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Fresh update on "flight" discussed on Seattle's Morning News
"Flight disruption started last Friday as American Airlines canceled five times as many flights as United and Delta combined. But the cancellations then grew over the weekend to 125 flights Saturday and more than 176 on Sunday and the reason it's not whether or a mechanical issue It's about the American Airlines, Boeing 7 37 fleet and a shortage of pilots. American Airlines says some of its vendors are also struggling with labour shortages impacting the airline's operations. Two major airports in Snohomish County could be in for an expansion to handle the growing demand for flights right now. It's just an idea, not a concrete proposal, according to the effort Herald. The Puget Sound Regional Council just finished a study exploring what it would take to add a runway to Arlington Municipal Airport and Paine Field. The council says air traffic is expected to double in our region by 2050. Now taking a look at the numbers the Dow up 235 this morning. Definitely in a better mood than Friday. 5 33,034 s and P up just 13 1 4080 of the NASDAQ Down by 38 trading at 9 13,092 there were from Cairo seven..
American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights Due to Staffing Crunch, Maintenance Issues
"This summer travel Russia is approaching an American Airlines had to cancel hundreds of flights. The airlines has a high number of sick calls, along with significant staffing and maintenance issues are to blame. American says it will continue to cancel at least 50 to 60 flights a day for the rest of this month and 50 to 80 flights per day in
Fresh "Flight" from The KFBK Morning News
"50 and 80 flights per day over the next month, ABC transportation correspondent Geo Benitez Tropical Storm Claudette is just off the Carolinas moving away from the coast. The storm, causing heavy rain and flooding across the south over the weekend. Hydro planing is believed Who have been responsible for a deadly crash in Alabama that killed nine Children. There were severe storms outside Chicago late last night, a tornado sending four people in the suburb of Naperville to the hospital. Sherry Preston ABC News, All right, It's not only high season for getting out on the water, it's also prime time for the Coast Guard. The number of rescues has shot up. It's news from your neighborhood in three minutes. I need to know what happened. News without the tilt. We need. Real journalists from Sacramento News voices You can trust Christina Mendoza, Sam Pidio Neil. They keep me connected. Sacramento's news 93.1 a FBK.
Three-Way Tie After Third Round of US Open
"For the third day running Russell Henley has maintained a share of the lead at five under now joined by the Canadian mackenzie Hughes and the south African Louis is Tyson the former British open champion making eagle at his last hole of the day ricin D. Shambo kept alive his title defense hopes posting a third round sixty eight to join Rory McElroy next at three under just two off the pace Jon Rahm is in touch it to under Dustin Johnson isn't minus one and Brooks kept his flight back at even I'm grand like us
Fresh update on "flight" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Some of what's coming up on the KOMO Morning news. A backlash over the border. I'm Brian Calvert, and it continued closure now has industry and elected leaders demanding answers, Traffic and weather in four minutes, But first ABC News Good morning, It's 6 30. Hundreds of American Airlines flights have been canceled already across the country, the airline furloughed workers during the pandemic. Now the demand for travel is picking up the can't hire people fast enough. The airline tells us. They've got a high.
NASA Reports Trouble With Hubble Space Telescope
"Hubble space telescope has been hit with computer trouble with all astronomical viewing halted did the russians hacking maybe put the orbiting observatory has been idle since sunday when the nineteen eighties era computer that controls the science instruments shutdown possibly because of a bad memory board flight controllers at nasa goddard. Space flight center in maryland tried to restart the computer on monday. But the same thing happened. Oh there now to switch to a backup memory unit. If that works the telescope will be tested for a day before the science instruments are turned back on. observations can resume for now. The cameras and other instruments are in a so-called safe mode.
Fresh update on "flight" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"News at 25 55. Good morning, Jeff Klehb off. Good morning, John Doman Opening Bell for the first trading day of the week, five minutes away, and we'll pop at the Open S and P 500 futures are up a half percent. Tyson's based micro strategy is among stocks falling that as much as 9% premarket on China's expanded crackdown on Bitcoin. MicroStrategy is one of the largest holders of the digital currency, and I just bought another $489 million worth of it. MicroStrategy has now acquired $2.7 billion in Bitcoin. Air travel is returning, and that's actually turning out to be a new problem for airlines. American Airlines canceled almost 200 flights this weekend and has cut 1000 flights around July schedule. Because of staffing shortages. New vehicle sales are at a record and a lot of them are electric experience as E V registrations during the first four months of this year or up 95% from the same time last year. Electric vehicles still account for just 2.3% of all vehicles in the U..
Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight
"Jetliner. Made its first test flight taking off near Seattle for an expected to our trip that the company hopes will signal improving fortunes for its most important plane. The Max 10 is a slightly larger version of Max jets. That are already flying. Ed Donahue. AP News
Fresh update on "flight" discussed on Jason and Alexis
"The hometown airline. Some country whether you plan to fly soon or looking forward to a much needed vacation when the time is right, some country airlines has you covered. That's right. Julia Sun Country just added 18 nonstop flights to their current schedule with amazing vacation destinations like Orange County, Glacier National Park, Fairbanks, Alaska and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They've also Ended their travel scheduled to April 2020 to be the first to know about fair sales, vacation package.
Boeing's Newest Version of the 737 Max Makes First Flight
"Newest version of the 7 37 Max jetliner. Made its first test flight taking off near Seattle for an expected to our trip that the company hopes will signal improving fortunes for its most important plane. The Max 10 is a slightly larger version of Max jets. That are already
China Launches First Astronauts to Its Space Station
"Yesterday. China successfully sent three astronauts or taikonauts to their tian module which will eventually become their completed. Tian gong space station. Nia haisheng bombing and tongue hongbo whose identities were kept secret until a press conference on wednesday will spend three months aboard the module bringing it into service and preparing it for the next phase of the space station's construction. It will be the longest crude mission by the chinese space agency to date the tian gong. Space station will end up looking. Like a big cross and will include crew quarters science labs and even a hubble class telescope when completed it will be a fifth of the mass of the international space station in china is open to having foreign on board to collaborate three more. Crude flights are planned to complete construction which is scheduled to be done sometime in twenty twenty two quoting the bbc. A fighter pilot nia haisheng. Fifty six is said to be china's oldest astronaut in space. He's a veteran of two previous flights which included a fifteen day visit in two thousand thirteen to the prototype station tian gong one this has since been de orbited his crewmates leo boming fifty four and tongue hongbo forty five are also from air force background lease earlier spaceflight experience was on the shenzhou seven mission in two thousand eight. That's all him participate in china's first ever spacewalk mr. Tung is the rookie on this occasion. Having never before gone into orbit and quotes in addition to landing a rover on mars last month china became the first country to send an un- crude rover to the far side of the moon in two thousand and nineteen while the us has been prohibited from working with china's space program for a passed by congress in two thousand eleven which is part of why china has to make its own space station because with the us leading the international space station partnership china therefore can't be a part of it. Nasa has been outwardly congratulatory of china's recent achievements with administrator bill nelson sane in a statement yesterday quote congratulations to china launch of crew to their new space station. I look forward to the scientific discoveries to come and quotes
Newest Boeing 737 MAX Makes First Test Flight
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen Shares Lead at Darkness-Halted US Open
"There is a two way tie on top of the leaderboard after an incomplete first round of the U. S. open Russell Henley is in it for under after nearly sixty seven joined by the south African Louis whose taste in who was one of many players who didn't finish you're doing ninety minute fog delay at the start of the day Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera bail next at three under and Brooks KEPCO joins the decking **** yama and Xander Schauffele flight well placed among those at two under defending champion Bryson the sambo started with a two hundred seventy three Phil Mickelson a four over seventy five I'm Graham like us
China Launches First Crew to Live on New Space Station
"China has launched a three man crew to its new space station and it's fast man mission in five years blasting off into bright blue skies with near perfect visibility the rocket headed into space from the Jiuquan launch center in northwest in China on the edge of the Gaby deficits the three astronauts traveling in that sense twelve spaceship docked with China's C. H. chan his space station about six hours off to takeoff the two veteran astronauts and a new common making his best space flights will stay in the main living compartment of the core module for three months the mission marks a milestone in the country's ambitious space program I'm Karen Thomas
Learning About Inertial Navigation Systems
"Back in the sixties and seventies there were self contained navigation systems using gyros. Gyro stabilized platform and accelerometers later on inertial navigation systems were able to interface with flight directors and autopilot. So basically you know how dead reckoning works. We know where we are when we start. We had in a certain direction for a certain amount of time. And then we know where we are if we really did. Proceed at that rate of speed in that direction for that amount of time. That's basically what in inertial navigation system does. It has to know where you are when you start out so it has to be initialized and then once it's initialising those precisely where you are ya as gyros. That are stabilizing the platform and accelerometer. He's accelerometers that are measuring any movement from the time Initialized until the time you land and through a computer than it will come up with the best guess of where your position is now. Now today they are much much more accurate than they were. When it was simply gyros in very rudimentary accelerometers. Like what i just talked about but It's very important to get an initial estimate of where you are. Now when you're getting the initial estimate you have a program in your latitude and longitude as precisely you can. And then you have to wait for the system to stabilize you have to wait for the gyros to be completely spun up. It's an empty talk to the computer so that they know where you are when you're starting
Xbox One Will Play Next-Gen Games via xCloud
"Microsoft will xbox one owners play next gen xbox games his ex cloud service a lot of xs. The news was buried in a blog. Post recapping microsoft's xbox plus with us to showcase the company confirming plans to leverage cloud gaming cloud for xbox one consoles that means the two thousand thirteen hardware will be able to play the xbox series x exclusive games from twenty twenty one extending the life cycle what would normally normally soon be obsolete boxes quote for the millions of people who play on xbox one consoles today we are looking forward to sharing more about how we will bring many of these next gen games such as microsoft flight simulator to your console through xbox cloud gaming just like just like we do with mobile devices. Tablets and browsers says we'll of microsoft's xbox wire until now microsoft had only described cloud on consoles as a way for players to tribe of try games before you download but it's clear the company sees a service as offering much more ex cloud availability will provide a welcome boost for xbox. One consoles particularly as microsoft is upgrading. A server blades to run xbox series x hardware. Later this month it'll give this older hardware away to play upcoming titles like star field which like flight simulator will also launch exclusively on the new xbox series x slash as consoles.
Anxiety, Explained with Luana Marques
"Do you define anxiety. So i think there are lots of definitions but less think about it and overestimation of threat in the rest of nation of your ability to actually handle that threat it's really related to what you're saying to yourself right. Anxiety affects our thoughts. Our emotions our behaviors really our prediction. That we can't handle what's gonna be thrown at us. This is navigating the world fretful frightfully. Both in terms of the challenges we face and our resources. It's absolutely right now. We imagined that resources are not going to be enough to handle. Whatever it is predicting is about to happen. That will have a negative impact. What do we know about what exactly does to the brain. Zaidi really often turns on our amid la the old lizard brang and allows us to start preparing for five flight or freeze in extreme signs of anxiety. It also does something unique about our ability to think it turns off. Our prefrontal cortex should say it is just not as activity. So that's why often when somebody comes to me and says hey i'm anxious and i can't think straight and that's absolutely right. Your brain is just not working. it's best when designing it becomes too much. It's so interesting. Because i mean this is sometimes referred to as the amid della hijack that you get activated the libertarian gets going the repealing folds of the brain are activated and the newer parts of the brain. The prefrontal cortex which does are planning and rational thinking the ability to use that goes close to zero. Sometimes it really does because we don't have some things to run for an alliance in fact the body shuts down a lot of the oregon's so if you are really in a threat situation often people are gonna say in a stomach ache or a have in. I'm sweating that's your body. Just preparing you for dealing with what needs to be dealt with. It would just keeping you safe. And you don't really think in fact you don't
Southwest Airlines cancels 500 flights after second technology issue in two days
"Technology problems for the second day in a row. A weather monitoring system went down last night, which caused delays. We talked about it a national ground stop went into effect today because of what the airline says. We're system issues. About 500 flights were cancelled. Almost 1300. Others were delayed. Get on that
Southwest Airlines Flights Thrown Into Disarray by Technical Problems
"Airlines, an airline spokesman says planes are back in the air. After a roughly one hour ground stop. This afternoon, the FAA grounded flights because of problems with the airlines computer system. Southwest cancel at least 500 flights with another 1500 flights They've all told Half the flights were affected Be Wi Marshall was most impacted in our area, according to flight, aware almost 160 flights delayed and over 50 cancel compared with a handful at Reagan National and Dulles, the airline also at a similar tech glitch last night, but a spokesperson says it does not appear the airline was hacked. The Southern Baptist
Southwest Suffers Technology Problem for Second Straight Day
"Southwest Airlines says it's still working to restore normal operations after another day of flight disruptions southwest had to cancel some five hundred flights and delay hundreds of others after a second straight day of dealing with a technology glitch the tracking service FlightAware says this combination of cancellations and delays affected about half of Tuesday's southwest flights an airline spokesman says it's a network connectivity problem and urges customers to check their flight status before heading to the airport I'm Jackie Quinn
TSA Plagued by Staff Shortages, Security Delays Expected
"The T S a is desperate for workers to and it's getting tough to meet the growing demands that many of the nation's airports the T S. A is projecting staff shortages at more than 100 of the nation's airports. Some have dozens of positions unfilled as more and more people crowd in for summer travel with the pandemic easing. The Washington Post reports. The T S a administrator is asking office employees to volunteer at airports for more than a month. They could do non screening duties. At Charlotte's airport, For example, some airlines are recommending people get to the airport 2 to 3 hours before their scheduled flight because of security delays.
