255 NTSB: Lucky Mooney Pilot Low on IFR Approach + GA News
Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you’re thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus.
Join now as a member to support the show with a donation via PayPal or Patreon.
Send us an email
If you have a question you’d like answered on the show, let listeners hear you ask the question, by recording your listener question using your phone.
255 Max discusses the NTSB Prelim Report on a Mooney that crashed into a powerline tower on an IFR approach to Gaithersburg, Maryland. The pilot flew too low along the instrument approach, and thought he was closer to the airport than he was. Max discusses several possible mistakes that the pilot might have made. In his updates, talks about how to preflight a constant speed prop.
- Dallas Midair Prelim Cites Lack Of Altitude Deconfliction
- BasicMed limitation lifted
- FAA extends aircraft registration to seven years
- Time running out for 2022 aircraft registrations
- Diamond’s door flies off plane in flight
- Study on Pilots and Risk
- Pilot descended before striking unmarked cable above Matanuska River
- Pilot crashes while attempting low fly-by
- Pilot takes off with tow bar still attached
- Pilot ‘miraculously’ survives plane crash, hikes 6 miles for help
- NTSB urges new safety rules for Ketchikan flightseeing tours
- FAA Document Fraud Case Ends with Prison Time
Mentioned in the Show
Learjet crash at Batesville, AR airport
What are your favorite Aviation Rules of Thumb? Send them to us.
Why Does the Pilot in Command Sit on the Left Side of the Cockpit?
How Aviation Week Got a Sensitive Photo of B-2 Bomber
G1000 Guide for DPEs and CFIs
YouTube: How to Preflight a Constant Speed Propeller
Check Out Lightspeed’s ANR Headsets
Lightspeed Delta Zulu Headset $1099
Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset $899
Lightspeed Sierra Headset $699
Max’s Books – Order online or call 800-247-6553 to order.
Max Trescott’s G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit Handbook
Max Trescott’s G1000 & Perspective Glass Cockpit Handbook
If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month, you can get some goodies!
So You Want To Learn to Fly or Buy a Cirrus seminars
Online Version of the Seminar Coming Soon – Register for Notification
Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself. Yes, we’ll make a couple of dollars if you do.
Get the Free Aviation News Talk app for iOS or Android.
Check out Max’s Online Courses: G1000 VFR, G1000 IFR, and Flying WAAS & GPS Approaches. Find them all at: https://www.pilotlearning.com/
Like Aviation News Talk podcast on Facebook
Follow Max on Instagram
Follow Max on Twitter
Listen to all Aviation News Talk podcasts on YouTube or YouTube Premium
If you purchase a product through a link on our site, we may receive compensation.