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2010-03-18

Equipment and Survival Gear ELT, battery life, FAR requirements, operation
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Night Accidents
1 Night emergency landings are 1 5 times as likely to result in a fatality BR 2 7 of flying is...

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

Cross-Country Planning
I REFERENCES: AC 61 21 AC 61 23 AC 61 84 Charts A FD AIM I BR ...

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...

Cold Weather
P Hot or cold temperatures affect the quality of the preflight In the winter as your body cools you tend to mentally and physically slow down...

Visualizing Your Training
P A student pilot or any other pilot for that matter can practice flying even while not in a plane A situation can be visualized ...

Teaching Memory
The way an instructor presents material has a great influence on student retention of what is being taught Trauma is proven to be the...

Calming Flying Anxiety
P Anxiety is generalized fear Your body prepares you to run fight or act to protect yourself Your heart and blood pressure rise blood...

Trim instruction
P The direction to move the trim and the proper instructional words to use are a common source of confusion Raising the trim wheel lowers the nose...

VFR to IFR Options
P What to do If you #39;re on top do the four C #39;s Climb communicate confess comply If fuel and weather...

The Nature of Certainty
In my careers as a school teacher and flight instructor I have developed student classifications that appear universal There are students who make things...

Aviator's Lies
ul li The weather will be all right BR li We will be on time maybe even early BR ...

Trim Tab Inventor
Also known at the servo trim was invented by Anton Flettner a German aeronautical engineer He worked for the Zeppelin Company in Germany...

Your CFI As A Hazard
li 75 of flight training accidents related to improper gear operation occurs with CFI aboard BR li 50...

Slow Flight
No maneuvers below 1500 BR 1 2 Vs1 at 10 and 5 knots BR Altitude within 100 and airspeed within 10 and ...

Keys For Successful Learning
P B 1 Time of year B BR Summer flying gives longer days but does not provide the most desirable range of experience...

Thoughts on Thoughts
ul li Flying is not dangerous; crashing is dangerous BR li Flying is the perfect vocation for a man who wants to...

Statistics As of October 2001
ul li If you are rushed for time you are eleven times more likely to make a mistake than if you have ample...

On Checklists
ol li Flying an airplane requires that a series of relatively complex procedures A checklist is most viable if a long series ...

What You Know, Gets In The Way of What You Don't Know
The learning law of #39;Primacy #39; is what makes developing proper habits first build the foundation for what you will do when under stress...

Night Illusions
Runway and approach light illusions will always be a problem if you are in an unfamiliar area For this reason it is always desirable to make a daylight...

On Flight Instructors
Almost anyone can learn to fly an airplane if exposed to the environment long enough and teaching someone properly is extremely hard work ...

Practical Test Standards
NOTE: All of the PTS material is greatly expanded in the instructional learning material BR New Specifics: FONT BR VFR minimums in...

Start/Post Start
P Make several dry run engine starts on the tape recorder to develop the checklist Emphasize used of the left hand all the time holding the mike...

My Solos Take Longer
The first five students I taught had #39;things #39; happen during their first or second solo I changed my program so that a student ...

Who's In Charge?
P Low time instructors have most of the #39;Who #39;s in Charge #39; kind of difficulty This is because they have not had the opportunity ...

What to expect on your first solo
P Solo preparation began on the first flight Now the FARs require specific paper work study and testing Student skill and knowledge for...

Landings on Final
Over the fence Vref U U 5 knots or 1 2 Vso No exact POH figures BR B Soft field Approach...

Nutrition
P Food when converted into glucose is the source of brain energy Glucose cannot be stored As blood sugar it requires constant renewal If glucose...

Pre-start/Start Checklist
P Once in the aircraft we begin the pre start tape recording Seats doors window open belts FAR 91 107 requires the pilot ...

Take Practical Test
FAR 61 105 and 61 125 BR Private or commercial pilot must receive and have logged ground as well as flight training from authorized instructor or a home study...

Tie Down
P Given a choice of where to tie down always face into the wind A crosswind tie down means that the aircraft will be trying to ...

A Training Program
P I make a practice of having prospective students come to my home office for a couple of hours to discuss flying I request that...

Flight Review
All slow flight BR All stalls BR All landings BR Go arounds BR Steep turns BR Spirals BR Unusual...

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 ...

Teaching Airplane English
I am in the process of #39;re treading #39; two pilots who have radio problems They are both experienced complex high performance ...

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 ...

Eights
P Eights combine the skills acquired from doing left and right turns about a point and S turns First find a with one leg giving ...

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...

Non-IFR Pilot
ul li 1 accident in 12 186 hours in IFR conditions BR li 1 accident in 94 819 hours...

Aeronautical Knowledge
For FAR 61 35 a 61 105 b and 61 107 b BR B I certify that I have reviewed _______ home study...

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 ...

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...

Weather Accidents
1 Ice accidents: One per year in California Indiana is worst with almost 2 a year 4 of the 5 California accidents occurred between...

Most dangerous thing in aviation:
P B quot; B A pilot with a tool box quot; or quot;A politician with a good idea quot; P ...

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...

Why Pilots Walk Funny
Ever wonder why propeller pilots walk funny They do The P factor explanation from the instructors handbook tells the instructor how to explain this to the...

1999 Nall Report
li B Landings are the source of most accidents but few injuries BR li For every mile traveled airplanes...

Descending Mechanical Failure Frequency
1 Clogged fuel system BR 2 Throttle mixture control BR 3 Oil line BR 4 Clogged...

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...

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