Category Archives: Training

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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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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The Impossible Turn

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

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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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Crosswind Prep

J. Mac McClellan talks about the challenges with crosswinds: “The crosswind capability of an airplane actually has two elements. One issue is flight control authority, and the other is capability to stay on the runway during rollout. Identifying the crosswind … Continue reading

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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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