Category Archives: Procedures

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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Forward Slip to Landing

Courtesy of Jason Schapert on M0A.com: As always, thanks, Jason!

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Google Glass on the Flight Deck

Ditch the iPad, it looks like there’s a new cockpit accessory that you might not be able to go without. From FlightClub: See the whole post here.

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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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True Airspeed for Fuel Management

Here’s an interesting post on Air Facts from a gentleman that studiously reviews his fuel requirements so he never comes up short: “If you look in your POH, there should be a graph describing True Airspeed, Density Altitude and Engine … Continue reading

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Starting an approach at the IF

AOPA fills instrument pilots in on how to start an approach at the Intermediate Fix. “Instrument pilots know that there are two ways to start an instrument approach: they can get vectors or fly direct to an initial approach fix … Continue reading

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Are you up to the approach?

Air Facts Journal has a great post on some of the most interesting approaches: “Everybody loves a good approach plate. At least Air Facts readers do. After we shared seven bizarre instrument approach charts last year, we had hundreds of … Continue reading

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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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