134 How to Avoid CFIT, Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents + GA News


134 How to Avoid CFIT, Controlled Flight Into Terrain Accidents + GA News

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Summary
134 Max talks about several CFIT accidents, including a recent crash of a SR22 near Las Vegas. He also talks about why you might still hit terrain when getting ATC vectors during VFR flight. He also talks about relative terrain tools available in the cockpit and in EFB apps such as ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, and how they can help keep you safe.

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Sedona YouTube Video on Fly with the Guys Channel
Proposal Video
FAA’s website to request a Public ADS-B Performance Report
AEA Scholarships Application
Nov 2019 Las Vegas Plane Crash
GA Joint Steering Committee’s CFIT Brochure
AC 61-134 – General Aviation Controlled Flight into Terrain Awareness
NTSB Final Report – Dec 1995 CFIT accident at San Jose, CA
NTSB Final Report – Nov 2007 CFIT accident near Las Vegas
FAA Risk Management Handbook

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131 Buying and Flying a Cirrus SR22 from Miami to California, Lightspeed Tango headset, Garmin inReach


131 Buying and Flying a Cirrus SR22 from Miami to California, Lightspeed Tango headset, Garmin inReach

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131 Max talks with Luke Fischer about their trip across the U.S. in a 2016 SR22. Luke talks about the buying process, prepurchase inspection, and acceptance flight. The aircraft is now for rent at West Valley at KPAO. During the trip, Max tested the tracking and satellite text message capabilities of the Garmin inReach. Max also tested a wireless Tango headset that Lightspeed lent for the trip.

Mentioned in the Show
NASA Super Guppy
Lightspeed Tango Wireless Headset $800 at Amazon – dual GA plugs
Garmin inReach Mini $274.98 at Amazon
Garmin inReach Mini with Accessory Bundle $289.99 at Amazon
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130 SR22 Crash into House in Southern California, Winter Coat Drive + GA News


130 SR22 Crash into House in Southern California, Winter Coat Drive + GA News

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Summary
130 Max talks with pilot Eric Gundersen, who created a video that shows some of the factors that led to the crash of a SR22 that was landing at Cable Airport in Upland, CA. The factors identified could apply to any aircraft type and is a cautionary tale for all pilots. And a group of pilots in Mississippi collected and delivered 1000 winter coats for needy children in Wounded Knee, SD.

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Email Lynn and Anita Havens about Winter Coat Drive
Statistics About Pine Ridge Reservation
Donation Needs for Pine Ridge Reservation
Erik Gundersen’s video of SR22 crash
Noise Abatement software tracking site
Fingertip Oximeter for measuring inflight oxygen levels

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113 Understanding Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures + General Aviation News


113 Understanding Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures + General Aviation News

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Summary
Max talks about Aircraft Electrical Systems and Failures using the Cessna 172 and Cirrus SR22 as examples. Alternators, Generators, voltage regulators, and batteries are discussed. Common electrical system failures and the checklists to be followed are discussed for low voltage situations and for over voltage and over current situations.

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Rio Hondo Wash Bonanza Engine Out
IMC Club
Free FAA Written Exams

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109 Avoiding Midair and Near Midair Collisions + General Aviation News


109 Avoiding Midair and Near Midair Collisions + GA News

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Summary
109 Max talks about Avoiding Midair and Near Midair Collisions. He recently had two near midair collisions (NMAC). While midair collisions are rare, NMACs are common, and pilots who have one should report it to the FAA. Collisions are more likely with aircraft with no radios and with agricultural aircraft. To avoid midairs, pilots should use flight following and good scanning techniques.

MidAir collision studies and Related Links
AOPA Nall Reports
AOPA Safety Advisor: Collision Avoidance
Near Mid Air Collision Searchable Database
Near Midair Collisions: How Many Really Occur?
MIT Study: Mid-Air Collision Risk
Study: Categorization of Near-Collision Close Calls – ASRS data
ASRS Database Report Set – NMAC Incidents
Midair Collision Image – Creative Commons License

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FAA Aerospace Forecast 2019-2039
Collings Foundation Schedule
AOPA Regional Fly-in Livermore, CA
Book: Mountain Canyon and Backcountry Flying
CFI Bookcamp
Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program (CPPP) – Chicago June 28-30
EAA Pilot Proficiency Center CFI Volunteers Needed
Pilot crashes during slow flight competition
Colorado Crash – VFR into IMC kills family of four
Overcast Podcast App audio clip feature
Simple Flight Radio Podcast
Episode 42 – Portable ASDS-B Receiver Limitations

