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Service Bulletin
2010-03-18

Service Bulletin

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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...

On Motivation
Students will only learn if they want to Contrary to commonly held parent #39;s opinion children are not inherently resistant to instruction ...

Forced Landings
li If altitude permits glide range may be increased if propeller is stopped BR li Speed half way between best rate...

Alcohol
1 In accidents from #39;78 to #39;87 6 of G A pilots had blood alcohol level of at least 04 by weight...

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...

Its About Time...
The next major step in aviation measurement came from the Greeks about 2500 years ago The Greeks sought rules for the way number ideas seemed to work ...

The Student As A Student
P How much does it cost Depends on motivation of student BR How long does it take 62 hours is average My students may...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Practice Illusions
P B Autokinesis B BR On a dark night fly toward a single light Student is to stare only at the light...

Crosswind Takeoff
P The crosswind takeoff requires some timing skills that are not present in other landings On full power application the yoke is held full over into the...

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 ...

IFR Rated Pilot
ul li 1 accident in 4 459 hours in IFR conditions BR li 1 accident in 61 900 hours in...

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...

Phonetic Alphabet and Time Zones
In 1914 the U S Army adopted a phonetic alphabet but Spanish pronunciations created problem In 1927 a worldwide agreement of words and spelling...

CFI Abuses of Student Time
This problem is usually one of teaching style and respect BR 1 Coming to lesson unprepared BR 2 Failure to prep...

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...

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...

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...

Vertigo
P Beware of false sensations Your inner ear will give you feelings that are overpowering With low time under the hood you must avoid attempting to...

Hundred Octane Aviation Fuel
Interestingly of all machines only airplanes have their own fuel BR BR In the late 1930s light weight and compact engines were being developed...

Overview of the PTS
75 of Applicant failures are due to instructor failure The Applicant must know that he is pilot in command as well as in compliance with the eligibility rules ...

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

Emergency Landing
Best glide U U 10 knots ...

Service Difficulty Reports (SDRs)
P B SDRs B are a mechanics #146; report on maintenance problems These are collected by the FAA and aircraft manufacturer and passed on...

Medical Certification
P You do not need a medical certificate until you fly by yourself It is suggested that you get your medical before you go to any major...

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...

Who is in charge?
B Low time instructors have most of the #39;Who #39;s in Charge #39; kind of difficulty This is because they have not...

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...

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...

What to Expect from Fatigue
Reduced vigilance BR Increased temper excursions BR Reduced ability to concentrate BR Reduce awareness of deviations BR Increased rationalization of errors BR...

FAR 91 aircraft equipment required Day
VFR minimum equipment: airspeed altimeter compass tachometer fuel gauge oil temperature oil pressure gear indicator and manifold...

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

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 ...

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...

Aircraft Logbooks
Maintenance records of aircraft and engine must be available to the examiner FAR 91 3 The pilot must be able to explain and interpret all of the maintenance records ...

Pitot Tube Inventor
The pitot tube was invented by Francais Pitot a French physicist and dentist born in 1695 His tube was first used to measure ...

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...

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

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...

The Johnson Bar
One unlikely aircraft feature was derived from the steam engine The Johnson bar was used to control the amount of steam and hence the...

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...

Buchannan Field (at Concord, California)
Within the immediate vicinity of Buchannan Field Concord CA there have been over seven airports over the years One of the very first...

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

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

IFR Flying Faults
P Initially VFR to IFR flight results in over controlling especially when making corrections Non instrument rated pilots who fly into instrument weather lose control in...

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