137 Kobe Bryant Crash, Special VFR, More IFR Challenges + GA News


137 Kobe Bryant Crash, Special VFR, More IFR Challenges + GA News

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137 Max talks about risks associated with flying Special VFR and offers guidelines who when not to do it and about regulations for Special VFR, for pilots and controllers. He’s also talks about why Kobe Bryant’s helicopter wasn’t flying IFR when it crashed. He also talks about some recent IFR challenges flying a Cirrus Vision Jet on an arrival into Salt Lake and into Hawthorne, CA.

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Superior, Wisconsin Airport
Cirrus SR22 Fuselage Damaged During Crash
After The Accident: A Single Pilot Was Not Enough
Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation in Marietta, GA
Why Upset Training Just Doesn’t Work
Southern California Airspace Users Working Group

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Student Video: Tuskegee Airmen
Video: JoAnn & Sandy Hill

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136 Flying the Cirrus Vision Jet, Landing at O’Hare, and Challenging IFR Departures + GA News


136 Flying the Cirrus Vision Jet, Landing at O’Hare, and Challenging IFR Departures + GA News

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136 Max flew 75 hours in the Vision Jet in the past five weeks, and he talks about those experiences, including landing at Chicago O’Hare. He also talks about a complicated IFR departure from Brackett Field that felt like it was from the 1950s, and he argues for updating some Obstacle Departure Procedures to make them easier to fly with new modern RNAV capable glass cockpits.

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Jim’s Shelter Cove Video
C-130 Aircraft Incident Update
Pilot and two spectators killed in Guatemala airshow crash
Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash
Why insurance rates are increasing 10 to 100 percent
A lesson for Life – Air Facts Journal
Downwind Or Downhill?
Pilots, OTC Drugs Can Be Interactively Bad
FAA Aviation Safety: Pilots and Medication

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133 The Rest of the Story: IFR Mock Checkride, Student Pilot Emergency, Antarctica, Cirrus Vision Jet


133 The Rest of the Story: IFR Mock Checkride, Student Pilot Emergency, Antarctica, Cirrus Vision Jet

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133 Max talks with people he’s interviewed over the past year to get updates on their stories. He talks with Robert DeLaurentis the day after he circumnavigated the South Pole, Matt Bergwall for an update on the Cirrus Vision Jet, Jason Blair about our mock IFR checkride, and John Bone about his Antarctica trip.

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Robert DeLaurentis’ Pole to Pole website
Robert DeLaurentis’ AOPA Blog
Robert DeLaurentis’ Facebook Page
Donate to AOPA Foundation

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131 Buying and Flying a Cirrus SR22 from Miami to California, Lightspeed Tango headset, Garmin inReach


131 Buying and Flying a Cirrus SR22 from Miami to California, Lightspeed Tango headset, Garmin inReach

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131 Max talks with Luke Fischer about their trip across the U.S. in a 2016 SR22. Luke talks about the buying process, prepurchase inspection, and acceptance flight. The aircraft is now for rent at West Valley at KPAO. During the trip, Max tested the tracking and satellite text message capabilities of the Garmin inReach. Max also tested a wireless Tango headset that Lightspeed lent for the trip.

Mentioned in the Show
NASA Super Guppy
Lightspeed Tango Wireless Headset $800 at Amazon – dual GA plugs
Garmin inReach Mini $274.98 at Amazon
Garmin inReach Mini with Accessory Bundle $289.99 at Amazon
NOTE: Garmin inReach requires a Service Plan – details here

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130 SR22 Crash into House in Southern California, Winter Coat Drive + GA News


130 SR22 Crash into House in Southern California, Winter Coat Drive + GA News

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130 Max talks with pilot Eric Gundersen, who created a video that shows some of the factors that led to the crash of a SR22 that was landing at Cable Airport in Upland, CA. The factors identified could apply to any aircraft type and is a cautionary tale for all pilots. And a group of pilots in Mississippi collected and delivered 1000 winter coats for needy children in Wounded Knee, SD.

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Email Lynn and Anita Havens about Winter Coat Drive
Statistics About Pine Ridge Reservation
Donation Needs for Pine Ridge Reservation
Erik Gundersen’s video of SR22 crash
Noise Abatement software tracking site
Fingertip Oximeter for measuring inflight oxygen levels

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128 Garmin Autoland Interviews with the Garmin Engineers, Fire TFRs + GA News


128 Garmin Autoland Interviews with the Garmin Engineers, Fire TFRs + GA News

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128 Max visits Garmin headquarters and interviews engineers and management responsible for the new Autoland system. We talk about when development started, some of the key steps in the development process, and some of the challenges Garmin faced in implementing Autoland. We had many listener questions about the system, and we go answers to many of those questions. A listener ask about Fire TFRs, and another listener asks about why pilots don’t always fly with the fuel selector in the Both position.

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Myers 200 and Interceptor 400 Offer
British Airway applications
Runway Status Lights FAA Video
Mike Patey New Improved ‘Draco’ Video
‘Life in the Fast Lane’ Piper Meridian videos

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127 New Garmin G3000 Autoland for Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600


127 New Garmin G3000 Autoland for Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600

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127 Max discusses the new Autoland Feature announced for the G3000 in the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600. It is primarily for use in an emergency, and it can be triggered by pushing a single button, or it can trigger itself if the pilot doesn’t respond to a series of system prompts, such as when a pilot is hypoxic or incapacitated. It relies on the Garmin autopilot for engine management.

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Garmin Autoland Video

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118 Instrument Flying and IFR Listener Questions + General Aviation News

118 Instrument Flying and IFR Listener Questions + General Aviation News


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118 GA news plus Max answers listeners questions on Instrument Flying and IFR including questions about how to save money on an instrument rating, using a simulator to get an instrument rating, when to switch from GPS to the Nav radio on localizer and VOR approaches, Legally using GPS on the entire VOR approach, whether to train in a round gauge airplane or a glass cockpit like in a Cirrus.

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How to Complete an ICAO Flight Plan
Summary of Sen. Inhofe’s Aviation bill
Silver Spitfire Around-the-World Flight Tracker
Max on Plane Talking UK #279 podcast
Icon A5 crash video
Icon A5 Wheeling, IL crash found by pinging cell phone
Icon Workforce Reduced by 40 Percent
NTSB: Pilot Error in Icon Crash in Wheeling, IL
Flying Companion Seminar by 99s in San Jose, CA
Airport Restaurants website

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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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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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