Southwest Resumes Flights After Weather-Data System Forced Ground Stop
Interview With the Rusty Pilot, Pat Brown
"What's up. Wally bobby how are you. I'm great at this week. We are all about the rusty pilot with us again on the show. Two-time guest pat brown the texas. You can fly ambassador. Welcome back to the show pat. Thanks bob appreciate over three. Pardon me this is number three visit for this is number three or visit than the live show and now rusty pilot so pats men a friend in a i would call him a co worker through through the flight school that i own and recently we had the opportunity to rusty pilot seminar together. We did and i learned a lot as a not so rusty pilot. But someone who doesn't get fly all the time and thought to be a great opportunity to put together a show. Maybe two parts depending on how long this conversation goes to talk about. How do we get a lot of aviators back into the right seat. Left seat if they have been flying in a while pat. You do this all the time. What what are some of the things that you would like to share with people that are out there that may have not flown in a year or more. Well you know. I think Obviously i worked for a oh. Pa so that's going to be the first top of mind thing and the rusty pilot program that we that we offer It we can We do a number of seminars. every month These are webinars right. Now we're back to doing live things but that would be the the primary first of all decide that you want to get back in the air and then take advantage of the rusty pilots seminar. Because that provides you the minimum that sixty one dot fifty-six which is the regu- talks about flight reviews. That's the that requires that takes care of the minimum one hour of ground school that required for For your flight review In reality if you've been out for awhile it's probably gonna take more than an hour and even even when i'm doing these rusty pilot seminars. Tell people look when you go and hire local flight instructor to fly with you. They're still want to sit down and talk to you a little bit and make sure that you remember all these cool things that we just talked about right so that that would be probably the biggest one right there but they gotta make the decision. They want to get back into it.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"You dry. Your eyes down the runway and the way that really clicked for me in private pilot. Training is is looking out. The periphery of my vision the C. Where the the ground was rising up so not so much looking forward almost almost blanking that out and just focusing on what was happening here helped me out a lot in my private training. But there's also some interesting perspectives on the Para lacks effect of going from approach and then the runways rising and people get freaked out and and round out in flare too high and then come down and slam. There's a lot of interesting perspectives on most people being right handed. And if you're right handed you're more likely to be right eye dominant. But we're flying in the left hand side of the airplane. So you're right. I isn't actually doing a lot of good work being right in the middle of the plane. So there's even been tips of actually looking to the left and using your right eye to judge the height of where you are a little bit so I think that tip can help people as well and then just holding it off the runway and not too high but not too low you know use that ground effect and I think you're good you know it just takes practice takes practice with all of those tips even the find out what works for you and Too much energy during that process is hard. So that's why I'm a big stickler on airspeed in energy when you're landing because if you're too fast especially You tend to you. Tend to just float forever and it becomes really difficult because then you're slow in. The airplane is costly changing its energy state and then the errors acting upon. You just gets really tricky. So I'm not saying that it's not important to fly on speed You definitely don't want to fly to slow but I'm saying that most people don't realize flying too fast is also a safety issue. So that's my thoughts sir. Hope that helps Good question here. What Parts Parts of the regulations do I need a study to eventually in my own flight. School Freight and people moving service. All of those things are kinda different so depends on what type of people? You're moving scheduled or unscheduled freight kind of seems like the people moving thing could all fit within part one thirty five and then a flight school. Actually it super simple to set up a part sixty one flight school so That's not too difficult but yeah the part one thirty five is really where all the regulations are for the freight and the people moving service that you've got so I know you man hope you're doing good and maybe that something you're looking to do business once you get out of the military But yeah that's That's what I look toward but also take it one step at a time okay. I don't want to offend anyone by forgetting someone. But what are your top five to ten General Aviation? Youtubers THINK. There really are only five to ten. Anyway they're worth watching There are some fringe channels. That actually really like But here we go so my friend Josh lower from aviation one on one I actually the podcast with him last week and interview which is really good. Baheen. I spent some time together and did in Alaska series. If you haven't seen that go check it out as twelve parts. It's like Netflix. Quality Stuff So definitely go check that out. Amazing Amazing series from Josh I've worked with flight chops with four for some reason. I'm like in his top three videos. I I think there's one of them no not in but I'm pretty directly involved in many of his videos The did well not that. It was because of me. Okay I'm not saying that is more just by chance but Steve Flight Chops. He does a good job Steve can eat a lot of people like him and his his flying His IOF are flying down in Florida Georgia to so he does a good job. Seems like he's mostly grounded right now. I do like J. P. Candu Roost. I like Superhero. You guys probably haven't heard of him before and What else Gosh. I know I'm gonNA offend someone. Oh Gosh Jason Miller the finer points. He's actually one of my favorite channels more in line with me. He's an instructor and does this quite a bit so I really really like what he does. Magath Miller does great stuff. You guys have heard of all these people probably and anyway. Yeah so I enjoy all his people Trent Palmer. You know pretty typical stuff. But they're all great. If you guys actually go to my YouTube Channel YouTube dot com slash England attack. You'll find a list of my my favorites on the right hand side. The people that I added to my channel there okay. So they're all pretty damn good and I hope I didn't leave. Anyone out definitely didn't intend to do that. Haven't flown in twelve years. Any advice for getting back into it. I would approach That far away from aviation I would approach is though you're starting again Obviously you have the license right and you have the ability to get there quickly. But you're going to need to get a medical again. You're going to need to get your so. Get Your flight review which is really what. I'm saying like Mo a lot of your initial training you're going to do again with takeoffs and landings and maneuvers and in all those things flight planning is totally different now doll done on an ipad with four fly. It's it's totally different and actually very helpful so take it one step at a time. Okay I think that's my biggest thing is looking at out of it for twelve years and me saying hey you kind of need. A start overs is pretty overwhelming. There's just start from the very beginning and that is final flight school or talked to several talk to several instructors and just tell them and start like schedule. Your first ground lesson. Do that schedule your first flight do that. Build some feedback off that study. Come back to the second one then. The second second one ground second one flight so chip away at it okay. It's not gonNA happen overnight but You can definitely get there so Working at it it don't get overwhelmed and be out of it again for another twelve years. Okay that's what I don't WanNa see his take one little step at a time Basically this is asking how to have a fight experience in Alaska commercial pilot and Argentina for anyone watching if you visit Alaska Just contact me. At Angle of attack dot com. I do often fly with people that are just visiting. We can do some flights in the mountains for example even just a few hours even just an hour always really worth it for people. Because it's so beautiful and I wish I had had that perspective earlier on in my life like if I'm going to vacation somewhere why would I go on and use my pile? I sense go up with an instructor and just view the area from the air. I think that's such a cool concept so definitely. Just come in and talk to me and we'll figure something out. Can IN INDIAN PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE BE CONVERTED TO AN FAA pl. Most or many licenses can be converted to a an FAA PPL. You can see more information about that on the FAA website about that process. The private pilot license is a little bit easier to transfer over than say like a commercial license. Who just go look at those step by step processes. And they'll show that you. Would I ever fly for commercial airline? That's not my plan. I think that I have a lot of other talents and I enjoy businesses. Well enjoy living in my small town. I enjoy being with my family A lot of those things would be would be sacrificed if I was going to go for the airlines so I just think that I found a really cool corner and nation aviation. I'm enjoying it and I don't have any plans to go to the airlines. I think can be very useful elsewhere. Not that that's not a great path like I definitely wanted to go for that path at some point but But eventually this relies that some other things in my life were going to be very conducive for any technique for a short field landing precision that has worked well for you I mean just a couple of things thinking outside. The box is You aimed for your actual landing points will be very cognizant of your energy in your airplane because if again if you have a lot of extra air speed and you come down and you tried to to flare. Even if it's early that ran in flare early before your touchdown point real saddle saddle on and you have too much energy. You're just GONNA keep floating floating in floating in floating any way beyond your point. Okay US ground effect to your advantage so aim before once you get ground that's going to stretch you a little bit more with that That cushion if you will So that's helpful but my big thing is be on target early. Alright get that speed that energy under control and then your power for a precision landing becomes your number one control. The airplane should be nice and trimmed so get trained to basically flies hands off and you can make little adjustments but then your power becomes your target control. Add more power and you see your target moved down the runway reduce the power. You see your target move toward you. Now we don't want to see it moving that much. What we WANNA do is be able to perceive the little tiny changes. We can make a little bit of power so we we moved the power. No one would be able to hear that. You wouldn't even be able to hear it. But you feel that you're reducing just a little bit based on being in this case reducing you'd be stretching it to Farsi reducing. So you bring that target back toward UK pushing target away polling the target toward you. That's how it would work. If you're on speed on target online slope everything then that power becomes your number one control and aiming your aim. Point is before that the actual touchdown point because we're going to be stretching through ground effect okay Not a lot of people realized. The power works in that way but That's how I have taught my students and I think it is a good thing to do. Do you think simulators like explain. Eleven hurt or help as a pilot. I think net it is positive and we talked about this on that Webinar idea. The light last Friday a justice past Friday. They're going to put up that recording soon. It's net positive. You can get into some bad habits and I think you've got to You got to be careful with that that you aren't building negative habits. But I think there are a lot of positives from it. You can do a communications you. Can you fight planning you everything? That is very realistic. And if you approach a simulator in a realistic way than it is absolutely helpful is not great alike via far landings and some maneuvers and a handful of things but there are a lot of things it is great so I think net positive. You're going to do pretty well. I used simulators a lot as a teenager and I feel like my private pilot was really easy but I don't feel like that's because I was a good pilot I think it's because the simulators Really helped me out a whole lot and I studied hard and I put in the work. It wasn't anything special. I don't think there are many special people out there when it comes to flying like you've got to put in the work all right everyone thank you coming to this episode of ask the CF. I it was great to have you here and I hope that you learn something or got a little assistance. If you guys do you need anything. Even the comments here feel free to ask. Please subscribe to Youtube and turn on notification bill. 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"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"Is I went somewhere and I know that sounds kind of silly like but really if you're just going to beat up the pattern you're not getting as much of a return on your investment for doing your preflight for doing all your pre planning and providing the airplane all ask like you're doing a lot of extra work just for a little bit of time so my point there is that when you get in an airplane and you go somewhere for a while maybe along wildfire away and then you come back those hours really start to add on so the more opportunities can find do that? Your hours really really build and and really. That's the only way to do it. If you're just GONNA go beat the pattern in an airplane is. It is exhausting work and doesn't need to be that intense really. You're actually learning a lot more when you're on the road anyway. So I would definitely suggest that you build that muscle of cross country's fight planning Dealing with weather. Because you're you're you're switching between weather systems even as you're going along and seeing all sorts of different things new airports new runways new challenges. those are all things that are actually the the reason why were required to build hours as experienced. Those are the types of lessons that the FAA is intending for us to learn. So I always say just get in a plane and go somewhere and And that's the best way to build hours as silly as that sounds haven't flown in four years. Where do I start I all first off. You know you're obviously out of your flight review so you need to be flying with an instructor to fly you can't just go out and start So the the big thing here is is starting with your study before you go to that actual flight review so you are going to want to get up to snuff on your airspace on operations the you're playing on flight. Planning you know a bunch of different topics that you're not used to win you. Go to your flight review the only require in the regulations to do one hour. But if you haven't been flying for four years you're going to need more than one hour to get up to snuff now. I don't think you need to get to check right readiness Through a flight review. If you want to. That's fine but I think you get to the point where you're safe and you can go out there and start to practice again on your own to dial on your landings your maneuvers. The other things that that allow you to be a safe pilot okay. The big thing I want to see people on when they are out for that long is we really do need to get back to the basics of Arrow dynamics with the airplane. We need to talk about stalls. The fly stalls. We need to talk about spins. We don't necessarily need to fly the spins needed to slow flight. We need to bring those things back to the pattern and talk about the challenges of those in the pattern and why radically practicing them. Anyway and then get into being able to fly the airplane comfortably slower wall were working on landings takeoffs et Cetera. Because really what happens is I find over time? Is that people. Add One not here and one not they go throughout their career and they end up adding way too much energy to the airplane and then some unsafe things can happen from there or on the flip side. They don't understand the critical nature of flying slow too slow uncoordinated CETERA. We need to bring all those things back to the fore and work on them. How do you keep your see? If I knowledge up as a newly rated certify by practice you need to just be doing enough of the see if I think to keep things up now. You know that every two years you're going to be doing a flight instructor. Refresher course that's just fine I'm actually looking for opportunities just from day to day with some of my colleagues and things to be even more aggressive than that so even though I only have to do it every two years maybe if the opportunity comes up to do at once a year I do that. You know if there's a course local like ado every six months absolutely like you start to get more and more and more experience and perspectives and keeping it fresh so that just becomes second nature. If you're actively instructing quite a bit that that kind of naturally happens a lot of the time but you definitely do need to go back and refresh things again Every now and again who would you recommend spin training to besides certificates? That require it. I think spin training would be interesting if everyone could do it. I know that for me in a part one forty one program I had to do it. I think it was required by our syllabus so I did do it during my private pilot training. I really actually appreciated that. That was the case. Even though I wasn't the one I wasn't the one flying the plane or recovering from the new maneuver. I at least got to see it doing it as a CFI. For Your C. If I spin endorsement was very helpful. I just think that is something that a lot of people should do. You need to know what you're doing though. Just don't go up in a regular plane and do it. You like the weight and balance has to be specific. The plane has to be able to do it. I actually think is better to do it in something that's meant for it Then just go up and try to any airplane at. I just think that there's a little bit of a safety factor there that we need to be careful about Kaz people have gotten in the spins and they haven't recovered. I just want to be really careful with with that so So yeah just go out there and do it. It'd be pretty easy to go take an aerobatic class of some kind even just a little introductory quick somewhere even something in a Satori or or or similar To be able to do that. So yeah definitely recommend that tips for staying proficient during this time I did a whole podcast on this very recently. Within the last few weeks so go and check out aviator cast you can go to either. Cast DOT COM. I do video podcast. So you can see those on youtube or you can subscribe through Itunes or twitter not twitter. I tunes Stitcher spotify et Cetera. You can find everything there. What's your opinion on? How on having a minimum neutering speed in the pattern You know I I have. My students fly the pattern a little bit slower than most have them. Put in a Nacho flaps in the downland and I don't have them reduce their power until they're turning base. I know that's a little bit different. I even learned differently than that. But two things are accomplished their a it slows things down for them in the down wind and they can get more used to the setup and the the running their checklist and everything. Make sure their set for landing rather than rushed. And then it's almost like we're doing a power off from the base turn to To touchdown it's closer to power off. Then it would be if you're just reducing power a little bit so I like that idea of them knowing how to manage the energy of the airplane just within the wing rather than with the power. So that's how I do that in terms of minimum maneuvering speed. I'm not sure exactly what you're getting out there. I think we gotta be careful in the pattern. I wouldn't WanNa be flying things slower than I m. just because I don't want to set my students up to be flying too slow at some point so That's that's my thoughts there. Should I become? Cfi so I can build hours my advice to everyone who's thinking of becoming A. Cfi is only do it. If you really love teaching and you're going to take care of people I see a lot of people just getting there. See Fi- I to build hours and they have no passion. Dt somebody they don't really take care of them. They're just there to build hours. I don't like that okay. Granted are still going to be people that are pushed through funnels. That kinda require them to do that. But I'm really big on. Cfi's actually doing their job and really helping people out and I'm big on you out there as a as a student finding CFI that has like that and basically dumping someone that's not so that's my perspective so if you are going to give that to people if that's what you're going to offer than absolutely go for that but if you if you aren't passionate about it. I don't think you're passionate about it. Then you're not doing anyone favors in his probably best to build your time and other ways. What are your thoughts on getting my commercial rating before my instrument rating? If you're not gonNA use either one right away. I think it's just fine. There are people that somehow just have a lot of hours and they. They get their commercial done first before they do their instrument. I think that's just fine if you go that direction You know instrument out of all of them I think is one of the hardest and most important wants to get right and so if you need to get that right in a different way like getting your commercial I then. I'm all for that so that's kind of my perspective. Your story is your story. Your path is your path if that's how things are shaking out right now and you're already at that two hundred fifty hour mark. Then I don't see why you shouldn't just go for it Working on private and studying for the oral any tips so I do have a check ride course on my website check ride as dot com is the kind of the direct link to it or you can angle of Tack Dot Com. I start out. That course with mindset stuff because people get really fearful of check ride. Scene is probably the reason you're asking this question right now. any tips for the oral CETERA. this isn't going to be an interrogation okay. The best thing you can do is prepare really. Well study all you need to know. I have a study guide. This course but study what you need to know and then go there and be the pilot that you are going to be what I mean. Is the decisions you make as a private pilot the flight. Planning you make as a private pilot the everything that goes into it. Okay how you're thinking through certain things how. You're mitigating risk. How you're making the go. No go decision. All of those things are going to be seen and discussed in practice with the examiner. Not What it's all about so it's like a real world tests actually kind of Nice. It's a real world tests to do right there in their presence. That shows you know what you're talking about and you're going to perform as safe pilot. That is why examiners exist you make sure that you are going to be a safe pilot. So the knowledge is only part of it Your attitude your decision making as a much bigger part of it The way you fly is also not number one again number. One is the decision making the decision making so all all of those things. Kinda come together. Don't expect to be absolutely perfect but prepare yourself to what you think almost perfect level and just go in relax is going to be fine and just be who you are going to be. And that's that's it then. You should get your ticket at the end so excited to hear how that goes for you. Captain Luke.