Category Archives: Training

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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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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