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2010-03-18

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Teaching Precepts
P Docendo Discimus We learn by teaching When by yourself you are the instructor BR BR ...

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...

Teaching Airplane English
I am in the process of #39;re treading #39; two pilots who have radio problems They are both experienced complex high 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...

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

Light Series
P The light gun is used by ATC towers in the event of radio failure to move and sequence aircraft In general all GREEN signals ...

Age as a Factor In Flying
P The average General Aviation pilot was 39 years of age in 1990 Pilots over 60 have 2 1 times more accidents than pilots in their 50...

1995 Statistics
Most flying decisions are easy if the decision is based upon safety Being safe does not mean without risk Engine operations are safe...

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

Spins - A History
An unheralded aviation pioneer is British scientist F A Lindemann The Prof as he was known led a very checkered...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Factors 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...

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...

Instructional Constants
A number of constants have been recommended Constants while not the only way to fly simplify the complexities of maneuvering an...

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 ...

A History of Running Lights
I have developed a possible sequence for the development of red and green running lights on ships and aircraft I would like to make the following case ...

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...

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

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...

About Students
ol li A student won #39;t learn from those they distrust BR li A student won #39;t improve unless told what...

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 ...

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

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...

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

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

Designing Lessons
Giving flying lessons is much like building a tissue and balsa flying model of an airplane of your own design The plane must be...

Teaching To A Higher Level
P Because of the concentrated information that is being loaded on the student in the beginning I use a tape recorder so that the material is available...

Hypoxia
P An adult will breath in 3 000 gallons by volume of air per day This includes 600 20 of total gallons of...

The Second Solo
P The first solo is deceptive in that it overcomes much of the tension related to quot;can I do it quot; The next few lessons ...

Illusions - Natural Illusions
P B Rain B BR Rain gives the illusion of being higher than you actually are Combined with haze you will fly...

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...

Soft Field
In ground effect to Vy remove flaps at 200Ý BR Climb at Vy 10 and 5 knots ...

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

Wire Strikes
li 1 accident in 20 is a wire strike BR li A wire strike will occur below 200 #39; AGL in VFR BR...

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

Flying With Your Senses
One of the reasons I teach flying with a very limited selection of power settings airspeed configurations and attitudes is because I...

My Kind of Student
P I want a student who responds enjoys and pays attention I enjoy sharing my love of flying with someone I often share too...

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...

Airport
Markings symbols colors local rules BR Diagram ...

Shoulder Harness
1 As of 1975 4 out of every 5 people ever killed in airplanes since the Wright brothers would have been alive if they had been ...

The Instructor
I can teach you to fly in about five minutes but it will take the rest of your life to get it right It is not just...

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

Airworthiness Directive
P B AD Compliance Record B P P Aircraft No: Make: Serial Number P ...

Parking and Tiedown
Use of checklist ...

Preparation
The success of the instructional program is directly related to the willingness of the student to study and prepare It takes a minimum of two hours of study for every...

Accidents By Experience Level
Less experienced pilots are more susceptible to accidents BR li Flying less than 10 hours in 30 days or less than 25 hours...

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...

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