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By Max Trescott - Cirrus Platinum CSIP and Garmin G1000 Expert

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40 yrs of experience - GA News, safety tips, IFR & technology Aviation News Talk is a podcast focused on General Aviation news, general tips for pilots, technical details on glass cockpits and flying GPS approaches, and an occasional interview. I bring over 40 years of piloting experience to the show to teach pilots and future pilots to fly safely and to answer listener questions.

Episode Date
99 Air Force Pilot Crash in Cirrus SR22 - Safety Moment with Rob Mark
48:34

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

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

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Feb 19, 2019
98 Pilot Communications with ATC: What Not to Read Back to Controllers + GA News
01:04:49

98 Pilot Communications with ATC: What Not to Read Back to Controllers + GA News

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Summary
98 Max talks about pilot communications. Some pilots repeat everything to ATC. This is better than not repeating key items, as ATC will have to say it again and ask you to read it back. The problem is there’s limited bandwidth, and only one person can talk at a time. On quiet frequencies this isn’t a problem. But in time critical situations, ATC can’t talk until you stop talking.

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

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Mentioned in the Show
Air Race E race
Planet Money podcast – Lost Plane
How I Built This podcast – Jet Blue Airways David Neeleman
RC Model Flying Club Finder

Videos Mentioned
SubSonex Sport Jet JSX-2 video with AOPA's Dave Hirschman

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Feb 14, 2019
97 How to Start a Flying Club: Costs, Benefits, Culture, and Best Practices - Interview Marc Epner
01:03:29

97 How to Start a Flying Club: Costs, Benefits, Culture, and Best Practices - Interview Marc Epner

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Summary
97 Max talks with Marc Epner, a founder of the Leading Edge Flying Club in Chicago, about best practices for starting a flying club, the tradeoffs in structuring as an equity vs. a non-equity club. Some clubs form to reduce the cost of flying, while others such as Leading Edge focus strongly on social activities. Events include hotdog lunches, monthly breakfasts, seminars, and a Run the Runway event.

Mentioned in the Show
Leading Edge Flying Club
AOPA Guide to Starting a Flying Club
AOPA's Flying Club Resources
Cape Fear Flying Club
Simple Flight Radio podcast

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

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Feb 04, 2019
96 Cirrus Vision Jet G2 Features, Specs and Price – Interview with Matt Bergwall
23:31

96 Cirrus Vision Jet G2 Features, Specs and Price – Interview with Matt Bergwall

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Summary
96 The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet G2 was just announced and Cirrus Product Manager Matt Bergwall tells us what's new with this amazing jet. He talks about the higher speed and service ceiling, product pricing, and options. Also there are changes to the cabin, including noise reduction and new seating configurations. The Vision Jet is unique in that it’s the only jet with a whole airframe parachute.

Mentioned in the Show
Cirrus Aircraft

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

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Jan 31, 2019
95 Crosswind Landing Tips for Private Pilots and Student Pilots + GA News
59:18

95 Crosswind Landing Tips for Private Pilots and Student Pilots + GA News

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Summary
95 Max talks about the art of making crosswind landings. There are tradeoffs between the crab and low wing, also called side slip, methods of compensating for crosswinds. The crab method can handle larger crosswinds. The low wing method is harder to set up on final, but is simpler when transitioning to the flare.

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourselfYes, we’ll make a couple of dollars if you do. 

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Mentioned in the Show
The Acronym Song by Captain Roger Victor
Captain Roger Victor, comedian puppeteer
Simple Flight Radio episode on ADS-B
Airplane Geeks #536 with Tom Haines
Eat at the Airport site lists airport restaurants
2019 Airport Challenge
Exiting the Hold: Reaching Your Life Goals February 21, KSBP
Citation X standing on it's tail at Truckee Tahoe Airport
San Carlos Flight Center XWing 200 simulator
Opposing Bases Podcast
Avare EFB App for Android

Videos Mentioned
CloudAhoy video of Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet crosswind landing at Teterboro

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Jan 26, 2019
94 ForeFlight Tips and Tricks - Interview with Master CFI Gary Reeves
34:55

94 ForeFlight Tips and Tricks - Interview with Master CFI Gary Reeves

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Summary
94 Max talks with Master CFI Gary Reeves about tips and tricks for using the ForeFlight electronic flight bag app for pilots on the iPhone or iPad. Gary talks about the best ways to file an IFR flight plan, and some of the newer ForeFlight Features like PDC, Pre-Departure Clearance, D-ATIS, and synthetic Vision.

Mentioned in the Show
PilotSafety.org
Video: Cirrus SR20 Crosswind Landing by Student Pilot

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself. Yes, we'll make a couple of dollars if you do. 

Check out our recommended Aviation Headsets, and order one for yourself!

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Jan 17, 2019
93 San Jose’s GA Reliever, Reid-Hillview Airport, Threatened by Closure + GA News
53:28

93 San Jose’s GA Reliever, Reid-Hillview Airport, Threatened by Closure + GA News

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Summary
93 In addition to discussing GA news, Max talks with Walt Gyger about recent actions by county supervisors that open the door to closing Reid-Hillview Airport. Walt is the founder of CAAPSO, an organization focused on community outreach to build support for the airport. Walt talks about what pilots at any airport can do to help protect their airport from closure.

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

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Mentioned in the Show
Reid-Hillview Airport
CAAPSO
DART

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Jan 09, 2019
92 Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines – Book Interview with Scott Dennstaedt
29:34

92 Pilot Weather: From Solo to the Airlines – Book Interview with Scott Dennstaedt

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Summary
92 Max talks with flight instructor and former research meteorologist Scott Dennstaedt about his new Weather book for student pilots to airline pilots. We talked about things pilots need to know about encountering icing. Later we talked about how to deal with the overwhelming number of online aviation weather sites. Finally, Scott talks about some of the tools that pilots can use to determine cloud tops.

Mentioned in the Show
Order Scott's Weather Book - link for signed copy
Order Scott's Book from Amazon
Scott Dennstaedt's AvWxWorkshops.com website
Weatherspork.com

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself. Yes, we'll make a couple of dollars if you do. 

Check out our recommended Aviation Headsets, and order one for yourself!

Get the Free Aviation News Talk app for iOS or Android.

Please Take our 2018 Listener Survey. I'd love to get your feedback and ideas for improving this podcast.

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Jan 03, 2019
91 Lessons Learned in a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet flying STARs or IFR Arrival Procedures + GA News
55:45

91 Lessons Learned in a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet flying STARs or IFR Arrival Procedures + GA News

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Flyings IFR STARS or Arrival Procedures
91 Max talks in detail about IFR Arrival Procedures, also called STARs. These are ATC-coded IFR route for IFR aircraft flying to a specific airport. There are different kinds of clearances you can get on an Arrival. If you’re cleared to “descend VIA” an Arrival, then you can descend at pilot discretion to reach all of the published altitudes for each fix.

Some key takeaways for pilots should be:
1. Read the Arrival charts ahead of time to find all altitude and speed restrictions.
2. Don’t descend automatically on an Arrival unless you been issued a Descend Via clearance by ATC.
3. If you’re not able to make a speed or altitude crossing restriction, notify ATC as soon as possible.
4. When loading an Arrival into your GPS, be aware that you may have to load a transition, even if you’re not flying on a transition, but have been cleared directly to the fix for which the Arrival procedure is named.
5. Use the FLC or IAS mode on the autopilot to meet speed restriction while descending.

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

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Mentioned in the Show
Aviation News Talk episode #66 on Departure Procedures

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Dec 25, 2018
90 Mooney Pilot Passes out from CO Poisoning and Survives Crash - Interview with Dan Bass
37:04

90 Mooney Pilot Passes out from CO Poisoning and Survives Crash - Interview with Dan Bass

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Summary
Max talks with Mooney pilot Dan Bass who passed out on his third flight of the day due to an exhaust system leak that let CO enter the cockpit. He talks about the symptoms he experienced, the treatment he received, and his belief that all pilots should fly with CO detectors.

Get a Carbon Monoxide Detector!
Pocket CO KWJ Carbon Monoxide Detector $163
Sentry ADS-B Receiver with Carbon Monoxide Detector $499
Sensorcon CO Tester and Meter $159
Sensorcon Certified CO Detector & Meter $179
Sensorcon Industrial Pro CO Monitor $199
Guardian Avionics Panel Mount CO Detector $399

Other Carbon Monoxide Resources
FAA Brochure: Carbon Monoxide: A Deadly Menace
Detection and Prevention of CO Exposure in GA Aircraft

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

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Dec 21, 2018
89 General Aviation in Australia – Interview Benjamin Morgan, AOPA Australia
01:09:05

89 General Aviation in Australia – Interview Benjamin Morgan, AOPA Australia

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Summary
Max talks with Benjamin Morgan, Executive Director of AOPA Australia about the state of General Aviation in Australia. Number of Private pilots is declining. AOPA is working to inspire youth. They’ve acquired a bus full of simulators they drive around the country, and is buying low cost Cessna 150s for flight training. GA also faces regulatory challenges with CASA, which regulates all aviation in Australia.

The number of flight instructors have declined, since independent flight instructors haven’t been permitted since a rule change in 1999. After that decision, flight training declined significantly. Smaller flight schools have been unable to survive, and a significant number of the larger flight schools have been bought by China, to train pilots for SE Asia. Much training is done through local Aero Clubs, but many of these no longer have any low cost airplanes for flight training.

Mentioned in the Show
AOPA Australia
Max's Kangaroo Video!

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself. Yes, we'll make a couple of dollars if you do. 

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Dec 11, 2018
88 Four things you should know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Carbon Monoxide Monitors + GA News
01:02:43

88 Four things you should know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Carbon Monoxide Monitors + GA News

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Four Things to Know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
88 Max talks in detail about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and CO Monitors.
1. Know the symptoms, which include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, confusion, and chest pain. Skin is pink or pale and the lips bright red.
2. Most CO in planes is from a faulty heating system. So shut off the cabin heat, open windows, and land as soon as possible.
3. 43 percent of poisoned patients still have cognitive problems a year after their encounter.
4. Get an electronic CO Detector. This is a perfect Christmas gift for any pilot, so treat yourself to this potentially lifesaving device. We have two recommendations including:
Pocket CO KWJ Carbon Monoxide Detector $163
Sentry ADS-B Receiver with Carbon Monoxide Detector $499

A listener asked how he can get free ADS-B weather in flight without having to pay for an app. The FltPlan Go app for iOS, Android, and Windows is free. It's compatible with the Garmin GDL 50 Portable ADS-B Receiver. Get these two items, and you should have free ADS-B weather and traffic for the foreseeable future.

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself. Yes, we'll make a couple of dollars if you do. 

Check out our recommended Aviation Headsets, and order one for yourself!

Get the Free Aviation News Talk app for iOS or Android.

Please Take our 2018 Listener Survey. I'd love to get your feedback and ideas for improving this podcast.

Mentioned in the Show
Application for ATC jobs on USAJobs.gov
FAA Brochure on Carbon Monoxide
AvWeb.com article on Carbon Monoxide by Mike Busch

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Dec 06, 2018
87 Night IFR Electrical Failure: ATC and a Cell Phone Save a Doctor – Interview with Controller Phil Enis
41:21

87 Night IFR Electrical Failure: ATC and a Cell Phone Save a Doctor – Interview with Controller Phil Enis

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Summary
On Super Bowl Sunday, Dr. Peter Edenhoffer was flying IFR at night in a Cessna Cardinal when he lost his electrical system. He’d already texted his son to say goodbye. Then he received a text message from Fort Worth Center which gave him hope for surviving when he realized he wasn’t alone. Max interviews NATCA’s Archie League Medal of Safety President’s Award winner controller Phil Enis about this save. Watch the NATCA video to hear more of the ATC radio transmissions and see more of the text messages from this save. It also includes a link where to where you can watch Dr. Peter Edenhoffer talk about what was going through his mind as he was alone in the dark.

Here are some ideas you should consider on future IFR flights including:
1. Include a cell phone or satellite phone number in the Remarks section of your IFR flight, so that controllers can attempt to reach you by phone or text, if they lose radio communications with you.
2. Bring a handheld radio when you fly. Set it up and test it ahead of time so that you know that it works. Handheld radios in metal airplanes receive OK, but often don't transmit well because they're essentially inside a shielded cage (the airplane!). Installing an external antenna on your airplane will greatly improve the transmit capability of a handheld radio.
3. If you have an electrical failure, use an EFB app like ForeFlight to navigate to an airport with better weather.
4. If you have cell phone service, consider calling 911 and have them pass along  your cellphone number to an air traffic controller.

