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2010-03-18

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Scanning (instructor notes)
P I suggest a scan process of having the student follow my finger as I point successively from HI to AI VSI to AI Altimeter to ...

Runup
P Use a run up checklist Always face the wind Engine cooling is the reason We are not teaching a flying career made only...

Aborted Takeoff
P once is enough BR It is all too common to have a seat slide back during initial takeoff acceleration For this reason the...

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 ...

It's About Time
A sailing ship #39;s speed over a nautical a mile was historically measured by means of a knotted knots rope tied to a log...

Trim History
The trim tab or servo trim was invented by Anton Flettner a German aeronautical engineer He started work in 1905 for the Zeppelin Company Died in...

Its About Time...
The next major step in aviation measurement came from the Greeks about 2500 years ago The Greeks sought rules for the way number ideas seemed to work ...

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

Hood Lessons
P Since hood work is emotionally and mentally tiring it is best to limit each session Gradually extend the hood time until reaching 20 minute sessions ...

Reaction and Anticipation
P In searching for an appropriate place for this material I was surprised at how often the terms appeared the variety of context and application to...

Wildflife Areas
P Throughout the U S the states and federal government have placed altitude restrictions on flight over many different classification of game areas Federal limits are...

Illusions - Vertigo Simulation
P B Materials: B BR 1 An open lawn space at least 15 #39; by 15 #39; BR 2 A...

1998 Nall Report
li B VFR flight into IFR conditions is the leading source of fatalities Judgment failures are the cause BR ...

The Student As A Problem
Of great concern to the responsible instructor is the prospective pilot who is heavily occupied with concerns unrelated to flying Many students who are...

Emergency Landing
Best glide U U 10 knots ...

Advice From Over 30 Years Ago
B The performance of any complex activity such as flying an airplane requires the learning of highly conditioned responses ...

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

Mad As Hell And Taking It
P In flying we react in an emergency as we first learned to react When we show anger we react as we first learned to react Just...

The Aircraft
Make model serial number and quot;N quot; number can identify an aircraft You should know the year the aircraft was built ...

Introduction to Ground Reference
P During the time that I am practicing flap descents and go arounds I try to make at least one descent over a gently curved channel or road...

The Practical Test
Determines if applicant has had required instruction BR Determines if applicant can safely perform required tasks BR BR The practical test is a two...

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...

IFR Rated Pilot
ul li 1 accident in 4 459 hours in IFR conditions BR li 1 accident in 61 900 hours in...

Commitment to Flying
ol li You must be able to give priority to the time and energy required for learning to fly If you can #39;t...

FAA Instructional Format
FAA instruction is based on early 1900 educational theory and practice Most learning is visual but requires repetition and reinforcement for adequate retention ...

Are You Ready?
In the real world of life some things are done too soon Getting married having children picking fruit and going into your own business are...

Stall Spin Accidents
ul li 60 of stall spin accidents take place during the takeoff landing phases of flight BR li ...

Keeping Anger in its Place
P What turns a student the wrong direction can be the sudden onset of a series of failures The myriad of emotional reactions; anxiety panic ...

Student Evaluation
P Evaluation is a teaching constant It begins when the lesson begins Continues throughout the lesson and for me can continue for years Just today...

Go-around
Power to full BR Hold heading and altitude BR Milk flaps or to 20 degrees according to IAS BR At Vy flaps up and climb...

Alcohol
1 In accidents from #39;78 to #39;87 6 of G A pilots had blood alcohol level of at least 04 by weight...

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 ...

Maintenance Records
P The owner operator is responsible for all required maintenance inspections and logbook entries on an aircraft FAR 43 gives entry examples of #145;appropriate quot;...

Carbon Monoxide
P Is poisoning due to the exhaust fumes resulting from carbon burning with insufficient oxygen to produce complete oxidation The resulting gas has one atom of carbon...

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

Introduction To The Radio
I introduce the ATIS frequency 124 7 the alphabetical sequencing order of information during the day and how to use this information ...

Flight Instruction/Proficiency Requirement
FAR 61 107 a flight proficiency BR I certify that I have given name the flight instruction required by FAR 61 107 a 1...

Introduction to Illusions
P What ever the illusion it will take a few moments for you to get reoriented If the illusion occurs in trimmed flight the problem is...

Wifferdill
I #39;m told that quot;wolferdale quot; is an aviation perhaps military aviation term meaning a 270 turn Is this correct BR ...

About Accidents
Use of shoulder harnesses in all seats will reduce major injuries by 88 and fatalities by 20 Retro fit harness kits are...

Pilotage and Dead Reckoning
Course within 3 nautical miles BR Altitude U U 200 BR Arrival within 5 minutes BR Heading within 15 degrees...

Areas of Required Knowledge
Required logbook endorsements with date and time BR BR Preflight BR Flight Procedures BR Aircraft Performance BR Radio...

Holding Headings
A pilot not a student is expected to hold a heading The PTS allows a 10 degree or 20 degree range It...

Imminent Stalls
P The major difference between this stall segment and those proceeding is the quot;depth quot; of the stall In this procedure regardless of the configuration the...

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 ...

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...

Operation of Airplane Systems
P I FONT SIZE quot; 1 quot; REFERENCES: C 61 21 AC61 23 FONT Airplane Handbook and Flight Manual I ...

Sleep
P The most common cause of diminished alertness and proficiency is lack of sleep This condition is said to affect 30 of the U S ...

Night Flight (Discussion)
Use of checklist BR Preflight BR Chart reading BR Hazards and precautions BR Lighting systems of plane and airport BR...

The LORAN System
I instructed LORAN at 58th Bomb Wing Training School on Tinian Island of the Marianas during the last year of WWII I also instructed in the use...

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