260 Knowing When to Attempt the Impossible Turn with Rob Mark + GA News

260 Knowing When to Attempt the Impossible Turn with Rob Mark + GA News

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260 Max talks with Rob Mark about a listener based at KPWK who usually departs runway 16, and turns within 1/2 mile of the runway, because KORD is straight ahead. This puts him in a better position for returning to the airport, provided he lands on one of the other runways. Rob and Max talk about why the FAA recommends landing straight ahead, and the training one should do before turning back.

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A Case Study In Honesty; Pilot Loses Medical
ILS Critical Area: When Should You Hold Short?
Flying Companion Seminar
Rob Mark’s JetWhine.com blog
AC 61-83J – Teaching Turn Back to Runway
Captain Brian Schiff’s webinar on the “Possible” Turn
The FAASTeam brochure P-8740-44, “Impossible Turn”

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228 3 Things You Don’t Know about VFR into IMC Accidents + GA News


228 3 Things You Don’t Know about VFR into IMC Accidents + GA News

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228 Max talks with Rob Mark about VFR into IMC Accidents and a free online course available from AOPA’s Air Safety Institute. These are the most common weather accidents, and 90% are fatal. They happen to even very high time pilots, and they’re ten times more likely to occur at night. Pilots need a strategy for when this occurs to them, and they need to learn how to estimate flight visibility.

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AOPA ASI’s VFR into IMC Avoidance and Escape course
FBO Fees May Have Motivated VFR-into-IMC
Accident Case Study: Chicago to NC flight VFR into IMC
Accident Case Study: SR20 Indiana to DuPage flight
Accident Case Study: VFR into IMC over Bakersfield, CA
Understanding the Human Factors Associated with Visual Flight Rules Flight Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions
Assessments of Flight and Weather Conditions during General Aviation Operations

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221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

221 Pilatus PC-12 Crashes in Ocean by North Carolina Killing 8 People + GA News

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221 Max talks with Rob Mark about the crash of a Pilatus, three miles off the coast of North Carolina, that killed 8 people including 4 teens a little over a week ago. There are a couple of unusual things about the flight which may have contributed to the accident. It was a short flight, just 61 miles, to bring a group back a duck hunting trip. There was weather in the area, but the aircraft was VFR.

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Pilatus Crash NC Feb 2022
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Dunning-Kruger Effect in Medical Trainees

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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.

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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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170 Mastering the Go-Around – Safety Talk with Rob Mark

170 Mastering the Go-Around – Safety Talk with Rob Mark
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170 Max talks with Flying Magazine Sr. Editor Rob Mark about some accidents and close calls involving go-arounds and techniques you can use when going around. Rob tells a story about how he nearly died during a go-around soon after he got his Private certificate. A doctor died in a Cirrus in NJ after an unstable approach, a bounced landing, and a poorly managed go-around.

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Flying Magazine
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SR22 Fatal Go-Around Accident in NJ

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161 Kobe Bryant Crash Update and Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

161 Kobe Bryant Crash Update and Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark

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161 Max talks with Flying Mag Sr. Editor Rob Mark about the latest events related to the Kobe Bryant crash plus recent aviation stories of the weird. Island Express Helicopters has sued two SoCal air traffic controllers for wrongful death. Illusionist David Blaine plans to hold onto hydrogen balloons until reaching 29,000 feet. Customs stops a private jet in Florida that was headed to South America with 82 firearms and 63,000 rounds of ammunition on board.

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99 Air Force Pilot Crash in Cirrus SR22 – Safety Moment with Rob Mark


99 Air Force Pilot Crash in Cirrus SR22 – Safety Moment with Rob Mark

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99 Shockingly, an Air Force test pilot crashed while landing and died in a Cirrus SR22. Max and Rob pull the accident apart and examine how failure to follow procedures caused this crash. The pilot entered the traffic pattern two hundred feet low. But on base he was 12 knots fast with an 18-knot tailwind. Turning to final at just 200 feet above the ground he was pitched up and in a 48 degree bank.

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NTSB Final Report – SR22 Crash at San Antonio, TX
Air Force Press Release on the crash
Northrup T-38 supersonic jet trainer
Rob Mark’s JetWhine Blog
Simple Flight Radio – Air Force Captain Nathan Dial interview

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