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01/14/2019 How to Land An Airplane On The Freeway With Style And Grace (And Survive) with Paul Bertorelli – An AVweb Video RECCOMENDED! Many find they need to do it. Why not learn how to add professional finesse and be a hero! See the video HERE
01/12/2019 Remember “Vectors for Safety?” Gene retired in 2016 but, he is back! He has constructed a Website and has stocked it with Safety Videos and an outline of his current goals. Soon a book is to be released. His goal: “Solving problems through the practical application of human factors.” Travel to his new website by CLICKING HERE.
01/12/2019 A short AOPA Video on How to Taxi Safely with Wind – See it Here
01/12/2019 SWA Overrun into the EMAS at KBUR with rain, limited vis & ceiling – a letter we can learn from – READ IT HERE
01/06/2019 COMBATING CARB ICE – an AOPA Safety Briefing from 2009, but a very good piece that describes the real risk that pilots suffer when flying carbureted engines. Yes we all learned when to apply carb heat when in the pattern, but how many of us know about the existence of so many more possible hurdles that our carburetors must navigate? This article is “good stuff to know.” Read it here.
12/21/2018 FAA GENERAL AVIATION VIDEOS ON YouTube – A wealth of Video Selections guaranteed to provide hours and hours of interesting and informative content that spans a comprehensive range of aviation topics. Ice Induced Stall Pilot Training, AOA Awareness, CFIT, Best Glide Speed & Distance, etc. As of today, there are 34 videos listed! CLICK HERE TO GO THERE
12/17/2018 Actual ATC audio of many recent aircraft crashes, including the infamous Colgan Air 3407 debacle that spawned Congressional action requiring all airline pilots to have an ATP, is now available without cost on the FAA’s data research page. The unfortunate circumstance with Husky pilot Harrison Ford is included. All recordings are downloadable in the common MP3 format.
“It’s almost chilling to hear the accident aircraft pilot and ATC exchanges just prior and during the events,” said Kevin D Murphy, SAFE Communications Director. “The tapes are a real-life education for pilots who don’t want to make the same mistakes.” He added that CFIs would find the unedited recordings useful when discussing accident causes with students.
The accident audio recordings include transmissions from all ATC facilities involved. In the Colgan Air 3407 crash, for instance, there are recordings from the TRACON, Buffalo Tower ground and Buffalo Tower clearance delivery.
12/17/2018 GA SAFETY ENHANCEMENT (SE) TOPIC FACT SHEETS – A collection of what the FAA calls “GA Safety Enhancement Topic Fact Sheets” are now available free online. Each of the PDF documents explores areas of concern for flight instructors and diligent pilots. The Fact Sheets include:
Aircraft Performance and Monitoring (PDF) – December 2018
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (PDF) – November 2018
Pilots and Medication (PDF) – October 2018
Stabilized Approach and Go-around (PDF) – September 2018
Maneuvering Flight (PDF) – August 2018
Fly the Aircraft First (PDF) – July 2018
Transition Training (PDF) – June 2018
Best Glide Speed and Distance (PDF) – May 2018
Smart Cockpit Technology (PDF) – April 2018
Emergency Procedures Training (PDF) – March 2018
Maintenance Placards (PDF) – February 2018
Enhanced Vision Systems (PDF) – January 2018
12/17/2018 LINK TO ARCHIVED SAFETY ENHANCEMENT FACT SHEETS – CLICK HERE
12/1/2018 LESSONS from Lake Shore Landing – THROTTLE CABLE BREAKS How to Deal With Them – Read More Here
11/07 OCTOBER’S AERONAUTICAL CHART MTG – PROPOSED CHANGES – Read More Here
11/3 CATALINA AIRPORT to Get NEW RUNWAY! – Read About Temp Closure Dates & Details Here
11/01 IFR CLASS E vs VFR Class G AIRSPACE ALTERCATION Due To Airspace Flight Requirement Confusion – Read More Here
10/26 CITY COUNCIL NOW WANTS TO SHORTEN RSA AT SMO – Read MORE HERE
April/2018 Text of FAA RE-AUTHORIZATION BILL H.R. 4 SEE IT HERE