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


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

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Summary
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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Guardian Avionics Panel Mount CO Detector $399

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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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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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Summary
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.

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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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