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.
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.
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!
What You Should Know about Flaps with Catherine Cavagnaro + GA News
Max talks with pilot examiner Catherine Cavagnaro about flaps and some misperceptions about them. Catherine starts by sharing two checkride stories where there were issues with knowledge about flaps. Max also answers listener questions, including one about using a GPS glide path for flying visual approaches and another from a new CFI about when to start teaching student pilots to use a GPS.
Eight Lessons Pilots Can Learn from the United 328 Engine Failure + GA News
Max talks about the eight lessons that any pilot can learn about handling emergencies from the United 328 engine failure. The first one is to Wind the Clock, which means to take a moment to collect your thoughts instead of rushing to take an action that might be wrong. Later Max Flight of the Airplane Geeks podcast talks about jet engine failures. Plus listener feedback and questions.
Standard Operating Procedures for GA pilots, Minimum Safe Altitude Rule + GA News
Max talks with Rob Mark about Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and how GA pilots can use them. Rob talks about a tragic accident at Bedford, MA in which a Gulfstream crashed on takeoff because the gust lock was in place and the pilots had not followed SOPs. Plus, the Minimum Safe Altitude rule and a question from a student pilot, who plans a career in aviation, on cleaning up a messy logbook.
Final NTSB Report: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Explained & What Pilots Can Learn from It
Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash explained and what GA pilots can Learn from It. Max plays clips from the 4-hour NTSB Board meeting on Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash. The pilot's decision to continue flight under VFR and into IMC resulted in the pilot's spatial disorientation and loss of control. The pilot’s likely self-induced pressure and plan continue continuation bias were also factors.
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A non-political podcast that updates you with news, discusses aviation issues, and has special segments that cover other information areas related to flying.
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