Whether you are a hobby pilot or looking to fly for a living, the multi-engine rating is always a challenge. However, it can be fun, and open up a lot of doors for more flights and types of flights. Today we are interviewing one of our co-hosts Tom Frick, who recently completed his multi-engine commercial.
- In The Beginning – The birth of aviation podcasting.
- How Podapalooza began and where we are today
- The melding of Kent’s aviation background and technical background.
- How Kent developed his passion for aviation and what he flys now.
- Kent has figured out many ways to have fun with his ratings.
- There’s always that “next rating” you can go for
- Flying club benefits.
- He’s figured out how to have a mission for flying, and not just do the same old stuff over and over.
Rick has released another book: Tabitha Fink, Ninja at Night. It’s a great kids book about being afraid of the dark.
Reader question from ExpertAviator.com Blog:
Controller: “Cessna 123NU squawk 2343, maintain 2000 on departure”
You: “Cessna 123NU, two thousand, squawk 2342?.
Controller: “Cessna 123NU read back correct contact ground on 121.9 for taxi”
Read back correct??? Click here to listen to this episode.
- Do you file flight plans when you fly?
- How to file a flight plan.
- Do you get a briefing every time you fly and how?
Dead Reckoning legs on Instrument Approach Procedures
Jeppesen Enhance the Charts in 2016. We will discuss some of the changes and how you can learn more at their training site:
Hold Short of Where? Understanding The New Taxi Procedures. – This article was based on safety reports from 2011. In March of 2014 there was an ATO policy change and update to the pilot controller glossary. The following are links to the taxi diagram and the ATO Policy Change. I was going to change the original article but will rewrite and link to a new article incorporating the changes. I want to leave the old article because it demonstrates the confusion amongst pilots and controllers that led to many safety reports and a change in the policy.
Carl is here with Rick Felty, Larry Overstreet, Tom Frick, and special guest Paul Grieco from the Aviation Careers Podcast.
- Fuel Planning
- Don’t be afraid to declare an emergency
- Minimum Fuel Explained
- Emergency Fuel Explained
- Before Deadly Crash In Colombia, Pilot Said He Was Out Of Fuel
- Air Safety Foundation – Fuel Management
- Crash: LAMIA Bolivia RJ85 near Medellin on Nov 28th, 2016, electrical problems, no fuel, impact with terrain
Aviation Careers Podcast
"Today I want to talk about a sometimes uncomfortable topic, which is disability insurance. It has happened to me and I’m sure it has happened to some of you listening to the podcast. You get the dreaded letter from the FAA or you go to your medical exam thinking everything is ok but the FAA thinks otherwise." Click here for more at Aviation Careers Podcast.
Eric, Rick, Victoria, Larry, Russ and Carl are all here to discuss winter flying, stabilized approaches, and flying when sick.
- Winter weather flying
- Practical Guide To Winter Flying – First Video Is Free
- Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA)
Flying Sick – Tis the Season for Colds
- Personal minimums
- Risk assessment (PAVE)
- 14 CFR Part 61.53
- Good medications database (you can search by category)
- Here’s an alternative medical database, which seems to have the same information
- AOPA AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE, UND STUDY STABILIZED APPROACH
Carl is joined by Rick, Larry, Russ, Tom, and Victoria to discuss developing good aviation safety habits.
Sponsor: Aviation Careers Podcast – Scholarships, Coaching, and Career Advice.
- Russ Talks “Oklahoma Aviation” at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City, OK.
- Victoria starts a discussion on Good Aviation Safety Habits.
- How Safety Habits both good and bad Develop.
- IMSAFE Checklist
- AIM 8-1-1 Fitness For Flight.
- PAVE Checklist
- Personal Minimums Checklist
- Aeronautical Decision Making
- Developing a Safety Culture at the airport.
