185 Martha Lunken Flies Under Bridge, Loses Certificates; EZWxBrief App by Dr. Scott Dennstaedt + GA News

185 Martha Lunken Flies Under Bridge, Loses Certificates; EZWxBrief App by Dr. Scott Dennstaedt + GA News

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185 Max talks about columnist Martha Lunken’s flight under a bridge, which led to the revocation of her certificates. Typically, that violation would result in a several month suspension. But FAA contends she also turned off her ADS-B Out, which led to the revocation. Dr. Scott Dennstaedt talks about his EZWxBrief App, which compares a pilot’s personal minimums with current and forecast weather.

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2018 Blog Post on River Watch Program
Alaska Runway Marking Project
Lifeline Pilots
Angel Flight
Scott Dennstaedt’s EZWxBrief App
Scott Dennstaedt’s Online Weather Consulting

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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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Summary
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
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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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