Author Archives: Dave C

The Dangerous Departure

J. Mac McClellan tells us about the most dangerous stall. And it isn’t the one most instructors think it is: “If you have been flying for more than a few years you probably believe most stall/spin accidents happen in the … Continue reading

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Aviation 101

This is interesting for the student pilots out there. Embry-Riddle is offering a free Aviation 101 class. From the website: AVIATION 101 is comprised of nine video lessons, which will introduce you to a variety of topics in aviation. Aircraft … Continue reading

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ForeFlight looks stronger

As smaller EFB companies exit the market, ForeFlight is quickly becoming the standard among iPad users: “AOPA is exiting the electronic flight bag (EFB) market, and the association’s existing products, the FlyQ EFB iPad application and related FlyQ Pocket smartphone … Continue reading

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Insight on Flight Training

This is a long one from Jason Schappert, but he has some great insights for those considering pursuing a pilot’s certificate. You can find Jason here.

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767 Go Around

From AVweb: “The official told CNN the Russian UTair crew had been cleared to land but chose to abort on their own authority. The Aerolineas Argentinas crew also had been cleared to taxi across the runway. A spokesperson told The … Continue reading

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The Impossible Turn

Jason Schappert takes us through the impossible turn: Thanks, Jason!

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A Century of the Autopilot

From AOPA: “It seems hard to believe, but the first aircraft autopilot was demonstrated 100 years ago today. On June 18, 1914, Lawrence Sperry let go of the controls of a Curtiss C-2 biplane, stood up in the cockpit, and … Continue reading

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Hayward to Oshkosh

General Aviation News lets us know about the 50th anniversary of the Air Rally: “Organizers note it’s less than 60 days from the start of the Hayward Air Rally from Hayward, Calif., to Oshkosh. More than 30 aircraft have entered … Continue reading

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CFI Best Practices

The Greater Saint Louis Flight Instructors Association is hosting a round table that pilots at any level can benefit from. Here’s the information about their event this Thursday, June 5th. CFI Best Practices: Roundtable and Open Forum Discussion featuring John … Continue reading

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NY Times: Intimate View of America, From Above

If you’re considering getting into general aviation, this is a great read from the NY Times: “We are rolling down the runway, increasing speed. At 70 knots, my husband lifts the nose of our small plane and we are suddenly … Continue reading

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