255 NTSB: Lucky Mooney Pilot Low on IFR Approach + GA News

255 NTSB: Lucky Mooney Pilot Low on IFR Approach + GA News

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255 Max discusses the NTSB Prelim Report on a Mooney that crashed into a powerline tower on an IFR approach to Gaithersburg, Maryland. The pilot flew too low along the instrument approach, and thought he was closer to the airport than he was. Max discusses several possible mistakes that the pilot might have made. In his updates, talks about how to preflight a constant speed prop.

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244 Prepping to Pass your FAA Flight Physical – Dr. Dylan Caldwell + GA News

244 Prepping to Pass your FAA Flight Physical – Dr. Dylan Caldwell + GA News

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244 Max talks with AME Dr. Dylan Caldwell about Dos and Don’t pilots should follow when preparing for an FAA flight physical. Pilot’s should avoid drinking coffee, Red Bull or energy drinks before their physical, as these increase blood pressure. Pilots also shouldn’t exercise right before the exam. Get plenty of sleep the night before, and drink water ahead of time.

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Max’s Watsonville midair Patreon Video
Dr. Dylan Caldwell’s AME website
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243 Watsonville mid-air crash, slips with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News

243 Watsonville mid-air crash, slips with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News
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243 Max discusses the mid-air collision at Watsonville, CA airport. A Cessna 340 flew a long straight-in approach and was still at 180 knots when it hit a Cessna 152 that had just turned from base to final. That’s 60 knots faster than this aircraft has been on prior landings at Watsonville. All pilots and passengers were killed. Also, Max talks with Catherine Cavagnaro about slips.

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Watsonville mid-air crash story
ADSBexhange.com Ground Track for Watsonville mid-air
LiveATC.net
Catherine Cavagnaro YouTube Channel
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AOPA Pilot Magazine Articles by Catherine Cavagnaro
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239 Two Fatal IMC Accidents: a Low Time and a High Time Pilot + GA News

239 Two Fatal IMC Accidents: a Low Time and a High Time Pilot + GA News

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239 Max talks about two recent crashes. In one, a low time Private pilot flying a Vans RV-10 had what should have been an easily avoidable encounter with IMC near San Francisco. He was confused by a simple ATC instruction and didn’t have a plan B. Also, an IFR Mooney pilot took off from a coastal airport in SoCal into low IMC, experienced spatial disorientation, and crashed a mile from the airport.

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Downfall – Boeing 737 Max Documentary on Netflix
Video: Pilot Landing Plane on Highway
Lessons Learned From ZeroAvia Electric Airplane Accident
Tackling Rotorcraft’s “Dirty Dozen”
Somatogravic Illusion: Aviation News Talk #157

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233 What You Need to Know about Advisory Glide Slopes and Update on Cessna 208 Caravan Crash in Burley, ID + GA News

233 What You Need to Know about Advisory Glide Slopes and Update on Cessna 208 Caravan Crash in Burley, ID + GA News

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233 Max talks about advisory glide slopes found on some RNAV approaches and what most pilots don’t know about them. He also gives an update on the crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan that he talked about in episode 230, and how the advisory glide slope could have helped in that crash. We also hear from Marc Epner, who recently had an engine failure in his Cirrus SR22 and successfully landed in a field.

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AIM: Avoid Flight in the Vicinity of Exhaust Plumes
Burley, ID Plans to Move Airport, Lost FAA Funding
Burley, ID FAA Recommends Shortening Runway
Marc Epner’s Engine Out YouTube video
SimpleFlight Radio podcast
First commercial pilot with diabetes approved to fly
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231 One Mistake Too Many: Fatal Pilatus PC-12 Crash + GA News

231 One Mistake Too Many: Fatal Pilatus PC-12 Crash + GA News

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231 Max talks about the crash of a Pilatus PC-12 that occurred on takeoff in ½ mile visibility in snow in SD. The aircraft, which has 10 seats, was carrying 12 people on a hunting trip. It was overweight and operating outside its C.G. limits. The pilot spent three hours removing snow and ice, but couldn’t reach the tail. A simulation showed the plane could have flown except for one additional mistake.

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PC-12 Crash Chamberlain, SD: NTSB Public Docket
PC-12 Crash – Kathryn’s Report.com
NTSB’s Safety Alert SA006 – Aircraft Ground Icing
Minimum Vectoring Altitude KML files

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230 Visual Illusions and Map Errors in a Cessna C208 Crash + GA News

230 Visual Illusions and Map Errors in a Cessna C208 Crash + GA News

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230 Max talks about the crash in April 2022 of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Burley, Idaho. The weather included light snow and mist, and Max talks about the visual illusion when pilots are flying in mist or fog that causes them to pitch down. Max also flew the instrument approach into Burley in a flight training device and noted an error on the moving map that may have led the pilot to descend early.

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Kathryn’s Report: Cessna 208 Crash Burley, ID
RNAV (GPS) RWY 20 approach at Burley, ID
Visual Illusions – FlightSafety.org
Visual illusion in fog, Spicejet heavy landing saga
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221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

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221 Max talks with Rob Mark about the crash of a Pilatus, three miles off the coast of North Carolina, that killed 8 people including 4 teens a little over a week ago. There are a couple of unusual things about the flight which may have contributed to the accident. It was a short flight, just 61 miles, to bring a group back a duck hunting trip. There was weather in the area, but the aircraft was VFR.

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Pilatus Crash NC Feb 2022
Rob Mark’s JetWhine.com blog
Dunning-Kruger Effect in Medical Trainees

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220 Why Smart Pilots Crash and an Icing Accident + GA News

220 Why Smart Pilots Crash and an Icing Accident + GA News

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220 Max talks about why smart pilots may be at some disadvantage and be more likely to have an accident, and he talks about an icing accident. A high-time CFI says smart pilots are the pilots he frets over most. Pilots may know isolated facts, but not don’t always see the big picture, and draw the wrong conclusion. Garry Hoy is an example of this. 30% of fatal accidents involve FAR violations.

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Why Smart Pilots Crash by Rick Durden
Why doctors crash planes
Garry Hoy
Why smart people make stupid decisions

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217 $202 Million F-22 Crash Report, Light Gun Test for Colorblind Pilots + GA News

217 $202 Million F-22 Crash Report, Light Gun Test for Colorblind Pilots + GA News

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217 Max talks about the Air Force’s report on an F-22 Raptor fighter crash that occurred in the Florida Panhandle in May 2020. The accident chain shows several mistakes including maintenance, pilot and technology errors, plus a wayward piece of tape combined to cause the crash. Later, Max talks with Jason Blair about the light gun test that colorblind pilots can take to get night flying privileges. 

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Plane/Train Crash Video – Twitter
Police Body Camera Video of Plane/Train crash
Emirates Boeing 777-300 Incident at Dubai
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