Archive for the ‘Cool Articles’ Category

WAAS presentation

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

This is a Garmin specific presentation, but it discusses a lot of WAAS generic topics.

Enjoy!

WAAS presentation download

All about the Compass

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

One can never be reminded enough about how much a pain in the butt the magnetic compass can be. That said, it is also one of our most important instruments. This article has much of the same information as the PHAK (i.e. how a compass works, compass errors, etc), but it’s online! Enjoy!

All about the Compass

AOPA – Known Icing

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

With winter here, icing is on the mind of all IFR pilots. The big question is always what is considered “Known Icing”? This article talks about the newest “interpretation” by the FAA. Enjoy!

AOPA – Known Icing

AMFLY – G1000 Videos

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Here are some overview videos of the G1000 systems. There are some great resources available to purchase including a book I highly recommend, Max Trescott’s G1000 Handbook, but this one is free! Enjoy!

AMFLY – G1000 Videos

AOPA – VFR Chart Intro

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Whether you’re a student or a licensed pilot, it can never hurt to review your charts. Here’s a pdf download with some cool insight into the chart symbology. It’s a download so be patient if you have a slow connection. Enjoy!

AOPA – VFR Chart Intro

AOPA – Checkride Persona

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

It’s always good to think about checkride day. Here’s a short article to help you think about what kind of persona your examiner might be looking for. Enjoy!

AOPA – Checkride Persona

AOPA – Carburetor Ice

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

This is a cool article on carburetor ice. It takes you through the basics but then goes further discussing the Lycoming engine and some carb heat usage techniques. Enjoy!

AOPA – Carburetor Ice