Monthly Archives: October 2011

Slow-onset Hypoxia

Bruce Landsberg at the Air Safety Institute has an interesting blog post up about oxygen impairment. He notes that it can begin well below the altitude of 12,500 that mandates supplemental oxygen: “A pulse oximeter is a wonderfully simple-to-use device … Continue reading

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Cooler temperatures mean….

Better aircraft performance and beautiful fall leaves. There’s still plenty of time to get your fall foliage flight in. My flight up around Grafton on Friday made for some terrific leaf viewing.

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Aviation Affecting College Football Realignment?

As Mizzou contemplates leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, it’s interesting that aviation plays a key role for those trying to get in. From the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail: “Sen. Jay Rockefeller said sudden complaints about flight access … Continue reading

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Stopping the “Panic Pull”

AOPA Online has an interesting article from a recent magazine issue. It confronts the “Panic Pull”: “A multiyear study by Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), an Arizona firm that offers a range of upset recovery courses, found that the pull … Continue reading

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New FAA Website for Laser Incidents

The FAA has a new website that makes it easier for pilots and the general public to report incidents where lasers are pointed at aircraft. From EAA News: “And it’s not just airliners experiencing laser tagging; according to Tammy Jones, … Continue reading

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Double check your iPad before flight

iPad and other Apple device users should take note of a programming issue that can occur after updating the operating system to iOS5. From AOPA Pilot Reporting Points Blog: Essentially the device senses the memory is full, or almost full, … Continue reading

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Preventing VFR into IMC

Ensuring a safe return home should be the top priority of every pilot. The Air Safety Institute has a very sobering video that highlights the dangers of unrated pilots that choose to push the limits of flying into instrument meteorological … Continue reading

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When there are no good options

I came across this interesting read on the Air Facts blog. It’s about Pete Bedell’s journey to the AOPA Summit in some rough weather: This past September, the Northeast U.S. was plagued by “the low that wouldn’t go away.” This … Continue reading

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Training Video – Circa 1968

As relevant today as it was more than forty years ago: Hat tip: UCAP Blog

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