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Growing Up As A Pilot
It takes more than time to grow and mature as a pilot Judgment cannot be measured just by time but by the number of successful ...

WD-40 and Cleaning
P The use of WD 40 is not recommended on aircraft It is not recommended because only a light lubricant is left after the solvents evaporate ...

Lost Procedures
Maintains original heading BR Identifies available landmarks BR Uses Navaids and contacts ATC for assistance BR Considers precautionary landing as an option ...

Soft-field Takeoff
P Introduction BR The situation is a takeoff area of unlimited length but having a soft surface the nature of which would prevent acceleration ...

Teaching 30 Years Ago
The following is a #39;Preliminary Talk Notes #39; that I made early on in my instructing career Going over them was of interest ...

Retractables
1 One gear up landing occurs on average every day in the U S 5 of retractable accidents are gear up landings BR ...

FAR 61.43 Flight Tests
a Perform pilot operations BR 1 Executing maneuvers within performance capability and limitations including use of the aircraft #39;s systems BR ...

Timed Turns
P In VFR condition at level altitude cruise the standard rate bank is selected by using the turn coordinator The degree of bank is NOTED on the...

Command Authority
FAR 91 3: quot;The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for and is the final authority as to the operation ...

Fear of Flying
An Opinion on Fear B BR I have concerns with fear as it relates to flying I realize fear of...

1995 Statistics
Most flying decisions are easy if the decision is based upon safety Being safe does not mean without risk Engine operations are safe...

Gaining Experience
P Once reasonable proficiency in the four basics and landing procedures has been acquired it is important that the instructor provide variations such as are likely to...

The Cockpit
P Using the tape recorder I go over all the instruments and controls I pay particular attention to the markings and divisions on the dials their...

Light Series
P The light gun is used by ATC towers in the event of radio failure to move and sequence aircraft In general all GREEN signals ...

Turns About a Point
P Some students do better if the point is selected at the intersection of to right angle roads This instead of a lone tree helps maintain ...

Coffee
Coffee causes dehydration 15 dehydration causes 40 decrease in flying coordination Water by volume X 1 5 is needed to replace ...

Measures
As pilots we are generally unaware and or uneducated as to the debt that aviation owes to those scientists and mathematicians who preceded the Wright brothers...

Restricted Areas
P You should determine if area is quot;hot quot; or in use Hazardous area usually due to military firing bombs explosive missile activity...

Radio Q-History
The Q codes were developed when communications wasn #39;t as good as now and Morse code was till the norm BR It...

Soft Field
In ground effect to Vy remove flaps at 200 BR Climb at Vy 10 and 5 knots ...

Alert Areas
P High volume military flight areas are classified as Alert Areas Basic VFR requirements exist but no clearance is required Visual separation is a must ...

Universal Aspects
Soundness of judgment BR Division of attention BR Airspeed and altitude limits BR Safety awareness BR Smooth and accurate aircraft control BR ...

Crosswind Takeoff
P The crosswind takeoff requires some timing skills that are not present in other landings On full power application the yoke is held full over into the...

Permanent Records
P Total time on airframe engine propeller since last overhaul of items required to be overhauled P P Status...

S-Turns
P The two downwind and two upwind turns of the S turn combine the four quadrants of the left and right turns about a point The technique...

Landing Illusions
P You and every other pilot is susceptible to illusions When any of our three flight senses visual auditory and kinesthetic give erroneous information...

Society of Automotive Engineers
In 1917 the SAE had an Aeronautical Division which diagrammed and identified the stick controls and rudder used to control aircraft Altitude ...

Holding Patterns IFR
The shape of the holding pattern was based upon a requirement that older gyro instruments be allowed to settle down in a turn The...

Night Accidents
1 Night emergency landings are 1 5 times as likely to result in a fatality BR 2 7 of flying is...

The E-6B
The E 6B was more created than invented by Phillip Dalton in the early 1930s It was initially called quot;The Dalton Dead reckoning...

Certificates and Documents
I FONT SIZE quot; 1 quot; REFERENCES; FARs 43 61 and 91; AC 61 21 AC61 23; Pilot #39;s handbook and Flight Manual...

Names And What
Bell decibel BR Morse code BR Doppler frequency change BR Mach speed of sound BR ...

Shoulder Harness
1 As of 1975 4 out of every 5 people ever killed in airplanes since the Wright brothers would have been alive if they had been ...

Nice To Know Information
ul li Multiply horsepower by 09 to give gallons per hour consumption with safety factor BR li Most aircraft...

Flying With Your Senses
One of the reasons I teach flying with a very limited selection of power settings airspeed configurations and attitudes is because I...

Are You FARs Ready?
Requirements of 61 87 logged as satisfactory proficiency and safety BR Review of logbook entries insures compliance with long term requirements BR Recent sign offs...

The Johnson Bar
One unlikely aircraft feature was derived from the steam engine The Johnson bar was used to control the amount of steam and hence the...

Teaching The FAA Way
I have never seen the 60 14 textbook I assume it is the revised Flight Instructor Handbook I once made a complete summary of ...

CFI Abuses of Student Time
This problem is usually one of teaching style and respect BR 1 Coming to lesson unprepared BR 2 Failure to prep...

Post-start
Flap setting BR Trim setting BR Mixture leaning BR Radios BR ATIS BR Engine Instruments ...

Ground Review
All frequencies BR Sectional use BR FARs BR Aircraft manual one in aircraft required BR Aircraft papers logbooks ...

Normal and Crosswind
Vy 10 5 knots ...

Preliminaries to Flight
P 1 Medical student license br 2 Flight Training Handbook BR 3 Student Pilot Guide 4 San Francisco Sectional BR ...

Prohibited Areas
Don #146;t fly here ever White House Personal residence of President Area within 5 miles of president is prohibited airspace at any time Some prohibited...

Major CFI Applicant Problem Areas
P middot; Not fitting lesson to student level BR middot; Too much talking without check on comprehension BR middot; Avoiding unknown an...

What My Instruction Is Not
B Flying is not the same as it was in WWI or WWII What worked then is unsafe now Accountability of the...

The Last Thing You Learn
P If you make a good landing the yoke should be positioned for taxiing When you turn off the runway the correct positioning of the yoke will...

Medicine
P Any over the counter medication whose name ends in quot;ine quot; should be checked in a flight medical examiner for use before flying Beware of...

Judgement of Limitations
B The ability of a student to plan a safe flight or flying activity is determined by his judgment of his limitations It ...

The Development of Aviation
Progress in aviation has been a dynamic proof of the Chaos theory Government in all its forms as perceived by the individual as a...

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