196 Density Altitude and Mountain Flying – Interview Colin Aro

196 Density Altitude and Mountain Flying – Interview Colin Aro

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196 Max talks with Colin Aro about density altitude and mountain flying. He also talks about what glider pilots know that can help you when flying near mountains. Being high, hot, and/or humid results in high density altitude, which lowers aircraft performance. In mountains, consider weather factors including updrafts and downdrafts. Keep your aircraft light and fly early in the day.

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Commemorative Air Force’s High Sierra Squadron
Mountain Flying Part 1 – High Country Basics | Lightspeed Aviation
Off Airport Landings | Lightspeed Aviation
FAA Mountain Flying Tips PDF

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192 Avoiding Takeoff Emergencies with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

192 Avoiding Takeoff Emergencies with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

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192 Max talks with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark about minimizing takeoff risks. Per the NTSB, 26% of fatalities occur during takeoff, so pilots need to plan for what they’ll do if things don’t go well during the takeoff. Engine failure can occur, but a partial power loss is three times more likely than a complete engine failure. Rob also shares a long list of tips for avoiding takeoff emergencies.

Rob’s Tips for Avoiding Takeoff Emergencies
• Don’t simply read the before-takeoff checklist; make sure you’ve accomplished the required tasks.
• Recheck that the tank chosen for takeoff contains sufficient fuel.
• Check that the backup fuel pump is on if the aircraft requires it for takeoff.
• Recheck that takeoff flaps are properly set.
• How many inches of manifold pressure and/or what rpm should the engine deliver during the takeoff roll?
• Don’t accept an intersection departure that leaves valuable runway behind you.
• Note the distance (in feet) of your upcoming ground roll.
• Highlight the intersection where the aircraft should break ground.
• If you’re not airborne by the highlighted spot, do you have enough remaining runway to stop?
• Have you surveyed the area off the departure end of the runway for potential landing spots?
• If you’ve never practiced making a 180-degree turn back after a loss of power, don’t make today the day to try one.
• If you’re forced into an off-airport landing, your job is to protect the people on board—the airplane’s insured.

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Flying Magazine
Rob Mark’s JetWhine.com blog
EAA Radio

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186 Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

186 Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

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186 Max talks with Flying Mag Sr. Editor Rob Mark about recent strange events and stupid criminals. In one event, a Southwest pilot went on a profanity-laced rant on the tower frequency at San Jose. A now former Southwest pilot exposed himself in the cockpit while flying a trip. Multiple flying incidents have resulted in criminal charges, including two low level buzzing flights.

00:01   Opening
02:23   Southwest Pilot’s Rant
10:06   Southwest Pilot Exposed Himself
17:02   Prison for Flying without Pilot License
20:24   Prison Break Helicopter
26:30   Crashed Drone Into LAPD Helicopter
29:58   ATC Strike and Prison – Albania
35:26   NYPD Cop Trial for Phallic Drawing
38:02   Possible Prison Term for Buzzing
43:53   Possible Criminal Charges – Buzzing
49:17   Turkish Court Convicts Pilots
53:44   RAAF Pilot Gets Jail Time
56:59   Jail Time for False Identify to Get Pilot License

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Flying Magazine
Rob Mark’s JetWhine.com blog

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168 How to Avoid Deadly Weather-Related Accidents – Safety Moment with Rob Mark

168 How to Avoid Deadly Weather-Related Accidents – Safety Moment with Rob Mark

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168 Max talks with Flying Mag Sr. Editor Rob Mark about two recent fatal weather-related accidents and strategies for avoiding them. A family of four was killed in a SR22 after a low time Private pilot took off for a long trip at night and encountered weather. A doctor flying a Cessna 210 crashed in Texas while flying an instrument approach in freezing rain. A timely 180 could have saved both pilots.

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Flying Magazine
Rob Mark’s JetWhine.com blog
SR22 Accident, weather in Arkansas
Cessna 210 icing accident in Texas

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150 Getting Back into Flying Safely, Fatal Cirrus SR20 Stall/Spin Accident + GA News

150 Getting Back into Flying Safely, Fatal Cirrus SR20 Stall/Spin Accident + GA News

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150 Max talks about a rash of plane crashes in a 2-day period in which pilots lacked proficient. Many of these were landing gear collapses or gear up landings. One was a student pilot who died in a base to final stall/ spin, while on a long cross country flight. DPE Jason Blair talks about how to regain proficiency, making sure your instructor is proficiency, and airplane cleaning protocols for COVID.

News Stories

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Electric Caravan first flight – Live May 28 Facebook
Electric Caravan first flight – Live May 28 Twitter
COVID-19 Guidance for Flight schools
AOPA Pilot Proficiency Plan
Preliminary Report Student Pilot Aerostar crash
Reckless Flying Caused Fatal T-45C Crash
Student Pilot stall/spin accident in SR20
CFI to CFI newsletter
Doug Stewart’s new IFR Video series

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Drone flies close to Blue Angels

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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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147 Essential Tips on Aircraft Ownership – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation


147 Essential Tips on Aircraft Ownership – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation

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147 Max talks with Mike Busch, author of four books on general aviation piston aircraft maintenance, about essential aircraft ownership tips. Mike talks about how to protect aircraft engines from corrosion if the plane isn’t flown and about post-maintenance test flights and how they should be flown. He also relates horror stories of pilots who tried to save money by buying a cheap airplane.

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Mike Busch’s 70+ EAA Webinars on YouTube
Savvy Aviation – Mike Busch’s main web site

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Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance
Mike Busch on Engines
Mike Busch on Airplane Ownership (Volume 1)
Mike Busch on Airplane Ownership (Volume 2)

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142 Aviation News of the Weird and iPad Incidents with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark


142 Aviation News of the Weird and iPad Incidents with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

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142 Max talks with Flying Magazine Sr. Editor Rob Mark about recent strange crashes and stupid criminals committing crimes involving planes and airports and advice for pilots becoming airline pilots. Plus commentary and tips for on the right way to fly an airplane. iPads are a new way for pilots to become distracted, and we talk about a number of crashes and near crashes involving iPads.

Mentioned in the Show
Flying Magazine’s On-Demand Video Service
Rob Mark’s JetWhine Blog

Coronavirus Resources Mentioned
Math Professor’s YouTube video – explains why behavior change works in reducing coronavirus cases even when we have exponential growth

Article on Why Making Changes Today, Has a Big Impact on Total Coronavirus Cases

The Happiness Lab podcast #15 Coronavirus BONUS: Beat Your Isolation Loneliness

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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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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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