Archive for the ‘Aviation Safety’ Category

FAA – Taxi Instructions

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Looks like the FAA is making an explicit change to how ATC is going to issue taxi instructions. I find that some controllers currently do this, and some don’t. Anyway…check it out for yourself! Enjoy!

Taxi and Ground Movement Operations

AOPA – PIREPS

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Anytime you’re in bad weather (or unexpected good weather for that matter) you should give a pilot report!! It helps everyone make better go/no-go decisions. Remember, if no one gives them, then no one can get them!

Here’s how:
AOPA – Pilot Reports

VFR into IMC AOPA Hotspot

Friday, June 26th, 2009

AOPA puts together these “Hotspots” which are a compliation of info on a specific subject. VFR into IMC is a subject relevant to any newly minted pilot. Enjoy!

AOPA Hotspot – VFR into IMC

NASA – Tailplane Icing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

More icing information! NASA puts together some cool (albeit dorky) videos. This one is related to Icing tests that were done…those pilots must be having fun! It’s kinda long at 23 minutes, but it’s extremely informative. Enjoy!

NASA – Tailplane Icing

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 – 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