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Non-IFR Pilot
2010-03-18

Non-IFR Pilot
  • 1 accident in 12,186 hours in IFR conditions
  • 1 accident in 94,819 hours in VFR conditions.
  • An instrument pilot is most vulnerable with less than 100 hours instrument time.
  • In 28% of fatal accidents the pilots had instrument ratings.
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Unusual Attitude Recoveries
Nose up Recover with pitch down add power level wings BR Nose down Recover with reduced power level wings pitch to level ...

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

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

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...

Sequence of Decision for Airworthiness
Is it required by FAR 91 2095 or 91 213 d 2 ii BR I If not I Is it required...

Prevention of taxiing problems
P Communicate BR Use airport diagram BR Get ATC help early BR When in doubt ...

Post-Landing
P Once on the ground Do not relax Hold the yoke back and properly positioned for taxi For any turns off the runway the yoke should...

Thinking Through Patterns
P Depending on the student or airport weather conditions I will use paper diagrams and walk through the patterns on the ramp I will illustrate turns about...

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...

1998 Statistics
li B Over 20 of all G A fatal accidents had weather as contributing factor BR ...

One CFI + One CFI = Problems
One several occasions I have flown with both experienced and inexperienced CFI for a number of reasons In practically every instance peculiar things have...

Help Your Instructor
P The more an instructor knows about you your background motivation finances and goals the better he will be able to advise you on ...

Post Landing Checklist
When flaps C H mixture radio ...

Operating Without a MEL (Minimum Equipment List)
P B Minimum Equipment List B P P Most older aircraft have been certified without a MEL but everything operational...

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...

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

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...

Basic Maneuver Tolerances
Altitude U U 200 feet BR Heading U U 10 degrees BR Speed U ...

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...

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...

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

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...

It's About Judgement
P In flying there are as many ways to gain skill and experience as there are pilots Time alone is a very poor criteria Once pilot...

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...

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;...

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

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

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 ...

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...

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

521 Maintenance
During WWII one of the very first airborne radar sets from England was code named the 521 Aircraft using this set were equipped with...

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...

Normal and Crosswind
Vy 10 5 knots ...

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...

Historical Midairs
ul li 766 midairs 1807 fatalities BR li 44 of midairs have no fatalities BR li ...

Side Notes
1 The Law of Firsts Haviland #39;s quot;The first time you do you shouldn #39;t have The first time you don #39;t...

About Questions
P A friend was hauling a body from a remote location in Canada Only a caretaker was around the strip After considering the trees that lined...

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...

How We Got Pattern A and Pattern B
These patterns have been for many years a part of the Instrument Flying Handbook as among the first lessons in acquiring the aircraft control required for instrument flying ...

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...

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 ...

Yoke Control
P The third skill of taxiing is the use of the yoke which needs to be positioned so that a wind gust will not flip the airplane over...

Non-IFR PilotFactors in 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...

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...

Advice to instructors
P Go down to lost and found and get your memory every time you have a senior moment P P As a...

Short Field Takeoff
P The procedure requires performance that results in the shortest ground roll and the steepest angle of climb Two beginning options are available with little advantage going...

1997 Nall Report
li An accident as a judgment failure BR li Pilots only spot one third of ATC traffic reported as significant BR...

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...

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...

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