If you love the show and want more, visit my Patreon page to see fun videos, breaking news, and other posts in the Posts section. And if you decide to make a small donation each month,  you can get some goodies!

Check out our recommended ADS-B receivers, and order one for yourself. Yes, we'll make a couple of dollars if you do. 

Check out our recommended Aviation Headsets, and order one for yourself!

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Mentioned in the Show
NATCA
Who Was Archie League?

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Nov 26, 2018
86 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals on ForeFlight, Garmin, iPads and more for Private and Instrument Pilots
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86 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals on ForeFlight, Garmin, iPads and more for Private and Instrument Pilots

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals

You can save some money on ForeFlight, or on any app that you might buy through the Apple App store if you buy by an iTunes gift card at a discount. These retailers are offering discounts on iTunes cards:

The best discount I know of for ForeFlight is a 33% discount if you are a member of SAFE, the Society of Aviation and Flight Aviators, which is a Professional society for flight instructors. It costs $45/year to join SAFE, and I always encourage all flight instructors to join SAFE. By the way, membership in SAFE also gives you a free subscription to Flying magazine, which saves you about $14/year right there. And you get discounts for many other apps and products of interest to pilots.

Headsets Deals - Lightspeed
Lightspeed is offering a deal now through December 24, 2018. You will get $150 off when you buy two Lightspeed ANR headsets at the same time. Plus they’ll give you an additional $75 off for each additional headset you purchase. You can find this offer on their website at lightspeedaviation.com. Just enter promo code MHSD at checkout

Headsets Deals - Bose
The offer is for the Bose A20 Aviation Headset, which sells for between $995 and $1095, depending upon whether it includes Bluetooth. The Black Friday Special offer is that when you purchase one of the A20 headsets at the normal price, you’ll get a free SoundLink Revolve speaker (a $199.95 value). And Additional A20 headsets purchased in the same cart transaction will receive a discount of 10%.

The Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling Headset. Normally $349, is $50 off or $299. Note this is not an aviation headset; it's the type passengers wear on airliners.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses
20% off any online order at Ray-Ban.com. The promotion is valid through Monday, 11/26/2018.

PilotSafety.org
IFR Mastery DVD course, $149, but you can get $50 off if you use the Promo code “turkey”.
3-day clinics in Texas, combo of ground and flight instruction in a Cessna 206. Normally cost $2900, but you can get $500 with Promo code “turkey”.

King Schools
20% off on all King School courses now through 8 PM PST on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Please use the code PUMPKINPIE at checkout online.

Sporty's
Sporty's Deluxe Learn To Fly Course Kit (Online and App) - 2019 Edition or DVD version is normally $430.02 is 25% off or $322.51.
Sporty's Deluxe Instrument Rating Kit (Online and App version) or DVD version is normally $479.52 is 25% off or $359.64.

Seattle Avionics
Seattle Avionics is offering lifetime subscriptions on some of their apps. For example FlyQ EFB, is available for a one time price of $299 for VFR data, and $449 for VFR and IFR data. However the deal is limited to the first 300 buyers. Phone 425.806.0249.

Garmin Panel Mount Avionics Deals
Garmin G500 or G600 display owners. Trade-in your original system and receive a $2,000 credit toward the purchase of a new 10.6-inch G500 TXi, or $3,000 credit toward the purchase of a new 10.6-inch G600 TXi.

Or $500 or $750 rebate with the purchase of a new G500 TXi or G600 TXi.

If you currently own a Garmin GNS430 or 530 with with or without WAAS, you can get big credits toward the purchase of a new GTN 650 or GTN 750 touchscreen navigator. Trade-in credits range between $2000 and $5000, depending upon which unit you’re trading in, and whether you’re purchasing the GTN 650 or GTN 750 touchscreen navigator.

If you’d like to put a new autopilot in your plane, Through December 28, 2018, customers can receive $500 via a mail-in rebate with the purchase of a GFC 500, or $1000 with the purchase of a GFC 600 advance autopilots.

The GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponder meets and is available at a special promotional price of $2,995 through the end of 2018.

iPads
Most Black Friday deals you’ll find are for WiFi only iPads, which don’t have a built-in GPS, so you don’t want one of those if you want to see your current plane position when you’re flying. Instead you’ll need a version labeled +Cellular or +LTE.

MacMall.com which is offering $30 off all of their iPads with Cellular.

B&H Photo has discounts that range from $30 off up to $130 off on iPads with Cellular.

At Verizon, if you buy a new iPhone, they’ll offer you a 9.7-inch iPad with LTE for $99 at checkout when you sign up for a two year contract.

Sprint is offering a iPad 6th Generation 32GB for $4.17 per month for 24 months. And if you buy a new iPhone at the same time as the iPad.

Apple is offering a Apple Store Gift Card of up to $100 when you buy select iPad Models. The fine print says customers can receive an Apple Store Gift Card with the purchase of select Apple products. Offer is valid at Apple Store locations, on apple.com, and by calling 1 800 MY APPLE for purchases on November 23-26, 2018.

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Nov 23, 2018
85 Private Pilot Secrets for Making Short-Field Landings, Red Bull Race Winner, Depression + GA News
01:11:25

 

85 Private Pilot Secrets for Making Short-Field Landings, Red Bull Race Winner, Depression + GA News

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Short Field Landings
85 Max talks in detail about what it takes to make a good short-field landing. Calculating an appropriate airspeed and selecting an aiming point are both critical Results from the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. A listener suffering from clinical depression and anxiety who is on two medications to combat these chemical imbalances asks about the process for getting an FAA medical.

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DC-10 and 747 Supertankers Reloading to Fight California Fires
California Highway Patrol footage of Camp Fire

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General Aviation Awards Program
Special Issuance Certification for Depression with Antidepressant usage
FAA On Landings - Part 1
FAA On Landings - Part 2
FAA On Landings - Part 3
Airplane Flying Handbook - Chpt 8 Approaches and Landings

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Nov 21, 2018
84 Ten Things Pilots Do that bug ATC Controllers - Interview with Brandon Gonzales
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84 Ten Things Pilots Do that bug ATC Controllers - Interview with Brandon Gonzales

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Things Pilots Do that bug ATC Controllers
Here's Brandon's List:
1. Monitor the freq. before you speak.
2. Cleared for immediate takeoff, but then not doing it. Or, worse yet, doing it too quickly when not prepared.
3. IMMEDIATELY- Used by ATC when such action compliance is required to avoid an imminent situation
EXPEDITE− Used by ATC when prompt compliance is required to avoid the development of an imminent situation.
4. If you can’t accept or comply, advise. Maybe even provide an alternative that you can do.
5. If you don’t understand instructions. Please ask for clarification!
6. Repeating everything back verbatim. Use judgment with respect to read backs.
7. Hold short readbacks need the words hold short with callsign and runway number
8. Traffic calls. Use looking, or traffic in sight, not 'See it on the Fish Finder”
9. Spelling out local airports phonetically; Don't use the the Kilo
10. Turning early crosswinds and cutting out traffic. The AIM says turn crosswind when 300’ below TPA.
11. Doing a touch and go when cleared to land.
12. Turning base without a sequence is very dangerous.

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Podcasting on a Plane Podcast

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Nov 12, 2018
83 Flying to Antarctica, Wind Shear, & Identifying the Missed Approach Point + GA News
01:05:09

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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Nov 07, 2018
82 How to Increase Separation on Final without Dangerous S-Turns + GA News
01:09:04

82 How to Increase Separation on Final without Dangerous S-Turns + GA News

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Increasing Spacing on Final without using S-Turns
Max talks about how to increase spacing on final without doing dangerous S-Turns on the final approach to landing. Two FAA Controllers wins Archie League Award for noticing a pilot with a problem. Listeners give feedback on things they wished they’d learned as student pilots. A listener ask where to fly the downwind when flying next to parallel runways, but cleared to land on runway on the far side.

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
EAA: Young Eagle Renee Brilhante now an Airline Pilot
Southwest Airlines Saves a Marriage!

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Nov 01, 2018
81 What You Need to Know about the Flight Review or BFR, NBAA Update + GA News.
01:16:12

81 What You Need to Know about the Flight Review or BFR, NBAA Update + GA News.

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NBAA Convention News & Flight Reviews (BFR)
81 Max talks about what you need to know about doing a flight review with emphasis on Part 91 rules that pilots need to know. Also a news update from the NBAA convention. Sean Tucker retiring from his solo air show act. A CFI has feedback on a better takeoff briefing. An FAA controller asks about whether piston pilots could use reverse high speed exits.

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Mentioned in the Show
AOPA Region Fly-In Gulf Shores, AL
Conducting an Effective Flight Review

Videos
Max's video of a procession of A-10 Warthogs
Max's video skimming the clouds in a Cirrus SR22T
Volerian Flapping Wing demonstration

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Oct 25, 2018
80 Fast Track to an Airline Pilot Career, Piper M-series, Pilatus PC-12 + GA News
01:05:45

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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Oct 18, 2018
79 AOPA Carbondale Interviews with Jack Pelton, Adrian Eichhorn, and Catherine Cavagnaro, Red Bull Update + GA News
01:26:15

79 AOPA Carbondale Interviews with Jack Pelton, Adrian Eichhorn, and Catherine Cavagnaro, Red Bull Update + GA News

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AOPA Carbondale Fly-in Interviews
Max interviews a dozen pilots at the AOPA Carbondale, IL Regional Fly-in including EAA President Jack Pelton, round-the-world Bonanza pilot Adrian Eichhorn, and 2018 FAASTeam Rep of the Year Catherine Cavagnaro, who is an expert in spin training and writes for AOPA Pilot magazine.

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Cirrus Migration 16 Event - Las Vegas, October 11-14, 2018
Podcasting on a Plane Episode 31 with Max Trescott
AOPA Region Fly-In Gulf Shores, AL

Videos
Video of Helicopter Blades Snagging Rope During Rescue
AOPA ASI recreation: Houston Hobby SR20 Traffic Pattern Accident
AOPA ASI Recreation: SR22 in the pattern at Melbourne, FL
State Police Helicopter Buzzing Incident at Penn State
Coming Soon: Spin and Wake Turbulence videos by Catherine Cavagnaro

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Oct 11, 2018
78 Cirrus Owner Pilots Association (COPA) Aircraft Type Club Interview with Roger Whittier
39:34

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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Oct 09, 2018
77 Twenty Things your CFI Didn’t Teach You as a Student Pilot, NTSB Report on Air Canada 759 SFO Incident + GA News
01:23:53

77 Twenty Things your CFI Didn’t Teach You as a Student Pilot, NTSB Report on Air Canada 759 SFO Incident + GA News.

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Twenty Things your CFI Didn’t Teach You
Listeners share stories about things they wished they had learned as student pilots, but had to figure out for themselves as Private Pilots. Here's my list of those items.
1. How to Prepare for a Flight Review
2. Using Clearance Delivery, approach and departure control
3. Complex and High Performance Endorsements
4. Checking Out in Other Airplanes
5. Flying in the Mountains
6. The dangers of flying at Night
7. It Can Happen To Me
8. Flying at Night without a Moon
9. Renting a Plane at another Flight School
10. Planning Entries to Airports with Multiple Runways
11. Managing Descents
12. How to Buy a New or a Used Airplane
13. How to Conduct Flights so Passengers will want to fly with you again -- "Fly the plane like you have 100 passengers in back who you want to come back."
14. What to do if you’re ramped checked by the FAA 15. What to do if you’re given a phone number to call
16. Part 134 ½ charter operations
17. If you’re going to hit something while taxiing, hit something cheap!
18. How to Use Self Serve Fuel
19. How to Hear a weak signal on the radio; what to do when you Center or Approach gets so weak you can no longer hear them.
20. How to disconnect the Hobbs Meter before you fly, and how to remember to Reconnect it after the flight!

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Mentioned in the Show
Cirrus Migration 16 Event - Las Vegas, October 11-14, 2018
AOPA's Rusty Pilot's Online Presentation
Private Pilot's Chronicle blog article - Lost Luggage
Max Interviewed on SimpleFlight Radio podcast
Conducting an Effective Flight Review

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Houston Hobby SR20 Traffic Pattern Accident
Midair Collision: Piper Cherokee vs. Robinson R22 Helicopter

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Oct 02, 2018
76 Cirrus Jet Flying and Training, Aviation ANR Headset Benefits + GA News
01:38:00

76 Cirrus Jet Flying and Training, Aviation ANR Headset Benefits + GA News

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Cirrus Vision Jet Flying and Training
76 Max talks about getting a type rating and flying the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet. The checkride was to ATP standards, and took ten days in Knoxville, TN. A Waco pilot asks about the benefits of ANR headsets. Max also talks about a fatal accident at his home airport. After bouncing and going around, the pilot said he was too fast. He might have avoided the accident if started a go around sooner.

