128 Garmin Autoland Interviews with the Garmin Engineers, Fire TFRs + GA News


128 Garmin Autoland Interviews with the Garmin Engineers, Fire TFRs + GA News

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Summary
128 Max visits Garmin headquarters and interviews engineers and management responsible for the new Autoland system. We talk about when development started, some of the key steps in the development process, and some of the challenges Garmin faced in implementing Autoland. We had many listener questions about the system, and we go answers to many of those questions. A listener ask about Fire TFRs, and another listener asks about why pilots don’t always fly with the fuel selector in the Both position.

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Runway Status Lights FAA Video
Mike Patey New Improved ‘Draco’ Video
‘Life in the Fast Lane’ Piper Meridian videos

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127 New Garmin G3000 Autoland for Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600


127 New Garmin G3000 Autoland for Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600

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Summary
127 Max discusses the new Autoland Feature announced for the G3000 in the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and Piper M600. It is primarily for use in an emergency, and it can be triggered by pushing a single button, or it can trigger itself if the pilot doesn’t respond to a series of system prompts, such as when a pilot is hypoxic or incapacitated. It relies on the Garmin autopilot for engine management.

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Garmin Autoland Video

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126 Charter Pilot in a Piper Meridian – Interview Rob Lober


126 Charter Pilot in a Piper Meridian – Interview Rob Lober

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Summary
126 Max talks with Rob Lober of Air Tahoe about what it’s like to fly charter, and what it takes to start a charter operation. He talks about the process to get a Part 135 certificate, and about the rules for pilots, including drug testing, and maintenance of the aircraft. He also talks about the economics of the business, including how he finds customers and why he doesn’t own the plane.

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Air Tahoe Charter

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80 Fast Track to an Airline Pilot Career, Piper M-series, Pilatus PC-12 + General Aviation News


80 Fast Track to an Airline Pilot Career, Piper M-series, Pilatus PC-12 + GA News

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COPA Las Vegas Pilot Interviews
80 Max interviewed pilots while attending the Cirrus Owner Pilots Association (COPA) annual meeting in Las Vegas. One future airline pilot who is on track to fly 1500 hours in one year, and she talks about how she’s accomplishing that. Max also interviews pilots about using flight simulators and Angle of Attack indicators, and two dealers about the Piper M350, M500, and M600, and the Pilatus PC-12.

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AOPA Region Fly-In Gulf Shores, AL
FAASTeam Facebook Group
Turning Fledglings into Fliers – Three Challenges for Flight Instructors

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General Aviation Accident: How Glynn Falcon Survived a Crash in a Piper Arrow with its Ailerons Connected in Reverse


In July 2017, Glynn Falcon had a crash while taking off in his Piper Arrow at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA. His plane was there for maintenance, and he was planning to fly it back to his home airport in Marina, CA. Immediately after rotation, he observed that the aircraft made an uncommanded roll to the left. Realizing he was unable to control the aircraft, he pulled the power, and the plane was destroyed in the crash. Glynn survived with minor injuries. In this episode, he describes the factors that led to the crash, and what he learned from his first flight instructor that helped him avoid what is often a fatal accident type.

Here’s what I teach my students from day one. When you’re checking the controls, take ahold of the yoke and stick and stick your thumb straight up. Then when you move the yoke or stick, your thumb will be pointing at the aileron that is supposed to be up. If you do that religiously, every time you do a run up, you’ll avoid ever taking off with the controls connected backwards.

And this is a mistake that even test pilots make. In 2006, the sole prototype of the Spectrum 33, which was a $3.6 million business jet, crashed on takeoff, killing both pilots. Witnesses reported that the plane entered a right roll and immediately cartwheeled when the right wing hit the ground. According to the NTSB, the ailerons were linked in a manner that reversed the roll control, such that the left roll input from the stick would have deflected the ailerons to produce right roll of the airplane, and vice versa.

Prior to the accident, the aircraft had undergone extensive maintenance, including removal of the main landing gear, which required disconnection of a portion of the linkage control systems.

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