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.
186 Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark
Max talks with Flying Mag Sr. Editor Rob Mark about recent strange events and stupid criminals. In one event, a Southwest pilot went on a profanity-laced rant on the tower frequency at San Jose. A now former Southwest pilot exposed himself in the cockpit while flying a trip. Multiple flying incidents have resulted in criminal charges, including two low level buzzing flights.
185 Martha Lunken Flies Under Bridge, Loses Certificates; EZWxBrief App by Dr. Scott Dennstaedt + GA News
Max talks about columnist Martha Lunken’s flight under a bridge, which led to the revocation of her certificates. Typically, that violation would result in a several month suspension. But FAA contends she also turned off her ADS-B Out, which led to the revocation. Dr. Scott Dennstaedt talks about his EZWxBrief App, which compares a pilot’s personal minimums with current and forecast weather.
184 Boeing Test Pilot Has IFR Engine Out Emergency in a Beech Bonanza`
Max talks with Boeing Experimental Test Pilot and former naval aviator John Tougas about his engine failure in a Beech Bonanza. In August 2020, John was flying IFR at 5000‘ above multiple cloud layers. At approximately 7 miles from Jacksonville, FL the crankshaft suddenly broke and the engine stopped. ATC gave him two vectors to the field, and John broke out of the clouds over the numbers.
183 New Garmin G3000 and G5000 Book, ICARUS Devices Smart Hood Interview + GA News
Max talks about the Garmin G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpits and the many aircraft they’re in from the F-5 fighter jet to the Cirrus Vision Jet. He also discusses differences from the G1000 and Perspective, and why the G3000 and G5000 are easier to use. He also talks about his new G3000 and G5000 book. Later, he interviews Nick Sinopoli, inventor of the ICARUS Devices Smart Hood for IFR training.
182 PIREP Issues and Automated Ways to Submit PIREPs, FAR 61.57(c) Review: Instrument Currency + GA News
Pilots Reports (PIREPs). What you need to know about PIREPs and issues with them. Also ways to submit PIREPs electronically from the cockpit, including the Aerovie app (now Stratus Insight) and via the aviationweather.gov website. The Virga app lets you share your PIREPS with friends, though they aren’t distributed through the national system. We also review FAR 61.57(c) on Instrument currency.
181 Getting ATP CTP and Airline Hiring has Started with Jason Blair + GA News
Max talks with Jason Blair about the drop in new ATP certificates and how that will affect airline hiring. He also talks about how the major airlines plan to hire thousands of new pilots in the U.S. in 2021, due in part to the large number of early retirements and buyouts last year. And one regional airline, Air Wisconsin, is now offering a hiring bonus!