173 Remotely Piloted Cargo Aircraft, Sterile Cockpit for GA, Instrument Departures & ODPs + GA News

173 Remotely Piloted Cargo Aircraft, Sterile Cockpit for GA, Instrument Departures & ODPs + GA News

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173 Max visits Reliable Robotics and talks with CEO Robert Rose about their remotely piloted Cessna 208. FedEx says they’re looking at using small, self-flying turboprop aircraft to serve remote areas. Max talks with Rob Mark about the importance of the sterile cockpit rules, and how the rules for Part 135 and 121 can be modified for use by GA pilots. Max talks more about Instrument Departures & ODPs.

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Reliable Robotics website
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook
Ron’s Book: The Compleat Taildragger Pilot
Weather Service tells Congress radar gaps don’t hurt warning accuracy
Mark Kolber’s article in IFR Magazine

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172 How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News

172 How to Choose an Instrument Approach, RH of Opposing Bases, Syringe Pilot Shares Details + GA News

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172 Max talks about factors you should consider when choosing an instrument approach. Plus, we talk with Samy Kramer, the German pilot in the news for drawing a syringe. Air traffic controller RH of the Opposing Bases podcast answers listener questions.

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Samy Kramer’s Instagram
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook
Opposing Bases podcast
Mayo Clinic Clear Approach Podcast: Diabetes

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Slow Speed Citation Crash

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169 Fuel Gauge Accuracy, IFR Visual Approaches, & Listener Close Calls + GA News

169 Fuel Gauge Accuracy, IFR Visual Approaches, & Listener Close Calls + GA News

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169 Max talks with American Bonanza Society Executive Director Tom Turner about FAA regulations for fuel gauge accuracy. Max discusses what to do if you have to go around after cleared for an IFR Visual Approach, and how it differs depending upon whether you’re at a towered on non-towered airport. Max also reads listener emails about close calls including icing, fuel management, and weather accidents.

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Going Around after Flying an IFR Visual Approach
PIREP Survey Link
Medical Survey – Barriers Pilots Face When Seeking Care
ATC Zero events due to pandemic

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166 Instrument Flying Gotchas, Filing IFR Flight Plans, and a Pilot Deviation + GA News

166 Instrument Flying Gotchas, Filing IFR Flight Plans, and a Pilot Deviation + GA News

Summary
166 Max talks about IFR gotchas he’s encountered recently. He also talks about his recent five-day trip flying a Vision Jet around the West. He discusses closing flight plans at non-towered airports and how failing to do so can lead to a pilot deviation. He discusses his Rule of Two which led to going missed early, the DFC90 autopilot, and a restriction for RNAV-equipped aircraft starting at an IAF.

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AOPA’s ASI Nall Reports
Night CFIT Accident – Hobbs, NM
FAA 7110.65 Controller Handbook
FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook

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157 5 Ways Somatogravic Illusion is Killing Pilots + GA News

157 5 Ways Somatogravic Illusion is Killing Pilots + GA News

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157 Max talks about 5 ways somatogravic illusion continues to kill pilots, including private, instrument, commercial airline, and even glider pilots. It’s particular dangerous when taking off at night over a poorly lit surface, when doing instrument takeoffs in zero zero visibility and when an instrument begins the missed approach. There’s evidence it also affects glider pilots after cable breaks.

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Garmin Virtual OSH online videos
Photos of Plane Crashed into Tower
Ron Carmichael Obituary
Sporty’s Virtual Airshow online
Cessna 310 crash at Palo Alto, CA
Derek Piggott’s paper on low G sensitivity in glider pilots
NASA: Human Vestibular System and the Utricle
FAA brochure: Spatial disorientation

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YouTube video version of this podcast on Somatogravic Illusion

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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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134 How to Avoid CFIT, Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents + GA News


134 How to Avoid CFIT, Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents + GA News

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134 Max talks about several CFIT accidents, including a recent crash of a SR22 near Las Vegas. He also talks about why you might still hit terrain when getting ATC vectors during VFR flight. He also talks about relative terrain tools available in the cockpit and in EFB apps such as ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, and how they can help keep you safe.

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Sedona YouTube Video on Fly with the Guys Channel
Proposal Video
FAA’s website to request a Public ADS-B Performance Report
AEA Scholarships Application
Nov 2019 Las Vegas Plane Crash
GA Joint Steering Committee’s CFIT Brochure
AC 61-134 – General Aviation Controlled Flight into Terrain Awareness
NTSB Final Report – Dec 1995 CFIT accident at San Jose, CA
NTSB Final Report – Nov 2007 CFIT accident near Las Vegas
FAA Risk Management Handbook

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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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129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair


129 IFR Instrument Mock Checkride – Interview with Jason Blair

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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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Jason Blair’s Website

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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
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