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Mentioned in the Show
Cirrus Migration 16 Event - Las Vegas, October 11-14, 2018
Operation AirDrop Facebook page
OPERATION AIRDROP NC FLORENCE RELIEF 2018
'Flux Capacitator' cited as Airplane Accident Cause
Stan Brock, Interviewed on Episode #31, Died
Order The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual on Amazon

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Hand Propping a Cirrus Goes Badly
Vision Jet CAPS Parachute Deployment

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Sep 25, 2018
75 Mental Health and Stress in Pilots, Seattle Stolen Plane, Blackfly and Sun Flyer 2 Electric Aircraft
01:18:14

75 Mental Health and Stress in Pilots, Seattle Stolen Plane, Blackfly and Sun Flyer 2 Electric Aircraft

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Mental Health and Stress and Pilots
In the news, Max talks about electric aircraft at AirVenture. Then he talks about the rate of depression among pilots, two recent pilot suicide accidents, and two stories where the death of a family member or friend resulted in pilots having in one case a fatal accident, and in the other a pilot deviation. Here's a link to an FAA page on depression writen by Glenn Stoutt, Jr, who's an Aviation Medical Examiner. And this is the FAA's Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners on Psychiatric Conditions - Use of Antidepressant Medications.

Fatigue and Accidents Related to Death of a Friend or Family Member
No Greater Burden: Surviving an Aircraft Accident video
Jay Hopkins article - Flying Magazine column

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Mentioned in the Show
Flying and Life podcast, EP #43
Cirrus Migration 16 Event - Las Vegas, October 11-14, 2018
Simple Flight Radio podcast
“The Columbia” from the Undone podcast, by Gimlet from January 23, 2017.

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Aug 31, 2018
74 Red Bull Helicopter Aerobatics Air Show Performer – Aaron Fitzgerald Live Interview
33:20

74 Red Bull Helicopter Aerobatics Air Show Performer – Aaron Fitzgerald Live Interview

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Max talks with Aaron Fitzgerald at AirVenture about how he got inspired as a child to fly helicopters, and how he came to fly aerobatics for the Red Bull Air Force. After serving as a paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division he began flight training in 1994. Next he began flying news helicopters in Los Angeles. Today, he’s CEO of Airborne Images, and he has over 8,500 flight hours. He’s worked all over North America on over 100 film and television projects. He recently joined the Red Bull team flying aerobatics in a helicopter and his debut air show was earlier this week at AirVenture.

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Aug 09, 2018
73 In-Cockpit Weather and WeatherSpork app for Private and Instrument Pilots – Scott Dennstaedt Live Interview
55:38

73 In-Cockpit Weather and WeatherSpork app for Private and Instrument Pilots – Scott Dennstaedt Live Interview

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Max interviews Scott Dennstaedt, a former National Weather Service research meteorologist talks about how to become a meteorologist, and about the new weather products available in cockpit from SiriusXM and ADS-B In weather services. He also talks about SkewT and the WeatherSpork app for training and trip planning.

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Jul 31, 2018
72 Jolie Lucas Interview – Live from AirVenture 2018
34:54

72 Jolie Lucas Interview – Live from AirVenture 2018

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Max interviews Jolie Lucas about Airport Advocacy, and what pilots can do to help promote their local airports. She also talks about what she and other pilots have done to save Oceano Airport in California from developers who wanted to close the airport. She also talks about the Mooney Ambassadors group she founded, and the movie she helped make about Mooney Aircraft called Boots on the Ground.

Mentioned on the Show
California Pilots Association
Oceano Airport Page
Friends of Oceano Airport
Movie Night – August 25, 2018
Jolie Lucas – AOPA Blog
Got to Get that rating – IFR Mooney
Mooney GirlsRight Seat Ready companion seminar
Don Maxwell Aviation – Mooney Service Center
Boots on the Ground Movie

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Jul 28, 2018
71 Vicky Benzing Air Show Pilot Interview – Live from AirVenture 2018
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71 Broadcasting live video from AirVenture - Watch Us Live on Facebook

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Max interviews Air Show pilot Vicky Benzing about how she first got interested in flying, and how she progressed to flying in air shows and as a racer in the Reno Air Races, where she earned the title “Fastest Woman Racer” flying in a one-of-a-kind L139 jet. She also talks about the importance of being a role model for women and girls.

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Jul 26, 2018
70 Broadcasting live video from AirVenture - Watch Us Live on Facebook
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70 Broadcasting live video from AirVenture - Watch Us Live on Facebook

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Max talks about traveling to AirVenture, the people he met on the first evening, and how you can watch the Live versions of Aviation News Talk that will be streamed this week from AirVenture on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 AM CDT from the Lightspeed tent. To get notified when the Live shows start, go to Facebook.com/maxtrescott and click the Like button.

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C-47 crash video #2

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Jul 23, 2018
69 AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh – Jack Pelton, EAA CEO Interview
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69 AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh – Jack Pelton, EAA CEO Interview

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69 AirVenture is the World’s Largest Aviation Celebration. It’s held in July each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and it’s run by EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association. Over 10,000 airplanes fly in for the event, 40,000 people camp on the campgrounds, and over 500,000 people attend the week long show. AirVenture is the best of everything about aviation, and it’s a must visit destination for every pilot.

Jack Pelton is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of EAA, and he’s the former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company. Before that, Jack was Cessna's Senior VP of Engineering. While at Cessna, he was an active advocate for GA, often meeting with members of Congress about general aviation issues. Today that work still continues for Jack and his staff, as advocacy is just one of many facets of the Experiment Aircraft Association.

Jack talks first about what's special and unique about EAA. He then discusses some of the advocacy issues that the association is currently involved in, including STCs that allow avionics for experimental aircraft to be used in certificated aircraft, and future changes needed for the Light Sport Aircraft category. Jack then talks about the many activities planned for AirVenture 2018. These include the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and a visit by the Gloster Meteor, the oldest flying Jet. The only flying XP-82, a twin fuselage Mustang, is also expected to fly to the show. The "One Week Wonder," returns this year, in which show attendees help build a Vans RV-12 during the week and then see it fly on Sunday.

Other events include:
Doc – B-29, one of two flying in the world
Pilot Proficiency Center
Annual Salute to Veterans & Honor Flight to D.C.
Innovation Day - Tuesday
Founder’s Innovation Prize
Women Venture Day – Wednesday
KidVenture & Aviore Superhero
Night AirShows on Wednesday and Saturday
Twilight Night Fest on other evenings
Aircraft Rides – B-17, Ford Tri-Motor, Bell 47
Seaplane Base
EAA Museum

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AirVenture Planning Site Tedx Talk, by EAA’s Dick Knapinski on AirVenture
EAA AirVenture App – iPhone/iPad
EAA AirVenture App – Android
Join EAA - $10 Off Offer

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Jul 11, 2018
68 10 Things to Know about the Impossible Turn after a Takeoff Engine Failure Emergency + GA News
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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 listener questions 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

News Stories 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.

Jul 04, 2018
67 Top Ten Lessons from Delta 192 – Naked Man on the Runway at Atlanta Airport
25:55

67 Top 10 Lessons from Delta 192 – Naked Man on the Runway at Atlanta Airport

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Summary
There are many lessons that pilots can learn from the incident in Atlanta in which a man climb up on the wing of an arriving airliner, jumped off, and ran naked onto the runway.
1. There’s always something new that happens you’ve never seen before.
2. Early information is often is often incorrect.
3. When something very out of the ordinary happens, Stop immediately.
4. Shut down your engine.
5. Don’t start up again until you’re absolutely sure everyone is clear the area.
6. Relay information about things you see that others may not see.
7. If there’s any doubt about the condition of the plane, don’t start up without having someone inspect the aircraft, and consider having it towed.
8. Re evaluate your original plan based on what has just happened.
9. Defer to tower to sort things out….that’s their job
10. Be patient, its going to take time for things to get unsnarled.
11. Enjoy the show!

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Jun 27, 2018
FAA Hiring ATC Controllers - Apply by Tonight!

If you know anyone in the NYC area interested in becoming an air traffic controller, tell them they have one day to apply. Applications are due today, Tuesday, June 26 at midnight. https://www.patreon.com/posts/19678277

Jun 26, 2018
66 Flight School Kidnapping Update, IFR Departure Procedures, SIDs, ODPs, GPS T-Routes + GA News
01:13:10

66 Flight School Kidnapping Update, IFR Departure Procedures, SIDs, ODPs, GPS T-Routes + GA News

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Update on two flight school employees in Redding, CA arrested for kidnapping a student pilot and trying to force him to return to China.

Detailed discussion on IFR Departure Procedures, including Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs).

Max answers listener questions about GPS T-routes and about how flight training has changed over the years.

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Jun 22, 2018
65 Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial Checkrides Changed Again – Interview with Jason Blair, FAA DPE
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65 Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial Checkrides Changed Again – Interview with Jason Blair, DPE

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65 To become a pilot, students have to pass the Private Checkride. The ACS is the document that defines what’s on the checkride, and what students have to do to pass. But the ACS for the Private, Instrument, and Commercial checkrides just changed again. Max interviews FAA DPE Jason Blair, who explains what changed, and how checkrides have already changed.

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Jason Blair's Web site
Private Pilot - Airplane ACS, June 2018
Jason Blair's Books on Amazon:
An Aviator's Field Guide to Middle-Altitude Flying
An Aviator's Field Guide to Tailwheel Flying

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Jun 14, 2018
64 New Book on Engines, General Aviation Maintenance – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation
01:00:12

64 New Book on Engines, General Aviation Maintenance – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation

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64 Max interviews Mike Busch, 2008 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year about his new book, Mike Busch on Engines. Mike founded Savvy Aviation, Inc, which includes a concierge maintenance management service, a prebuy management service, an engine monitor data analysis service, and a new 24/7 fast-response breakdown assistance service. His latest book, Mike Busch on Engines: What every aircraft owner needs to know about the design, operation, condition monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of piston aircraft engines, was published in March 2018. His first book was Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance.

Mike was born in New York City and grew up in the northeast. After majoring in math in college, he did graduate work in math and business, and soon after moved to the West coast, where he’s been ever since. After college, he worked in the computer industry as a software developer, and he managed major software development projects for corporations including Computer Sciences Corporation, General Electric, Honeywell, NCR, Phillips, and Visa.

In 1995, he began working fulltime in the aviation industry, when he cofounded AvWeb.com, a well known aviation news web site. He’s also a prolific writer of articles on maintenance that have appeared in many General Aviation magazines including his monthly maintenance column, “Savvy Maintenance” in AOPA PILOT magazine.

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Order Mike's New Book on Amazon: Mike Busch on Engines
Order Mike's 1st Book on Amazon: Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance
Mike Busch's 70+ EAA Webinars on YouTube
Savvy Aviation - Mike Busch's main web site

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Jun 06, 2018
63 Flight School Kidnapping, Suggestions for Improving Modern Avionics, IFR Questions + GA News
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63 Flight School Kidnapping, Suggestions for Improving Modern Avionics, IFR Questions + GA News

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he general manager at IASCO Flight Training in Redding, CA and his assistant were arrested on Friday, May 25, 2018 on suspicion of kidnapping one of the students and trying to force him to return to China. Police were tipped off around 7:15 a.m. by the student's brother, who lives in Shanghai, China. The student recorded the encounter, and you can click here to listen to it. Caution: it contains a lot of foul language.

Baihan Fu called the Redding Police Department after receiving information that his brother, Tianshu Shi, was assaulted earlier in the morning. Officers went to Redding Municipal Airport, where IASCO trains its pilots, and arrested Jonathan Lipton McConkey, 48, about an hour after the call came in to police. They also arrested Kelsi Hoser, who the department identified as McConkey's assistant.

Shi, who also goes by the name Chris, was visibly distraught and shaken, when he spoke to a reporter. He alleged McConkey gripped his right arm and hurt him and told him he needed to get on the plane to go to the Bay Area and on to China. Shi called his brother Fu in China to tell him what was happening. Fu, who Shi said spoke better English, reported to Redding police what was happening to his brother.

