180 Step Turn Accident Analysis On September 2nd, 2018, a Cessna 180 on floats began its takeoff roll from Yakutat Harbor. It was a beautiful, clear day with no ceiling and visibility greater than 10 miles. Mount Saint Elias towered over Yakutat bay. The winds were blowing out of the North-Northwest at approximately 8 knots. […]
Author Archives: Jon K
Cessna 172 Crash in Canyon
They entered and flew below the canyon walls. Although the Private Pilot had flown through this canyon once before; it was with a flight instructor, in the opposite direction of travel, and in a slower airplane. Approximately two miles into the canyon, they encountered a tight turn, which the pilot was not able to successfully navigate. The aircraft impacted terrain about 500 ft above the river, and 200 ft below the canyon wall.
Converting Your Sport Pilot to a Private Pilot License
So whether you are currently a Sport Pilot, or simply working towards your sport pilot and decide you want to go for the full private pilot certificate. The process really is quite simple, and we’ll cover both scenarios for you below. If you are currently a Sport Pilot: Converting a current Sport Pilot certificate to […]
Why you don’t want to drink the coffee or tea on a plane
Now flying on the airlines is stressful enough, and a nice cup of tea or coffee once you sit down on the plane might make you feel better, but this is why you should never EVER drink the coffee or tea on any airliner, anywhere! Let’s start with where the water comes from. It comes […]
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Missed Approach Instructions on a Visual
Hi Jon, genuinely appreciate your video and great explanation. For my further understanding, I’d like to ask you a question regarding the missed approach procedure. Having referenced the AIM, I note that there is no ‘published missed approach’ on a visual approach. Wouldn’t it be prudent upon the first contact with the control tower, to […]
How to Find Yourself on the Sectional Chart
How to find Yourself…..on a sectional chart So you may not find “who you are”, but we can help you find “where you are” when it comes to sectional charts (i.e. when that DPE takes away your GPS during your private pilot or commercial pilot checkride and makes you use the paper chart to show […]
Summer of ALASKA!
The Summer of Bush Planes! Here’s an update on the FLY8MA crew! We’ve been up in Alaska much of this summer filming more flight training videos and real-world weather videos that we’ll be adding to our Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial Pilot courses here over the next few months! With over 200 hours of filming, […]
ADM / CRM / SRM
Aeronautical Decision Making, Crew Resource Management, Single Pilot Resource Management While these might be big fancy titles, the actual concepts they represent are actually much more simple, and probably something you already do to some extent subconsciously. The whole idea behind these concepts is to reduce GA accidents. The diagram above shows where GA accidents […]
What is a MTA under IFR?
What is a Minimum Turning Altitude, MTA? An MTA is just that, the minimum altitude at which you are allowed to turn at when flying along airways. This applies to aircraft flying at 10,000′ and above, where there is no speed limit and True Airspeeds can often be in excess of 400 knots. With an […]