171 My Visit with the Pipistrel Panthera + GA News

171 My Visit with the Pipistrel Panthera + GA News

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Summary
171 Max sat in the new Pipistrel Panthera and talked with Andy Chan of Right Rudder Aviation, the U.S. distributor, about this exciting new aircraft. Pricing is $639K experimental, $672K certified. The Panthera is a fast, retractable landing gear aircraft that compares favorably with the Cirrus SR22. It has a useful load of 1100 pounds, and can fly over 1,000 nautical miles.

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Ep. #88 Four things you should know about CO Poisoning
Ep. #90 Mooney Pilot Passes out from CO Poisoning
Max’s Favorite Book: Flight of Passage: A Memoir
Pipistrel Panthera Specifications
Pipistrel Panthera Distributor: Right Rudder Aviation

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Video of 3,000-gallon drop from CH-47 Chinook
GA Aircraft taking Winter Coats to Indian Reservation

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160 Electric Aircraft 2020 and Why You’ll Want One – Interview with George Bye

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160 George Bye has been on a 12-year quest to make electric aircraft a reality. He explains the many benefits to electric aircraft including aerodynamic efficiency since the aircraft nose can be smaller, improved propeller efficiency, vastly lower operating cost, no CO2, lower noise, and more reliable. He also discusses the purchase price and delivery timetable for the eFlyer 2.

Watch the YouTube version of this interview see the eFlyer 2 flying: https://youtu.be/FDrCdF3g68U

Mentioned in the Show
Bye Aerospace website
Bye Aerospace YouTube channel
email Bye Aerospace: info@byeaerospace.com

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8 Lessons Pilots can Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes and the MCAS + General Aviation News


105 8 Lessons Pilots can Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes and the MCAS + GA News

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105 Max talks about the recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes, and the lessons that all pilots can learn from these accidents. Here’s a summary of his 8 Lessons Pilots can Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes:
#1 Know your aircraft systems intimately
#2 The documentation isn’t always complete. Join a type club.
#3 If you touch something and things get worse, undo what you did.
#4 If the autopilot is on and it’s doing weird things, turn it off. And vice versa.
#5 Understand what can cause runaway trim.
#6 Know how to disable the electric trim system in your aircraft.
#7 Make sure you can overpower the autopilot
#8 Know the critical single points of failure in your aircraft.

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Mentioned in the Show
What software organizations learn from the Boeing 737 MAX
South Dakota B-25 Tour
Dan Johnson Article: Electrics at Aero 2019
Pipistrel Sinus motorglider
AOPA Foundation – Donate!
SAFE Unveils CFI PROficiency™ Initiative
SAFE CFI Professional Society – Join online for $45
AOPA Article: TECHNIQUE: TAMING THE STALL
Boeing 737 MAX image – Creative Commons license

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Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane
Slipping and Skidding Stalls video

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