Flying Resources

  • 5 Nevers of Flying
    • You never have to takeoff
    • You never takeoff without seeing the fuel
    • You never takeoff without using the checklists
    • Never determine you "have" to get "there"
    • You never have to land on this approach
  • Always
    • Plan on 1) landing and 2) going around
  • Aircraft lookup/research:
  • Airmen Certificate Standards
  • Airspace Tutorial - from AOPA (very good info)
  • Approach Lighting Systems Explained
  • Avidyne IDF540
    • There is an "IFD Trainer" app, but only for tablets
  • CAP
  • Causes - ask 'why' five times to get to the root cause
  • Checkrides
    • Automation
      • Don't delegate PIC responsibilities to a computer - ever!
    • Oral
      • Opening questions will likely follow ACS flow...Pilot qualifications, Medicals, Privileges, Currency, Airworthiness Requirements, Weather, Cross Country, etc.
    • Navigation
      • Can you dead reckon?
    • Landings
      • Adverse yaw (turning without the rudder on final leads to a rocking, unstable approach)
      • Airspeed control on final
      • Don't hesitate to go around on a crappy approach (but DO NOT make it overly conservative)
  • Constant Speed Props
    • Always keep Prop above Throttle
    • Blue Sky / Black Earth
      • This is to say when you add power, you increase propeller first, throttle next
    • Push Power Away (throttle, prop, mixture)
    • Pull Power In (mixture, prop, throttle)
    • Throttle Back, Power Up
      • Reduce the throttle first, Push the Power (Prop) up first
  • Cross Country Planning
    • Draft an overview
      • Is it feasible?
      • Check big picture weather
      • Charts, chart supplements, plotter, whiz wheel (flight computer), NAVLOG, flight plan template
      • Start with a straight line and consider terrain, obstacles, airspace, special use airspace, NAVAIDs and options for a divert
      • Checkpoints (for visual recognition, timing and fuel computations) 
    • Develop the route
    • Obtain a weather brief
    • Make NAVLOG
    • File flight plan (?)
    • Perform self-assessment and airplane pre-flight
    • Other
      • Map management (if using paper maps)
  • Decision Making
    • 5Ps
      • The Plan, Plane, Pilot, Passengers and Programming
  • Disaster Relief Flights Best Practices
  • Drop Box shared folder
  • FAA
  • Garmin 430 simulator (free)
  • Google Drive for flying: public or private
  • Hazardous Attitudes - IM AIR (from seminar 20171007)
    • Impulsivity
    • Macho
    • Anti-authority
    • Invulnerability
    • Resignation
  • ILS (see Instrument Approach)
  • Instruction
    • Always teach a correlation so there's a "why".
  • Instrument Approach
    • "A, B, C..." there are multiple circling approaches
    • Chart review at flyingmag.com/chartwise
    • ILS
      • If your right wing is on the shaded part of the feather, then steering is "right" (correct). If it's your left wing, steering is "wrong" or back course.
    • LP approach
    • RNP approach
      • When you see RNP in the approach label, it can be interpreted as 'authorization required' because in reality, any RNAV has some RNP.
    • "Z, Y, X..." there are multiple ST-IN approaches
  • Jeppesen Academics (fly@rickaviation.com, need password)
  • Logbook at zululog.com
  • Maneuver Guide
  • PAvE check
    • Pilot, aircraft, environment, external pressure
  • Restaurants at Airports
  • RNP approach (see Instrument Approach)
  • Rules of Thumb
  • SAFOs - Safety Alerts for Operators (see FAA)
  • SFRA / FRZ
  • Tests, free practice tests by King Schools (private, instrument, commercial)
  • Traffic patterns
  • Vmc Demo
    • reduce power / lower nose (reduce AOA)
  • Weight and Balance
    • 'Moms over Weight' = arm (moment divided by weight)
    • Weights x Arms = moments
    • Add the moments
    • Total moment / total weight = overall arm
  • zululog.com (logbook)
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