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"Iof are because I F R is mostly knowledge and there is going to be a lot of focus and technical type of flying very smooth deliberate instrument base flying. Once you get to that point but starting on the ground as soon as you can is really helpful. We do have an instrument ground school England attack. But just getting your head in the game really early okay really really early and chew on that over time and understand it and working in a little bit with your instructor and then go get some more cross country. I'm safety pilot time at CETERA. But you know don't rush your instrument. Do your instrument until you're confident that is my. That's my personal thing. That's how I did. It worked out pretty well. What are some student pilot must house and some APPS besides four flaked? I'll answer both of those separately. So must have a headset. I think we talked about that already. I think a headset is a big one. You could do an IPAD as a must have. I'll talk about that here in a second and battery backup like some sort of battery. The you have backed up I would even say like gum. I know that sounds weird but like chewing gum. Because you're in an airplane with the person and it's just nice chewing gum makes everyone's breath better. I have a simple hood that you could keep. It's a foldable hood is called the Best Hood. A hood is for instrument type of flying. It folds up goes in any fight bag. I really liked that one Charging cables snacks is crazy. That sounds if you're really busy. Snacks can help out a whole lot sticking to that. I am safe checklist so to apps after that was way ahead of the game. They continue to innovate. They released new features every single month. And I've been using for flight since almost the beginning a really enjoy their APP. It's become a mainstay in how I organize all of my aviation material in how I manage all that data. There's so much data pilots to work with how I flight plan just everything and and they've just done a really good job in in the morning you go out there and ask people more people will tell you just to get four fight okay ipad plus for flight. That's the way to go it. May You may not want to get something on android. That's always the argument. But you know it works great fantastic as reliable very reliable which is important for pilot. And you don't want some some underdeveloped. App The crashes. I don't know I'm sure there are decent APPs out there. I just don't I just don't see why you need to fix something. That's not broken and four five is not broken. It's amazing I use it all the time. Can you talk about risk management and flying low? Yeah I think about this a lot because there are plenty of pilots especially in my area of the world in Alaska that Filo low. That's kind of what Bush pilots do a lot of time. But it doesn't always give you the best options if you have an engine failure or or head of bird. There's just so many things that can happen down low and so I think maybe more because of my upbringing as a pilot I started out the traditional way in or rather like the airline way in a one forty one school and learned about safety in altitude and all of these things and just altitude is just one of those things that is your friend And in the more altitude you have the more time you have. Are there necessary times to be flying low absolutely? Can You dip your toes in the water of getting down low and enjoying the sights every now and again absolutely I do that as well? it really just depends on it. You just gotTa think of the risk that you're taking on and also being very Aware of what? You're doing down low so don't be flying around power lines. Don't be flying super close to the ground You gotTA keep to rules of keeping other safety Other safe as well so I always say that the FAA doesn't care if you kill yourself the only carer he kill someone else sell Just don't do anything stupid. If you'RE GONNA fly low be really careful with it and think things through before you you do that. There are plenty of people that Filo all their careers and fly fairly safely. But you know there are benefits to fly to like Like wins and all sorts of stuff so anyway and that extra safety buffer to go to somewhere tips on flying over the Grand Canyon for the first time. Just make sure that you know what the via far corridors are where they are what the rules are who need to talk to. And you should be good to go. It's fairly simple. It's all there it's mapped and you should be able to just easily see where the corridors are and adhere to though so it's going to be bumpy plan on being like six sacks just in case is warm and his bumpy High density altitude. Also if you land at the Grand Canyon Airport Plan on all those things age. You recommend the start flight training. I think the perfect age to start flight training is about fifteen years old. You're going to do it at the young end. You can start your ground school then you can start to get your head into the aviation community you can start flight lessons and you can build up to soloing at sixteen years old. Solo at sixteen years old. Do the rest after that and you can get your license at seventeen people that have done that. On their birthday Solo. On their sixteenth birthday get their license on their seventeenth birthday avenue. A guy got his instrument and his private on his seventeenth birthday. That's super cool. So fifteen is a pretty perfect age if you wanted to start a little bit sooner than that there's nothing wrong with that using a flight simulator and things to get your head in the game as long as it doesn't become your only game so that's my vice there. Sam Flying a non precision approach. And you defy flight path angle of three degrees. What's the best way to do this? Basically what you're going to look here look at four. Here is your aircraft configurations There is like a power setting in a speed forever your plane. That's going to get you right at that. Three degree glide slope or Flight Path Angle. So I know that when I flew a bonanza I'd have it if I remember right is twenty two squared. It's been a while the twenty. Two squared mean twenty two hundred manifold and in twenty two hundred Or twenty two manifold twenty two hundred prop and when you hit the final approach. Fix you'd put down the landing gear you have to retrain or anything else it just descend right on that glide path at At a hundred and ten knots so finding those those configurations for your airplane is very helpful. So you're not just behind it all the time trying to figure out what to do with the power and everything actually the power the tachometer especially for everyone becomes one of the key instruments when you're doing approaches because you know where to set your power and then you should be getting a pretty good Controllable Nice smooth glide path from there. So that's my advice on that that's always seemed to work really well for me and you spend a little bit of time with each new airplane or at least learn from your structure with those idiosyncrasies are and and work from there to three uniform plans we'll see it needs to be upgraded instrument wise. I'd like to add some some garment avionics to it. Get it ready for instrument so I can you instrument training. Imc of double. I have a fight simulator in my office. I have all sorts up. The airplane isn't certified for yet so I mean it's Kinda certified. It doesn't have the right equipment to do the approaches so anyway I need some avionics upgrades and that's Kinda the next plan. Maybe some performance upgrades as well. We'll see what's the difference between a C- A fine a sea of a CFI still a certified or certificated fight instructor see double. I is that certificate finance director but instrument. So you're doing the instrument side Cfi can do the private pilot commercial opposite ends and then the CF double. I can do the instrument like oh the complete. My commercial license suggestions better stay in Europe for Yasser Rules. I don't think so you can transfer over your licenses. It's very cheap here. It's much more affordable in the United States you do have to go through the TSA and get approved to do To do training in the US so if you go to the TSA website and look at their fight training section it will talk about the steps that you as a foreigner need to take in order to do that process. You have to jump through some hoops. The TSA is our Transport Transportation Security Administration basically airport security but they handle security broadly across transportation. And Aviation. So you'll have to jump through some hoops there but this is a very affordable place to fly. Thanks for coming along this week on motivation Monday. It's been great to have you here. I hope that you got some of your questions answered. Make sure to subscribe to Youtube. If you're here. Subscribe on the podcast. If you're there lead comment joining the process would love to hear from you if you ever need anything. Message me on Instagram. I stay active there. And if you need ground school you can head to angle of attack dot com and check out our ground school offering. We do a fantastic ground school or if you need check ride. Preparation check out our check. Ride Ace Course for private instrument commercial where you can ace that test that you're really looking forward to you guys. Thanks for being here. We will talk next time until then throttle on.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"Well can aviators to another motivation. Monday my name is Chris Palmer from angle of attack. I am May Fight. Us director at my school in Homer Alaska. I do these motivation. Mondays every Monday to kick off your week in a positive way. We talked about your aviation career questions. You're flying questions. Anything related to written tests online ground school technical questions private commercial instrument. Whatever you're working on this is what it's all about Lots of advice flows through these through these sessions every single week and you will be able to search the different questions down below in the description and find the question. That's relevant to you that you want to learn about. There's something for everyone so I hope you enjoy this episode of motivation Monday. If you guys want to get notified about this make sure to subscribe here on Youtube. If that's where you're watching it or listening to it and you can turn on that notification bell that make sure that you get the information every single week. If you're on a podcast you can subscribe to the podcast as well. I tune spotify stitcher. Google play it's everywhere. You can subscribe to that and if you want to not do any of that you can go to our website as well angle of attack dot com find the blog and it'll be on there. Let's get right into it. Lots of great questions this week. Kind of rapid fire. Obviously still a couple run virus questions about its impact on the aviation industry but about I would say. Eighty percent of the questions are related to something else. So hope you're doing well. Let's dive right into it. Is it a good idea to take flight lessons during the outbreak? I don't think so okay and I think that then my biggest advice here is that we need to make sure that we participate in in the advice that our our leaders in the professionals that know about these pandemics are telling us so. They're telling us that we need to stay far away from each other At least six feet two meters or more and that we need to isolate more and when you do less of the things that we've done before so you know the the shorter we make. This better is going to be then we can get right back into it. Otherwise we're just GONNA keep dragging it out if we keep letting this spread around so. I think it's good advice based on what I've I've learned. And being stuck in a tiny cockpit released GONNA help out with that a whole lot eventually. You know. Someone's going to get sick so I think it's best to hold off for now. How do we make good of that situation? I think that there is plenty that you can do right now in your aviation career to work towards something so obviously ground. School is is one of those big things and just as an aside. I do have online ground school and right now I'm offering up to two hours of one on one instruction with you as you go through that to help you out or maybe you're even in flight training and displays and we can go over some other ground stuff that you've had challenges with really anything that you can think of. I can help you out there so we should be using this time right now to improve ourselves in other ways outside of the airplane and I think it's a good example of kind of what we should be doing anyway. There's plenty of home time. You need to spend on your aviation journey. So that's my quick short answer on that one. How does your school differ from kings and sports? So my take on. That is kings is They are wonderful people. They pioneered the industry with what they did. I think they are fantastic teachers and they do have a good product. It's just getting fairly outdated and so I really try to make the design and the process of what I do really really fun and different in modern. So that's how a separates from King's I'm also big on the human factors decision making part of flying and not only getting you to pass the written test but preparing you for when you jump in a cockpit with your flight instructor that your mindset is already good to go all right. So that's how I separate from them. Sports isn't so much like the knowledge base stuff. They are very much in the procedure side of things. So if you win have videos that you were going through while you were going through fight training and he needed videos in between A. T. T. about stalls or or short or southfield budget different things that they you there on procedures maneuvers whereas of course mine is is essentially to pass written tests in King. Schools is along that line as well. So that's the difference there so new trip with Josh soon. We did have a trip plan. I was going to spend a Sun and fun in Florida with him and also go to Texas with him and spend a week there. We had some really really fun things planned but of course everything is on hold now will definitely try to do that. again in the future and for those of you. That don't know what this guy is. Talking about. Josh flowers is a friend of mine. He has a great YouTube Channel called Aviation WanNa one and he came to Alaska last year and did a fantastic trip and and we're looking to do more things together in the future. So we'll see how this all plays out and then we'll make we'll make make it all worth it okay. We'll we'll come back with vengeance. What exactly should you do when you find water in your fuel tester? I've seen people. Just keep siphoning keep siphoning until the water is gone. So yes that's essentially what you have to do. Is You have to get all the different. Drains you have to get the water from the fuel tanks and make sure that it is not in there and you keep doing that until you get it out now. Some people say they. You should even be tilting. The airplane to try to get the water out of some recess spots within the fuel tanks and also make sure that if you're looking straight at the airplane that laterally the airplane isn't on a tilt because that can also put the water in a different part of the tank as well so think about that and what this person is getting at here is. They're talking about checking the fuel before you go on a flight. We do that in the pre fight to make sure that we have both the quantity. We need how much fuel we need for the flight. Successfully with our reserves all that sort of stuff and the quality quantity and quality quality. We make sure that there aren't any contaminants in the fuel. Of course. Water is a contaminant. Our engine can't run a water otherwise there'll be a lot cheaper So we need to make sure none of that waters in the tanks it can get in there in fairly easy ways from just rain falling on top of the wing. And if there's a leak in the in the fuel caps and it can get in that way so I gotta be really careful with that several other ways that it can get in there. But we essentially checked that during the preflight. Do you have any tips or tricks? Unpublished holds and actually just going to give a shout out to my friend. Jason Miller here he and I are colleagues and kind of build off of each other with a lot of the material that we do. He did a fantastic video this week on hold so that you can find on his youtube channel his his channels the finer points of flying. Or if you just search the finer points you'll find his channel and he's also here on Instagram at learned the finer points but he did a great presentation on holes. I'm just GONNA point you to their cause. He's he's he's just really good at it. What's my gas for Air Venture Twenty Twenty? I don't really know at this point. You know It all depends on how how strictly we all adhere to what is going on right now because if we don't get over quickly and stay at home in really distance ourselves then this is just going to get dragged out for a longer period of time and then and then something like like air ventures going to become less and less likely but I think by the time we get to the end of April or at the end of March for sure even through April. We're going to know a lot more about where this this whole. Cova nineteen is headed. And that's what we need to That's what we need to look at so I don't know I really hope at the tail end of it by that point because man. I'll be damned if every single airshow gets councils council this year but I trust that whoever is in charge of these these events will do the smartest thing so yeah. I don't know everything so far is getting council. It's really bumming me out. But it is what it is we gotta be safe. Do I think rental rates will go down? I don't think so you know. I think that The rates if anything I think. See if irate should go up that's probably because I'm a flight instructor myself. And it's unfortunate that we have An industry that supports kind of the CFI as the entry level would be great. If we had a lot of sage Well paid instructors in the industry and that that is what it is. It would be nice if airplanes were cheaper I'm not sure that'll happen. Though you know I think that Anything competition can become less of a thing as a flight. Schools aren't competing with each other part manufacturers. That aren't competing with each other. They can start the Jack. The prices up could actually get more expensive through this process. Am I too old to start a track to? Cfi At fifty. I would say absolutely not especially if you have some sort of background passion and teaching. I think it is definitely something that you could look at as a fun thing to do after you're done with your other career or or maybe you're making career switch. I know plenty of people that have made the switch at that age and they're plenty happy with their decision so I think it's absolutely a good time to do that. Now if you're seventy pushing eighty then I probably not you know you could go find for fun but at that point..