Later in episode 63, listeners respond with suggestions up on what avionics manufacturers could improve. Suggestions include developing standard operating procedures and workflows pilots can use to improve safety, better documentation, APIs so that simulator manufacturers don't have to emulate avionics, easier updating of navigational databases and firmware, and making avionics as easy to use as an iPhone.

Also, Max answers listener questions about IFR, including what in-flight equipment failures must be reported to ATC, and whether to delete the airport from a flight plan when it precedes an instrument approach.

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Jun 01, 2018
62 Garmin GDL 52 Portable SiriusXM and ADS-B Traffic and Weather Receiver – Interview with Joey Ferreyra
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62 Garmin GDL 52 Portable SiriusXM and ADS-B Traffic and Weather Receiver – Interview with Joey Ferreyra Your Cirrus Specialist.

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Max interviews Garmin Marketing Manager Joey Ferreyra about the Garmin GDL 52, a top of the line, no compromises, ADS-B Receiver that includes a SiriusXM Weather Receiver, a GPS, and an AHRS into a single portable unit. Typically, ADS-B weather can only be received in the air, but SiriusXM weather can be received on the ground, since it’s a satellite based system. The system can also receive SiriusXM radio.

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May 30, 2018
61 Preventing Airplane Accidents and the Go Around Maneuver, VFR vs IFR for long trips + GA News
58:09

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Max discusses several accidents that could have been prevented by a timely go around. One was a Cirrus SR20 that retracted flaps at too slow a speed and entered a stall spin in Houston. Another was a Emirates Boeing 777 that landed long and executed a go around without full power. An Air Canada jet lined up a night with a taxiway at San Francisco avoided what could have been the worst aviation accident in history by going around at the last second.

Max also talks about his experience that almost led to him going off a runway into a lake in Andover, NJ. A similar accident occurred last month in Knoxville, TN when a Cirrus SR22 landed and ended up in a river.

Next he talks about procedures for executing a go around properly. Finally he talks about common errors he sees when pilot execute the go around. The most common one is deciding too late to go around, or worse, not doing a go around when it’s needed. Another common error jamming the throttle in too fast during a go around, which can cause larger engines to choke and stumble as it’s flooded with too much fuel. Pilots also forget to add right rudder simultaneously as they add full power.

A lot of pilots don’t pitch up to climb away from the runway during a go around and instead just continue to fly level. Pilots also mismanage the flaps, either removing them all at once, instead of raising them in increments, or by forgetting to raise them at all. Another mistake pilots make during a go around is that they fail to track the runway and its extended centerline as they climb up during a go around.

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Raspberry Pi Live Sectional Map Project Instructions
Peter Garrison Article in Flying Magazine
Emirates Boeing 777 Go Around Accident

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May 18, 2018
60 Buying a 2006 Cirrus SR22 and flying it across the country – Interview with Mike McIntyre
37:24

60 Buying a Cirrus SR22 and flying it across the country –Mike McIntyre

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Max interviews Mike McIntyre, who recently purchased a 2006 Cirrus SR22 located in northern California and then fly the aircraft to Macon, Georgia. Together they flew over 2000 nautical miles and crossed the entire country in a day and a half. They discuss the buying process, trip planning, and weather.

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May 05, 2018
59 Summary of Recent Private Pilot NorCal Fatal Accidents including Long Trips, Weather, Night & Loss of Control + GA News
01:11:12

59 Summary of Recent Private Pilot NorCal Fatal Accidents,Trips,Wx,Night

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Max gives a summary of recent fatal accidents in Northern California, and how they are similar and different from accidents in the rest of the U.S. Many result from Long Trips, Weather, Night & Loss of Control. A listener shares his experience with GPS jamming while in flight. Another listener asks about how to deal with airsickness he experienced on a first flight lesson.

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Mentioned in the Show AOPA Flight School Survey WiFi connection blocking Cellular data in flight? Trevor's Live Sectional Map

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May 01, 2018
Episode 58 - You might need to reload it

Just a quick note that I initially uploaded the wrong file for episode 58. I'm almost immediately uploaded the correct file. However, if you're using our dedicated Aviation News Talk app, and perhaps some other podcast players as well, and you are hearing the wrong episode 58 (it was a repeat of episode 57), you will have to:

1) Make sure that you're podcast player is playing any other episode, but not episode 58.

2) Delete episode 58

3) Re-download episode 58.

The correct file for episode 58 starts with John Ferrell's voice.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but it's a great episode and worth taking the time to do this so you can hear it.

Cheers,
Max

Apr 27, 2018
58 Managing Your Risk and Liability as a Flight Instructor - Interview with John Ferrell, lawyer, CFI
33:22

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John Ferrell talks about what he does to reduce his potential liability as a flight instructor and help to protect his assets. He talks about LLCs, CFI insurance, and umbrella insurance and about selecting clients. He points out the life is inherently risky and that each person will have a different answer as to whether its worth it to him or her to become a CFI.

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Apr 27, 2018
57 Best Headlamps for Night Flying, New FAA Guidance for Non-Towered Airport Operations + GA News
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Listeners recommended ten headlamps for night flying and Max purchased and evaluated six of them to see how well they worked in the cockpit. The FAA has a new Advisory Circular on Non-Towered Airport Operations, and Max talks about what’s new in it. A listener passes along an idea for identifying the runway orientation at unfamiliar airports. Another listener asks when is the best time of year to fly a Cessna172 from New York City across the country, and what routes should he take.

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Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program.
Detailed Instruction - Live Sectional Wall Map.
Video of Black Diamond Spot headlamp - varying red brightness

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Apr 16, 2018
56 ATC Visual Separation for Private Pilots Explained, NTSB Report on NYC Helicopter Accident + GA News
01:00:43

56 ATC Visual Separation for Private Pilots Explained, NTSB Report on NYC Helicopter Accident

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Max talks in detail about visual separation, the responsibility pilots assume when they agree to maintain visual separation, and methods they can use for avoiding other aircraft. The NTSB preliminary report reveals more on that NYC helicopter crash that killed five passengers. A listener asks about when to switch from ground to tower at a towered airport, another listener asks about simulating an AHRS failure in a Garmin G1000 equipped aircraft, and another listener ask what exactly controllers mean when they say to enter on a 2-mile base.

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Mar 30, 2018
55 Entering and Flying Traffic Patterns Safely, Cirrus SR22 Landing Accident, FAA Grounds Open Door Helicopter Tours + GA News
01:00:19

55 Entering and Flying Traffic Patterns Safely, Cirrus SR22 Landing Accident, FAA Grounds Open Door Helicopter Tours

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Max talks in detail about some of the challenges pilots face entering a traffic pattern and how to follow a slower aircraft. There was an unusual accident in Florida in which a Cirrus SR22 landed on top of a SR20 that had just landed. Fortunately, there were not injuries. The FAA grounds open door helicopter tours in the wake of an NYC accident in which tethered passengers drowned because they were unable to release their tethers. A listener asks about the requirements for floatation devices for a planned flight from Florida to the Bahamas.

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Mar 22, 2018
54 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Government Privatization Update for General Aviation Private and Instrument Pilots and People Planning to Learn to Fly – Interview with Rob Mark
35:29

54 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Government Privatization Update – Interview with Rob Mark

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Max interviews Flying Magazine Sr. Editor Rob Mark to discuss recent developments surrounding the proposal to spin off ATC from the FAA and give it to a new non-profit corporation.

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Mar 15, 2018
53 General Aviation Headset Survey Results for Private and Instrument Pilots + GA News
01:17:43

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Max talks in detail about the results of the survey in which listeners gave detailed feedback on what they like and dislike about the different aviation headsets they own.

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Mar 13, 2018
52 Loading an Instrument Approach When Flying with Vectors, Trump’s Pilot and the FAA + GA News
55:43

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There are a couple of ways to load an instrument approach when flying an approach with vectors from ATC. In this show we talk about the tradeoffs involved. The easiest way is to load the approach with vectors, but then you won’t see all of the approach waypoints. A better alternative is loading the approach with an IAF and then activating the leg to which ATC is vectoring you. Trump’s personal pilot being considered for FAA Administrator.

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Feb 27, 2018
51 Buying a new Cirrus SR22T and ferrying it across the country – Interview with Chuck Price
01:00:35

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Max interviews Chuck Price, who accompanied him on a recent trip to the Cirrus delivery center in Knoxville, TN to pick up a new Cirrus SR22T for a buyer and then fly the aircraft back to California. Together they flew nearly 2,000 nautical miles in a day and a half as they dodged snow and ice on the return trip to San Jose, California.

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Feb 22, 2018
50 Instrument Pilot: Glide Slope Failure, ATC Privatization, United 1175 incident, ADS-B after the Mandate + GA News
41:07

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Max talks in detail about what to do if the glide slope fails during an ILS approach. Also, updates on ATC Privatization and the United 1175 incident. Finally, a listener asks whether he’ll be able to get traffic information in an aircraft without ADS-B Out after the January 2020 mandate goes into effect.

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Feb 14, 2018
49 Private Pilot Radio Communications at Towered Airports, Roy Halladay crash, Jason Miller on ELT Testing + GA News
50:09

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Max talks in detail about Radio Communications with ATC at towered airports, like Class D, and C, and B airports. Jason Miller talks about current NOAA SARSAT policy for testing ELTs.

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Feb 02, 2018
48 AeroMexico 668 SFO Go Around & Radio Communications, GAMA President Pete Bunce + General Aviation News
53:49

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Max talks in detail about the AeroMexico 668 go around at SFO and how our expectations as a pilot can change our perceptions of what we hear. GAMA President Pete Bunce gives a wide range of GA updates.

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Jan 19, 2018
47 The CFI Shortage – How it Happened and What You Can Do About It - Interview with Jason Blair
51:11

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Jason Blair is a FAA DPE, or Designated Pilot Examiner, who gives checkrides to pilots, and he’s also an active flight instructor. He got an early start in aviation, taking flying lessons at age 15, soloing at 16, and getting his private certificate at 17.

Jason talks about the shortage of the CFIs in the flight training industry, how that happened, what some companies are doing about it, and what you as a pilot can do about it. Here's a link to his 25-page white paper on the subject.

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Jan 12, 2018
46 Private Pilot Cold Weather Flying, New Tax Bill, VFR vs IFR, Garmin GDL 82 ADS-B + General Aviation News
58:30

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Max talks in detail about Cold Weather Flying operations, how the new tax bill affects aircraft ownership, and when to fly VFR versus IFR Garmin introduces the GDL 82, an ADS-B out, which is a low cost, easy to install solution. Here's a link to the now cancelled Advisory Circular AC 91-13C on Cold Weather Operation of Aircraft.

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List of Favorite Aviation Podcasts

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Jan 08, 2018
45 Private Pilot Night Flying Dangers, new Garmin GDL 52 ADS-B receiver, Aviation Headsets + General Aviation News
58:23

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Max talks in detail about Night Flying, the horrendous accident rate for night flight, night illusions that can lead to accidents, and how to stay safe flying at night. Garmin introduces the GDL 52, an ADS-B plus SiriusXM weather receiver.

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FAA's Personal Minimums PAVE checklist

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Dec 21, 2017
44 Cirrus SR22 Cross Country flight from CA to Miami, NASA SuperGuppy. Roy Halladay Icon A5 crash + General Aviation News
01:05:34

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Max flew a Cirrus SR22 from San Jose, CA to Miami. He describes the flight and a close up view of the NASA SuperGuppy. An eyewitness to the Roy Holladay accident describes the crash. A listener asks about when to fly a procedure turn at a hold depicted at the IF or intermediate fix.

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Photos from Max's Cirrus SR22 CA to Miami Flight

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Dec 14, 2017
43 Loss of Control Accidents: Dealing with Distractions, ADS-B Out configurations to see traffic + General Aviation News
56:43

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You can now find the Aviation News Talk podcast on Spotify! Spotify is a music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs AND the Aviation News Talk podcast. Just click on the link above, or download the Spotify app on iOS and Android.

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According to the NTSB, Loss of Control Accidents are the most common accident type, and distractions are a major cause. In this episode, Max talks about how to deal with distractions in the cockpit. A listener ask how to configure ADS-B Out so relevant traffic is broadcast back to a portable ADS-B receiver.

