330 episodes

General Aviation news, pilot tips for beginners & experts, interviews, listener questions answered, technical details on G1000 & Perspective glass cockpits & flying GPS approaches. 40 yrs experience flying general aviation aircraft. As an active flight instructor, I bring my daily experiences in the air to this show to help teach pilots and future pilots to fly safely. I'm a Platinum Cirrus CSIP instructor and work with people who are thinking about buying a new or used SR20 or SR22. Go to AviationNewsTalk.com for my contact information, or to click on Listener Questions, which lets you speak into your phone to leave a question you’d like answered on the show.

Aviation News Talk podcast Max Trescott | Glass Cockpit Publishing

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    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

General Aviation news, pilot tips for beginners & experts, interviews, listener questions answered, technical details on G1000 & Perspective glass cockpits & flying GPS approaches. 40 yrs experience flying general aviation aircraft. As an active flight instructor, I bring my daily experiences in the air to this show to help teach pilots and future pilots to fly safely. I'm a Platinum Cirrus CSIP instructor and work with people who are thinking about buying a new or used SR20 or SR22. Go to AviationNewsTalk.com for my contact information, or to click on Listener Questions, which lets you speak into your phone to leave a question you’d like answered on the show.

    FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 and How It Impacts GA Pilots

    FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 and How It Impacts GA Pilots

    In this episode, Max discusses the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 and the dozens of provisions that may impact GA pilots. Here's are a few of the many points covered:
    Pilots using BasicMed can fly larger and more capable aircraft, and DPEs can fly under BasicMed. CFI certificates will no longer expire, though CFIs will have to meet recent experience requirements. The FAA has to reduce the aircraft registration backlog and shorten the time to respond to Part 135 carrier applications. The FAA must accelerate remote tower implementation at three airports by December 2024. 
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    Episode #292 Remote Towers with Rod Mark
    FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024
    AOPA's Summary of GA Related Provisions

    Free Index to the first 282 episodes of Aviation New Talk

    So You Want To Learn to Fly or Buy a Cirrus seminars
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    • 55 min
    Buying a Plane and Crashing on Way Home - N8924Y Piper Twin Comanche

    Buying a Plane and Crashing on Way Home - N8924Y Piper Twin Comanche

    Max explores a tragic aviation accident involving the crash of a N8924Y, a Piper Twin Comanche shortly after its new owner purchased it. The pilot was flying the aircraft home when he encountered various challenges, including fatigue, pressure to return home quickly, and low experience in the specific aircraft model. The episode delves into the circumstances surrounding the crash, highlighting common factors seen in similar accidents.

    The pilot attempted to troubleshoot the landing gear problem while hand-flying the aircraft in dark night conditions. Ultimately, the crash was attributed to the pilot exceeding the aircraft's critical angle of attack while troubleshooting the landing gear indication, resulting in an aerodynamic stall at low altitude. The episode serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of safety, decision-making, and preparedness in aviation. It honors the memory of Rob Prestininzi and underscores the need for pilots to prioritize safety over external pressures.

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    Flightaware.com ADS-B data for N8924Y flight data

    Free Index to the first 282 episodes of Aviation New Talk

    So You Want To Learn to Fly or Buy a Cirrus seminars
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    • 33 min
    N84R Beech A36 Crash in KY – Pilot Breaks multiple FAA Rules + GA News

    N84R Beech A36 Crash in KY – Pilot Breaks multiple FAA Rules + GA News

    Max discusses a tragic accident involved a 55-year-old physician who crashed his Beech A36 aircraft, N84R, at Tucker Guthrie Memorial Airport in Harlan, Kentucky, on November 3, 2022. The pilot departed from Knoxville at around 9:32 a.m. with the purpose of attending scheduled appointments at a medical office near the destination airport.

    Despite low instrument flight conditions at the time of arrival, the pilot did not file a flight plan, communicate with ATC, or receive a weather briefing before departure. Upon arrival in the airport area, he announced over the CTAF his intention to circle for landing. However, subsequent flight track data revealed that the airplane completed a total of three approaches to the runway, none of which were consistent with the published instrument approach procedure, and all were conducted in low instrument flight conditions.

