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Mountain Accidents
2010-03-18

Mountain Accidents
  • 40% more than in flatlands.
  • 155% higher at some airports.
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    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 ...

    Spin Awareness (Discussion)
    Flight situations where spins may occur BR Recognize a spin and apply recovery technique BR Techniques specific to aircraft BR power off and flaps up...

    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...

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

    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 ...

    Takeoffs
    Alignment BR Rotation and liftoff BR Drift correction BR Airborne alignment check BR Clearing turns ...

    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...

    Performance Sheet ASEL
    Weight and balance BR CG at gross takeoff______CG at gross landing____ BR Shift weight from______ to _____ BR New CG ______ B BR ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 Risks of Flying
    Most flying decisions are easy if the decision is based upon safety Being safe does not mean without risk Engine operations are safe but some 8 percent...

    FAR 61.35(a)(f) and 61 105(a) Aeronautical knowledge
    I certify that I have given name the ground instruction required by FAR 61 105 a 1 through 6 The new version lists thirteen...

    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...

    Aircraft Preflight
    P FAR 91 103 refers to weather airport data and POH information on aircraft performance FAR 91 7 b refers to inspection of aircraft condition...

    Systems Malfunction
    Use of checklist BR Power loss BR Rough or hot engine BR Carburetor or induction icing BR No oil pressure BR ...

    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 ...

    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...

    What's New
    With so much history in the past I would like to take you into the future: BR I am most proud of my...

    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...

    Special Use Airspace (SUA)
    P Not on charts but often mentioned by VOR Tower broadcasts Locally by Livermore ATIS to warn of National Guard firing range near Danville San Ramon border...

    Would You Believe That You Can...
    ul li Be a non instrument rated pilot and fly in VFR condition of top of overcast at night in a VFR only...

    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 ...

    Radio Communications at an Uncontrolled Airport
    Start listening well away from the airport Overfly above pattern altitude if you are uncertain of pattern or procedures Adhere to AIM recommended procedures Doing otherwise...

    Smoking
    1 A smoker of 1 and 1 2 packs a day will ingest into his lungs a radiation level of 8000 millirem just from cigarettes ...

    Controlled Airport Radio
    P B There are several essentials to good radio work B P P B The first essential is: ...

    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...

    CFI Hours
    I took my intro flight a few days ago and when I asked my prospective CFI how many hours he had he said over 600 hrs...

    Pilot/Owner Maintenance
    P Keeping an aircraft clean greatly improves both its appearance and its performance When you clean an aircraft you learn a great deal about its construction and...

    Taxiing
    P Because of side by side seating the student pilot must be helped to find where to look for putting the nose wheel on the taxiway center line...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    Effective Criticism Requirements
    1 Student instructor awareness of what is being done wrong P P 2 Instructor analysis of why P ...

    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...

    Associated Airport (Two Mile final into CCR 19R)
    Clyde as it exists now is two small rows of homes along one side of a railroad spur track and Port Chicago Highway I was once...

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

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

    The Joys of Flying
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    Private Pilot Endorsements
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    Downwind Takeoff
    P demonstration BR At controlled airports the non assertive pilot just goes where he is told to go There are occasions where for convenience...

    Obtaining Weather Information
    I REFERENCES: AC 0 6 AC 00 45 AC 61 21 AC 61 23 AC 61 84 and AIM I BR...

    On Flight Instructors
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    Judgement of Limitations
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    Areas of Required Knowledge
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    Recall Statistics
    li 10 of what you read BR li 20 of what you hear BR li ...

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