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Pilot Training May Benefit from a Look at Showboating

Pilot Training May Benefit from a Look at Showboating

Should pilot training discuss the dangers of showing off? The NTSB has released the factual report on the crash of former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay. He was flying his Icon A5 light sport amphibious airplane in 2017 when he lost contr...

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Additional Pilot Training to Cover Aviation Fuel Biocides

Additional Pilot Training to Cover Aviation Fuel Biocides

Pilot training may be needed to cover certain aviation fuel biocides to prevent fuel contamination The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) warning pilots about the use of certain aviation fuel biocides. I believe this S...

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Pilot Training for the Infrequent Surprises

Pilot Training for the Infrequent Surprises

Pilot training with more surprise may help avoid in-fight mistakes A friend of mine is working on a presentation for an aviation course and he wanted me to review his powerpoint before he turned it in. The subject was the Colgan Air Flight 3407 accid...

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Pilot Training with AQP

Pilot Training with AQP

When it comes to pilot training, pass/fail isn’t a pilot’s favorite way to learn I remember when the weight of the world was lifted off of my airline pilot shoulders. It was the day we learned that the Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) was coming ...

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Pilot training on pushback may reduce nose gear collapses

Pilot training on pushback may reduce nose gear collapses

Pilot training that covers pushback might help avoid accidents similar to a recent Learjet 45 It never hurts to go over some basic aircraft and pilot training procedures, in this case regarding the proper way to pushback. A recent incident report con...

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Pilot Training that Includes Runway Warning Systems

Pilot Training that Includes Runway Warning Systems

Pilot training doesn’t cover everything, but should the RWSL be included? The FAA’s Runway Status Lights System (RWSL) is now operational at 20 major U.S. airports and I think it should be included in pilot training to explain the technology to pilot...

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The Importance of Pilot Training Preflight Procedures

The Importance of Pilot Training Preflight Procedures

Pilot training covers a lot that will keep both your flight and your pride intact A couple of weeks ago, I began to taxi toward the active runway and quickly noticed that the steering tiller had absolutely no effect on where the aircraft was heading....

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Advanced Pilot Training for the Low Time Pilot

Advanced Pilot Training for the Low Time Pilot

Pilot training classes don’t account for flight experience There is a new trend in pilot training that I had the chance to witness first hand in my initial Falcon 2000 Type Rating class. I must admit, this new trend makes me uneasy on multiple levels...

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Pilot Training for Rejected Takeoff

Pilot Training for Rejected Takeoff

Pilot training for rejected takeoff works best when you follow through on your own briefing There I was, halfway through initial pilot training for the Falcon 2000. It was rejected take-off day in the simulator, a maneuver that has always been relati...

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Pilot Training: How to Become a Professional Pilot

Pilot Training: How to Become a Professional Pilot

Pilot training may be pricey, but offers multiple areas of employment With the growing pilot shortage, a career in aviation is becoming more appealing to many. However, pilot training is notoriously time consuming and expensive. Luckily there are sev...

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Pilot Training: Don’t Be That Guy!

Pilot Training: Don’t Be That Guy!

Pilot training experience should be taken seriously before releasing control of a flight Have you ever read an accident report that left you wondering about the chain of events that led up to the accident, especially if it was clearly a pilot trainin...

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Will pilot training need to include weight training?

Will pilot training need to include weight training?

Pilot training that involves physical training Physical strength is rarely an issue in pilot training these days. Because of hydraulics and fly-by-wire systems, modern aircraft can often be flown using just your fingertips, but it hasn’t always been ...

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Pilot Training and the Boeing 737 Max 8

Pilot Training and the Boeing 737 Max 8

Pilot training that matters What a mess. I heard some disturbing news about the first Boeing Max 8 accident today. The headlines reported that the pilots actually did follow the procedures laid out by Boeing per the aircraft pilot training checklist ...

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Aviation Weather: The Rain Bomb!

Aviation Weather: The Rain Bomb!

Another example of why aviation weather training is an essential component of flight safety If you’ve ever had the urge to play chicken with aviation weather…. If you’ve ever tried to beat a storm to the runway…. Or convinced yourself that you can “d...

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