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"Anything aviation that you need help with moving forward I am a fight instructor. My name is Chris Palmer. I run a flight school in Homer Alaska and currently visiting California. I'm held up in my in my room here because it was going on at the corona virus. There is a little bit of that theme today throughout the questions. And of course it's on all of our minds. How is it going to affect aviation? How do we move forward with fight? Training there are considerations there to make all right so but we'll have a discussion about a lot of other things flight training wise as well because at the end of the day. I think it's important that we continue on with life in some ways we plan for the future and we keep working forward so I hope that this actually does motivate you in many ways today. Let's dive right into your questions. Here we go for another motivation. Monday here at angle of attack. So is it a bad idea to start my training now? Given the state of the economy and Airline Industry Mike Okay Clark from Burlington Vermont. So this is the big question right now right because we have the airlines. That are clearly having trouble with all the travel restrictions and the scare of this corona virus going around and I don't have really good answers for whether or not you should start right now. What I do know is that eventually life will go on. This isn't this isn't a diseases killing everyone and it is very very serious and I don't want to get on a high horse of any kind of want to keep it pretty relevant to flight training but it will recover eventually and so I don't know I don't know what that recovery is GonNa look like. I think the government is definitely looking very seriously about stepping in today on the White House. Briefing president trump was saying that he would step in to help the airlines. He said that's definitely happening. Obviously we haven't heard details about that yet. But I think that's very important in a time like this so I have faith that things will get back to normal. It's going to be tough for a little bit here though so. I'm not quite sure exactly what that looks like. I would say I would say hang tight for a little bit and see where things go over the next several weeks and how this how. This virus settles down. Hopefully with our Social distancing and things and then reevaluate from there. You know Right now I think is a good time for all of us to really re evaluate where we're at in life you know. Are we really working where we WANNA work? Are we doing the type of things we WANNA do? Are we spending as much time with our families as we want to have some time to think about the things over the next several weeks as things slow down and I would invite you guys to think about that you know maybe it goes the other direction and you think? Hey this is. This is a fight training thing or an aviation career thing that I really want to pursue neither putting that off and now it's time to go for that. I don't know if that's wise financially or whatever else it doesn't I don't know if it really matters but there's GonNa be a lot of changes that come from this that I think are long those sorts of lines people making different life choices so pretty interesting all right good question and thank you so this question. This came up recently else. Could be a little light harder for a couple more minutes teaching the impossible turn. I think it is. I think it is unreasonable. And dangerous to teach the impossible turn even the most experienced pilots. It really depends situationally on if you can do the impossible. Turn or not and so for those of you. That are a little bit in the dark on what the impossible turn is essentially. It's when you take off and you're in your initial climb. You're only several hundred feet from the runway. Let's say anywhere below a thousand feet and you have an engine failure. They've always said that that that. Turn back to the runway at that low altitude. Is the impossible turn. Because during that process you can get the airplane slow you can get into a stall and typically people get into a spin and end up crashing right there whereas as a blanket kind of community thing that we've done for so long and flight training and elsewhere is if you land straight ahead and you have control the airplane. You have a much better chance to survive. I think it's irresponsible the impossible. Turn unless you're in aerobatics pilot in a particular kind of airplane and you know exactly what you're doing otherwise what we're doing is we're we're teaching people that it is not an impossible turn and perhaps an improbable turn and I just want to err on the side of caution and say don't don't even go there It's interesting that this has a few parallels to what's currently going on the world but there's just no point to go there all right they're going to be plenty of people with less experience that have that one little thought and their mind. That can do this and so they're going to make that turn and they're going to die because they saw it on the Internet that it could possibly be done in. I having a good day. I think I am. I've I think the world is pretty fluid right now. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my family We are in California. I feel like it's ground zero and a lot of ways but I feel good about the support that is around us here and I'm not sure that we're going to go back to Alaska earlier than planned. We'll just kinda see how things play out. But you know we. We all got haircut today. I got one. My Boys Got One. My little boy who is one years one year old. He just turned one month ago. He got his first haircut. So yeah you know. Life is great. Is My wife's birthday yesterday. We had a a wonderful and beautiful day as a family. So you know. I'm thinking a lot more about those things that matter and I just feel really grateful that I continue to get to do the work. I'm doing here on angle of attack with with what I'm doing as everything slows down and that I'm not prevented from working in providing for my family but the biggest thing for me is just Right now a safety of family so yeah I'm having a good day is king school's chorus worth the money for far training first off. Be Responsible to myself. If I didn't say that we have our own. Iof are training here at angle of attack. We have an IOF are ground school. I think it's it's really great. Thing offers a lot of context that a lot of these other courses. Don't add so I would definitely check that out. Ingle ATTACK DOT com again. This is a slow time so it might be actually a really good time to go through ground school. I've even thought of doing suggesting that through my email lists and things like that but I really don't want to be seen someone that takes advantage of what's going on right now in any sort of way but anyway yes we have an eye afar ground school. I took a keen eye of our ground. School fell asleep. Handful of times is watching it but it was good content. I think out of all of the legacy people king schools does do a good job. They are the kings themselves. They are great teachers and I really honor what they've done for the industry and think they've done a great job. I'm just more on the track myself having created my own iof are online ground school That things can be done in a different way and can be upgraded for the twentieth twenty-first century. That's kind of where I am at all right but thanks for the question. Best Online Grad school just finished a free part of sports should pay and finish it. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa Point you toward mine. I'm a big believer in mind. I don't want to toot my own horn but this is literally the next question in the list but I do a fantastic ground school here angled attack. I think it's quality I think it's indepth. I think it goes a lot into the human factors and the the safety type of mindset that we should think about when we're doing flying. I'm here to support you along the way and I've had a lot of success so far with my students and and really just focus on each person but I think you'll really enjoy it so I encourage you to check ours out. Angled ATTACK DOT COM. This question training on a serious versus one seventy two. I am a big believer. You should start on something like one. Seventy two it'd be like you as a sixteen year old learning the driving a Lamborghini and I mean that because in a serious is more of a sports car type airplane and you have to be thinking a lot faster using something like that. There's a lot more tech so I think that you should be starting off on something. More simple is cheaper that way. I think after that after after you get your initial experience for your private pilot. I'm totally cool. Doing your instrument on on a serious but you know it just depends major differences and how to choose a fight school not looking into commercial. It all comes down to the instructor. Okay and the quality of life if you will at the flight school so. I think it always comes down to how good you get along with the instructor. How well things click and so once you've got some things in line which you really understand you know what's in store in flight training then. I actually recommend that people take several discovery flights at five schools around them test that out and actually see how things go and if you feel like things go really well with that flight school then that gut instinct is going to take you a lot further than someone that has a nicer facility or or whatever I I think that this is a people business. At the end of the day it remains that way and that that relationship with your instructor is the most important thing all right. Hope that Helps you having trouble with landings and getting a stabilized? Approach any tips so sweet. Ride to go while I start this. I'm going to give you the opportunity in the comments to actually tell me what type of airplane flying. That's going to give me a little bit more context to help you out. But I'm just GonNa Start with the assumption that you're flying something like a one seventy two or Cherokee one forty or some of these other fight training airplanes that are typical so while you put that in the comments here all I'll just kind of star so talking about a stabilized approach to a landing. Obviously if you're not stabilized on your approach then you're landing isn't going to be that good. That's kind of the golden rule. So you have one seventy two. You just put that in the comment. So if you don't have that initial stabilized approach then you aren't going to be ahead of the airplane once you get into the round out the flair and the touchdown and that's just kind of how it is all right so a one seventy two. A one seventy two can be trimmed up and everything and have the power on and everything to where the airplane is basically flies hands off almost so my my advice to you is that you should be practicing the the process of actually letting go the fight controls and trimming off the pressures that are on the fight controls and so the airplane just fly straight at the power setting you want or the descent you want. As is the case in an approach to landing talking final approach in this case too where basically just fight it self? It's almost like the Keel of a boat at that case because he has some flaps in there and the airplane doesn't really want to go too much in either direction. It's just kinda smoothly. Going down. The Middle High Winger Played. That's more of the pendulum effect and with the flaps out. You're getting even more of it. Where you're you're really stabilized. If you actually do nothing and there's not a lot of win you really stabilize going right down toward the runway but the airplanes to be trimmed. You shouldn't be fighting it. Power is your best friend and when I say that it's actually your number one flight control and the reason I say that is because if you are letting the airplane fly the way it was designed to fly with some power and with everything trimmed in faster they need to be. You should be able to keep a perfect gliding. Angle glide angle or angle of descent down to the runway without too much effort and so feeling that that no effort approach. I is super super important from there. You know we could get into the complexities of what the landing is actually going to be like. But I think that that's going to be very situational with you and your instructor based on what you go..
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"Welcome aviators my name. Is Chris Palmer from angle of attack? Welcome to another question and answer session. We call motivation Monday. Sometimes it will come out on a different day but it's your Flight Training Aviation Career. Written Test Ground School. Anything aviation related that trying to help you move forward in your aviation journey. That's what this is all about. It's your questions Things that are pressing for you. You can ask these live each and every week. I really pushed hard to get my schedule to allow it on Mondays Or I can be live on instagram answering your questions and that will help you move forward in a positive way so this week. We have a little bit of a focus on instrument and that transition from private to instrument although there are some other topics in between from Flight instructor conversations to where I got started in business. And what keeps me motivated a little bit about our ground school here Anglo attack just a handful of different things that I think will be really helpful for you and Almost about an hour of your questions. I really try to cram them in here. So let's get right into it. Here is your motivation Monday for this. This early part of March enjoy. Let's start out with a non instrument question for there are quite a few instrument questions but a lot of today are revolving around how to go from private pilot instrument. But I just wanted to answer this question right out of the gate. It was right here at the top. So I'm thirty five and I got my private pilot license. How do you see the chances of getting a job once I get my Cpl or commercial pilot license in two to three years? Your jaw your your likelihood of getting a job is basically one hundred percent. It's just a matter of what kind of job you want. There are so many jobs out there available in aviation right now. We are seeing a little bit of uncertainty now with the corona virus going around and and what that is doing to the markets and the airlines. I think that's definitely worth paying attention to. Even when it comes to employment so we need to keep an eye on that but status quo as it's been historically the last several years and looking forward into the future with all the projections that the major companies and everyone's been saying is that there is a pilot shortage and those spots are being filled and. I'm definitely seeing that throughout all of aviation so your chances of getting a job are essentially one hundred percent if you put it in the work and you get that done You're not too old. I mean thirty. Five is not old to get into this. So you're actually very young and you know there's plenty of opportunity that lay ahead for you in aviation so yeah keep it up. Good luck and And I'm sure that you'll do just fine again. You gotta put in the work and make it happen. How long after private to wait before going into instrument training so this is an interesting concept because I think the the the main hold back with instrument training is it is so different from what you experience in your private pilot training. It is very much about the knowledge that you gain in the homework. Do on how everything works within instrument. Now I kind of think that private pilot it. It's a good mix of both the practical skills of flying airplane and getting used to that Discipline in addition to the knowledge that you need to bring together to understand a lot of aviation I wouldn't say it's necessarily fifty. Fifty thing is probably sixty percent knowledge in and forty percent Handling the airplane. Maybe even more than that. But when we're looking instrument training it is completely different. I even tell. People is ninety percent knowledge in ten percent skill. There's just so much that goes into instrument that takes a lot of effort mental effort that you can really get ahead of and so you're going to hear me repeat this several times today because I do have several of these types of questions here about instrument and that is is that I want you to take your time. I want you to have it absorb I want you to get started on your ground school for instrument fairly early because you are going to be studying a lot more for this license. The new even did for your private pilot license and that's how to get started going that direction. How long you wait to do that? That really depends on you and your budget and all of those things I think you can start the dip. Your toes in the water of instrument training right away. I think that's a pretty good thing to do. And and then you can roll into some safety pilot stuff things like that. Some of these terms may sound new to you so if you go to angle of attack dot com. You're going to find there on the front page. If you scroll down a few sections you're going to find the The six pack guide to doing your instrument. Reading is a really important guide because what it does is it helps you. Do the math on how you're going to get your flight. Time tells you about flight. Simulators tells you about safety pilots and how to build your time there so go check out that guide sign up for the e mail To get that guide and that'll really help us a free. Pdf so it's just you know. Just gotta go enter your email sort of thing so go check that out. It's a good start and I would say that for a lot of the instrument questions today. Go check that out. Let me answer this on. I I really don't want to be self serving but here we are in in. I talked about my school several minutes ago. So what sets your ground school apart from others? One thing about me is i. I really enjoy the context of aviation and I think that the number one thing we need to learn in aviation what we're trying to learn is great decision making. I think with that decision making or leading up to that decision. Making knowledge is a powerful tool to get to that point and so my ground. Schools are a little bit different. We don't just get into all the nuts and bolts of how you're going to pass the written test but really what I'm trying to achieve is that you are understand the context of material that we're covering in this case. Let's just talk instrument in how the instrument system actually works? Why we're doing the approaches or departures en route flying the way that we are and how the air traffic control system is playing into that entire picture and what you as a pilot need to do to To remain safe so I want you to go through your training your meaning like you're in test preparation which would be your typical ground school but I also want you to have a leg up when you start your flight training and have good mentality there because after it's all said and done after you go through the mentality of getting your check right finished. I want you to be a safe and confident and proficient instrument pilot. That is what I'm after so I may not be able to be with you the entire way all through your training but I'm very interested and invested with my time in my career and my life in a Lotta cases to assist those through my business to get to that end goal of being a safe pilot in whatever disciplined. They are working on so I would say that's how I set myself apart. Is I out a lot of human factors and other safety mindset things along with the knowledge that you need to do that particular license. So I've even thought of a better title for my my ground. School is like not just ground school. Because it's so much more than that but that is what sets apart migrant school from Others out there. I believe or at least what I'm trying to achieve and what I'm working to achieve and you know it's going to be an ongoing process for years. I don't ever really plant or plan on stopping that improvement process. So that's the end goal that I'm trying to work toward just wanted to get that question out of the way so that we can move on to some other things that can help you. Guys instantly hear finished my private pilot licence straight in the instrument ground school with no break how to avoid burnout so just a few minutes ago. I talked about this and I really think that you've got to be careful not to just jump straight into instrument really hard core because you do have to build some cross country time. Fifty hours of it between Your private pilot license and getting your instrument licensed now. Some of the instrument cross country do can count tour or does count toward that fifty hours but there is still quite a bit of experience in between there where you're going to be going getting hundred dollar hamburgers with your friends and just experiencing flight. I think that because we're such mission oriented people as pilots especially those actually achieve this. We've got to be careful to pace ourselves and make sure that we don't burn out and so you got to play the long game a little bit so I really think you should just go out there right after your private pilot for the most part. Enjoy THAT NEW LICENSES. You have have some fun. Learned some good lessons by doing some great cross country flights. Stretch yourself a little bit in a safe way. And then you know move into the instrument training in the sense that you can start on your ground school right away so rather than than hammering your ground school and say. I'm going to get it done in two to three weeks. Why not try to absorb that instrument knowledge which does take more of a steady pace? Absorption rate then then like private pilot. It's just not something you can cram for. There are a lot of new concepts thoughts ideas procedures that your mind needs to wrap around so I think that I think while you're out there enjoying your private pilot license Just via far part of it that you can you know. Start on your school but just take it easy. Start to work into it. Little by little by little and eventually you'll get to the point where it is time for that big push and and you'll be better prepared for it so that's kind of my mindset. I know it's not that way for everyone. People are on different programs. But I'm never I'm never one. That really thinks that fight training shouldn't be fun. I think if we're not having fun something's not going quite right and we need to readjust and an instrument flying can be absolutely funded is hard but it can be fun so. I think you're totally on burnout. Then then you gotta dial it back a little bit. How could a if our only pilot effectively use an f? Td like a Red Bird. So this is behind me. This as an add Advanced Aviation training device. It can be used for instrument training and logged time to twenty hours which is very very cool but the concept of using such a tool for something like via far. Flying is interesting. I'm I'm more of a proponent for instrument flying that you really need to use the biggest instrument envy if are flying which is the window outside and attitude flying and getting used to the senses of flying and. That's a huge part of the private pilot licence. However I think there is a lot to learn the procedural and the Emergency Room when it comes to Mike a training device like this. So you get in here and do your checklists. You could get used to Radio. Calls and pattern work in the steps. You go through to do that. You could do emergency procedures that you couldn't safely do in the real world so there are a handful of different things that you could do in a trainer like this. That are more procedural than those that are actually flying the plane because when you're flying the plane for instrument you're really actually not too worried about the fact that he can land or take off or we. We know you can do that. You've already proved that in private pilot what we want to prove that you can do the procedures which are fairly easy to emulate realistically something like this so yeah good question again. Most of the applicable for instrument and there are some things you could do for far flying. So here's a question best strategy to study for your private pilot written..
