110 Aircraft Icing – How to Avoid or Escape Ice – Interview with Fred Remer


110 Aircraft Icing – How to Avoid or Escape Ice – Interview with Fred Remer

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Summary
110 Max recently lost a client in an icing accident and he talks with UND Associate Professor Fred Remer about different types of inflight icing pilots can encounter and how to escape it. Fred talks about carburetor and structural icing, where icing is most prevalent in the U.S., the clouds most likely to have ice, and the different types and severity of icing. How to escape icing is also discussed.

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Fred Remer’s biography
NASA Icing Training website
Fred Remer’s YouTube channel
AviationWeather.gov Icing Forecasts

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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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Approach Plate Minimums Explained for IFR Pilots + GA 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
Grumman Widgeon twin engine seaplane

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73 In-Cockpit Weather and WeatherSpork app for Private and Instrument Pilots – Scott Dennstaedt Live Interview


73 In-Cockpit Weather and WeatherSpork app for Private and Instrument Pilots – Scott Dennstaedt Live Interview

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Max interviews Scott Dennstaedt, a former National Weather Service research meteorologist talks about how to become a meteorologist, and about the new weather products available in cockpit from SiriusXM and ADS-B In weather services. He also talks about SkewT and the WeatherSpork app for training and trip planning.

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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
Live ATC app for Android

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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63 Flight School Kidnapping, Suggestions for Improving Modern Avionics, IFR Questions + GA News


63 Flight School Kidnapping, Suggestions for Improving Modern Avionics, IFR Questions + GA News

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The general manager at IASCO Flight Training in Redding, CA and his assistant were arrested on Friday, May 25, 2018 on suspicion of kidnapping one of the students and trying to force him to return to China. Police were tipped off around 7:15 a.m. by the student’s brother, who lives in Shanghai, China. The student recorded the encounter, and you can click here to listen to it. Caution: it contains a lot of foul language.

Baihan Fu called the Redding Police Department after receiving information that his brother, Tianshu Shi, was assaulted earlier in the morning. Officers went to Redding Municipal Airport, where IASCO trains its pilots, and arrested Jonathan Lipton McConkey, 48, about an hour after the call came in to police. They also arrested Kelsi Hoser, who the department identified as McConkey’s assistant.

Shi, who also goes by the name Chris, was visibly distraught and shaken, when he spoke to a reporter. He alleged McConkey gripped his right arm and hurt him and told him he needed to get on the plane to go to the Bay Area and on to China. Shi called his brother Fu in China to tell him what was happening. Fu, who Shi said spoke better English, reported to Redding police what was happening to his brother.

Later in episode 63, listeners respond with suggestions up on what avionics manufacturers could improve. Suggestions include developing standard operating procedures and workflows pilots can use to improve safety, better documentation, APIs so that simulator manufacturers don’t have to emulate avionics, easier updating of navigational databases and firmware, and making avionics as easy to use as an iPhone.

Also, Max answers listener questions about IFR, including what in-flight equipment failures must be reported to ATC, and whether to delete the airport from a flight plan when it precedes an instrument approach.

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AOPA Regional Fly in – Missoula, MT June 15-16 Workshops & Registration
You Can Always Go Around – Song

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61 Preventing Airplane Accidents and the Go Around Maneuver, VFR vs IFR for long trips + GA News


61 Preventing Airplane Accidents and the Go Around Maneuver, VFR vs IFR for long trips

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Max discusses several accidents that could have been prevented by a timely go around. One was a Cirrus SR20 that retracted flaps at too slow a speed and entered a stall spin in Houston. Another was a Emirates Boeing 777 that landed long and executed a go around without full power. An Air Canada jet lined up a night with a taxiway at San Francisco avoided what could have been the worst aviation accident in history by going around at the last second.

Max also talks about his experience that almost led to him going off a runway into a lake in Andover, NJ. A similar accident occurred last month in Knoxville, TN when a Cirrus SR22 landed and ended up in a river.

Next he talks about procedures for executing a go around properly. Finally he talks about common errors he sees when pilot execute the go around. The most common one is deciding too late to go around, or worse, not doing a go around when it’s needed. Another common error jamming the throttle in too fast during a go around, which can cause larger engines to choke and stumble as it’s flooded with too much fuel. Pilots also forget to add right rudder simultaneously as they add full power.

A lot of pilots don’t pitch up to climb away from the runway during a go around and instead just continue to fly level. Pilots also mismanage the flaps, either removing them all at once, instead of raising them in increments, or by forgetting to raise them at all. Another mistake pilots make during a go around is that they fail to track the runway and its extended centerline as they climb up during a go around.

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AOPA Regional Fly in – Missoula, MT June 15-16 Workshops & Registration
Raspberry Pi Live Sectional Map Project Instructions
Peter Garrison Article in Flying Magazine
Emirates Boeing 777 Go Around Accident

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52 Loading an Instrument Approach When Flying with Vectors, Trump’s Pilot and the FAA + GA News


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Max talks in detail about alternative ways to load an instrument approach, when getting vectors on an approach, and the tradeoffs involved. Trump’s personal pilot being considered for FAA Administrator.

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45 Private Pilot Night Flying Dangers, new Garmin GDL 52 ADS-B receiver, Aviation Headsets + General Aviation News


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Max talks in detail about Night Flying, the horrendous accident rate for night flight, night illusions that can lead to accidents, and how to stay safe flying at night. Garmin introduces the GDL 52, an ADS-B plus SiriusXM weather receiver.

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FAA’s Personal Minimums PAVE checklist

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