315 Mastering Arrival Procedures: Common Issues and Best Practices for Instrument Pilots + GA News
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott
1w ago
Host Max Trescott delves into arrival procedures for instrument pilots, focusing on common issues and best practices. The host begins by emphasizing the importance of understanding and properly executing arrival procedures, which are often overlooked, especially for pilots not regularly flying into larger airports. Arrival procedures, also known as Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs), facilitate the transition from enroute structure to the terminal area, streamlining air traffic flow and reducing congestion. These procedures guide pilots to specific fixes or navigational aids, ensuring a ..read more
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314 Falcon Jet, N283SA Black Hole Crash in Georgia – with Rob Mark + GA News
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott interview Rob Mark
2w ago
Host Max Trescott discusses the fatal crash of a Falcon jet in Georgia with aviation expert Rob Mark. The NTSB final report revealed a series of factors contributing to the accident. These included misreading a NOTAM regarding the ILS glideslope, difficulty entering the initial approach fix into the navigation system, high and fast arrival at the final approach fix, unauthorized use of airbrakes. It’s also possible that they didn’t realize the ILS approach required flying a procedure turn. They were also flying a black hole approach in dark night conditions with minimal ground lights, but appa ..read more
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313 The Vmc Demonstration and Making Multiengine Training Safer - Seth Lake + GA News
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott interview Seth Lake
3w ago
Max talks with Seth Lake about Vmc (Minimum Control Speed with the Critical Engine Inoperative) maneuvers, particularly focusing on their importance in multi-engine training. Seth also talks about the challenges and risks associated with VMC demonstrations and offers constructive suggestions for improving training practices in multi-engine aircraft. Seth explains that Vmc is the minimum controllable airspeed of a multi-engine aircraft when the critical engine is inoperative, and the operative engine is at full power. The FAA mandates specific criteria for this maneuver, emphasizing the need fo ..read more
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312 How ATC Heroes Guided a Cincinnati Piper Pilot to Safety + GA News
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott | Glass Cockpit Publishing
1M ago
On the afternoon of Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2022. The Cincinnati, Ohio area had been IMC all day and a single engine aircraft, based at Hogan Field (KHAO) near Cincinnati was flying instrument approaches in IMC conditions with the help of Cincinnati Approach.    The aircraft departed Hogan field, located under the northern portion of the Cincinnati Class Bravo, and its first two instrument approaches went relatively well. It flew to the southeast at 4000 feet, and was given vectors to the RNAV (GPS) 3 Right approach @ KLUK, which is Lunken Field. After flying a low approach to minimums, it ..read more
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311 Flying IFR in and out of Airports with no Instrument Approaches + GA News
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott interview Mark Kolber
1M ago
Max talks with Mark Kolber about Flying IFR in and out of Airports with no Instrument Approaches. Mark Kolber traces his expertise in aviation law to his background as a trial lawyer and a CFI. He emphasizes the importance of understanding rules, regulations, and procedures in IFR, highlighting that a significant portion of IFR involves adherence to regulations due to the potential impact on others. The conversation delves into a specific scenario where a listener reports a Homeowners Association (HOA) planning to ban IFR departures from Sea Ranch, which is a private airport in Northern Califo ..read more
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309 VFR into IMC and other Recent Loss of Control Accidents + GA News
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott
1M ago
Max talks about some recent VFR into IMC accidents and other weather-related loss of control accidents. VFR into IMC accidents continue to be a problem for us as GA pilots. Not only are there too many of them, but they also have the highest lethality rate of any accident type, as 90% of these accidents are fatal. They are unique to general aviation, as they are almost non-existent in airline flying. He also talks about how to calculate the bank angle required to get a standard rate turn. If you're getting value from this show, please support the show via PayPal, Venmo, the Cash app, Zelle or P ..read more
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308 Vectors to Final, Activate Approach and other Listener Questions + GA News
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott
2M ago
Max talks about why controllers in the U.S. use vectors for approaches far more often than in other countries. He also shares listener feedback on why flying own navigation may be less work than getting vectors to final. He addresses misconceptions about the Activate Approach command and exactly what it does. He also talks about the importance of keeping your GPS navigator synch with your present position. He also talks about how to Activate a Leg of a flight plan and the four common errors he sees pilots make when activating a leg. He also reads listener email, including about how ATC issues ..read more
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307 Texas Pilatus PC-12 N188PC Crash and Vectors to Final
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott
2M ago
Max talks about the FAA Controller Handbook rules for vectoring aircraft and how it relates to the crash of N188PC, a Pilatus PC-12 that crashed in Texas last week. He also talks about helpful tools in the Garmin G1000, G3000, Perspective and GTN 650 and 750 that you can use to tell if you might be getting a late turn from a controller that may take you through the final approach course. He also talks about how to use Garmin’s Runway Extensions and Track Vector when flying a traffic pattern, so that you never overshoot the base to final turn and always roll out on the extended centerline of th ..read more
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306 How to Pass a Checkride and Not Fail Before You Start – interview with DPE Jason Blair
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott interview Jason Blair
2M ago
Max talks with Jason Blair about the pilot examiner shortage and its impact on checkride delays. We also highlight the importance of proper paperwork and the common reasons for test discontinuation. Next, we delve into the requirements for checkride endorsements and the consequences of missing experience requirements. Jason addresses the misinterpretation of instrument rating requirements and the DPIC requirement for the commercial certificate. Finally, we discuss the qualification process for aircraft and the issues related to un-airworthy aircraft. This conversation covers the importance of ..read more
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305 SR22 Crash Update + Pilot SOP Failures in Three Recent Crashes
Aviation News Talk | General Aviation Podcast
by Max Trescott
2M ago
Max gives an update on the Shelbyville, Indiana SR22 crash on N17DT. A listener witnessed the crash and described the final moments of the flight before the crash. The witness contacted the NTSB to provide a statement. Max also talks about how three pilots’ failures to follow standard operating procedures resulted in fatal crashes. Support the Show by buying a Lightspeed ANR Headsets Max has been using only Lightspeed headsets for nearly 25 years! I love their tradeup program that let's you trade in an older Lightspeed headset for a newer model. Start with one of the links below, and Lightspee ..read more
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