162 Cirrus SR22 Crashes on an Instrument Approach after Unnecessary Fuel Stop and Many Other Risk Factors + GA News

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Summary
Max talks about a fatal crash with many risk factors including a pilot who had low total flying time and relatively little experience in an SR22. After a 5-hour flight, flown late at night, he flew past his destination to buy cheap fuel at another airport close to his home. During that time, his home field went below minimums. He appeared to be unaware he was flying parallel, but offset by 0.6 miles laterally, throughout the entire approach. He ended up crashing a mile short of the runway. The accident pilot made a similar mistake during an instrument approach he flew two nights earlier. However that time, after flying parallel and offset from the final approach course for a full minute, he noticed his error and slowly corrected, getting back on course just at the Final Approach Fix.

These similar errors suggest the pilot was not looking at the HSI for primary course guidance during his instrument approaches. Most likely, he was instead referring to the moving map for course guidance. Unfortunately the moving map presents virtually the same image whether you’re slightly off course or far outside the bounds of the instrument approach, as this pilot was. Depending upon how the map range is set, the map looks virtually the same in both cases. I occasionally see instrument pilots make this mistake and I always tell them they must use the HSI (or CDI), not the moving map, for primary course guidance.

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125 Deadly Propeller Accidents, B-17 Crash Update + GA News


125 Deadly Propeller Accidents, B-17 Crash Update + GA News

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125 Max discusses the NTSB preliminary report on the B-17 crash. And we talk about propeller safety and a number of accidents in which people were killed or dismembered by a propeller. Propeller accidents are more common than you might think, and many happen at night when a spinning prop is almost impossible to see. NEVER let anyone in or out of a plane while the engine is still running.  

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59 Summary of Recent Private Pilot NorCal Fatal Accidents including Long Trips, Weather, Night & Loss of Control + GA News


59 Summary of Recent Private Pilot NorCal Fatal Accidents,Trips,Wx,Night

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Max gives a summary of recent fatal accidents in Northern California, and how they are similar and different from accidents in the rest of the U.S. Many result from Long Trips, Weather, Night & Loss of Control. A listener shares his experience with GPS jamming while in flight. Another listener asks about how to deal with airsickness he experienced on a first flight lesson.

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