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"With us. Fight following or just going through busy airspace. Because I I like to listen to ABC. And just hear that. So I am interested to see how what I think I've picked up from youtube translates actually being cockpit. Yeah because I feel like I know stuff and I don't WanNa like go out and do not doubt at all but I want to. I'm really interested to see how what things I think. I picked up from watching videos on Youtube or training or different situations. And how those translate to doing that especially because I see how much you're flying happens and I see the procedures check lists and things like that to happen and I see from engine start to show off at the end like the reaction sometimes so I really don't wash all the way through and that's different as I can't be manipulated the controls to feel doubt back and see win. Someone's doing something the suggestions that you make and things like that in a situation so I mean I had to. I don't want to be overconfident. Getting as Garish time. And that's where it's like. I'm trying not to think that I know anything because I want to think that I do get in there in that situation. But I'm also interested to see you know just from like a talk from seeing what I've seen on youtube and learn and things like that. How little translate good thing that I know some? That still won't ride over all that stuff. Yeah I think that's a really healthy perspective because that's exactly how I would approach. It is a you know. You're getting things from osmosis already or have a head start in the fact that you have you know kind of an aviation family that you're in at least some people are in aviation so you've been around it and then you have your license. You know those things are headstart like you've already started. Learn some of the material so you kind of know what you're getting into there and then you to in Arlen information which can be good but is often incomplete but there is a lot of good stuff there like I you know. I often give people the advice that they should be on Youtube. Just especially when you're not flying or you're getting ready to fly to start to absorb that And and there's a lot to learn. They're bringing this that I think it's okay to bring it up because I have to say something about it but I don't know how much I want to say about. This'll be enough to touch on. There is a recent video on the impossible turn which is probably really good example of learning something on youtube but also being apprehensive about how good the information is and and I ask you were showing it to you and ask you if you'd seen it and you had so let's talk about that just for a few hot seconds so when you saw that impossible turn what were what was your take on it. Initially it was like well dreary. It's called impossible attorneys. Just doesn't seem like it's hard to make right and I mean again not zero flight. That's like respectable. Oh well he made that just fine. It makes it seem like it's easy anything any right. Just boom make that turn your safely. There's nothing to worry about possible within the more you like kind of dive in deriving especially talking to you. It's kind of like well one. What's his experience compared to someone who doesn't waters the aircraft he's flying and in this situation it was a Bush plane right made for harsh adverse types of situates highlights on the now reloaded exactly if you tried out in a different plane or had no experience during that you cost in turn ghetto. It's scary from the standpoint of while I could've been influenced by BOB to try it if I wasn't really thinking because I was calling. I is okay. Well we have a situation radio. Make that turns. Don't pull back yes. I'm not sure bank stall find if I am so looking back on especially if targeted more. It's Kinda like while it's really scary. That you know I was influenced one video on the topic. Even though I've seen ten about why not to do exactly one. Pushing the direction of this is a possibility. Yeah Yeah it's interesting and I don't necessarily WanNa like rag on that one video is just it's like you gotta take everything with a grain of Salt Lake. I want people to take my stuff with a grain of salt. I say there are very few absolutes in aviation very few one absolute is that you will stall the wing if you keep your like if you pass the critical angle attack his my problem with that particular video because a lot of people understand that understand house all working together. 'cause you know like when you and I when we go up and do Steve Terms. We're GONNA do a power on the above fifteen hundred fee. We'll probably be more at like three thousand fee and so we have plenty of space that if anything happened if we got into a spin your Moore whatever else we could get out of it and be just fine but when you're that close to the ground you're you don't have options and that's why the industry as a whole at some point called the impossible turn so that was very clear to people not to try it because so many people were dying trying it and just like the lowest common denominator right. Yes like I could maybe do it. Maybe I'm gonNA saying I could. I could maybe do it in a like that. I know I couldn't do it in my airplane. Seventy two for a variety of reasons that I can get deep into but the whole point is that we we gotta take everything with a grain of salt. Yes so I like exactly where he started several minutes ago and that you are getting a lot of greed information you feel like you have a head start but your your second guessing and and being careful with that confidence you have in that information. I think thing is a healthy place to come from. 'cause I'm not gonNa tell everyone just like don't want you to do your flight training with sewing. Don't look at anything out there. That's not how this works takes a. It takes an airport to raise a pilot. It takes a village to raise a child era so to also kind of cross check information. I find on Youtube with several different independent sources of different people. About Post. The type of stuff so you can see how four five or six different people might do the same thing or per cent situation a lot of times. It's the same. Sometimes it's different forms of execution. But I like to. You know to go with the Grand Salt Lake. You said Y- reported so we kind of wrap things up You and I have talked about this but let's talk about follow through because we've talked about a little bit of the plan. You've got some inspiration to do it like you've got a bug aviation that you're trying to take care of so we've got like an opportunity in front of us and I'm not asking you to like commit right here on one but I'm more bringing up like the follow through of how you take that actually make it happen. So it's kind of a weird question but what is your plan to make sure that? Jacob actually does this you know what I mean this is I like. I think you actually will. This is something a lot of people. Struggle they come they sit on the fence. They they like Aviation Blah Blah Blah. But they're not willing to put in the work. So what is it that you're going to do to make sure it happens? Even if Doug to you at prior one by today I just started. The process now governed by Training Review. Walked down those dates as soon as possible. The other thing too. I feel like I'm accountable. Now started time. People are probably going to be doing this. And up to Alaska or something like that and it's like now they're going to be asking you about it you know so. It's not just something I'm keeping to myself anymore. It's like a toll people hammed prior going out for a little while to do this and it's something that I am really Wanting to follow through with especially because I have the flexibility to do it so I think it's really just taking the steps scheduling the dates booking tickets maybe booking non refundable tickets away out. Yeah and just just taking the leap and going for the perfect man. It's like you took the words out of my mouth is always about this little steps right like things that move us in the right direction. I had the snowflake analogy on the podcast. The other day that several people like adding one snowflake at a time that she get a big pile. That's kind of what wearing aviation is is all about in your taking those steps to all sports yourself into that situation is is the best like that's what I've always done. It's like once I really commit. Then I start to put the pieces in place and you'll have to recommit yourself to you because it will come up like you know you and I and your wife have this common bond. Now because like the world went apocalyptic last night with corona virus. We're like what's going to happen. Everything's where are we going to get our toilet papers of Soviet yet said at eleven? That's we've found so but things happen and and they'll happen in your life. You have a pretty simple life right now but they can happen in your life that can happen in society everything it can kind of go to craft but then it's like okay. Yes that's a roadblock in front of me how can get around you know? The great offroad vehicle that I can dislike off the road and they get back on track. You know so. That's step-by-step all right. Everyone thanks for joining I just wanted to have this conversation today. Show you that. There are other people that are going through this process in the very beginning and there's not always complete and total answers but if you just take one little step at a time that's largely what my content is here for so if you do have any questions you can send me a direct message. Jacob is helping me do motivation Monday every Monday. Which is where answered questions about flight. Training in aviation careers. That'd be the perfect place that Ask some of the things that we kind of touched on today or whatever you're struggling with and if you guys need any help along the way just let me know direct message on grammar one of the best ways to do that also have round school which is a big part. You're going through my ground school right now re and talking about ways to improve it At ground school on angled attack dot com that you can do video ground school and get your endorsement which allows you take your tests. And that's what you need for the end of your at the end of your license when you take your check ride and then I also have check right as such as a preparation. Course if you're getting close to that so Thanks for being here. Thanks Jake all does. He's he's magic behind the scenes right now so he's really helping out with allows content so if you have nothing else some comments right. Thank you Jay for helping us out with all this stuff. All right guys. Thanks for being here and until next time throttle on we sincerely thank you for joining us on. Aviator cast. Please subscribe through your favorite podcast service and leave you. Check out more flight training resources at Angola by TAC DOT com. 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"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"You which is a really good situation and something idea like I did my my commercial. Cfi See if double. I all out of Alaska. Because I wanted to broaden my experience but I could also go and seek out the best schools out there. I know that's not an option for everyone. But if you're listening and you haven't thought of that before that's always something that you can try to figure out to do So it's time about just briefly anime Maven back Back to the beginning of your thoughts and stuff but I think we might have covered that. So we're talking about doing everything within a month timeframe your license. That's kind of what we talked about yesterday. And we just briefly covered it. So what are your thoughts on that like when you hear a month and you're going to be training like how do you feel about that? A little confusing because you hear the forty hour requirement. Right okay. Well eight hours a day. Five days down five minutes. Strangest go crazy. I was saying. That's not reasonable. Show eight hours of training each and stuff like that and there's a lot of on the back end stuff that I've learned that I need to do my own study on the back end when we're actually out flying yet. I don't know what to expect. It seems like from hearing from you. That's a pretty aggressive timetable. Probably do it And Flexibility to go longer than that if we need to but It's it's hard to look at it from outside without really knowing that interesting like okay. Well two hours a day seems manageable since marriage wall and You know we'll do that for ten days or something. You know your most where there to the forty hour for primary. I know there's a lot more than just hitting that number. Seems like time? Yeah there is in so just to to tell you like for everyone. Our flying do typically three hours of study. Like I've already told you need to get your life your Written tests done but even then looking at maneuvers studying things again like applying to the actual airplane. You WanNa do it like really tightly than that's how it's done which is probably not like for you as probably not exactly going to be that ratio. Because you're young and you can still learn really well We are going to be on. Compressed Time Taylor which means you're going to be taking advantage of recency experience. We are going to try to shoot the whole time you're in how the RTD actually for your study washed the video of your last lesson Murmur which helps you retain that quite a bit. So I think I think there's definitely more wiggle room in there but you know then then we have time built-in for maintenance issues if there are any weather which will absolutely happen. Um for my family stuff which I still keep up our you know. There's just a long list of things that that that's a pretty comfortable timetable. But so just to backtrack a little bit whereas talking about going somewhere in doing training I just want to warn people that there are a lot of places out there that will say they can do a private pilot two weeks and I can tell you right now that you will not get in depth training by doing that. You'll barely squeak by if you do end up getting done. And it's just not not a super great program so I definitely don't support that but I know that for you coming to me like I can. I know that I can create my own program that way but I'm also not telling you we can do to two weeks but that's not a possibility there. You're very upfront about that. Who we need at least a month or now more yet. We don't WanNa rush on take time to read it yet. Actually to I'm the reason I WANNA come up there to do it remotely instead is finding somewhere here. Even those two very different places as far as airspace. And Yeah and things like talk. Oh is I've grown up going to Alaska. I know the Area I love Homer I love it there. And it's also very in a sense rough flying from the standpoint of flying to grass strips in the dodd and just dealing with potentially people might have radios all the time or just like you deal with very rare situations. I feel like yeah and even with weather potentially wins and things you can get in homer be much more aggressive there than whether situations I will probably face it here in southern California some aspects Number One. I think number one is the weather that you face there because down here. I mean it was raining my whole drive down here and I was just blown away. 'cause I've had so many sunny days Hella -fornia that it's just been crazy to see that. So yeah whether there is always a factor like every single day. It's hey we're gonNA fly because there's probably GonNa be whether somers a little bit better in in August. Which is what we're talking about is amazing month is my favorite month in Alaska. So I think we're going to be set up pretty good there. We've got longer days as well You know anywhere you train is going to have the different the different challenges so the challenge down. Here's the business. It is very busy in in like your airport here. We were looking at it on four flake though should say airport which it it this is. I don't know if that's where you're lapsley fly eventually. Or if you fly out pal alarm. It's right up against the restricted area of Camp Pendleton and right up against their class. Delta airspace. So you're like sandwiched between everything and if you go a distant south then you're getting into Bravo for San Diego over so that in and of itself is a completely different thing that Alaska's would be like. Oh my gosh. I'm going to die if they're talking to radio and that's the cool thing using your license like fly in different locations is you. You take you take what's useful from there so 'cause down here. I mean to have the weather. The weather and wind in in that sort of in the short feels that will go into you. Have the experience is going to be something you have in your back pocket. You'll be terrible on the radios for a while ago. I'm an interesting. I'm not so concerned about an attorney. Airspace of the radios or anything like that. Like I feel like I could learn those things and figure those things out. But it's knowing I want to train unlike the harshest conditions from the flying standpoint and just the craziest things up probably won't have to do a lot of times. That's even when I got my driver's license. I learned to drive in a stretch bed. Every fifty duly datebook Dotson I drove. And that's how I learned to. Dry D harsh driving conditions at the biggest truck on the road. You know so. It's like it's almost in that same way. I WANNA semi standards high for learning and not hers conditions but you know different conditions person myself so I have those things in my back. Yeah do them. What YOU LEARN. Pretty quickly with me is that I'm really big on the fundamentals of flying the airplane in in the simplicity of how to fly the airplane will carry through no matter where you go so right now may seeing you know you know. Alaska's you've been there when Thursday crazy storms whether you were just there couple of weekends ago but I think once you once you get like maybe halfway through training realize. This isn't so bad like the conditions aren't as bad as I thought it would be but I know how to fly this airplane really well and I can take that with me forever. Like no matter where I fly never know what the wing is doing what I should be doing what I should be looking out for. So that's my initial goal especially the four soloists for you to kind of come to that place and then from there you know doing across countries this year uncle stuff so yeah cool So what else is there anything else? You're apprehensive about when it comes to flight training that you're the have questions about or I mean it's hard because with the accessibility of Youtube and things like that and the amount of people I'd do post videos and things on there I do listen and watch a lot of those things. Sometimes people that are in really busy airspace. Intentionally seeking out those people that are flying into Delta's and Bravo's in areas like this. I can listen to the radio calls and hear how they request different things.