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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 ...

The First Solo
P There are many self induced stresses on the student prior to solo The student begins to worry about it never happening the cost how...

Hyperventilation
P Stress anxiety and fear cause hyperventilation The person begins abnormal rapid breathing Reduction of carbon dioxide causes lightheadedness suffocation drowsiness tingling...

The PTS
Everything about the Practical Test is a given If you have studied the PTS you know what is going to happen You may not know when or just how...

Written Tests
Private Pilot Written Test figures: P P 1997: Total tests taken 32 981 92 1 passed the test average ...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Pilot Error 50 Years Ago
P In December of 1947 an Air Force study released the following analysis of pilot errors that precipitate accidents There is no reason to think things have...

The Compass
The ancients recognized the pole star as being a constant reference for determining direction The Norsemen in the 11th century used a needle of...

Minimum Controllable
No maneuvers below 1500 BR Stall horn whimpering at all times BR Power added as required to hold altitude in 10 degree maximum banks BR ...

Getting the ATIS
P One of my readers asked that I expand of the following statement: quot;The student will benefit from getting the ATIS with the engine running at all...

Parking
P The number one region of aircraft accidents is getting into a parking space Some pilots seem to think it necessary to make a little jog toward...

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)
P Broadcast by ATC to warn air traffic to remain clear of areas such as open air affairs forest fires space launches crime scenes ...

FAR Violations In Decending Order
ol li Careless or reckless operation BR li Compliance with ATC clearances and instructions BR li Failure to meet requirement...

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

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...

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...

Repairs
P The main difference between a 100 hour inspection and annual inspection is that the airframe and power plant mechanic can sign off the 100 hour but the...

ATC Problems in Decending Order
ol li Non adherence to clearance FAR #39;s or published procedures BR li Erroneous penetration of airspace TCA #39;s...

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 ...

Taxiing
P The nose wheel linkaqe tire pressure spring tension and seat position affect taxiing and often cause turns in one direction to be easier than...

Black Hole Landing
P When it is very dark you are subject to illusions Your seat position may make you more or less subject to these Aircraft seats are...

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...

Diversion to Alternate
Accurate immediate turn to estimated heading finds ground speed ETA fuel conditions flies U U 200 feet U ...

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...

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

Opinion On Trim
Trimming the airplane is something that comes with practice Like many others have said here the best way to learn is to ...

Fuel Electric accidents
1 Experience level of the pilot does not seem to matter in fuel related accidents BR 2 86 of aircraft...

Private Pilot Requirements
At least 17 read write and speak English 3rd class medical written test oral test flight test 61 103 BR Private...

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 ...

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...

Buying the Farm
In the `20s #39; barnstormers would travel the countryside to small cities and set up an quot;airplane ride quot; concession from some farmer #39;s field The pilot...

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...

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

Spins Were A One Time Thing In 1914
An unheralded aviation pioneer is British scientist F A Lindemann quot;The Prof quot; as he was known led a very ...

Applicant Summary
You must have an application for a rating form FAA Form 8710 1 a waiver form as required a medical certificate and radio license for foreign...

Private Pilot Legality
License in possession BR Current medical BR Flight review or additional rating ...

As a Licensed Pilot
Cross country time requires a landing destination and use of a navigational method No distance is required except for more than 50 NM straight line when required for getting a...

Airline Pilots
The second most frequent cause of death among airline pilots prior to age 60 is a general aviation accident P ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Changing You
P You begin flying with an attitude that may or may not be compatible to the reality required Attitude is a basic human factor that sets performance...

Learning To Fly
P There is no single way to get a pilot license Getting it is faster and cheaper if training is done consistently with the same aircraft and...

Trim Use
P Correct use of the trim requires that control pressures be applied to hold the desired flight attitude Then the trim is adjusted to relieve present control...

Short Field Takeoffs
Rotate at Vx or as recommended BR Climb at Vx 10 or 5 knots to 50 BR Above 50 climb at Vy 10...

My First Month As A Student Pilot
H4 Week 1 H4 P FONT SIZE quot; 1 quot; Monday: Rain BR Tuesday: Rain BR ...

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