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ForeFlight Mobile Pilots Guide, ver. 9.4b
Emirates Video: Cirrus SR22 meets Big Brother A380

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Dec 06, 2017
42 Portable ADS-B Receiver Pilot Reviews and Roy Halladay Icon A5 accident update + General Aviation News
46:40

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In this episode, Max reviews results of the latest listener survey on portable ADS-B receivers and revisits their limitations, namely that while they appear to show all traffic, they do not! Listeners share what they like best and least about these receivers. And Max shares the preliminary NTSB report on the Icon A5 crash that killed MLB pitcher Roy Halladay.

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Transport Canada article on Special VFR
NTSB Accident Database Inquiry Form
FAA's Conducting an Effective Flight Review

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Nov 23, 2017
41 Icon A5 Aircraft Review and Roy Halladay accident + General Aviation News
01:14:49

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In this episode, Max reviews articles and eyewitness accounts of the Icon A5 crash that killed Roy Halladay. He then goes through the Icon A5 POH, listing its features and limitations and explains what instrument he would have included in the cockpit if he were designing the aircraft. He then discusses Icon’s Low Altitude Flying Guidelines, which Icon Aircraft released a few weeks before the accident. Finally he talks about the need to examine Icon’s marketing and training to see if there are any possible improvements that can be made.

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Nov 17, 2017
40 Aviation Safety: Cirrus and low flying Cessna 172 Accidents, Air Canada Incident, ForeFlight and more + GA News
49:48

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Max talks about three recent accidents where aircraft got in trouble while flying too close to the ground. One was Cessna 172 flying low over the Mississippi river, and another was a Cirrus SR22 that hit power lines while flying an approach at night to the Lancaster, TX airport. In that incident, the passenger pulled the parachute when the plane hit the first set of line, and the parachute snagged a second set of power lines, holding the aircraft three feet above the ground.

He also talks about Night Flying Safety and in detail about black hole approaches, how they create an illusion which causes pilots to fly a curved path into the ground, and the importance of using a visual or electronic glide slope when flying over dark areas on approach to land at night.

Listener Jeff from Massachusetts recommended this episode of the Omega Tau podcast on radar, transponders, and ADS-B.

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Nov 06, 2017
39 Private Pilot Checkride Prep – How to Fail a Checkride before it Even Starts - Interview with Jason Blair
56:12

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Jason Blair is a FAA DPE, or Designated Pilot Examiner, who gives checkrides to pilots, and he’s also an active flight instructor. He got an early start in aviation, taking flying lessons at age 15, soloing at 16, and getting his private certificate at 17.

Jason explains that there is a shortage of designated pilot examiners who give checkrides, which is affecting people’s ability to schedule a checkride. He also said that if someone feels that an examiner is not conducting checkrides in accordance with the ACS, they can send comments to this FAA Email address for DPE/Practical Test Concerns.

Then he talks about the important qualification process, which occurs at the beginning of a checkride. If a student doesn't have all the documents, correct endorsements, or hasn't met all of the experience requirements, he or she will be going home before the checkride even starts. He explains the most common oversights he sees during the qualification process, and encourages flight instructors to have a second CFI review a pilot's logbook and endorsements, to ensure that the pilot is qualified for the checkride, and won't be sent home early.

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Nov 01, 2017
38 General Aviation Risk Management, instrument rating, Red Bull, drone midair, Pilot in Command Responsibility, and more + GA News
56:41

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Risk Management: The goal of risk management is to proactively identify safety-related hazards and mitigate the associated risks. Max talks about four fundamental principles of risk management, and then talks about how the word "probably" should be a trigger word that gets you to consider other options when you're flying.

He also talks about Pilot in Command and what it means. He suggests pilots think of it as a verb, meaning the pilot takes action when needed to prevent an incident or accident, and takes responsibility for whatever occurs.

Listeners have questions on starting instrument training, how the difference between magnetic north and true north comes into play when flying a VOR approach with a GPS receiver, and how to safely fuel an aircraft when it's raining.

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Oct 25, 2017
Northern California Wildfire Rescues – CHP Pilot Jan Sears Interview
56:42

This past weekend, the governor of California called the Northern California wildfires “one of the greatest tragedies California has ever faced.” And even as we record this today, nine days after the fires started, over 11,000 firefighters are still on the front lines, fighting these fires. You’ve probably seen news reports showing some of the dozens of airtankers and helicopters that are fighting the fires. But most people are unaware that the California Highway Patrol runs one of the largest law enforcement aviation operations in the country, both in number of aircraft and hours flown. And that those aircraft, flown by CHP officer/pilots, have been heavily involved in fire-related activities. Late on a  Sunday night, on October 8, 2017, CHP officer/pilot Jan Sears was returning from a routine patrol in one of the department's GippsAero GA-8 Airvan airplanes, when he spotted a faint flicker in the dark hills. He told his partner, Flight Officer Todd Labadie that it might not be anything, but that they should fly over and take a look. Jan picks up the story from there and describes how he and other CHP officers have support the fire relief efforts, including air rescues of over 50 people from within the fires. You can find more information about CHP here, and on the CHP Golden Gate Division Air Operations' Facebook page. It includes a link to this story that ran on the CBS Evening News, about Pepe Tamayo, a father who had to stay behind because there was only room for four people in the CHP helicopter. CHP made two return trips before they found Pepe and rescued him too. In our interview, Jan Sears referred to an article in LA Times titled Understaffed and overwhelmed, rescuers had to make life-and-death choices as wildfires rages. If you enjoy this show, please visit my Patreon page, and become a supporting member of the show by contributing as little as $2/month by credit card. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what what ADS-B portable receiver you own or plan to buy, and what you like and dislike about it. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Oct 18, 2017
Flight Planning with ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, SkyVector.com, FltPlan.com and more + GA News
01:07:30

There are many ways for a pilot to flight plan a trip. Traditionally, it was done with a paper map, pencil, and a plotter. But now there are many new flight planning tools available on the Internet and as smartphone apps for iPhone and Android phones. We first talk about which percentage of listeners use each tool, then describe the most popular tools, and finally describe how user use multiple tools. Some of the tools described include:

  • ForeFlight
  • Skyvector.com
  • Garmin Pilot
  • FltPlan.com
  • OzRunways
  • 1800wxbrief.com
  • WingX
  • AOPA Flight Planner
  • DUATs
  • SkyDemon
  • NavPlan EFB
  • FlyQ EFB AirNav Pro
  • Mermoz

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Oct 12, 2017
Instrument Pilot IFR Tips – Using GPS on a VOR or ILS approach, Foreflight + GA News
47:43

Last week we talked about briefing the approach and said one of the first things you should do is check to see whether GPS is in the title of the approach. For example, you might look to see whether the title is just VOR 21 approach or if it’s VOR 21 OR GPS. If it’s the latter, it’s obvious you can use GPS in lieu of a VOR signal for the entire approach. But what’s less clear is when you can use GPS for a portion of the approach if it says just VOR 21 and doesn’t have GPS in the title of the approach. Although GPS receivers have been around for over 20 years, pilots are still unclear as to when they can use GPS on non-GPS approaches such as ILS and VOR approaches. As Max explains, the rules are different for VOR and ILS approaches. The regulatory basis can be found in FAA Advisory Circular AC 90-108, dated March 3, 2011, and in the AIM, the Aeronautical Information Manual, in section 1-2-3, sub-paragraphs c4 and c-5, updated May 26, 2016. These tell us that for a VOR or NDB approach, you can now use GPS for the entire approach, even if GPS is not listed in the title of the approach. So in our example, if the title of the approach is VOR 21, and GPS is not in the title, you can still now use GPS for the entire approach, but with one caveat. The VOR or NDB signal MUST be in service, and you MUST monitor that signal for the final approach course. But for an ILS or Localizer approach, as soon as you turn onto a localizer or ILS, you need to display course guidance from the Nav radio. On the Garmin 430/530, that means as soon as you turn onto the localizer, you must push the CDI button so VLOC is displayed. You can, if you wish, monitor RNAV (GPS) data as you fly along a localizer, but GPS cannot be used for primary guidance at any time while on a localizer. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what what ADS-B portable receiver you own or plan to buy, and what you like and dislike about it. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Oct 05, 2017
Instrument Pilot IFR Tips – Briefing the Approach, iPhone iOS 11 update + GA News
49:28

Everyone knows that when flying VFR, that a pilot’s priorities are to aviate, navigate, and communicate. But when flying IFR, pilots are often confused by their priorities when faced with a high task load while preparing to fly an instrument approach. 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year Max Trescott explains that IFR pilots should prioritize these three things above all other activities. 1. Rolling out onto headings 2. Leveling off at Altitudes 3. Intercepting the final approach course Getting the ATIS, briefing the approach, talking to ATC and everything else are all lower priorities. Max then talks about how to brief an instrument approach while in cruise flight and setting up for an instrument approach. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Sep 29, 2017
Overcoming Checkride Anxiety – 14 ways to reduce your fears + GA News
53:57

Everyone feels nervous to some extent when they go for a checkride, so we share 14 ways to reduce your anxiety before and during a checkride. Checkride anxiety applies to student pilots in particular because it’s your first checkride. But it also applies to all pilots who think that someday they’ll go for an instrument, or maybe a multiengine, seaplane, glider, Commercial, ATP, or CFI checkride. Professional pilots working for a Part 135 charter company or an airline, also have to periodically be rechecked.

Here's a brief summary of the 14 ways to reduce your nervousness about a checkride. Note: You'll hear far more details about each one in the podcast.

  1. If possible, meet the examiner ahead of time.
  2. Clear the deck for at least a week before the checkride.
  3. Do whatever it takes to guarantee that you get a decent amount of sleep the night before the checkride.
  4. Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order.
  5. Become intimately familiar with the ACS oral section,
  6. Use a study guide like the ASA Private Oral Exam guide to help you prepare for the oral.
  7. Do a mock checkride with your instructor or another flight instructor.
  8. If there’s a gouge available, a report that someone has written about their checkride with your examiner, see if you can find it and read it ahead of time.
  9. Don’t get upset if you make some mistakes on your last flight before the checkride.
  10. Prepare for a long day; bring some food!
  11. When you walk in for your checkride, exhibit confidence, but not cockiness.
  12. Know that it’s OK to tell the DPE a joke.
  13. If you start getting nervous, and feel you’re not doing well, ask for a timeout.
  14. Go into the checkride with just the tiniest bit of indifference or apathy, so you won’t be too upset if you don’t pass.

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News Stories

The CAA has launched a survey for GA pilots flying in U.K. airspace in an effort to encourage ADS-B usage by the flying community. The survey seeks information on the types of devices already used by private pilots and the devices they would prefer to use.

Sep 22, 2017
Hurricane Irma Evacuation Flight: Embry-Riddle CFI Veenen Udayan Interview
25:05

On Christmas Day, 2006, a tornado destroyed more than 40 airplanes belonging to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. But this year, as Hurricane Irma began tracking toward Florida, the University was prepared with an evacuation plan for its aircraft. Veenen Udayan, an instructor pilot at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, FL, was a team leader for moving Embry’s 63 aircraft out of the path of hurricane Irma, and relocating them at the Auburn University Airport, and at Atlantic Aviation at the Birmingham Airport, both in Alabama. In this interview, he talks about Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the flight planning and the advance coordination required with ATC to fit so many IFR aircraft into the system at one time. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Sep 15, 2017
Hurricane Irma Relief – Remote Area Medical – Stan Brock Interview
29:31

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is working to deploy it’s fleet of aircraft to Puerto Rico, which will be the forward base from which their Cessna Caravan will fly supplies to the islands hardest hit by Hurricane Irma. RAM was founded over 30 years ago, and has helped provide medical services to over 100,000 people. They are looking for volunteer pilots and healthcare professionals to provide services in underserved areas in the U.S. and the Caribbean. They currently need pilots who can fly their Caravans and their King Air 200. You can find the Remote Area Medical webpage here and their Facebook page here. In this episode, we interview RAM founder Stan Brock about the organization, and learned how doctors, dentists, optometrists, and pilots can help the organization by volunteering their time, or donating money. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Sep 13, 2017
Operation Airdrop’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts – Doug Jackson Interview
37:02

