric Aircraft


75 Mental Health and Stress in Pilots, Seattle Stolen Plane, Blackfly and Sun Flyer 2 Electric Aircraft

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Mental Health and Stress and Pilots
In the news, Max talks about electric aircraft at AirVenture. Then he talks about the rate of depression among pilots, two recent pilot suicide accidents, and two stories where the death of a family member or friend resulted in pilots having in one case a fatal accident, and in the other a pilot deviation. Here’s a link to an FAA page on depression writen by Glenn Stoutt, Jr, who’s an Aviation Medical Examiner. And this is the FAA’s Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners on Psychiatric Conditions – Use of Antidepressant Medications.

Fatigue and Accidents Related to Death of a Friend or Family Member
No Greater Burden: Surviving an Aircraft Accident video
Jay Hopkins article – Flying Magazine column

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Mentioned in the Show
Flying and Life podcast, EP #43
Cirrus Migration 16 Event – Las Vegas, October 11-14, 2018
Simple Flight Radio podcast
“The Columbia” from the Undone podcast, by Gimlet from January 23, 2017.

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69 AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh – Jack Pelton, EAA CEO Interview


69 AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh – Jack Pelton, EAA CEO Interview

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69 AirVenture is the World’s Largest Aviation Celebration. It’s held in July each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and it’s run by EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association. Over 10,000 airplanes fly in for the event, 40,000 people camp on the campgrounds, and over 500,000 people attend the week long show. AirVenture is the best of everything about aviation, and it’s a must visit destination for every pilot.

Jack Pelton is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of EAA, and he’s the former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company. Before that, Jack was Cessna’s Senior VP of Engineering. While at Cessna, he was an active advocate for GA, often meeting with members of Congress about general aviation issues. Today that work still continues for Jack and his staff, as advocacy is just one of many facets of the Experiment Aircraft Association.

Jack talks first about what’s special and unique about EAA. He then discusses some of the advocacy issues that the association is currently involved in, including STCs that allow avionics for experimental aircraft to be used in certificated aircraft, and future changes needed for the Light Sport Aircraft category. Jack then talks about the many activities planned for AirVenture 2018. These include the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and a visit by the Gloster Meteor, the oldest flying Jet. The only flying XP-82, a twin fuselage Mustang, is also expected to fly to the show. The “One Week Wonder,” returns this year, in which show attendees help build a Vans RV-12 during the week and then see it fly on Sunday.

Other events include:
Doc – B-29, one of two flying in the world
Pilot Proficiency Center
Annual Salute to Veterans & Honor Flight to D.C.
Innovation Day – Tuesday
Founder’s Innovation Prize
Women Venture Day – Wednesday
KidVenture & Aviore Superhero
Night AirShows on Wednesday and Saturday
Twilight Night Fest on other evenings
Aircraft Rides – B-17, Ford Tri-Motor, Bell 47
Seaplane Base
EAA Museum

Mentioned in the Show
AirVenture Planning Site
Tedx Talk, by EAA’s Dick Knapinski on AirVenture
EAA AirVenture App – iPhone/iPad
EAA AirVenture App – Android
Join EAA – $10 Off Offer

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64 New Book on Engines, General Aviation Maintenance – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation


64 New Book on Engines, General Aviation Maintenance – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation

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64 Max interviews Mike Busch, 2008 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year about his new book, Mike Busch on Engines. Mike founded Savvy Aviation, Inc, which includes a concierge maintenance management service, a prebuy management service, an engine monitor data analysis service, and a new 24/7 fast-response breakdown assistance service. His latest book, Mike Busch on Engines: What every aircraft owner needs to know about the design, operation, condition monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of piston aircraft engines, was published in March 2018. His first book was Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance.

Mike was born in New York City and grew up in the northeast. After majoring in math in college, he did graduate work in math and business, and soon after moved to the West coast, where he’s been ever since. After college, he worked in the computer industry as a software developer, and he managed major software development projects for corporations including Computer Sciences Corporation, General Electric, Honeywell, NCR, Phillips, and Visa.

In 1995, he began working fulltime in the aviation industry, when he cofounded AvWeb.com, a well known aviation news web site. He’s also a prolific writer of articles on maintenance that have appeared in many General Aviation magazines including his monthly maintenance column, “Savvy Maintenance” in AOPA PILOT magazine.

Mentioned in the Show
Order Mike’s New Book on Amazon: Mike Busch on Engines
Order Mike’s 1st Book on Amazon: Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance
Mike Busch’s 70+ EAA Webinars on YouTube
Savvy Aviation – Mike Busch’s main web site

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Low Cost, Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for certificated, experimental and LSA Aircraft – Garmin Interview – EP14


Garmin recently announced that their low-cost, G5 Electronic Flight Instrument will now be available for use in certificated aircraft. It fits directly into a standard 3 1/8 inch hole used for instruments in most aircraft, which reduces installation time and cost. In this Newsmakers episode of the Aviation News Talk podcast, we interview Garmin software engineer Joe Gepner, who helped design the G5.

The Garmin G5 is a direct replacement for a round-gauge attitude indicator, and it was originally introduced for experimental and LSA aircraft in July 2016. Pricing of that version starts at $1199. Later, Garmin introduced a second page in the G5 that displays a HSI, so that it can also be used as a direct replacement for a DG, heading indicator, or HSI. If a pilot has two of these instruments in an aircraft and the one displaying the attitude indicator fails, the G5 displaying an HSI can be switched in flight to display the attitude indicator.

In May 2017, Garmin announced a version of the G5 Electronic Flight Instrument that can be used to retrofit attitude indicators and DG/heading indicators in over 600 models of the most common certificated aircraft. That makes it easy for Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft and other aircraft owners to easily retrofit their aircraft with a low cost glass panel display. A single Garmin G5 for certificated aircraft sells for about $2500, and includes an installation kit, magnetometer and 4-hour backup battery.

When configured as a attitude indicator replacement, the Garmin G5 looks like a miniature version of a Garmin G1000 PFD (primary flight display). Like the G1000, it displays the six primary flight instruments: airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, an attitude indicator, HSI, and turn coordinator with slip/skid indicator. It also displays ground speed and ground track from a built-in GPS.

The experimental/LSA version of the Garmin G5 also has a built-in autopilot. To use it, two optional servo motors need to be installed.

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