213 Why You Should Join a Type Club – Interview Catherine Cavagnaro

213 Why You Should Join a Type Club – Interview Catherine Cavagnaro

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213 Max talks with Catherine Cavagnaro about aircraft type clubs and why pilots should join one. There are more than a hundred of them, yet only a fraction of pilots belong to one. Yet they offer the best value proposition in aviation: they’re cheap and they could save your life. Most type clubs offer a newsletter or magazine and many have a web site loaded with aircraft details. 

As I wrote in a blog article for AOPA eight years ago, “Give yourself an early Christmas present: Join the type club for the aircraft you fly most frequently. But don’t just write a check; become an active participant. Whether you own or rent, you’re bound to learn more about the intricacies of that aircraft model. And if your family is lucky, what you learn as a type club member may someday save your life…and possibly their lives too.”

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American Bonanza Society
Cessna 150/152 Club
Cessna Pilots Association
COPA – Cirrus Owner Pilots Association
Lake Amphibian Club
AOPA’s Type Club Listings
EAA’s Type Club Listings
How to Start a Type Club
Catherine Cavagnaro YouTube Channel
Catherine Cavagnaro’s Ace Aerobatic School
AOPA Pilot Magazine Articles by Catherine Cavagnaro
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209 New Honeywell Anthem Glass Cockpit – Interview Jason Bialek

209 New Honeywell Anthem Glass Cockpit – Interview Jason Bialek

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209 Jason Bialek describes the new Anthem glass cockpit from Honeywell. It is scalable for use in business jets and down to single-engine pistons, and also helicopters and eVTOLs. It features an always-on, cloud-connected flight deck, so pilots can configure the aircraft before they arrive. A web browser connects to 3rd party apps and websites. Also Engine out glide ring and runway overrun alerts.

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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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173 Remotely Piloted Cargo Aircraft, Sterile Cockpit for GA, Instrument Departures & ODPs + GA News

173 Remotely Piloted Cargo Aircraft, Sterile Cockpit for GA, Instrument Departures & ODPs + GA News

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173 Max visits Reliable Robotics and talks with CEO Robert Rose about their remotely piloted Cessna 208. FedEx says they’re looking at using small, self-flying turboprop aircraft to serve remote areas. Max talks with Rob Mark about the importance of the sterile cockpit rules, and how the rules for Part 135 and 121 can be modified for use by GA pilots. Max talks more about Instrument Departures & ODPs.

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Reliable Robotics website
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook
Ron’s Book: The Compleat Taildragger Pilot
Weather Service tells Congress radar gaps don’t hurt warning accuracy
Mark Kolber’s article in IFR Magazine

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158 Emergency Landing of Student Pilot, Instructor Passes Out – Interview Max Sylvester

158 Emergency Landing of Student Pilot, Instructor Passes Out – Interview Max Sylvester

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158 Last year, Australian student pilot Max Sylvester was taking his third flight lesson when his instructor had a seizure and passed out in the cockpit. Max managed to set the radio to the Jandakot Airport tower frequency and declare an emergency. Over the next hour, the air traffic controller, with the help of an instructor from Max’s flight school, talked Max down to a a successful landing.

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Video of Max’s Landing
List of talkdown landings
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149 How to Really Fly Commercial Certificate Maneuvers – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

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149 Pilot examiner Jason Blair talks about what you need to know for the Commercial checkride. He focuses on how to Commercial maneuvers including chandelles, steep spirals, lazy eights, eights on pylons, and 180° accuracy landings. The oral portion is similar to the Private, but with an emphasis on Commercial certificate privileges, and no it doesn’t allow you to immediately start flying charter.

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148 Understanding Aircraft Weight & Balance, Which Cessna 182 to Buy + GA News

148 Understanding Aircraft Weight & Balance, Which Cessna 182 to Buy + GA News

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148 Max talks about what you need to know about aircraft weight and balance theory. Plus a listeners asks whether to buy a 2003 Cessna 182 with a GTN 750, or a 2004 model with the Garmin G1000. We discuss several accidents involving weight and balance issues, and how to calculate a weight and balance. Finally, we talk about how %MAC is used in turboprops and jets to calculate a center of gravity.

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FAA SFAR:Relief for Medicals, Knowledge Tests, CFI Renewals
Control Tower Hour Adjustments
Airport Grants Announced on April 30, 2020
Sectional Chart Masks
Careers in Aerospace Webinars
Thief Tries to Sell Airplanes He Doesn’t Own

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Jonathan Weiswasser’s EWR>LGA>JFK video
Engine out landing on freeway

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139 Private Mock Checkride for Student Pilots – Interview with DPE Jason Blair


139 Private Mock Checkride for Student Pilots – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

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139 Pilot examiner Jason Blair gives Max a mock Private checkride and asks him typical checkride questions. This is also a great review for your Flight Review or BFR! Max pretends to have brought a Cessna 172/G1000 to the checkride. They talk about required documents, aircraft systems, rules and regulations, and a cross country trip that Max prepared prior to the checkride.

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Schedule a Checkride with Jason
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135 General Aviation Flying to Mexico – Interview Brian Dear


135 General Aviation Flying to Mexico – Interview Brian Dear

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135 Flying to Mexico in a private plane is not as hard as it seems. Brian Dear has been a pilot for two years and just over 200 hours of flying experience. Over Christmas, he spent two weeks flying around Mexico with his wife and three children in a Cessna 206. He talks about the pleasure of flying in Mexico, the preparation he did, and what it takes to cross the border and fly around in Mexico.

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Caribbean Sky Tours
Baja Bush Pilots
Los Medicos Voladores
Pilots and Paws
AOPA’s Mexico Travel web page
GA Flying into Mexico and beyond Facebook Group

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129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair


129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair

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129 Pilot examiner Jason Blair gives Max a mock IFR checkride and asks him typical checkride questions. This is also a great review for instrument rated pilots! Max pretends to have brought a Cessna 172/G1000 to the checkride. They talk about required documents, instrument currency, aircraft systems, instrument rules and regulations, and how to brief an approach.

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Jason Blair’s Website

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