Twelve days ago, Operation Airdrop didn’t exist. What did exist was dozens of towns in Texas that were cut off from the outside world by Hurricane Harvey's flood waters, downed trees, and power lines. After driving a trailer load of supplies to Rockport, TX, Doug Jackson wondered if general aviation airplanes could be used to fly in relief supplies to isolated communities. Twelve days later, over 200 Aircraft from Mexico and all over U.S. have flown over 500 flights and delivered over 250,000 pounds of supplies. All with small, general aviation aircraft. Now the focus of the operation shifts to Florida, where Hurricane Irma is still raging as this show is being released. In our interview with Doug Jackson, he describes the catalyst for the organization--a moving encounter with a down-on-his-luck man with a sick dog--how the operation was set up in such a short period of time, and how pilots can donate money or use their airplane to deliver badly needed hurricane relief supplies. You can find the Operation Airdrop webpage here and their Facebook page here. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Sep 11, 2017
Best Aviation Jokes and Pilot Jokes – M&R Joke Hour
36:49

We asked listeners to the Aviation News Talk podcast to send us their favorite aviation joke or pilot joke. What we learned is this: pilots have a good sense of humor! Most people are involved in aviation to have fun, and nothing lightens up an airplane cockpit like a good aviation joke! We found some great jokes and this show is a compilation of the best aviation jokes we could find. So sit back, relax and have fun listening to the show. And if you like the jokes, feel free to share with others, or post your own favorite jokes for me on Google+ or Twitter. And remember, have fun and keep the blue side up! Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Sep 04, 2017
General Aviation Accident: How Glynn Falcon Survived a Crash in a Piper Arrow with its Ailerons Connected in Reverse
32:00

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. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Aug 30, 2017
Unstable Approach Definition and Private Pilot Tips for How to Fly a Stable Approach + GA News
50:35

You’ve undoubtedly heard of a stabilized approach and know it’s helpful to have one prior to landing. But many pilots don’t know all of the elements of a stabilized approach, or the potential expense of an unstable approach. Last year, two pilots I know dug deep into their wallets to pay for damage resulting from landings that followed unstable approaches. Both considered going around, but didn’t. The pilots of an IFR charter fight into Akron, Ohio in November 2015 weren’t so lucky; everyone died after their unstable approach. So what is a stabilized approach, and why does it matter? Cirrus Aircraft’s Flight Operations Manual gives a good description. It says: “A stabilized approach is characterized by a constant angle and constant rate of descent approach profile ending near the touch-down point. Stabilized approach criteria apply to all approaches including practice power-off approaches.“ It goes on to say that for VFR landings, an “approach is considered stabilized when all of the following criteria are achieved by 500' AGL:

  • Proper airspeed,
  • Correct flight path,
  • Correct aircraft configuration for phase of flight,
  • Appropriate power setting for aircraft configuration,
  • Normal angle and rate of descent,
  • Only minor corrections are required to correct deviations.

A go-around must be executed if the above conditions are not met, and the aircraft is not stabilized by 500' AGL.” This episode contains lots of tips to help you consistently fly stable approaches every time you fly the traffic pattern, including tips for long, straight-in approaches, which often lead to unstable approaches. Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Aug 26, 2017
13 Fun Ideas for National Aviation Day + GA News
45:37

National Aviation Day has been around for more than 75 years, But it probably doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves. Here are 13 fun ideas for celebrating on national aviation Day, which is August 19. Franklin D. Roosevelt created National Aviation Day in 1939 by presidential proclamation. Originally it was to celebrate the growth and advancements made in aviation. But one can’t help wonder whether it was also a way to start getting more people interested in aviation got a time when Europe was just beginning to enter World War II. Today we face a different challenge, which is how to attract more people to aviation at a time when pilots are in high demand, but new student pilot starts are declining. Here are 13 ways that you can celebrate today, or help get other people more connected to aviation. 1. Get someone else involved in aviation. 2. If you are a rusty pilot, get back into flying! 3. Fly in a new airplane type. 4. Watch an aviation themed movie. 5. Fly a flight simulator! 6. If you are a licensed pilot, fly somewhere new! 7. Visit an Aviation Museum 8. Fly a radio controlled airplane 9. Volunteer to help an aviation-related organization 10. Download and read an aviation book from your local library or from NASA 11. Go Plane Spotting 12. Thank someone who works in the aviation industry 13. Take an aviation course Click here for the listener survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and make a contribution to help me with my goal of improving the AviationNewsTalk.com website. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Aug 17, 2017
Turbocharger emergencies, TAWS Terrain Awareness Systems, Activating a Leg of an Instrument Approach + GA News
44:05

Many pilots think that if a turbocharger fails, it’s no big deal and just represents a slight loss of power, which may be inconvenient, but is in no way an emergency. They are dead wrong! All turbocharger failures must be treated as an emergency requiring an immediate landing. We’ll talk about a pilot who didn’t know this and as a result destroyed an airplane. And we had more feedback on entering the traffic at non-Towered Airports. Not everyone likes the FAA preferred entry for crossing over the field at 500 feet above pattern altitude and then turning to enter on the 45. As one listener writes, “just because ‘it takes longer’ is not an emergency. Short of a true emergency there really is no good reason to deviate from the standard procedure in my book.” Plus listener questions. A listener asks about TAWS, the Terrain Awareness Warning System and how it works. We explain the different TAWS functions, and how they help keep you safe. And an instrument pilots asks about how to activate an instrument approach on his Garmin GPS. Click here for the survey. Tell us what flight planning tools you use when planning a longer flight. Please visit my new Patreon page and help me with my goal of funding the creation of two apps for my show, one for Apple and one for Google Play, so that non-techie pilots can find the show in the app store. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Aug 09, 2017
FAA WINGS program, Marvel Comics, Non-towered airport pattern entry, More ADS-B products, Flight Design Sold + GA News
40:33

We talk about the benefits of participating in the FAA WINGS program in lieu of doing a Flight Review (formerly called a BFR), which pilots in the U.S. must do every two years. Instead of spending an hour on the ground reviewing Part 91 rules and regulations, the FAA WINGS program lets you can take free online courses instead, which may be a better use of your time, if you choose courses that help keep you safer when you fly.

We had lots of feedback on entering the traffic at non-Towered Airports. Not everyone likes the FAA preferred entry for crossing over the field at 500 feet above pattern altitude and then turning to enter on the 45. But we don’t get to pick which rules to follow and not follow, just because we don’t like them!

Plus an Air Canada flight 759 near miss update. Oddly, that aircraft was not visible on SFO’s surface radar for 12 seconds, and we explain why. Plus listener questions. An instrument pilots asks about how to activate an instrument approach on his Garmin GPS.

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Aug 03, 2017
Cirrus Embark – Free Training for Buyers of Used Cirrus Aircraft – Ivy McIver Interview
19:42

Cirrus Aircraft announced a ground breaking new program called Cirrus Embark that provides free, yes absolutely free flight training to buyers of pre-owned Cirrus Aircraft. So if you were to buy a ten-year old Cirrus from someone, you can get up to 3 days of free flight training, paid for by Cirrus! It’s called the Cirrus Embark program, and we interview Ivy McIver, SR Product Line Manager at Cirrus Aircraft to talk about the Embark program. If you are thinking about buying a new, or late model Cirrus, please contact me now, so that I can give you some tips to help you with your decision process. You can contact me here. Click here for the survey. Tell us which plane you fly most often. Please visit my new Patreon page and help me with my goal of funding the creation of two apps for my show, one for Apple and one for Google Play, so that non-techie pilots can find the show in the app store. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.  

Jul 31, 2017
Private Pilot Tips for Non-Towered Airports, Free Cirrus Training, ATC Privatization, and Air Canada Near Miss Update + GA News
39:31

We talk about flying at non-Towered Airports, including how to enter on the 45, when on the opposite side of the airport. The preferred method of entry from the opposite side of the pattern is to announce your intentions and cross over midfield at least 500 feet above pattern altitude; here in Northern California, pilot examiners look for pilots on checkrides to cross at 1,000 feet above the traffic pattern altitude. When well clear of the pattern—approximately 2 miles—scan carefully for traffic, descend to pattern altitude, then turn right to enter at 45° to the downwind leg at midfield. Air Canada flight 759 had a near miss last week, and a retired Air Canada captain told me that their procedures require pilots to back up visual approaches with electronic navigation. But apparently this pilot didn’t follow that procedure, and he nearly landed on top of several airliners on a taxiway. Plus listener questions how to legally exit an airport under a TFR, and an instrument pilots asks about whether to load an instrument approach with vectors or an IAF. Click here for the survey. Tell us which plane you fly most often. Please visit my new Patreon page and help me with my goal of funding the creation of two apps for my show, one for Apple and one for Google Play, so that non-techie pilots can find the show in the app store. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Jul 28, 2017
Private Pilot Tips for Traffic Patterns, Cirrus Crash, ATC Privatization, and Air Canada Near Miss Update + GA News
01:00:52

We talk about flying the traffic pattern, and talk in detail about flying a Cessna 172 in the traffic pattern. For example, many people don’t know the exact meaning of “Make Right Traffic.” It means, fly to a position where you can enter the traffic pattern on the 45, then turn to downwind and fly the traffic pattern. It doesn’t mean to enter on the downwind. And of course you should be at pattern altitude when you’re on the 45. We also talk about doing a forward slip in a Cessna 172 and use of flaps during crosswind landings. Air Canada flight 759 had a near miss last week, when it inadvertently lined up to land on a taxiway instead of on the runway. We talk about how confirmation bias may have contributed to the lack of awareness that the Air Canada pilots had about their situation. We also talk about a recent fatal Cirrus SR22 crash in Sonoma, California, and the importance of never pulling the parachute below 400 feet, as it will most likely make things worse! I give details about a recent flight I took from El Paso, Texas to Concord, CA with the new owner of a Cessna 206. We postponed the trip because of a heat wave 3 weeks ago. Plus listener questions about using flaps during crosswind landings and whether you can fly if you’re legally using medical marijuana. Click here for the survey. Tell us which plane you fly most often. Please visit my new Patreon page and help me with my goal of funding the creation of two apps for my show, one for Apple and one for Google Play, so that non-techie pilots can find the show in the app store. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Jul 20, 2017
Beechcraft Bonanza and the American Bonanza Society - Tom Turner Interview
43:31

When pilots think about stepping up to a high performance aircraft, the Beechcraft Bonanza, is often on their short list. And for most pilots who rent or own a complex aircraft, such as the Bonanza that one of the best ways to remain safe in these aircraft is to become a member of an aircraft type club, like the American Bonanza Society, which is in the news because it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary.

We sit down with down with Tom Turner, Executive Director of the American Bonanza Society’s Air Safety Foundation, and ask him to talk in general about the many the services and benefits pilots typically get when they join a Aircraft Type Clubs, of which there are more than 100, and then we drill down and talk about the specifics of the American Bonanza Society and the services they provide for Beechcraft Bonanza owners and pilots.

Click here for the listener survey. Tell us which plane you fly most often. Please visit my new Patreon page and help me with my goal of funding the creation of two apps for my show, one for Apple and one for Google Play, so that non-techie pilots can find the show in the app store. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Jul 14, 2017
Air Canada News Near Miss at SFO, Private Pilot Tips on Squelch and Audio Panels, ATC Privatization + GA News
51:45

Air Canada flight 759 had a near miss last week, when it inadvertently lined up to land on a taxiway instead of on the runway. The FlightAware online tracking service showed the Air Canada Airbus 320 dropping to as low as 175 feet before increasing altitude above Taxiway C, flying over three fully loaded United Airlines and one Philippine Airlines airliners. At 11:55 p.m., the time of the incident, Runway 28L was closed with its lights dark, according to the FAA. It’s possible that shifted the Air Canada pilot’s orientation to the right, leading him to think that Taxiway C was actually runway 28R. We talk about the key reason that a disaster was narrowly averted, and how that applies to pilots flying general aviation aircraft. We also talk about the poorly understood squelch controls on radios and intercoms and how to set them properly. And about how to operate the switches on older audio panels found in 1960s through 1980s Cessnas and Pipers. Plus listener questions: Should you Dive and Drive on an instrument approach? How should a future CFI learn to land from the right seat? What should you do if you violate the minimum altitudes over a wildlife or marine sanctuary? Click here for the survey. Tell us which plane you fly most often. Please visit my new Patreon page and help me with my goal of funding the creation of two apps for my show, one for Apple and one for Google Play, so that non-techie pilots can find the show in the app store. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Jul 12, 2017
Private Pilot Tips, Flight Training Listener Question, ATC Privatization Update + GA News
47:00

