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.
My Neighbor Clancy Prevost, 9/11 CFI Hero and Speaking Up + GA News
Max talks about his neighbor Clancy Prevost, the CFI who spoke up about Zacarias Moussaoui, the 20th 9/11 hijacker. Clancy was a former Northwest Captain who was giving Moussaoui ground school on operating the 747-400. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary until Clancy asked him one question, and the change in the tone of Moussaoui’s voice led Clancy to push his superiors to call the FBI.
Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts: Aerobridge and GA Pilots Helping
Max talks with Trevor Norman, Aerobridge’s National Chapter Coordinator, about Hurricane Ida relief efforts about the need for donations and airplanes to fly supplies. In Louisiana, nearly 1,000,000 people are without electricity. Many communities remain without access to drinking water, food, gasoline, and basic needs, while temperatures remain in excess of 100 degrees. The need is great.
What You Need to Know about Best Glide Speed, Recent Accidents + GA News
Max talks about important factors related to flying best glide speed and the importance of using a checklist during an engine out emergency. He explains how to judge whether you’ll make it to the airport or a particular field using visual methods and electronic tools and apps. He also talks about a number of recent accidents including a recent Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet accident.
IFR Circling Approach Hazards & Tips for Flying Them + GA News
Max talks about the accident rate, common mistakes, and offers tips for flying IFR circling approaches. ICAO says circling approaches have 25 times the risk of a straight-in approach with vertical guidance. The size of the protected circling area changed in 2013. In the circling area, TERP requires a 25° bank angle. Pilots often fly a downwind that’s too close and overshoot the base to final turn.
Pilot Induced Oscillations with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News with Rob Mark
Max talks with Catherine Cavagnaro about PIO or pilot induced oscillation. A video version of our conversation, viewable by listeners who support the show via Patreon.com at the $20/month level, includes four pilot induced oscillation videos. Rob Mark gives an update on AirVenture announcements including Garmin’s Smart Glide, GAMI’s new G100UL unleaded fuel, and the Diamond DA50RG airplane.
How to Lean for Takeoff with High Density Altitude + Recent Accidents
This is a follow up to #196 on Mountain Flying. Most aircraft need to be leaned prior to takeoff in high density altitude. Turbocharged aircraft and older SR20s don’t need leaning. Max discusses many methods of leaning before takeoff. Always start with your POH to see what method it recommends. If it doesn’t recommend a specific method, then you may want to use one of the methods discussed here.