While consolidating some web sites and blogs recently, I decided to keep this one active. But then I was reminded how "in-active" it had become. Several years since the last post in fact. And I think this discovery is not a coincidence given that it happened very soon after major major change pressed itself onto our political, social and governmental landscape. So perhaps it is time to begin posting again. I'm not sure what direction these new posts will take, but I expect they will reflect a positive forward motion that is always crucial to get to that all important "rotation speed." As folks at a former company once (make that often) said, "Onward and Upward!"
This is very interesting news, and as some have said, the devil is in the details, but for now the news that HBO will be offering some content online for people not currently paying for their cable service is a big deal. Even though we all know this kind of thing is coming, only HBO has the market leverage to pull this kind of thing off. Now we wait for more information. Is this a service with a limited sub-set of HBO content, old stuff or a sampling; or is this a full-fledged service rivaling an HBO cable subscription? Time will tell. One is merely interesting. The other is a game changer. Depending on which we get, it will be very interesting to see how Comcast reacts. As it is, today stock in Netflicks dipped sharply. Here we go, stumbling toward a brave new video world.
Rene Ritchie has a quick but helpful summary on iMore of the iPhone 6 Plus. It's a great way to quickly learn how the bigger phone is different from it's smaller brother/sister, should you be considering either. His headline says a lot - "More sophisticated than iPhone, more convenient than iPad."
From MACSPARKY by David Sparks, a summary of thoughts about what now appears to be more and more likely ... a retina-screened iMac. "Rumors are heating up that Apple is about to reveal a retina caliber iMac. Having used a retina MacBook Pro now for two years, I can tell you I love it. After all of this time I still sometimes look at text on this screen and just drool. I'm so spoiled."
Just a quick note to mention that my wife, Dorie Cameron has published a new book called "Kali's Gift." It's a wonderful visually-based book that gives the reader a unique way to understand the role that change, even change we fear, plays in helping us grow. "Kali's Gift" would be a helpful gift to anyone you know who is struggling with changes in their life. "Kali's Gift" is available in the CreateSpace store and on Amazon. For more information you can go to Threshold Therapeutics Media.
In the Spring of 2013, I got the chance to fly with my friend Andrew Blanchard. He was a student at Purdue University and at the time was well on his way to his instrument rating and was home for the summer. We decided to take a quick trip to Martha's Vineyard for lunch and I particularly like that trip because it's beautiful and it's just enough miles to qualify as a cross-country. We also agreed to share cockpit duties, with Andrew handling the radios and some G1000 functionality. He has a lot more experience than I do, so it was a chance to learn from him. As you'll hear in his radio-work, he's very comfortable with it and I enjoying listening to his calls. We had a tough time raising Providence Approach about half way through the flight but we eventually got them and stayed with them until we were handed off to Cape Approach for the trip across the Bay into MVY. We also swung fairly wide to the east of the airport and so this particular approach into 24 was lower and flatter than I usually do. But it was smooth and cool and all in all a lot of fun. There are three HD cameras and ATC audio on this video. Enjoy!
Here is the 4th and final video from my trip with Paul Santopietro in his Bird Dog, from Katama on Martha's Vineyard to Cranland, then Sherman and back to Katama. This day of flying was in August of 2012. The first video posted was the landing back at Katama, which is here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nSITC... . The next was the landing at Cranland - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59rvtK... followed by the departure from Cranland -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW919E... which happened just before this video begins. This is the approach and landing at Sherman (PVT). I love my reaction when first seeing this private grass strip. Then we get a nice overhead view with a tight pattern and then a landing through the nearby trees. A pretty cool flight and a dramatic approach and landing. There are moments, especially early on when the front camera is quite shaky and soft because it had come loose on take-off. But I left it in, so you can see that this sometimes happens. Enjoy!
I recently got back to the 172 at Norwood and did a check-out ride with a great CFI, Kevin Baird of East Coast Aero Club. This is the first of several videos I will edit from that flight. After heading out to the practice area to do a quick stall, and a practice engine out, we headed back to Norwood to so some pattern work. This video is the return from the west to an approach and landing on Runway 35 at Norwood.
A vew fun video, showing how much fun some pilots have enroute.