Category Archives: Training

Turning Stalls

Like Jason Schappert, I was not asked to do any turning stalls until my private pilot check ride. Here’s something every student pilot should learn: Thanks again, Jason!

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Flight Planning Apps

AOPA gives a roundup of flight planning apps for IOS and Android: “Before taking off, a pilot must complete myriad planning duties. The five apps listed below, sent in by members, help with many of those functions, including FBO/airport information, … Continue reading

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RAIM Failure

For those pilots using GPS, RAIM is essential. John D. Collins gives a tremendous explanation of how RAIM works and the possible failures on the Ask A Flight Instructor blog: “RAIM is a calculation that a GPS receiver makes to … Continue reading

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Fighting Complacency in an IFR Game

Jason Miller from takes us through the mental process of shooting multiple approaches with zero reported visibility. Click the following link to hear the podcast: Zero_Sum_Game Flight Plan at SkyVector.com Find the instrument approach to San Carlos here. You can … Continue reading

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Bird Strike Caught on Video

From AVweb: “Pilot Keith Baird was flying his Cessna 210 with a new video camera on board for the first time, just after Christmas, when a Canada goose crashed through the windscreen, and he caught it on camera. Baird said … Continue reading

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A Gift for the Aviator that has everything

I know it isn’t Thanksgiving yet, but it is never too early to start putting together your own Xmas list. Air Facts reviews “Weather Flying” and I think it’s made mine: “When Bob Buck’s book Weather Flying was released in … Continue reading

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Are you ready for an IFR Approach?

Air Facts puts together a list of some of the toughest approaches. “In spite of what new instrument students might think, not all IFR approaches are straight-in ILSs to 200 and 1/2. Some airports just don’t lend themselves to an … Continue reading

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Acrobatic Ride Along

This looks like a lot of fun. From Air & Space Magazine, it’s a ride along with Sean Tucker. Make sure you tighten your shoulder straps:

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Pitch + Power = Performance

Jason Miller provides an interesting podcast where he deconstructs this common aviation phrase that confuses many student pilots. Find the link to the podcast here.

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Certification Changes for the Private

John King of King Schools weighs in on Aero-News Network about how pilots should be more engaged in certification changes: “For years pilots have complained about the FAA knowledge test questions. While there are so many important things to ask … Continue reading

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