216 Learjet Crash update, PIREPS made simple with Virga App + GA News

216 Learjet Crash update, PIREPS made simple with Virga App + GA News

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216 Max discusses the San Diego Learjet crash and how Garmin and ForeFlight Visual Approaches could have been used by the pilots for better situation awareness. He also talks with Matt Lane about using the Virga App to enter PIREPS with the Aviation Weather Center. A listener talks about his experience with flash evaporation, which prevented anti-icing fluid from covering his wings.

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ForeFlight Video: Visual Approaches And Traffic Pattern Altitude
Fly Virga App on iPhone App Store

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214 San Diego Learjet Crash – Interview with Rob Mark

214 San Diego Learjet Crash – Interview with Rob Mark

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214 Max talks with Rob Mark about the San Diego Learjet Crash in El Cajon, and early clues that this landing wouldn’t succeed. The air ambulance flight crashed in poor weather, after canceling IFR, as required at night to land on a longer runway. A poorly flown traffic pattern at low altitude sealed their fate. Max and Rob asked pilots to think about when they would have diverted, if they were flying.

N880Z, a Learjet 35A, crashed while landing at night at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, north of San Diego. The crash was where the base intersects the final, which is a classic location for stall/spin accidents. The aircraft flew a traffic pattern that was lower and farther east than usual, and they were headed straight for Rattlesnake Mountain, which was a couple hundred feet higher than the aircraft. The aircraft crashed about 0.1 miles from the base of the mountain on Pepper Drive. There were no survivors.

The air ambulance flight originated from John Wayne Airport, which was a short, 18-minute flight to Gillespie. The weather at the time was at VFR minimums and IFR minimums for circling. The weather was 3 mile visibility with mist and a broken layer of clouds at 2,000 feet and an overcast layer at 2,600 feet.

The two-pilot crew flew the RNAV (GPS) 17 approach, which has LP minimums of 1,360 feet, for a straight in landing to runway 17. However runway 17 is more than a 1,000 feet shorter than runway 27R, and when the aircraft was approximately 3 miles north of the airport, they cancelled IFR and requested to land on runway 27R. Circling to runway 27R is not permitted at night when flying IFR, which is why the crew cancelled IFR, so that there were legally permitted to land on 27R.

The aircraft crossed overhead the airport very low at 725 feet, less than 350 feet above the field elevation of 388 feet. The aircraft then climbed to 950 feet in a left traffic pattern to 27R. The aircraft flew a traffic pattern that was farther north and east than their prior circles to runway 27R. This resulted in them flying directly toward Rattlesnake Mountain.

Mentioned in the Show
Rob Mark’s JetWhine.com blog
Ep. 199 – IFR Circling Approach Hazards & Tips for Flying Them
ICAO: Circling 25 times more risky that straight-in with glideslope
Ep. 114 – Get-There-itis Accidents, Red Flags, and Tips for Avoiding Them
PAVE Personal minimums checklist
FAA’s Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide

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183 New Garmin G3000 and G5000 Book, ICARUS Devices Smart Hood Interview + GA News

183 New Garmin G3000 and G5000 Book, ICARUS Devices Smart Hood Interview + GA News

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183 Max talks about the Garmin G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpits and the many aircraft they’re in from the F-5 fighter jet to the Cirrus Vision Jet. He also discusses differences from the G1000 and Perspective, and why the G3000 and G5000 are easier to use. He also talks about his new G3000 and G5000 book. Later, he interviews Nick Sinopoli, inventor of the ICARUS Devices Smart Hood for IFR training.

Garmin G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit
What do some fighter jets, light business jets, turboprops and even Joby Aviation’s eVTOL all have in common? They all use, or plan to use, the Garmin G3000 or G5000 glass cockpit! The Garmin G3000 and G5000 are used in twenty-three aircraft models, and manufacturers have announced plans to use them in a half dozen other models. Now there’s a new source of information for pilots flying these aircraft: Max Trescott’s G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit Handbook!

Max Trescott, the 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year, uses a narrative approach to explaining the G3000 and G5000 from a pilot’s perspective in ways that both beginners and experts can understand. He starts by describing the hardware, including the displays and touchscreen controllers, and then describes how to use each function, including the radios, programming flight plans and instrument approaches, and using the autopilot and electronic checklists. He also teaches the data link weather products available through SiriusXM, ADS-B FIS-B weather, and Garmin Connext Weather. Throughout the book, you’ll find practical tips, gleaned from the industry’s most experienced glass cockpit instructors, on how to use different features. Pilots may want to keep a copy of the book in the cockpit and use the book’s detailed Index, so they can quickly look up how to use a feature. The book is 312 pages and includes 367 color images.

Some of the G3000/G5000-equipped aircraft covered in the book include:
• Cessna Citation M2, CJ3+, Sovereign+, Latitude, Longitude, Denali, and 10+
• Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet
• Daher TBM 930 and TBM 940
• Embraer Phenom EV100 and 300E
• Honda HA-420 HondaJet
• Learjet 70, 75, and 75 Liberty
• Piper M600 and M600 SLS
• retrofitted Cessna Citation Excel and XLS
• retrofitted Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP
• retrofitted TacAir F-5 fighter jets

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AC 91-92 Pilot’s Guide to a Preflight Briefing
FAA WINGS course: Conducting Preflight Self-Briefings
ICARUS Smart View Limiting Device introduced
AC 150/5345-27E FAA SPECIFICATION FOR WIND CONE ASSEMBLIES

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182 PIREP Issues and Automated Ways to Submit PIREPs, FAR 61.57(c) Review: Instrument Currency + GA News

182 PIREP Issues and Automated Ways to Submit PIREPs, FAR 61.57(c) Review: Instrument Currency + GA News

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182 Pilots Reports (PIREPs). What you need to know about PIREPs and issues with them. Also ways to submit PIREPs electronically from the cockpit, including the Aerovie app (now Stratus Insight) and via the aviationweather.gov website. The Virga app lets you share your PIREPS with friends, though they aren’t distributed through the national system. We also review FAR 61.57(c) on Instrument currency.

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ILS on the Chopping Block – IFR Magazine
FAR 61.57(c) Instrument Currency
FAA AC00-45H Weather Services
2016 AOPA PIREP Survey
2017 NTSB Special Investigation Report (PIREPS)
2020 AOPA Weather Survey
FAA’s Pilot Reports (PIREPs) Summit
NASA ASRS Report on PIREPS
AOPA ASI PIREP Course
Appareo Stratus Insight EFB
Aviationweather.gov PIREP Entry Access Request
Fly Virga PIREP App

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Max Trescott’s G1000 & Perspective Glass Cockpit Handbook
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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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Summary
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

Videos Mentioned
Slow Speed Citation Crash

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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

Videos
YouTube video version of this podcast on Somatogravic Illusion

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146 Understanding WAAS GPS Approach Minimums + GA News


146 Understanding WAAS GPS Approach Minimums + GA News

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146 Max talks about the seven different kinds of minimums used on WAAS-based GPS Approaches. These include LPV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV, LP, LNAV+V, LP+V, and circling minimums. To measure GPS errors, the FAA has installed GPS receivers at 38 locations in North America. Error information from these sites is uplinked to two new geosynchronous satellites that retransmit it to WAAS-capable receivers.

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FAA Coronavirus website
Donate one Hobbs hour of money to coronavirus charities
Scott Dennstaedt’s Pilot Tip on Wind Shear

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Video: Flight Attendant Working at Home
Xavion app displays wake turbulence at 10:42 in video

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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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