129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair


129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair

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Summary
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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118 Instrument Flying and IFR Listener Questions + General Aviation News

118 Instrument Flying and IFR Listener Questions + General Aviation News


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Summary
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
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AOPA Livermore Flyin and Aviation News Talk Meetup


112 AOPA Livermore Flyin and Aviation News Talk Meetup

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Summary
112 Max talks about the Aviation News Talk meetup that will be held at the AOPA Regional Flyin at Livermore, CA. The meetup with listeners will be from 5-6 PM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Starbucks located at the corner of Airway Blvd, which is the road that leads to the airport, and Kitty Hawk street. This is not a dinner, just a casual stop by, have a cup of tea or coffee and say hello. No need to RSVP, just show up.

Max will also be giving two presentations at the show. The first one is free. It’s at 3 PM on Friday, and it’s his How to Fly the S.F. Bay Tour seminar. Afterwards, S.F. Bay Tour maps will be available for sale for $15.

The second presentation is on Friday, and AOPA has included that as part of their workshop series, for which you do have to pay. The cost is $99 if you’ve registered in advance, and its $120 at the show. That gets you into all of the workshops, on both Friday and Saturday. The workshops run for 3-hours, and you can attend up to four of them. They start at 9 AM and 1 PM on both Friday and Saturday. Max’s workshop is Advanced IFR for modern GPS receivers, and it’s at 9 AM to noon on Saturday morning.

Max also discussed the NOTAMs in effect for the show. If you’re flying in to the show, you should read the NOTAM, as there are many changes from the standard procedures at Livermore.

Links
Schedule of all free Seminars
Schedule of all for pay Workshops
Livermore Airport NOTAM

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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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Summary
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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106 Avoiding Deadly VFR into IMC Accidents – Safety Moment with Rob Mark


106 Avoiding Deadly VFR into IMC Accidents – Safety Moment with Rob Mark

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Summary
106 Max talks with Rob Mark about three recent VFR into IMC fatal accidents. All involved Private pilots, though these kinds of accidents also happen to instrument rated pilots. A common factor was poor preflight decision making, as these pilots shouldn’t have taken off. But pilots can also get into IMC if good weather very slowly deteriorates to bad weather. We also talk about how to avoid getting into these kinds of accidents, and what to do if you accidentally fly into a cloud.

Rob Mark is uniquely qualified to help, as he is the Sr. Editor for Flying magazine and he runs the JetWhine blog. He’s one of the few people in the world who’s worked as both an air traffic controller and as an airline pilot.

Mentioned in the Show
Accident #1 – In flight breakup – Meeker, CO
Accident #2 – Low ceilings in mountains – Sierraville, CA
Accident #3 – Takeoff into 400 foot overcast – Minnesota
Skybrary Article: Inadvertent VFR Flight into IMC
NASA Callback Newsletter – Two Pilots brushes with IMC
PAVE Personal Minimums Checklist

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178 Seconds to Live video – Air Safety Institute

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100 Approach Plate Minimums Explained for IFR Pilots + General Aviation News


100 Approach Plate Minimums Explained for IFR Pilots + GA News

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Summary
100 Max talks Approach Plate Minimums used by Instrument rated pilots. When can you descend below the MDA or DA? What governs whether an aircraft is in Category A, B, C, etc.? Which governs whether you can land, the minimum altitude, or the visibility? How low can you descend when you have the approach lights in sight? Which items do you have to see before you’re allowed to descend to land?

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Opposing Bases Podcast #61
Lightspeed FlightLink app
AOPA Credit Card
Edward’s AFB Run for History
Waterwings.com Seaplane Training

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FAA Mountain Flying and High Density Altitude
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91 Lessons Learned in a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet flying STARs or IFR Arrival Procedures + General Aviation News


91 Lessons Learned in a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet flying STARs or IFR Arrival Procedures + GA News

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Flyings IFR STARS or Arrival Procedures
91 Max talks in detail about IFR Arrival Procedures, also called STARs. These are ATC-coded IFR route for IFR aircraft flying to a specific airport. There are different kinds of clearances you can get on an Arrival. If you’re cleared to “descend VIA” an Arrival, then you can descend at pilot discretion to reach all of the published altitudes for each fix.

Some key takeaways for pilots should be:
1. Read the Arrival charts ahead of time to find all altitude and speed restrictions.
2. Don’t descend automatically on an Arrival unless you been issued a Descend Via clearance by ATC.
3. If you’re not able to make a speed or altitude crossing restriction, notify ATC as soon as possible.
4. When loading an Arrival into your GPS, be aware that you may have to load a transition, even if you’re not flying on a transition, but have been cleared directly to the fix for which the Arrival procedure is named.
5. Use the FLC or IAS mode on the autopilot to meet speed restriction while descending.

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83 Flying to Antarctica, Wind Shear, & Identifying the Missed Approach Point + General Aviation News


83 Flying to Antarctica, Wind Shear, & Identifying the Missed Approach Point + GA News

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Antarctica
Max interviews John Bone about his upcoming flight to Antarctica. Last year, Bone circumnavigated the earth in a westward direction in his Cirrus SR22. This year, he plans to fly his plane and land in Antarctica. Max experiences wind shear on a night flight. And a listener asks for tips on setting up a G1000 to make it more obvious when you reach the missed approach point.

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Antarctica – Jone Bone’s web site
Antarctica – Earthrounders.com
Gangland Wire podcast – Martin J. McNally interview
Spidertracks Spider 6 tracker
Garmin inReach Explorer+, Handheld Satellite Communicator
Iridium GO! Satellite voice and text with Aviation Antenna

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67 Top Ten Lessons from Delta 192 – Naked Man on the Runway at Atlanta Airport


67 Top Ten Lessons from Delta 192 – Naked Man on the Runway at Atlanta Airport

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Summary
There are many lessons that pilots can learn from the incident in Atlanta in which a man climb up on the wing of an arriving airliner, jumped off, and ran naked onto the runway.
1. There’s always something new that happens you’ve never seen before.
2. Early information is often is often incorrect.
3. When something very out of the ordinary happens, Stop immediately.
4. Shut down your engine.
5. Don’t start up again until you’re absolutely sure everyone is clear the area.
6. Relay information about things you see that others may not see.
7. If there’s any doubt about the condition of the plane, don’t start up without having someone inspect the aircraft, and consider having it towed.
8. Re evaluate your original plan based on what has just happened.
9. Defer to tower to sort things out….that’s their job
10. Be patient, its going to take time for things to get unsnarled. 11. Enjoy the show!

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Aviation News Talk dedicated app – iOS
Aviation News Talk dedicated app – Android
Live ATC app for iOS
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66 Flight School Kidnapping Update, IFR Departure Procedures, SIDs, ODPs, GPS T-Routes + GA News


66 Flight School Kidnapping Update, IFR Departure Procedures, SIDs, ODPs, GPS T-Routes + GA News

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Update on two flight school employees in Redding, CA arrested for kidnapping a student pilot and trying to force him to return to China.

Detailed discussion on IFR Departure Procedures, including Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs).

Max answers listener questions about GPS T-routes and about how flight training has changed over the years.

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Regional Pilot Salaries

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