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"On this episode of Aviator Casts. I have my video editor Jacob with us and we're going to talk about kind of his thoughts. The beginning flight training welcome aviators do another episode of aviator cast load up your flight bag with useful flight training topics interviews in aviation passion. Let's kick the tires and light the fires coming to you from Angola Tech Headquarters in homer. Alaska Yours your host in flight instructor. Chris Palmer Larry Welcome everyone. My name is Chris. Paul are from England attack and aviator cast great to have you here today. So I'm with Jacob. He is my video editor. That helps me put together videos Helping put up more content. But he's also very interested in aviation fact. We both met when when I put out something on instagram. That said Hade any video editors out there and you're on the first two to write me so I just wanted to get your thoughts today on on where you're at mentally in the beginning of your training before you're getting anything because you have. You've never flown writing mill. Nothing in a log blood or anything. Nope no hours logged just from an unflappable. Have family that to my cousins. Both are private pilots have flown a lot and it was fun to watch their journey through family. History in aviation tune. It's always been something that I've been interested in. How PASSION FOR So it's something I've wanted to pursue an and finding this connection with you probably even deeper deeper dive into a really seeing it and being able to go through all the flight footage and really see the behind the scenes of it and already install folks. Yeah Yeah for sure. Osmosis so small world his his uncle runs in avionics shop in Alaska. The I had gotten a transponder done there and your like we had. That's pretty tight connection does because that's where a lot of your aviation connection comes from right growing up and it's just grown up into Alaska going to homer pretty much every year since I was born so it was really funny when I I found you to see that. And and how that connection of my uncle too but yeah I mean I've grown up gone to avionics shop and being there and even a couple of summers was there for a couple of weeks that I'd stay with them and Just washing their finning. Learn from them and stuff like that. So I've always been around planes and in some sense of being in the shop but Having actual flight time under my belt yet. Yeah so the plan is for for him to come to Alaska and do a lot of flying. And we're we're trying to figure that out of it talking about this. That are that are beating the last twenty four hours. So let's let's dive in a little that to your training or not so much training but but like where your head spaces Aso leading until now because he wanted to do this for a while right like I don't know how long but listening preventing you from Lake starting so far you know. I think there's a couple of things I think one is the cost of it right. It's a big cost especially when I don't. I see it being a career opportunity. It's more for fun or for hobby or something like that really of our connection from a video perspective but as far as actually getting my license goes. I don't I don't foresee that Leeann career anything like that so from that perspective. It's just a big cost for just a hobby or that you know. Maybe I won't even fly that often. I probably won't buy a plane anytime soon or anything like that. So that's been wanting just the cost and the others being probably the time that it takes to put in right putting all his time and money for something I don't like I think I'll use and be fine. Cool to have that sort of thing. But there's not really like an analytical reason to get other than just like for my own cell phone at. Yeah that's true and you know like you're at the age where the care for telling your age. He's twenty one so he's still young. You're still the age where life is pretty simple. You're married you got a dog. Even that complicates a little bit but yeah like life is still pretty simple for you can make it work if you want to for hobby but again sometimes aviation is a rich. Man's game where you have to spend thirteen grand. You know two or whatever it is you know. It's not always thirteen grand. That's about what I figured out. Is it my school to get your license so is definitely a process as you were? Were you doing any research before you met me like how you're going to get into it? I was actually started talking to some of the local flight schools around here just getting bids and pricing and things like that kind of figuring out what plans. They had such because being self employed. I kinda have flexibility as far as scheduling things can go in and how often I can to where I could be more aggressive with it. If I wanted to know that it's a good thing to rush you a pack no amount of time but I have a flex. Go do that but I talked to a local flight school at Palmer Airport. I take in my drone part one seven licence through there as well so I've been in there to foreign consumer. There are like best this thing. The extent of actually by legwork going out talking to people other than that just kind of online research about You know the steps and plans and is this something I should be doing. Isn't it something I should be doing on kind of what to expect you know? Watching youtube videos like area Just educate myself ahead of time and just you know get a deeper sense. Of what is this entail is something that looks interesting to me. Still go from. There were any drawbacks or things that were holding you back process like now like who you talked to the school or lack of information like what was your feel of of things out there as went through. It definitely was a little tough in the beginning. I thought was just like such a big thing that I'm diving into looking at especially being probably looking into this for about a year so newly married can go spend thirteen grand. Whatever it is to get my pilot's license that are flying our a month or less. Yeah actually it. So it definitely wasn't a little bit process it just seems like it's such a big daunting thing that there's so much that I need to learn and find out about it and it's like okay. There's so many different resources it's kind of like but there are some places and like who you trust. What do you listen to tonight information? What's not even out the flight school? There's some like lack of communication even just in the early stages. It also seemed very outdated like they handed me a folder. Five pages guitar copied like twelve and the exhaust faded and stuff like that. I didn't even know if this is up to date information that I'm reading here. But whatever laid. They're doing better than most says. He has something organized. A hand. You a green fuller with papers in interbay downloaded from online. Like a sheet or something like that but still it's like I just thought like even I'm a very digital person technology person. I go on their website and the website twenty years old. I couldn't really find any information I it was just kinda like digging to try and find anything so that was definitely a challenging process until I started actually talking to you. Yeah Yeah I mean that. Just kind of worked out to do that now. You have to. You have to watch everything I do. I mean thankfully now beginning to end your my biggest fan. We don't even know. Yeah that's cool. I I mean a lot of times people when they go through their that initial process. It is confusing because there are different ways of doing others. Par Sixty one part one for a long time that. There's you know the recreational row you're going for or the professional route which would be more Like doing it for career. So yeah I mean there's all sorts of different advice and different ways. People do things a lot of ways to do it in. What we're talking about doing is is unique in that like your plan is actually to come to Alaska for a bit of time and do your training there. Which I've had several students do that. That can work remote like.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"Thing to do is a pilot. You don't need to be an active private pilot training or anything else to ask an instructor to fly with you. I think that's a misconception. We need to go away from okay. You don't have to be an active pilot training to fly instructor. They are perfectly willing and capable enable to go up with you to add more to your experience between licenses or just because you want to keep that in mind. Thanks for the Great Great question there. Nick that was thought provoking advice for chair flying. Do you used chair flying and all in going to do on this question is. I'm going to refer you to last week because there was a question about chair flying last week on motivation. Monday as well. So you can find the previous sessions of motivation. Monday on Youtube or on the PODCAST. Youtube is super convenient. Because you can actually look in the description and find the question that you want to know. More about something. That's applicable to your current state and fight training or your career and click on the time code. It'll take you directly to that question so it's really really helpful. I answered this on last week's podcast and in motivation Monday so go check that out. I felt like it was a good answer so I don't necessarily want to answer it again. Thoughts on training in a serious star twenty four private pilot. I'm not a huge fan. The serious I kind of consider to be a sports car in a way and if I was to use a sports car to do my initial Driving then I would have been a hot mess and it would have been behind a lot so I think the twenty s or maybe a little bit different in the sense that it isn't you know an SR twenty two GT turbo. Whatever the heck so. It's a little bit different but it's still is a very nice airplane and a sports car in a sense so. I'm not a huge fan of that idea. I like smaller airplanes to start. But it just depends if you have the situation that that Afford you that and that's what you WanNa do that can happen. It might just take you longer to go through your training. That's totally fine. So just depends. What is your opinion on using cameras in the cockpit for Flight Review for the private pilot licence? I think I'm a huge proponent of video you guys have seen my youtube channel. You've seen here on instagram. I use video a lot. I think to use it in in an official capacity where a student is using it to review. Their flights is a really great thing to do. There's a little bit of of technical stuff to get past like how you get the card and downloaded in review it with the audio that you have to get past in setting it up and realized that it can become a distraction and the flight training but to be able to review that flight after hours or between flights with without the mental Exercise of you find the airplane and learning so many new things you can retain so much more about your flight training if you can do something like this to To Review your fights the one camera position I would suggest is behind your head where you can see the instrument panel and see how your instructor is talking to you. I think that's going to be the most helpful And that is. That's the a fantastic way for you to absorb your flight training even more not. Everyone can do that but I definitely suggest that if you can. It'll just make you that much better. I hate to talk about schools specifically but this is something that a lot of people go after so let me just share a couple thoughts on it. How do you feel about HP as a school as far as building hours? Do you think it's best to piece it out? See if I- Cetera et Cetera are going to maybe the full thing yes someone said. Dicey question in the comments. So here's the thing. I talked earlier about different forms of flight training. And how you can just go to a mom and pop or with a friend and get it done or the fully professional wave going the airline way and the way. Atp does it. Which I'm not going to say is wrong. I there are very few things in aviation that are right and wrong. There are different ways of thinking different opinions and even in in terms of how lift works in What the control surfaces do. There's even some some disagreement so you know I I. I'm really careful not to have absolutes in aviation when it comes to. Atp here's their thing okay ATP saying the other day they're a business they have great business relationships with banks those banks can offer loans and those loans are at a very high amount for what you're getting and you're you're going to go through your training quickly and get it all done and you're going to have the same reading as everyone else okay that is the ATP way it's it's minimum Minimum output of their school for maximum amount of money. That is what they do. It's a good business model. And and they have financing which is attractive for people because getting financing for flight. Training is very very difficult so they have a good model and I know some great pilots that went. Atp NOT EVERY ATP school is the same. They each have kind of their culture Summer bad some are good just like other fight school so it kind of depends Really depends on. The instructor is at the end of the day. But you aren't getting a very indepth type of fight training like you would from a guy that's been doing it for thirty years okay. You're going to get the minimum required to get the licensed on and move on. So that's the way it is. You end up in the same location. It works for some people not for others. It just depends so it's not to say that they're bad and wrong or anything. I think they do a lot of things right. I you know. I wish that for my flight school. I had the option of of financing people. But I don't and so they have that in their corner. It just depends really just depends and I..
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"Going through study for a written exam and they never take practice tests. The somehow get an endorsement and they go take a test and they don't have a process to go through it and the always me a little bit because they had no idea if they could pass the test or not and there when it comes to aviation when it comes to these these written tests honestly even when it comes to check rides. There's really not a lot of question marks. We have everything right in front of us that that can help us through that process. We have the textbooks the online ground school that can really teach us the knowledge. Then we have online practice tests that show us where that knowledge is out with the actual questions from the test. And so we should know where we're at at all times that should reveal deficiencies in our training. And then we we study those things and then there is the check right side where. Yeah if you're deficient in some area you need to practice more. You need to learn that in more depth and so it's very clear. I think what you need to do. Especially since for the check ride we have the ACS airman certification standards. That lays out exactly what you need to know. There are no question. Marks are basically giving you the answers for the tests and you just need to get up to snuff to pass it okay. So that's Kinda my perspective on this So I think going back to the word motivated in this particular question. You'll find the motivation and the confidence in knowing that you're doing the real stuff in the real questions and that that you know that you can pass it before you even go into it because really. You should already have been scoring on practice tests in the low nineties for your written exam and for the check ride you should have done a mock oral or several and a MOP CHECK. Ride to know that you're all your procedures all your Everything maneuvers procedures. Everything is up to snuff for the actual check right. So there's really not a lot of question marks. I mean that's an instructor should do. They should get rid of all those things who Kinda cool question something out of left field that we haven't really talked about yet. Any Golden Rule to master good landings on different terrain and aircraft types aircraft types is a little bit different because some airplanes land with a little bit of power. And a very shallow angle. Some airplanes land veteran a stall. So it's it's hard to really say that but the idea of ood. Excuse me the idea for a good landing is to show up at the at a good speed with not too much energy not too little energy at the landing location so we gotta start there regardless of what airplane you're in so you can't be too fast. You can't be too slow. GotTa be on target. You GotTa Manage Your Energy Essay. The Lot in training and I think one of the quickest ways to learn the management of energy in an airplane if appropriate for that aircraft type is to do power off one eighty landings. So you get a beam your touchdown point and you do the power off basically means you're really in the power to idle. You're not actually turning the engine off and then you're drifting down. You learn the regime of the airplane in his characteristics. Very quickly that way. In in quick repetition and ends up being really helpful for smooth landings because then when you add on top of that the addition of power in you being of a stretch that out of slow things down a little bit more you should have pretty decent landings from then on out Also basic air work is really important again. If appropriate for aircraft type doing stall steep turns slow flight. Those sorts of things are really helpful just to know how the airplane is moving. And what your control feel is like on that final approach and landing and yeah and then knowing we're in a look is very important for the different airplanes that you move around to some dashes or higher lower than others that helps with your visual perception of where you're going Cockpits and the way they are angled or different in an airplane. So you really need to kind of know where you're looking and once you find that picture that gets you're really good smooth landing. Then that's kind of what you're looking for. Every time as you're coming down to that that place where you're on target on energy et Cetera. And then you're looking for that you're finishing keeping your eyes down the runway holding the airplane off touching down finishing the landing with with work to keep the nose won- centerline etcetera etcetera. Alright so that's just some some fun ideas on that one other question. Is it ever too late to become a pilot? No it's not. I have instructor of mine. Who had a ninety nine year old student? Who turned one hundred years old? I'm not sure what the status ever ended up being about that. I'm not sure that guy got his license but he was still mentally sharp and actually doing pretty well so now it's never too late. Of course that would be far too late for the airlines. But you know I want to encourage you just really quickly. I think we just keep this question short. This answer short. I want to encourage you to to not asked this question too much. Don't ask this question next year. Don't ask it in three years. Don't ask in five. It will be too late Sunday at least for a career so keep just go for it like if you WANNA be a pilot figured out make life changes figured out like you can do. A lot of people have so do it now because otherwise. That question just keeps coming. Hey is it too late? I waited too long. Too late waited too long. It is too late and you know there are people that that I've talked to through angle of attack fans in other people from the community the wrote that they They were close to finish your license when they are seventeen years old eighteen years old and that was thirty years ago and now they're getting back into it but they forgot everything and everything's change and I mean Gosh you know I I always say that becoming a pilot is makes you a better person really does because it does take a lot of hard work but if you WANNA do this do it figured out do it make the decision go for it in in ask what can I do is the best. Next step is is the best question rather than is it ever too late Because is it ever too late. All it just feels a little bit Resigned to me not to be hard on you or anything. I really hope that you you go for this and you figure this out but just think of that way is some point. It could be too late. I am going to wrap this up now. I really appreciate you guys. You guys being here if you want to check out these recordings of motivation. Monday this Q. And A. Session that you live. Please go to YouTube. Do I release these recordings every Monday? So there's not going to be one today because I didn't do last week but there are eight others. I actually did release one last week but on Monday so you can see the recording of that from the week prior. I released these all on Youtube. So you can go back and see the mini questions that we've gone through everything. Searchable there in the description. So you'll see the question that may apply to you. Click the time code and that will actually bring up that timing timeline. So it's very helpful there of course if you go to youtube like subscribe share. Turn on the notification bell be part of the community trying to grow my youtube And just really liked the community interaction and giving back. And that's why I do this every Monday. Now so hope you guys are enjoying it and kind of building off of that last question go out there and get it like figure out how you are going to take the next step in your aviation career and make this happen It's very unique to you. Because you have unique challenges you have unique relationships you have a unique past and at the end of the day. The biggest thing that comes up is just that passion for aviation which. I know you have that hard work what you really need and then when things get tough you need that determination so passion hard work determination. Phd and that'll get you through it all right if you ever have any questions. Outside of these live chats feel free to direct message me and happy to be here and happy to be in community with you. I'll talk to you guys soon until next time throttle on..
