184 Boeing Test Pilot Has IFR Engine Out Emergency in a Beech Bonanza

184 Boeing Test Pilot Has IFR Engine Out Emergency in a Beech Bonanza

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184 Max talks with Boeing Experimental Test Pilot and former naval aviator John Tougas about his engine failure in a Beech Bonanza. In August 2020, John was flying IFR at 5000‘ above multiple cloud layers. At approximately 7 miles from Jacksonville, FL the crankshaft suddenly broke and the engine stopped. ATC gave him two vectors to the field, and John broke out of the clouds over the numbers.

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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
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177 Final NTSB Report: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Explained & What Pilots Can Learn from It

177 Final NTSB Report: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Explained & What Pilots Can Learn from It

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177 Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash explained and what GA pilots can Learn from It. Max plays clips from the 4-hour NTSB Board meeting on Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash. The pilot’s decision to continue flight under VFR and into IMC resulted in the pilot’s spatial disorientation and loss of control. The pilot’s likely self-induced pressure and plan continue continuation bias were also factors.

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NTSB Calabasas, CA Helicopter Crash B-Roll
NTSB Investigative Webpage
Additional investigation-related images
NTSB: Abstract of the Final Report
NTSB Board Meeting: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash
NTSB: Links to the accident docket and other publicly released information
Risk Factors Associated with Weather-Related General Aviation Accidents

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158 Emergency Landing of Student Pilot, Instructor Passes Out – Interview Max Sylvester

158 Emergency Landing of Student Pilot, Instructor Passes Out – Interview Max Sylvester

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158 Last year, Australian student pilot Max Sylvester was taking his third flight lesson when his instructor had a seizure and passed out in the cockpit. Max managed to set the radio to the Jandakot Airport tower frequency and declare an emergency. Over the next hour, the air traffic controller, with the help of an instructor from Max’s flight school, talked Max down to a a successful landing.

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Video of Max’s Landing
List of talkdown landings
Max Sylvester’s Instagram page
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156 Atlas Air Crash Flight 3591 Explained & What GA Pilots Can Learn from It

156 Atlas Air Crash Flight 3591 Explained & What GA Pilots Can Learn from It

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Max Trescott’s 156 Atlas Air Crash, Flight 3591 explained and what GA pilots can Learn from It. Max plays clips from the 4-hour NTSB Board meeting on the Atlas Air crash. The flight was normal until the 767 suddenly plummeted from 6,000 feet into a bay near Houston. Like most accidents, there were many factors that led to the crash. The event started when the First Officer accidentally engaged GA mode.

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NTSB Atlas Air Crash Recreation Video
NTSB Board Meeting: Atlas Air Flight 3591 Cargo Plane Crash
NTSB: Links to the accident docket and other publicly released information
NTSB: Abstract of the Final Report
[ATC AUDIO] Prime Air 767 CRASH in Houston

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154 Six Hazardous Attitudes and Las Vegas Class B violation + GA News

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154 Max talks about a Las Vegas Class B violation by a pilot who ignored ATC instructions to exit the Bravo. The pilot whined and made excuses rather than comply with ATC. Max relates the incident to the FAA’s five Hazardous Attitudes and adds a sixth attitude, loss of face, which has been proposed by some researchers. He explains that any of us can hold any of the attitudes in a given situation.

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FAA Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Narcissistic personality disorder – Mayo Clinic
Narcissistic personality disorder – Helpguide.org
Dissertation by Dr. Jonathan Velázquez
AOPA Pilot Hazardous Attitudes article
Airplane Geeks podcast
Article about Max in Flight Training Magazine
Aviation Business Consultants
Max’s Interview on Aviation Marketing Hangar Flying podcast

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Audio and position of pilot busting Las Vegas Class B

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153 Normalization of Deviance and Red Bull Air Races – Interview with Mike Goulian

153 Normalization of Deviance and Red Bull Air Races – Interview with Mike Goulian

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153 Aerobatic national champion and air show pilot Mike Goulian talks about how if a pilot or an organization gets away with deviant behavior, it becomes normalized. Mike shares observations on air show accidents, the changes brought about by the ICAS Safety Creed, and his own personal experience of being called out by an air show pilot for a subtle change Mike made in his air show performances.

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Mike Goulian’s Book: Advanced Aerobatics
Mike Goulian’s Flight School
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121 Getting a Multi-engine rating – Interview Seth Lake


121 Getting a Multi-engine rating – Interview Seth Lake

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121 Max talks with pilot examiner Seth Lake of VSL Aviation about getting a multi-engine rating in light twin aircraft and the most efficient order for pilots to get their Commercial and multi engine ratings. Seth also describes terms multi-engine pilots need to know including Vmca and Vyse and what to expect on a multi-engine checkride. He also gives a six step process for managing engine failures.

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Seth Lake’s VSL Aviation web site

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119 Flying a General Aviation Aircraft Around the World Twice – Interview Robert DeLaurentis


119 Flying a General Aviation Aircraft Around the World Twice – Interview Robert DeLaurentis

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119 Robert DeLaurentis, author of Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and The Journey Within talks about his upcoming polar circumnavigation, and about his previous around the world trip. His new plane, Citizen of the World, is a highly modified 1983 Gulfstream Turbine Commander 900. Robert talks about the challenges of flying a 4200 nm round trip over Antarctica that will take 17 to 18 hours to complete.

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Amazon book: Zen Pilot, Flight of Passion and The Journey Within
Amazon book: Flying Through Life
Robert DeLaurentis’ Pole to Pole website
Robert DeLaurentis’ AOPA Blog
Robert DeLaurentis’ Facebook Page
Robert DeLaurentis’ Instagram
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108 How to Become an Airline Pilot – Interview with Aviation Industry Careers Coach Carl Valeri


108 How to Become an Airline Pilot – Interview with Aviation Industry Career Coach Carl Valeri

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108 Airline Pilot Carl Valeri talks about many details pilots need to attend to get hired by an airline. In additional to required pilot certificates and flight time, pilots should avoid arrests, having a DUI, and speeding tickets. They need to be extremely careful in what they post online, as airline recruiters will review their social media. Logbook edits should be made correctly.

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Aviation Careers Podcast
Stuck Mic Avcast podcast
Sun ‘n Fun Radio
Max Trescott interview on Aviation Careers Podcast #17

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