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IFR Rated Pilot
2010-03-18

IFR Rated Pilot
  • 1 accident in 4,459 hours in IFR conditions
  • -1 accident in 61,900 hours in VFR conditions.
  • 44% of serious accidents involve VFR into IFR
  • -80% of fatal accidents result from non-IFR rated pilots flying into IFR conditions.
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Pre-takeoff Considerations
P B 1 Gross Weight and Center of Gravity B BR Gross weight is the empty weight plus useful load You must check...

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...

1989 - 1993 US Accidents
#133;Accident__________Deaths_ BR 1 Highway Accidents 228 000 BR 2 Murders ...

Failed Teaching
The most dangerous aspect of flying and flight instruction is that the FAA Part 91 system lets incompetents fly and get sweetheart proficiency checks just...

Ground Radio to Taxi
P Never transmit on the radio without practicing what to say while holding the microphone to your lips It does no good to practice without the microphone...

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

Judgment of Limitations
P The ability of a student to plan a safe flight or flying activity is determined by his judgment of his limitations It is important that the...

In Possession for Checkride
Logbook BR Medical Student certificate BR Sectional Must be current BR Aircraft engine logbook Get from maintenance BR Aircraft...

Wind and Groundspeed
P Turning as low levels from a crosswind path to a downwind path can be hazardous It leads to the terrible downwind turn stall accident When...

Private Pilot Endorsements
An instructorÝs endorsement indicates that he feels you have been instructed in and are competent to perform a given maneuver At that time Your logbook is a legal document...

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...

Ground Procedures - Taxiing Renewal
P By the time we solo we should be using power and brakes with great restraint Minimum power required to move at a good pace and smooth...

Parking and Tiedown
Use of checklist ...

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

The Takeoff
P The runup is completed and the trim is set for takeoff We have used our pre takeoff and takeoff checklist and have been cleared by the...

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

General Aviation Accidents
1 51 of pilots were between 40 49 BR 2 71 were private pilots BR 3 52 had...

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...

Passenger Boarding Information
Welcome aboard this non commercial flight in the vicinity of San Francisco We will be departing shortly and with any luck at all will...

Taildraggers
19 of fleet are taildraggers BR 6 to 29 of landing accidents P P ...

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...

Standard Rate Turns
P All banks under the hood are at standard rate Standard rate turns requires two minutes to make a 360 degree circle One minute for a...

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...

Student Logbook Requirements
Student solo license endorsements for each type aircraft BR Student solo cross country license endorsement BR Logbook signoff for ground instruction BR Pre solo aeronautical...

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 ...

Warning Areas
P Same as Restricted area but over international waters beyond 3 mile P P limit of our borders Contains hazards related...

Dealing with Delays
One of the advantages of learning to fly in the fall is the greater probability of weather delays A pilot learns to live with and accept delays of any kind...

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...

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 ...

MEL Decision Sequence
P The pilot recognizes inoperative instruments or equipment P P B Question: B P P...

Power-off Stalls
No lower that 1500 #39; BR Stabilized approach landing configuration full flaps BR Stall induced in back side of the power curve and heading ...

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

Pilot in Command Time
There are five different ways to get logable pilot in command PIC time according to FAR 61 51 c 2 BR BR ...

Why and When of Accidents
1 One fourth of forced landings are related to maintenance or mechanical failure BR 2 1 3 accidents in landing ...

Trim Exercises (Instructor Notes)
P To teach the effectiveness of trim try the following exercise The instructor should demonstrate how to hold the nose in one fixed position while the student...

Coffee
P Half of the American population is addicted to coffee 25 drink ten or more cups a day Quitting coffee is both difficult and painful...

Notes On Learning
Learning to fly was still the greatest adventure of life The inner process of learning to do so many different tasks in a context...

Learning To Fly Young
You really don t need to go to a flying school to learn to fly The schools tend to be quite expensive I hope you live...

Instruction
Initially the ground instruction begins with basic background and theory The flight lesson is predicated by the use of preflight and Postflight briefings...

Airworthiness Directives (ADs)
P FAR 91 403 a requires that an AD compliance record be kept Some AD are one time and others recurring They notify aircraft owners...

Why Takeoff Pitch Changes
P The initial lift off attitude at Vso is slightly higher than that required for Vy best rate of climb but is about right for Vx...

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...

Unusual Attitudes
P During the proficiency phase of hood work #39;unusual attitudes #39; should be practiced This means that you will put on the hood close his...

Pilots Are Special
P A pilot has overcome his fears He has replaced superstition with rational thinking and knowledge It takes a special degree of courage to face your...

Category
Normal Category is a certification category This category has a maximum G loading of 3 8 G #39;s positive G #39;s 1 52...

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

PTS Oral/Flight Test
Meet with examiner before the tests and ask relevant questions BR Examiners weight BR Cross country plan BR Weather contingencies BR Cost...

Fatigue and Flying
P Acute fatigue occurs when a long period passes with a lack of sleep Chronic fatigue occurs when several acute fatigue periods occur without adequate recovery time...

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...

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