229 Why Instrument Pilots Don’t File IFR and Crash in IMC + GA News

229 Why Instrument Pilots Don’t File IFR and Crash in IMC + GA News

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229 A listener asks why instrument pilots crash in IMC, when they seemingly have the skills to survive an inadvertent encounter with a cloud. Max talks about why instrument pilots often don’t file IFR, and why they sometimes crash. He also talks about the percentage of instrument pilots who aren’t current and yet still file IFR. He also shares his thoughts on the Red Bull Plane Swap stunt.

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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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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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