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"On this episode of Aviator cast a flight instructor. Refresher course welcome aviators do another episode of aviator cast load up your flight bag with useful flight training topics interviews in aviation passion. Let's kick the tires and light the fires coming to you from Angola Tech Headquarters in homer. Alaska Yours your host in flight instructor. Chris Palmer Alright. Aviators welcome to another episode of aviator cast. My name is Chris Palmer. I'm actually out of my office now. You'll notice that the studio has changed. I am in the Office of a mentor of mine. Actually my commercial instructor as well in Camarillo California will be here for several months just getting away from the Alaska winter with my family and being some family down here so I'm out of my normal area but still plan on bringing content and so we're going to dive right into a fresh subject for me today. Which is a flight instructor refresher course that I took this last weekend so essentially as flight instructors typically we dedicate ourselves to professionalism in the industry and we try to continually learn and grow as educators. Now that isn't always the case but I would say that for a lot of my colleagues it certainly is but on top of that. There is a regulatory requirement that we have continued training and one of those things is what's called a flight instructor refresher course if you don't do a flight instructor refresher course every two years then then you'll have to retake your cf. I check ride so that is something that a lot of people want to avoid in so they take a flight instructor Refresher courses or there are several ways to get around that if you are actively instructing passed off a number of people You can have a DP basically sign it for you I think you can also maybe get it through a wings course. There are some other avenues to get it done but the easiest way is simply do a fighter structure refresher course and what people are doing. These days are actually doing it online. So they'll just log onto the website and do it for many number of providers out there. There are a handful of them but I actually had an opportunity here in California. It just so happened to work out that as soon as I was getting in town there is going to be one held In Sacramento California By Jason Miller who is a friend of Mine and a mentor of mine? And I'm sure you may know of him too. He's from the finer points and does a really good job with his content. Go ahead and check him out if you don't know who he is already. He's very much in a similar vein to what I do. But he's been doing it much longer than I have and just has a lot of great insight. So he's definitely someone worth following. I know you'll find a lot of value out of what he does. So since Jason and I are friends. I thought this'll be the perfect opportunity for me to not only get my finest striker refresher course done which needed to be done here within the next several months but I could also hang out with them a little bit. I could see how he live for one of these weekend long courses so. I decided to make a trip up there. I went from L. A. Up to San Francisco got picked up by Jason. Then we flew out of his home airport of San Carlos which is where he teaches and and got to the Little Airport restaurant there subsequently we we flew up to Sacramento which is where it was held and had a beautiful fly over San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge Alcatraz we even did another lap and got to see the city from a different angle is great defilement Jason. I don't think he and I had actually had the opportunity to do that yet. So that was that was enjoyable and I got some great footage and some great pictures at the same time. I've actually already posted some of those to my instagram. So really enjoyed that process of actually just flying up there. Beautiful flight landed at San Francisco at Executive quite a busy little airport not a lot going on there in terms of. I don't know it's just kind of unassuming but A caller Portland at sunset. Sort of thing so beautiful so then that Kinda kicks off the busy weekend so the plan was to essentially work from around seven thirty. Am each day until five PM. We condensed out a little bit more because of the lunches that we took you know everyone agreed to basically crammed in a little bit more so Went through that whole weekend Essentially going through the course now. I'm not exactly sure from the curriculum. In what is required to be taught but this whole thing was put on by AO PA Air Safety Institute and so they had their own curriculum that they kind of touch on. Of course. It's definitely up to whoever is teaching the chorus. Which is Jason this case to go through and and put his own spin on it so I got to see that That take place and I was able to Be there and and take advantage of it so it was a very interesting process will share a little bit more about that as we go through it but just as kind of an example of some of the subjects we touched on we talked talked about the safety transient aviation in the accidents. That are continuing to happen. We talked about Teaching effectively and building Cultura Safety in aviation we had the FAA come in and present to us a little bit. We talked about professionalism about navigation in the twentieth century. We talked about regulatory policy runway safety. Tsa training pilot proficiency. Those are the things that I'm going to go through today. There are some other subjects Speckled in there that I didn't necessarily take notes on But I thought these would be worth covering today at least a couple of things here and there just to give you kind of a a look into the mind of an instructor and and what we look for and what we look toward when we are teaching and some of the things out there right now that are on. That's on our radar so I was actually on the same floor in the hotel as the Firkh so is nice because I could just literally leave my room and a few doors down was the room that was very convenient. I would say there were probably about forty students there. That's just a rough guess but I think that's about how many students were there. I would say most of the people there weren't necessarily active instructors. Lake Jason and I but They were there to renew their certificate their their flight instructor certificate and be able to just carried on. You know everyone has their own little story on wanting to keep it going so they can teach on the side a little bit but they're only handful of active instructors there now that's all fine and I'm really glad there's actually plenty of. Cfi's out there that are trying to carry this forward and trying to keep everything active. So I'm not putting myself above anyone in that sense because there were people there. This guy there We found out this after the class is over. But he had flown the DC to DC three four DC six. He'd flown everything back in the day. So I mean I. I don't have anything above those people that aren't necessarily active instructors answer they'd given thousands of hours But you know I was. I was in good company and honored to be there and excited to learn from Jason. So let's get into some of the subjects that were covered. Hope you find some of these thoughts useful so let's just dive until now already mentioned them just a little bit and now will just a guarantee. Oh okay so the first one is safety trans so as I go through these. I'm just getting mentioned several things about this particular subject and kind of move on. It's going to be a little bit random but I'm sure we'll find some good nuggets here. That will help you out and be a value to you on this podcast okay. So eighty percent of accidents are caused by pilots. Actually a little surprised. It's that low. I thought it was more like ninety percent. But it's just kind of a a driven point that we are the most important part in making sure that we have aviation safety now as I go through here. Some of these thoughts may actually be jason's thoughts are quotes that he wrote down. And I don't know exactly what those are. But this course has done by Jason and so a lot of these quotes are from him and he's a quote machine so he's pretty good that way These days a lot of a lot of accidents are coming from loss of control accidents. Of course a landing is the number one place we get loss of control. We've all heard that base to final turn or maybe you haven't but that base the final turn where you know. Maybe you're getting a little slow or or you start to even skid the airplane a little bit and you you don't maintain your airspeed. Lots of factors can contribute to loss of control in that base to final turn and it certainly something the FAA wants not only pilots to know. But it's a big emphasis for us instructors because we are kind of the first line of Defense in making sure that those things happen. Jason mentioned taking out of the cockpit so essentially that all decisions. All things that you're going to do are made beforehand particularly those things that are Safety related so Purcell minimum sort of stuff that you already know that you're not going to make those decisions now fast forward a few days. Jason was really eager to get home to his family. He has a two year old and nine year old or ten year old And and being father myself. I know there's a lot of pressure to get home. So he has the pressure to get home on on Sunday evening after we were done but he had his personal minimums and the wind where he was going was forty knots and he couldn't go so he said that he can't change. He can't change his minimums the day the flight. So he stuck around actually. The win ended up dying down to levels that were within his minimums in the Jason Win. So just a you know he. He wasn't just preaching these things he's actually practicing them which I thought was good which Save pilots do all right We talked a little bit about the Kobe. Bryant incident actually intend on my next podcast being about the Kobe? Brian Incidents specifically. I've really avoided getting into this. But I think I can do in a tactful enough way where people can learn something from it that I think it's okay to talk about now. So I'll go through share details about that in a separate podcast but essentially that at the end of the day It looks like that boiled down to pilot error and that when we are getting into a bad situation that if you're getting into a whole as Jason said here if you're getting into a hole stop digging. I thought that was a really good quote that you know. Sometimes we refer to it as the domino effect but we gotta stop at some point and just reverse course Orlando or whatever it is and get ourselves out of the situation so I thought that was an interesting one That I think we can all we could all think about a little bit more are okay. So Ninety one point three was something that came up again That is the responsibility in authority. The pilot in command and at the end of day were all ultimately responsible for the safety of our passengers in hand. Safety just keeps coming back to that for me is it's it's It's getting people home safe to their families and doing everything we can to make sure we do that. Aviation and flying in the transportation side of it is very convenient in a lot of ways but it's also very unforgiving if we push it too hard so we've got to be able to make sure we have checks and balances. They're just briefly. We touched on personal minimums I I have a greater commitment myself to make sure my students go through their own. Personal minimums We talked about being a coach versus being a boss and a coach obviously gets the best game out of the athlete. I think that's how Jason phrased it there and it's so true like I shouldn't be this way anyway as an instructor. I shouldn't be this authority in the airplane that basically hammers at home on my student. It should be more of coaching them into teaching themselves. Essentially is what it ends up being. We talked about the point of saturation for students. And what the has to do with safety as well so basically bringing them to a place where they can see that. They are at the point of saturation and And and that's where a lot of learning happens and it also helps the student see that they are or basically limitations helps them see their limitations at that point I wrote down these questions here. Just for myself to ponder and that is why is there such a disparity of risk between people like instructors and regular everyday pilots? Do we just see more of these accidents so basically what was happening here in the class as we were going through these different accidents that had happened. They were safety institute. Videos and Air Safety Institute puts out a lot of great videos to review and people just do the dumbest things in airplanes some time..