Please take the Aviation News Talk podcast July 2017 Listener survey! Click here for the survey. Tell us which plane you fly most often. Please visit my new Patreon page and help me with my goal of funding the creation of two apps for my show, one for Apple and one for Google Play, so that non-techie pilots can find the show in the app store. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. In this podcast, I pass along over 20 tips for student pilots and private pilots that CFIs thought would be so obvious that they didn't need to tell their students. Of course they were all obvious in hindsight!  For example, for a first solo, the CFI hops out, the student taxies away, and then flies the around the pattern. You’d think it would be obvious that they need to lock the door after the CFI hops out. But it wasn't obvious to one student, who had the door open in flight….on his first solo. Plus listener email: We talk about how to prevent a jet-fuel aircraft, like the DA42 from being accidentally fueled with Avgas, which would destroy the engines. And, someone asks via Twitter, do people usually do flight training in only one type of aircraft when going for a private pilot certificate? Links Can You Be A Pilot With Diabetes? Teterboro Circling Conundrum News Stories

Jul 05, 2017
Air Traffic Control (ATC) Government Privatization Explained - Call to Action for General Aviation Private and Instrument Pilots and People Planning to Learn to Fly to Contact Congress
02:01:51

ATC Privatization On June 22, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives released H.R. 2997, the AIRR Act, calling for the privatization of Air Traffic Control in the U.S. Later, both EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, and NBAA, the National Business Aviation Association, issued an urgent call for members to contact their representatives in Congress to oppose ATC privatization. AOPA, the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association, also sent a call for their members to contact their representations just before we published this show, which is why we weren't able to mention them in the podcast. Please take action by going to govt.eaa.org to generate a letter to your representatives in Congress. Please support my show by checking out my new Patreon Page. You will ultimately find lots of free posts on the page. To kick things off, I just posted a pdf of the Delta Airlines study on privatization, which you can download and read for free now. I've also posted results of an ATC Privatization survey of US pilots conducted of Airplane Geeks podcast listeners in February 2017. Please consider supporting my show with contributions of as little as $2 per month, also at my Patreon page. Today, I’m devoting this entire episode to privatization. I’ll be playing audio clips from the President, members of Congress, Airline CEOs, EAA CEO Jack Pelton, and from pilots in other countries that have privatized their air traffic control system. I’ll also share results of a survey of pilot podcast listeners on privatizing ATC. And to help me, I'm joined by Senior Editor of Flying Magazine, Rob Mark. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. Audio Clip sources

  • Review of Air Traffic Control Reform Proposals - Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure House of Representatives. February 10, 2016. Video   Hearing Transcript
  • Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Federal Aviation Administration Authorization - Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure House of Representatives June 8, 2017. Video
  • Full Committee Markup -  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure House of Representatives. June 27, 2017. Video
Jun 30, 2017
Hot Weather Flying Tips, Use of GPS on VOR Approach, ATC Privatization + GA News
53:02

Please take the Aviation News Talk podcast 2017 Listener survey! Click here for the survey. In this podcast, I explain the effects of hot weather on the general aviation airplanes and pilots. We talk about how to calculated density altitude, which is altitude compensated for non-standard pressure and temperature. We also talk about how humidity can also affect density altitude by as much as 32%, especially at lower altitudes. We also discuss the effects on human physiology and give tips for what pilots can do to minimize the effects of heat on themselves while preflighting and flying general aviation aircraft. Plus listener email: we also discuss the new rules under which you can use an IFR-certified GPS when flying a VOR instrument approach, and how fuel pumps meters are certified by local counties to assure that you get the exact amount of fuel that you pay for. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Jun 20, 2017
Shutdown Mag Checks, ADS-B solution alternatives, static wicks +GA News
43:26

Please take the Aviation News Talk podcast 2017 Listener survey! Click here for the survey. In this podcast, I explain how to properly do a magneto ground check before engine shutdown, to assure you won’t have a hot prop if you move the propeller by hand. This is a followup to a much longer discussion on magneto and hot props in episode 13. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

News Stories

  • Diesel Cessna Skyhawk JT-A Awarded FAA Certification
  • Saturday's Beechjet Flameout Marks Fifth in Type
  • Alternative bill to ATC Privatization introduced
  • NTSB Pilot shuts off one engine before fatal plane crash near Haines
  • New cataract-correcting replacement lens approved
  • Paris Airshow Preview
  • Lancair Brings Back Mako
  • Merlin PSA Quick-Build Kit Earns FAA 51% Approval
  • Navajo Strikes Gator In Orlando

    Plus listener email: We explain static electricity and how static wicks work to dissipate it from an aircraft, a listener asks why flying in IMC seems so different from flying under a hood, two pilots asks about which ADS-B alternative to install in their aircraft, a pilot asks how to stay current flying in four different airplanes, and a listener from Belgium ask why in the U.S. the FAA refers to pilot certificates instead of pilot licenses and flyers are called airmen and not pilots.

    In Flight Problems
    If an engine becomes rough during flight, it could be because one magneto has developed a timing problem. In that case, switch to the L and R positions to see if the engine runs better in one of those positions. If it does, leave the magneto switches or key in that position for the rest of the flight and report the problem to your mechanic.

    Shutdown Mag Check
    Some checklists say to switch the mag switches or key very briefly to the Off position, so you can hear if the engine is stopping. If it is, that verifies that both mags are properly grounded. Then before the engine quits, switch back to the Both position and shut down the engine properly by pulling the mixture to idle. If there’s a mag key, it’s important that you do this check by turning all the way to the Off position, and not just turn to the L and R positions, as some CFIs insist. Turning to the L and R positions checks part of the grounding system, but it doesn’t check whether the switch itself works in the Off position! It's not unusual for an older switch to become corroded and fail to work in one position, so definitely do the shutdown mag check by switching briefly to the Off position. Do the mag checks and engine shutdown procedures properly, and you will greatly enhance your safety when you move a prop.
Jun 13, 2017
Low Cost, Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for certificated, experimental and LSA Aircraft – Garmin Interview - EP14
33:53

Garmin recently announced that their low-cost, G5 Electronic Flight Instrument will now be available for use in certificated aircraft. It fits directly into a standard 3 1/8 inch hole used for instruments in most aircraft, which reduces installation time and cost. In this Newsmakers episode of the Aviation News Talk podcast, we interview Garmin software engineer Joe Gepner, who helped design the G5. The Garmin G5 is a direct replacement for a round-gauge attitude indicator, and it was originally introduced for experimental and LSA aircraft in July 2016. Pricing of that version starts at $1199. Later, Garmin introduced a second page in the G5 that displays a HSI, so that it can also be used as a direct replacement for a DG, heading indicator, or HSI. If a pilot has two of these instruments in an aircraft and the one displaying the attitude indicator fails, the G5 displaying an HSI can be switched in flight to display the attitude indicator. In May 2017, Garmin announced a version of the G5 Electronic Flight Instrument that can be used to retrofit attitude indicators and DG/heading indicators in over 600 models of the most common certificated aircraft. That makes it easy for Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft and other aircraft owners to easily retrofit their aircraft with a low cost glass panel display. A single Garmin G5 for certificated aircraft sells for about $2500, and includes an installation kit, magnetometer and 4-hour backup battery. When configured as a attitude indicator replacement, the Garmin G5 looks like a miniature version of a Garmin G1000 PFD (primary flight display). Like the G1000, it displays the six primary flight instruments: airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, an attitude indicator, HSI, and turn coordinator with slip/skid indicator. It also displays ground speed and ground track from a built-in GPS. The experimental/LSA version of the Garmin G5 also has a built-in autopilot. To use it, two optional servo motors need to be installed. Listen to episode 14 of the Aviation News Talk podcast now to learn more about how owners can retrofit older aircraft with the Garmin G5 to add glass cockpit features and reliability to these planes. Please take the Aviation News Talk podcast 2017 Listener survey! Click here for the survey. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

Jun 08, 2017
Hot prop dangers, how Magnetos Work, and Best Way to do a Mag check + GA News - EP 13
38:45

Please take the Aviation News Talk podcast 2017 Listener survey! Click here for the survey. In this podcast, we talk about hot props, magnetos, and how moving a propeller can result in your death. I had never seen a video of a propeller starting accidentally, but while researching this episode I found one, and I’ve included a link to it here. You’ll see that pilot was shocked when the engine started and that he barely escaped serious injury. We also talk about magnetos, which are the culprits that can lead to a hot prop. We’ll discuss the mag check that most pilots do during their runup before takeoff, and how to use it to make sure you don’t have a hot prop. I wanted to talk about this because I run into many experienced pilots who are not aware of how to determine whether they have a hot prop, or of safe ways to move a propeller by hand. You can Dictate a listener question from your phone and I’ll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email. News Stories

Jun 06, 2017
Overview of Traffic systems, how TIS traffic works & limitations, Avoiding Unstable Approaches + GA News - EP12
39:01
May 26, 2017
Portable ADS-B receiver limitations, Cutting flying costs, BasicMed for safety pilots, CFI arrested, Aztec loses landing gear + GA News - EP10
39:20
May 18, 2017
Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet Review & Visit to Cirrus Aircraft Customer Experience Vision Center in Knoxville, TN - EP11
41:04

The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet is a single-engine jet priced just under $2 million. In this episode, we review the Cirrus jet during a trip to the Cirrus Customer Experience Vision Center in Knoxville, TN. If you are trying to decide between buying a new Cirrus SR20, SR22, or a slightly used one, or if you're considering buying a SF50 Vision Jet, please contact me early in the process so I can help you with that evaluation. I specialize in the Cirrus and work with people around country. If you enjoyed this show, please support it by telling your aviation friends, or leaving a review in the Apple podcast app, or by signing up for my courses at PilotLearning.com. You can also Dictate a listener question from your phone and I'll try to answer it on a future show, or send an email.

May 16, 2017
Icon A-5 seaplane crash, Diamond DA42 trip report, Airline Pilot use of pitch and power to control airspeed+GA news - EP9
46:13
May 11, 2017
Fatal Cirrus SR22 crash, Inspecting a Cessna 182, Why new airplane owners crash +GA news - EP8
50:17
May 04, 2017
Planning a cross country flight from California to Texas in a Diamond DA42NG - EP7
38:50

Dictate a listener question from your phone, or send an email. Max talks about the planning he's doing now for a cross country trip from Palo Alto California to the Dallas, Texas area in a Diamond DA42NG. He looks at the weather forecast, the route, altitudes, and the many items that he's bring along for the trip. Best of all, you can follow the trip by following N616SA in flightaware.com, if you're listening to this episode on Friday, April 28.

Apr 28, 2017
Flying Cirrus SR22 & Diamonds, CFI Training, general aviation culture + GA News - EP6
45:13

Nailing airspeed in the Cirrus SR22, How do you become a CFI flight instructor, general aviation culture, feds raid flight school, air marshall leaves gun in Delta lavatory, & GA News. Dictate a listener question from your phone, or send an email. News stories

Listener question: How do you become a CFI? Dispatcher Mike of the Flying and Life podcast discusses the airlines use of Part 135 charter aircraft.

Apr 26, 2017
Red Bull Winner, Pilot Arrested, Flying the Atlantic, Deadly Distractions +GA News - EP5
46:25

[caption id="attachment_163" align="alignleft" width="174"] Aviation News Talk #1 in iTunes.[/caption] Aviation News Talk was #1 in the Aviation category of iTunes this week. Totally cool! Thanks for listening! A Crash that sent pilot to closed runway prompts FAA changes. When pilot Joseph Milo reported engine trouble, an air traffic controller directed him to a nearby airfield. But the airfield had actually closed 25 years earlier, and industrial buildings occupied its former runway. Milo crashed a quarter-mile away and died. His death prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to update its procedures to include weekly accuracy checks of its radar video maps The FAA has adopted a new airworthiness directive, effective Wednesday, in response to a report of an event aboard an American Champion Aircraft Corp. airplane. Specifically, a pilot reported dealing with a stuck aileron during a flight in his Super Decathlon (model no. 8KCAB), and while he was able to “un-stick” the aileron and land successfully, the subsequent examination of the aircraft uncovered a “cracked structure around several of the aileron hinges,” according to the AD. Area Forecasts (FA) to be discontinued in October 2017. AOPA Regional Fly-in at Camarillo, CA on April 28-29 EAA officials announced this week that the Founder’s Innovation Prize competition will continue through 2020, with five years’ worth of finalists eligible for a major grand prize. Each year’s competition welcomes ideas to counter loss of control accidents in amateur-built aircraft. Five aircraft violated air restrictions during President Trump’s 4-day Easter weekend stay at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday. If you’re keeping track there have been 13 weekends since the President was inaugurated on Friday, January 20. Seven of those weekends have been spent in Palm Beach. So pilots in Florida going to have to get used to the fact that it appears that on any given weekend, there’s a greater than 50% chance there will be a 30 NM TFR around Palm Beach. So far, those visits have averaged over 3 days per visit. A Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested on a weapons charge in New York after airport security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 55-year-old Erik Gibson was slated to pilot a flight to Tampa, Florida, on Monday morning when TSA officers found the gun during routine screening. Over the weekend a Cessna 208 lost power and landed in a field safely in Texas. And there’s a winner…for the Red Bull races in San Diego last weekend. Japanese pilot Yoshi Muroya placed first. Stemme AG, best known for its high-end motor gliders, the S10 and S12, has announced its merger with Remos AG, the German maker of the GX light sport aircraft. [caption id="attachment_164" align="alignleft" width="300"] Volocopter 2X. Photo by Ute Stumpf[/caption] More new models from Friedrichshafen, Germany show. e-Volo shows 2X Volocopter on sale in 2018. The German company plans to certify the two-seat 2X under a new German Ultralight category being created for 2018 and offer the 2X for sale next year.   The first Public Showing Of The 11-seat Tecnam P2012 Traveller. Australia International Airshow was held last month at the Avalon Airport Video from ThePlaneSpotterHD on Youtube. The boys for the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast released a new episode yesterday in which they did interviews at the Avalon Airport. So if you want to know more about the Avalon show, look for episode 130 of the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast. FAA ATC Privatization Update. AP Story. NBAA story. Deadly Cockpit Distractions. We talk about how to identify them when they occur, and what to do once you identify them.