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    Buy Max Trescott's G1000 Book Call 800-247-6553
    Buy Max Trescott's G3000 Book Call 800-247-6553

    Free Index to the first 282 episodes of Aviation New Talk

    Check out Max’s Online Courses: G1000 VFR, G1000 IFR, and Flying WAAS & GPS Approaches. Find them all at: https://www.pilotlearning.com/

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    • 51 min
    How to Get a Job Towing Gliders – Interview Jason Stephens + GA News

    How to Get a Job Towing Gliders – Interview Jason Stephens + GA News

    Max talks with Arizona Soaring President and Chief Flight Instructor Jason Stephens and eight time Nation glider aerobatic champion about what it takes to become a glider towplane pilot. Surprisingly, you can tow gliders with just a Private certificate, though most operators will probably want their prospective tow pilots to have a commercial rating. Most new tow pilots will  probably be required to have at least a couple hundred hours of total experience. And since most tow planes are taildraggers, they’ll also need a taildragger endorsement.

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    Buy Ken Dravis' Go Around Song
    Buy Max Trescott's G1000 Book Call 800-247-6553
    Buy Max Trescott's G3000 BookCall 800-247-6553
    TBM-850 crash at Raleigh-Durham airport
    Arizona Soaring

    Free Index to the first 282 episodes of Aviation New Talk
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    • 55 min
    N51FM SR22 Crash Paso Robles – When to fly the Hold at an IF/IAF

    N51FM SR22 Crash Paso Robles – When to fly the Hold at an IF/IAF

    Max talks about the accident of N51FM, a Cirrus SR22T at Paso Robles, CA, and emphasizes the importance of understanding approach procedures, particularly when starting an approach from an IF/IAF fix with a racetrack. The accident involved a pilot who failed to follow correct procedures, leading to a crash, though fortunately, all occupants survived. Max breaks down the mistakes made by the pilot and discusses the implications for instrument pilots.
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    ADSBExchange.com ADS-B data for N51FM flight to Paso Robles
    RNAV (GPS) 19 approach to KPRB, Paso Robles, CA

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    Check out Max’s Online Courses: G1000 VFR, G1000 IFR, and Flying WAAS & GPS Approaches. Find them all at: https://www.pilotlearning.com/

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    • 32 min
    13 Ways to build flight time with Rob Mark - Part 2 + GA News

    13 Ways to build flight time with Rob Mark - Part 2 + GA News

    Max talks with Rob Mark about thirteen different ways a pilot can build flight time. These jobs may be attractive to weekend pilots who are looking for a fun flying activity, or for pilots who are looking to reach the 1500 hours required for an ATP and an airline job. This is Part 2 of a two episode series.

    In Part 2, we discuss Part 91 and Corporate flying, Air tours, Banner towing, time building programs, glider towing, working as a CFI, and flying a personal airplane. We also discuss the illegal P-51time, which has nothing to do with warbirds.

    And I want to mention one other resource for pilots who are looking for low time pilot jobs.  I mentioned the Road to 1500 website where you can learn about a lot of these jobs. And just a couple of weeks ago, Ivan Rabarison, who runs that website, began offering what he calls the Ultimate Low Time Pilot Jobs Database, which sells for  $29.99. I haven’t seen it, but apparently it includes minimum hour requirements to apply, location, website, contact information and in some case information about pay, work schedules and more. So it sounds like a fairly efficient to help find these jobs. To get the website, just Google The Road to 1500, and of course I will also have a link to it in the show notes.

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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

rdmd9 ,

Pro tips from a season pilot and instructor.

Fantastic GA tips and analysis from an experienced pilot and instructor. Very informative and interesting podcast. Keep up the great work!!!

Golfer0246 ,

Best Podcast Ever

Awesome detail

Jackblack3333 ,

Best GA Relevant Podcast

I’ve been listening to this podcast since it started. I was listening to Airplane Geeks, which I still drop into from time to time (features Max Trescott), but this one aligns much better with me as a GA pilot. The range of topics is either immediately relevant to me (circuit procedures and settings for a 172) or they covers things that I aspire to and are keenly interested in (longer cross country flight planning, glass cockpits, ADS-B, higher performance aircraft). Max keeps it light, relatively short and very topical. Even though it’s an hour, it’s always over too fast. And his broadcaster’s voice makes it easy to listen to. Keep it up Max and I’ll help spread the word.

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