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107 12 Steps for Handling an Engine Failure in Flight + General Aviation News


107 12 Steps for Handling an Engine Failure in Flight + GA News

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Summary
107 Max talks about the statistics for engine failures in flight and the 12 step procedure you should follow if you have an engine failure. The procedures described are generic, and may be differ for your aircraft, so check your POH.
#1 Don’t panic, wind the clock.
#2 Turn toward an airport or landing site at the first sign of engine trouble.
#3 Fly best glide speed
#4 Clean up the airplane
#5 Memorize the first few steps of the checklist
#6 Troubleshoot the three things your engine needs to operate: fuel, spark, and air
#7 Communicate and squawk 7700
#8 Use crew resource management and delegate tasks to others on board
#9 Shut down everything related to fuel and electricity
#10 Have a strategy for managing your descent
#11 Open the doors while you’re still in the air
#12 Use any automation tools that you have available to you

Mentioned in the Show
ANT EP #68 – Impossible Turn after Takeoff Engine Failure
Robert Wright Article – The Real Risks of Engine Failure

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SAFE CFI Candidates Weaknesses Video

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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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Summary
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.

Mentioned in the Show
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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83 Flying to Antarctica, Wind Shear, & Identifying the Missed Approach Point + General Aviation News


83 Flying to Antarctica, Wind Shear, & Identifying the Missed Approach Point + GA News

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Antarctica
Max interviews John Bone about his upcoming flight to Antarctica. Last year, Bone circumnavigated the earth in a westward direction in his Cirrus SR22. This year, he plans to fly his plane and land in Antarctica. Max experiences wind shear on a night flight. And a listener asks for tips on setting up a G1000 to make it more obvious when you reach the missed approach point.

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Antarctica – Jone Bone’s web site
Antarctica – Earthrounders.com
Gangland Wire podcast – Martin J. McNally interview
Spidertracks Spider 6 tracker
Garmin inReach Explorer+, Handheld Satellite Communicator
Iridium GO! Satellite voice and text with Aviation Antenna

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78 Cirrus Owner Pilots Association (COPA) Aircraft Type Club Interview with Roger Whittier


78 Cirrus Owner Pilots Association (COPA) Aircraft Type Club Interview with Roger Whittier

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Roger Whittier Interview
Max interviews Cirrus Owner and Pilot Association President Roger Whittier about aircraft type clubs, the services supplied by COPA, and the upcoming M16 Cirrus Migration convention in Las Vegas. He also answers a listener question about converting a TKS Cirrus aircraft to FIKI, and converting a normally aspirated Cirrus engine to a turbo charged or normalized one.

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Cirrus Migration 16 Event – Las Vegas, October 11-14, 2018
COPA Membership Sign up Page
COPA University’s YouTube site

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68 10 Things to Know about the Impossible Turn after a Takeoff Engine Failure Emergency + GA News


68 10 Things to Know about the Impossible Turn after a Takeoff Engine Failure Emergency + GA News

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The Impossible Turn
10 Things to Know after a Takeoff Engine Failure Emergency
#1 When the engine quits on takeoff, land straight ahead. Don’t turn back to the runway unless you have no other good options.
#2 Understand that Your Lizard Brain will take over in an Emergency And will tell you to turn back to the runway.
#3 Understand that people die trying the impossible turn
#4 Teaching and practicing the impossible turn at low altitude is malpractice!
#5 There is almost always a better alternatives than turning back to the runway.
#6 It’s NOT a 180 degree turn to go back to the runway—it’s far more complicated than that.
#7 Choosing the optimal bank angle to get back to the runway will be very tricky.
#8 The steeper your bank angle, the more rapidly stall speed rises.
#9 You might not make it back to the runway, and if you do, you’ll be landing with a tailwind.
#10 Always do a pretakeoff briefing Before you take off.
Max’s Blog article on the Impossible Turn
Max’s Blog article – Impossible Turn Part II
NTSB Report – Impossible Turn Livermore, CA
NTSB Report – Impossible Turn Cirrus SR20

Max answers a listener question about about pilot statistics, how many pilots there are, how many are women, and how many pilots have instrument ratings.

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Part 61 Changes – 53 page PDF
Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway
Luke AFB SATR
U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics

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Two flight school employees in Redding, CA charged with kidnapping and other charges related to trying to force a student pilot to return to China.