Apr 19, 2017
United Airlines PR Disaster & FlyOtto’s Offer to UAL: Aircraft Charter Service - EP4
37:06

Interview with Rod Rakic, founder of FlyOtto.com, on a creative alternative to United’s current policy of bumping paying passengers to seat airline employees: On demand charter aircraft. This week, United Airlines is in the news for the PR disaster they created on the ground at the Chicago O'Hare Airport when they dragged a passenger off a plane to make room for airline employees who need to get to Louisville to crew a flight the next today. The passenger, Dr. David Dao, screamed as officers pulled him out of his seat. They slammed his face into the armrest and then dragged him, apparently unconscious, by his arms along the aircraft's aisle. In the aftermath, FlyOtto, an on-demand air charter service, made an interesting offer to United Airlines.

Apr 14, 2017
Cirrus SR22 crash, Why Cessna 182s seem nose heavy, Red Bull Races + GA News - EP3
40:34

Delta aids downed SR22, Cessna 182s seem nose heavy but aren’t. Here’s why + how-to tips for landings that won’t crunch the nose gear. 182s and Bonanza hit by expensive service bulletin. Click here to send a Listener Question you'd like answered on the show. If you're thinking of buying a new or late model Cirrus SR20 or SR22, please contact me as early in your decision making process as possible, so that I can provide you the most assistance. Landing Technique in the Cessna 182 The Cessna 182 is an excellent aircraft, but it has one knock against it that’s undeserved. Many pilots say the Cessna 182 is “nose heavy,” making it difficult to land. I respectfully disagree. The Cessna 182 is not difficult to land, IF you know how to land it properly and remain proficient through practice. And while calling it “nose heavy,” seems to match what pilots experience when landing the aircraft, an aeronautical engineer would blanch at that description. The C182 balances at its center of gravity like any other aircraft; the front end is NOT heavier than the back end. It is true that nose wheel damage and bent firewalls are common for 182s that have spent their lives as rental aircraft. So yes, it’s easier to make a bad landing in a 182 than in a 172. And those bad landings often involve the nose wheel hitting the runway before the main wheels touch down. If you want to know three simple steps for better C182 landings, skip to the end of this article. If you want to know why those steps work so well, listen to this episode! General Aviation News

  1. Two people on board a plane that crashed into the side of a mountain at Olympic National Park in Washington state on Sunday evening have survived after making a distress call picked up by a nearby Delta Air Lines flight.
  2. A new Service Bulletin from Continental Motors is going to cost some Cessna 182 and Beech Bonanza owners may have to shell out big bucks in the next hundred hours because of an engine service bulletin.
  3. The Red Bull Air Race World Championship makes a welcome return to San Diego on the 15-16 April 2017.
  4. Diamond Aircraft launched three new diesel-powered singles at Aero Friedrichshafen. They are the four-place DA50-IV, five-place DA50-V and seven-place DA50-VII with 230-, 260- and 360-horsepower Safran/SMA diesels. The -VII will also be available with a 375-horsepower Lycoming gas engine or a Ukranian turboprop. The DA-50-V was on display at the show and is shown below; click for full size images. [caption id="attachment_153" align="alignleft" width="278"] DA-50-V. Photo by Ute Stumpf[/caption] [caption id="attachment_157" align="alignnone" width="281"] Diamond DA-50 Interior. Photo by Ute Stumpf[/caption]
  5. Airbus has abandoned its plan to produce the electric E-Fan two-seater as a ready-for-sale training aircraft. Instead they will build a 2 mega watts demonstrator that will be a prototype for an electric powered airliner.
  6. Electric-powered aircraft will gather for a fly-in at the Grenchen airport in Switzerland, Sept. 9-10, the first event of its kind in Europe.
  7. Walter Extra has further cemented his status as a legendary figure in aviation, setting a new world electric airplane speed record in March to go with the electric time-to-climb mark he set in November.
  8. The STC Group has received an STC for the installation kit for the non-TSO’d Trio Pro Pilot digital autopilot into dozens of models of Cessna 172s and 182s, with more to follow soon.
  9. Avidyne expects to have a wireless hotspot of some kind certified by 2018.
  10. Owners of U.S.-registered, fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft that are not currently equipped with Version 2 of ADS-B Out are eligible for a $500 rebate Rebates are still available and they are being issued on a first-come, first-served basis until 20,000 are claimed or until the end of the one-year program, whichever comes first. Eligible aircraft owners can reserve a rebate until Sept. 18, 2017, the program’s last day to accept reservations, if any are still available.
  11. Flight Design has announced a new LSA model, the KLA-100, a two-seat training aircraft.
  12. A new company announced plans to build a Finnish LSA amphib in Maine. The Atol Avion will be built at Brunswick Landing, the former NAS Brunswick.
  13. Mark and Conrad Huffstutler are the new owners of the Lancair. They plan to support the models from the 320 on up, and will eventually be putting effort into the new Mako – a four seat, fixed-main-gear aircraft with a retracting nose gear.
  14. Lancair Owners & Builders Association is having a gathering in Sante Fe, NM, August 31-September 3.
  15. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Sen. James Inhofe sent a letter requests the FAA include funding to provide air traffic and safety services at major aviation events, like EAA AirVenture, in its budget for the next year.
Apr 12, 2017
2017 Cirrus SR22 G6 Review + GA News - EP 2
37:52

Podcast Show Notes - Ep 2 After the News, I give my review of my flight in a 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6, which uses the Perspective+ glass cockpit. Here's a list of some features from that review. For full details, or if you're trying to decide between buying a new or used Cirrus, contact me and I can give you some guidance on the tradeoffs. For anyone interested in eventually buying the SF50 Cirrus jet, you may want to start your training in a 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6, since it has virtually the same cockpit! Most of the features differences I discuss about the 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6 are related to differences between the Perspective and Perspective+ avionics. But there are some external differences. For example, the Cirrus has keyless entry, so you can unlock it with a key fob. When you do, the new light tubes which wrap around the length of the wing tips illuminate. The lights stay on until you climb above 300 feet, when they switch to a pulsating "wig-wag" functionality, which greatly enhances the plane's visibility to other pilots. Some of the 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6 features you'll find inside include:

  • Cell phone storage pocket on front of pilot seat.
  • Optional automatic yaw damper turns on at 200 feet and off at 300 feet
  • Weight & Balance page lets you enter weights, fuel, TKS, baggage, & plots position on graph.
  • QWERTY keyboard makes it easier to enter flight planes
  • At shutdown, flight plan saved and transponder set to 1200
  • Can load a Visual Approach to any runway using the PROC key
    • Choice of Straight in, which takes you to a 5.1 mile final
    • Or Vectors, which provides a curved path to a 1.4 mile final
    • Visual approach also calculates a descent profile to fly
  • Option to display sectionals, IFR high, or IFR low en route charts on MFD
  • You can transfer flight plans between the airplane and an iPad or smartphone
  • On Traffic Page, turn knob to sequentially view info for each aircraft

Some of the new 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6 features on the PFD include:

  • Can displays maps in HSI on PFD
  • Coms – displays name of facility you’re talking to
  • Aircraft Callsign displayed on PFD near Coms
  • SurfaceWatch displays description of where you are located on ground
  • Groundspeed displayed next to TAS at bottom of Airspeed tapeCirrus says the Perspective+ has ten (10x) times faster processing speed than prior Cirrus Perspective® avionics. I found no delays in using the displays.

If you're interested in the new 2017 SR20, it has a power upgrade to a Lycoming IO-390 engine with 215hp! And it comes with a useful load increase up to 150lbs more. It also has the same wingtip lights and Perspective+ found in the 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6. General Aviation News

  1. ForeFlight Glide Advisor™️ helps you to quickly assess your landing options in case you ever lose engine power in flight. Using terrain, GPS data, and your aircraft’s best glide speed and ratio, ForeFlight shapes a glide range ring around your own ship icon on the moving map display.
  2. When Garmin released its NXi upgrade of the G1000 integrated flight deck in January, it also announced the new visual approach feature, and that has now been added to the GTN 650/750 touchscreen GPS/com/navigators. The visual approach guidance feature adds a new visual approach in the procedure menu, and it provides advisory vertical guidance “based on a published glide path angle or a three-degree glideslope from the threshold of the runway, while considering terrain and obstacle clearance,” according to Garmin. The procedure is designed to help pilots fly a stabilized approach. If the pilot hasn’t already selected the visual approach when nearing a destination airport with a flight plan loaded, the GTN automatically provides a short cut to load and activate the visual approach when the aircraft is within five miles of the airport.
  3. The Garmin G5 is a low cost, drop in replacement for attitude indicator and/or a directional gyro. It will be soon be available for certificated aircraft. The TruTrak autopilot will also soon be available for certificated aircraft. Aspen Avionics is offering a $1000 discount in April only on the VFR version of their PFD.
  4. UAvionics, introduced four new ADS-B products. And there's a new dual band ADS-B receiver from Dynon for LSA and experimental aircraft.
  5. In LSA news, the Viper SD-4 light sport aircraft was introduced at Sun n Fun. Belite introduces the low cost Chipper kit aircraft.
  6. In Privatization news, American Airlines CEO Doug Baker argues that airline trips have increased a half hour since 1979 and it attributes that to ATC delays. Max Trescott puts that myth to rest; in 1979, the airlines were flying 727s and 747s that were faster than any of today airliners. Also, airlines weren't padding their schedules so that they could improve their on-time performance reports now compiled by the Commerce Department. Also, members of the Trump administration are visiting Canada this week to see their privatized ATC system.
  7. In International news, the new electric Volta helicopter will give a demonstration flight at AERO 2017 in Friendrichshafhaven, Germany. It recently hovered for 15 minutes. And REMOS AG, has delivered the first production line copy of a GXiS that conforms to German Ultralight standards. The aircraft, registered as D-MIDA, expands the fleet of a flight school operation known as UTC, based in Schoenberg (EDPK), Bavaria.
  8. Once again, a California flight school, this time in Fresno, is closing its doors, and foreign students from Taiwan and other countries, who've paid as much as $58,000 to attend, may be out their money. NEVER pay a flight school more than 10-20% in advance, even if they offer you a discount.
  9. Drunk pilots in the news. A drunk pilot headed to San Diego overflew his destination by 70 miles and landed his Cherokee in a parking lot. And an airline pilot who passed out in the cockpit of an airline in Canada is sentenced to 8 months in prison.
  10. Harrison Ford has his day in court. After remedial flight training, his incident in which he landed on a taxiway at the John Wayne Airport is now behind him.

Listener Question An air traffic controller asks "Is LPV the most accurate and is it considered a precision approach. Do you prefer ILS or RNAV?" Max tells him the LPV is the low minimums to which you can fly an RNAV (GPS) approach, and while it's almost exactly like a precision approach, it doesn't meet the international definition for a precision approach. Max prefers the to fly an LPV approach, though flying an ILS is easier for pilots who aren't expert at using their GPSs!

Apr 06, 2017