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"All those information. I'll those questions every Monday. And just can't give you my my candid thoughts. My candidate vice on those subjects. So you're going to find a lot of information here. Those are searchable down below in the description. And so if you just want to search for something that's applicable to you you can click the time code that'll jump ahead to that point in the video also please give us a thumbs up and subscribe share. Please be part of this community comment. I'd love love to hear from you and continue on the conversation and great to have you here so hope that some of these questions are things that you have as well and they do become helpful. Enjoy this motivation Monday. This question what do you think of programs like Sheppard Air for the written test. So Shepherd Ariza's very popular written test preparation software. That's out there and really. It's it's literally rote memorization for the written test. I've done it before myself for The CF double I tests. That's the only one I've done it for and it was very effective in pulling out the questions that we're we're going to be on the test the block that they're currently working with but the limitation to the shepherd air is it. It's like it's kind of like a shortcut or a hack. The A lot of people are using instead of actually doing the full knowledge study of the of the subject that they're in and so I think it is a good good a program to get in the high nineties for your test however it is not something to us to study for your tests in other words you need to to be going through and doing the knowledge in a true thorough ground school and then if you really want to polish off something like Sheppard Air. You're more than welcome to do that. I I think for the most part it's unnecessary. And what I've noticed is that most people are confusing it with actual study of the written test material. All the knowledge you need for a certain discipline and they're using that instead of they're using sheppard air instead of doing the hard good work. I don't think that benefits anyone long term and so I'm kind of against it in a way but definitely if you have put into working you just want that little extra nudge to get a slightly better score than shepherd areas is something good to go with. So here's a question that get quite often would you recommend buying or renting renting an airplane. And honestly I think the best thing to do is to rent at I find out at this is something that you really want to do. And then getting get into the buying component. Buying an airplane is a is a slippery slope because you need to do your due diligence far beyond what you usually do for motor vehicle. You know on something drive so it it's a whole new can of worms to open. I just find that a lot of people get bogged down those details. They have these dreams of owning an airplane and flying line that plane and then getting bogged down and all of that. They never actually pursued license. Because they're looking for the perfect plan or the perfect situation and it just doesn't end up happening so actually. My advice is to rent I unless you have that airplane opportunity and you're you're good at it to actually buy one rent. I otherwise what I've seen is that people don't pursue their training because they're often the weeds with this other airplane buying thing which is a whole different discipline. Glenn nothing wrong with buying an airplane. If you can do it for your training it makes it. Cheaper makes it makes us. You can go faster all sorts of things. It's actually a pretty great way of doing it. Probably one of the most cost effective ways of getting your ratings but I just find and I see that people are getting bogged down in the details on that component. The news never go through their actual training all right great question IPAD or ipad pro so this is actually a really cool topic because obviously these these days we are getting into what are called electronic flight bags on the flight deck we as pilots at the end of the day. Half to manage a lot of information mation and so having an ipad with four flight is just such a huge benefit to to are flying. So what are the issues here with the size of ipad that you use is actually pretty much in line with the size of cockpit. You have I find personally that in smaller single engine airplanes the IPAD mini is plenty big for all that I need to do. IPAD pro the eleven seven inch Even the the nine point seven inches which was out for a while. I think they're still want around that size. It gets just starts getting a little big. I think that you can and get some pretty nice panel mounting options but it is a bit big That's not to say that can't work and you can't go that direction but it's definitely something worth keeping in mind that it can become obtrusive in the cockpit when you have a large device in there and that That IPAD pro takes up a lot of room whereas the IPAD mini can talk a lot of different locations now. The IPAD mini. They didn't upgrade for many years until this last year and so it has all the new internals. It's affordable in our with the Apple Pencil. So that's what I have and I really like it and I think it's again one of the best options out there. It's kind of a happy medium so I use my my ipad in my backup devices my iphone with four flight so that all works pretty well. good question though because that discussion Russian on on sizes is something that people definitely think about. So this is an interesting question Do you know of crossovers between being a pilot and a a geologist I know that in Alaska we actually have a a large number of pilots. That are working for different organizations to manage the land so we have even state troopers are pilots that have to fly to different towns and things to do their work so I know that there definitely are jobs out there sure. I know that there's a guy on instagram. His name is AK. Jeff SEE JEFF FIS a a super cub for fun and he also finds it for work so from what I remember. He's a hydrologist so he flies around and he looks at what the waterways and things are doing. And that's something that he reports back Axel. I can't imagine there isn't something in line with geology as well There's a lot of a lot of opportunities out there in the world of aviation and so I I would say absolutely. There's gotta be a pilot slash geologist job somewhere and I did a podcast a few weeks ago. That actually talked about bringing your talents to aviation aviation. So whatever that vocation is that you're working with you're actually bringing that to to aviation if you decide to make the crossover so very cool so whatever you're doing in aviation whatever that is think of how that can meld or or melt whatever with an aviation career because there are a lot of crossovers like that good question. This is an interesting question. I I can't say that I really have one but the question is what is the hardest instrument approach. You have ever flown. I think I think one that takes a little little bit getting used to our our back. Course approaches or reverse sensing approaches of any kind v O r sum the approaches. Are that way. Those are a little bit difficult coal but I think with instrument approaches and and those procedures eventually numbers become numbers and everything just kind of starts to melt together and you can kind of quickly almost like in the matrix if you guys remember that movie where at the very beginning neo sees them looking at the screens and end it all. This looks like weird stuff to him and he can't really understand it and really instrument becomes that way eventually where we see all the data after we've flown it for awhile and we understand we're looking at and those numbers and things can kind of just stick out so yes there are some oddball approaches out there but I think that for the most part numbers just become numbers at some point and ends up being not too difficult to decipher what you're actually looking at. So just think of the Matrix that way and and and you need to become neo so you can actually see how it works a good question here as well. This is kind of becoming a an electronic flight bag or four flight episode here with with all of these questions where most examiner stand on allowing four flight on an instrument. Check ride actually. There is an advisory circular out that that encourages and and basically says that. DP's need to accept electronic flight bags like four flight in the check ride. Now there. There are some deep choose to not allow that on the private pilot level. I find that to be few and far between these days. Most people are accepting accepting of the fact that we have we have electric flight bags. Kinda wondering funny to shut the window shade here not in my normal studio for the private pilot there there. There are some time saying that yet to use paper but when it comes the instrument check right almost invariably. I believe they're going to. They're going to allow you to to use your your. I pat these days. I really can't see the argument against using an ipad especially when it comes to instrument because there's so much information that you're using your primary place to go for your instrument approach charts. You have to have in terms. I just had to have an ipad these days with four flight to to be able to do instrument. I I can't see any way around it. So yes most examiners. Without advisory circular. They will do private. But I don't know of anyone I haven't heard heard of anyone that wouldn't accept it in the instrument rating Steven One knievel asks. How do I do a correct tone of clear? Prop with my voice and Steve. I know that you need help with this. So I'm actually going to be coming out with a specific video on how to get the correct projection. Shen and tone in so that anyone. That's around your airplane that could be in conflict. Conflict will instantly be alerted to your for about two starting the prop so I wanna see you do it when I release that tutorial here coming out soon but that's a very important thing. I can't just talk about it here in this chat. I need to do a proper lesson on that. So that'll be coming soon. How do you determine when you are proficient enough as a new pilot to safely fly? I family and friends so this is interesting because I think I look at this at a couple different levels a I look at it. As if if you're worried about flying family and friends why wouldn't you be ready right the peak proficiency right around your check ride so I would think right after your check ride you. You should be ready to exercise the privileges of that private pilot certificate to take your family so I would say right away right now without having been that pilot that you may not have the confidence to do that and of course if you want to be extra careful maybe you can work a little bit harder but you really do get to peek proficiency when you you are when you are working on your private pilot license or any license really. Were at check right time. You are the safest you can be so I would say a that is a good time to do it and then from there you know. I think I think something to bring up is yes you need to have your. You need to have your plan on how you're going to remain proficient and stay there so that you can fly safely but also to bring in the thought of Flying Family and friends and make sure that you aren't adding much pressure to yourself. Those external pressures to fly with family and.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"On this episode of Aviator cast the path to success and CFI training welcome aviators another episode of aviator cast load up your flight bag with useful flight training topics interviews aviation passion. Let's kick the tires and light the fires coming to you from Angola Ed Tech Headquarters in Homer Alaska Yours your host and flight instructor Chris Palmer Welcome to another episode of Aviator Casts. My name is Chris Palmer from England attack it's great to have you here it's a beautiful ball sunny day kind of actually the sun's Kinda coming house raining earlier kind of weird time of year for weather here just took some pictures just a few minutes ago out on the lake beautiful still water flow planes beautiful colors behind I'm sure I'll put some of those those photos on instagram anyway today we're going to talk about a subject that I'm very passionate Russian about we're GONNA be talking about training now as a CFI I really really really have some deep opinions about this and I I definitely want to teach you guys what I think is required of CFI's to become the best possible see if I can be and of course we do that through training and through a process where we grow into that now I think that that this comes with a little bit more insight into who we are as people first first before we dive into this so have you always wanted to share aviation in this way and maybe share it with others maybe not even this way but maybe you've wanted the share aviation with others do you consider yourself a good teacher in your profession or in some other way do you feel like you can teach people well are you passionate about helping future aviators you want more people in aviation do you WanNa make a real difference in someone's career and you want to learn more about aviation at a faster your pace than ever before become the best pilot you could possibly that is going to be what we discussed today in a lot of that has to do with becoming a CFI hi now I'll just preface it with saying that for me this is the path that I've chosen at least so far aviation I this is basically where I'm going to be staying being unless something else kinda crazy happens but I wanna be a lifelong educator I wanNA keep giving back in this way because I've really enjoyed this I've really enjoyed being a CFI enjoyed the type of training that I've been able to do for people and actually see people go through and reach their aviation goals because of what I was able to share with them and I not only do that through fight training at my flight school here in Homer Alaska is where we're are located but I also do it through my website angle of attack dot com where I do online ground school so really enjoy that process and this is my career career this is what I've chosen a really enjoy it now because of that I'll give you this warning that if you aren't passionate about teaching and you aren't going to you the absolute best for your students and really take care of them like on a human level then please find another way to build your time or become a better pilot we don't need people that aren't passionate about teaching to become CFI's it actually just hurts the industry pushes people out because they you don't get the proper introduction to aviation they have too many roadblocks to aviation they feel like they're being held back mostly being held back from their instructors who for one reason or another just don't want to teach aren't good at teaching their heart isn't in it whatever it is do you ever want a favor and don't become a CFI okay. I know that sounds weird like totally opposite of not totally opposite what I'm talking about but I just want to preface it that outweigh with a warning that please become a cfo of your heart isn't going to be in it all right so this is a really interesting training process says because it's unlike anything else that you've done before it's unlike private instrument or commercial you are going to go into the process and really focus on people I think that's a big message I want to get across in this podcast podcast it's really actually all about the people you are teaching and becoming better at reading them at getting to know them at a helping them overcome their plateaus and things like that it's all about the people so a lot of people look to see and they say okay you know here's this person who who went through a ton of training and they know everything and I can go to them with any possible question I have but I'll tell you that that nine times out of ten when some people come to me with questions I typically don't know what they are I mean I I guess maybe unfair but if it's a difficult question they come to me with a difficult question question I don't necessarily know what they are I know where to find them and where to look and that is basically what makes an instructor good is where they look look for it in other words we aren't note all's we don't know everything but we know where to look so set that part aside on CFI's knowing every everything because the prefacing with that make sure that we aren't talking through this podcast this path to see a FI training success about how to cram all the knowledge you possibly can into your had that really this process is going to become more of something on the human I'm in level so being isn't about knowing everything being a CFI about mentoring being see see if is about teaching being chief is about the student at the end of the day that's all it is about everything to do throughout your training should speak to the ultimate goal of guiding someone through this process so no matter what you do no matter how you train your ultimate goal should it'd be how do I best help this person this individual that has this passion for aviation or this this desire to want an aviation career whatever it is how do I help them reach that goal regardless if you're an apart- one forty one school or a part sixty one school regardless on a a human level you need to be focused on the individual it's so so important so that is what this training is going to all be about now I wanNA talk about some the steps through the training that I think you should focus on so we're gonNA talk about how to prepare for that CFI training and I and of course it always starts with the knowledge right and I know I just kind of talked about the knowledge and how it isn't that big of a deal well you do have to go through and you do have to do certain tests of course Chris written tests you will do the F. A. Y. The fundamentals of instruction and you will do the flight instructor airplane tests now you can get your see if double I before you get your cfi a basically see if I aircraft so some people do it the other way before they do the CIA but regardless you're gonNA take a couple of written tests we're going to go through through and study for those you should be a professional at doing that now going through doing that and of course you can you can do that ground school with us we'll be doing a CFI ground school eventually I'm I'm pretty passionate about this topic so I wouldn't be surprised I if if if I training ends up being kind of one of the cornerstones of what we do angle of attack in the long term that that that really prepare CFI's PFI's to teach well into teach passionately and to be good mentors and be good people into a good to people all right so you go through this process you you are essentially learning how to teach that's what the F. A. Y. Fundamentals of instruction is trying to do I will say that the F. A. Y. in the book that comes for that from the FAA you can download it freely. I bought a hard copy just 'cause I buy hard copies of the basic documents from the FAA or text books you know it's very wordy it's it's very hard to read but the premise of the the of the concepts is correct and knowing learning those is very important on how you can help your students it it it's really actually at the end of the day the F. O. Y. is psychology teaching psychology for instructors as it applies to aviation so it's how to read people how to make sure they're comfortable how to help them get over plateaus it so it does a handful of things there but in Kinda very rigid let brain way in kind of how I see it.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
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"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"On this episode of Aviator cast don't quit flight training welcome aviators to another episode of aviator cast load up airflite bag with useful flight training topics interviews in aviation passion. Let's kick the tires and light the fires coming to you from Angola attack had ascot today we actually have a sunny day for one it's been pretty rainy recently were transitioning into some new seasons here and flying slowing down a little bit I'm moving into the office just a little bit more working on some projects I'll tell you more about one of those projects at the very end of the podcast here today but I'm doing things a little bit differently today so really when I record podcasts and do this sort of thing I'll do a bunch of them at once and so I can be consistent and release them over time and no I have four to six weeks of content that is going to come out but I'm doing something different today I sat down today I had subject I wanted to work on and I knew it was very important talk about it right this instant and so I stepped out of my normal work schedule my normal content schedule to do this podcast today now I feel like I'm on fire I'm very motivated today about this subject as a result in so I hope that as I go through this that you can tell that my passion comes through the I'm very excited about this I also don't want to be overbearing on this topic and I just want to add some thoughts to a troubling trend and seeing and it may not even be so much a trend as just an age old thing that happens to pilots as they are going through training this is just something that happens is to everyone so I've been getting a lot of messages through social media from people seeking advice because they feel like they want to quit their flight training or put it off until later and so I've been responding to those meshes a messages are really enjoy getting messages and responding to people but I I feel like I was getting many of those at once and it just started telling me hey this is a topic you need to talk about right now and so that's why I stepped out of my normal schedule to start working on everything and I'm really glad I did because I feel like this is really going to be effective for those of you that are kind of on the fence or having some trouble so there are many different reasons to want to quit there is you know having trouble with if your instructor which I heard a story about that we'll talk about that here in a second there's family things that happen which is probably one of the roughest things some people run out of money some people stop having fun during the process and other people have this idea that they aren't capable of doing it or the they aren't the right stuff we're going to be talking about that here in a few minutes with that means but you can't think that you're alone in this I mean so many people I'll have gone through and become pilots you know we all have gone through in one form or another a very tough situation as l. it becoming a pilot to get to where we are in so I want to illustrate that today not only with comments that people have but with some some quotes and the things that I feel are a good perspective to push through this so that you find the motivation and you don't quit really hope that my thoughts can be about me because I am very passionate about this subject today and hope that it comes through well for you guys aren't the only ones to go through this now I got permission from several of the people sent me messages if I could share their messages on the air and I did get permission so I'm gonNA share three of those instances now and maybe place yourself in the in these shoes and see if this sounds like you all right so here's the first quote I did a mock check ride this morning just the oral exam part did it with an instructor that has had a bunch of successful check rides with the DP I have scheduled to do my check in November man I really tanked it I failed bad I don't know what to do now the instructor Nice enough to send me an email with a brief outline of the questions he has gotten from this DP so that I can study but I'll be honest shook I've been really having this nagging you're not good enough for a while now in this might have put the nail in the coffin I get he was trying to help but it might have just just me into counseling my check ride altogether this for me just sends off so many alarms and you're gonNA see why why here in a few minutes so that was me quoting hat so that's that one instance okay hey Chris here's another one hey Chris good to see you have got back into the pot CASS longtime listener Assad reach out as to you as a have a problem effectively I've plateaued in my training and lost the Buzz my wife was diagnosed with ms some time ago and due to fatigue she now only works part time were I live Australia's very expensive to fly probably double the cost of the USA. I've been pretty down also but worried that if I see a psych I'll lose my medical so do you have any advice close quote all right there's another one I mean what a tough situation to have a family member going through that that's really that's really a tough life thing happening okay here's another one in all of these I picked because these are people that have not become the pilots yet you'll hear some others later that have pushed through and gotten there all right here's another quote I quit in two thousand two during my pursuit of an instrument rating I quit because it just wasn't jiving with the instructor was sucks was that not only did I walk away from the I. R. Pursuit due to other life events such as moving to a new city for a new job I stopped flying altogether her that ended up being a seventeen year absence from flying I just got back into flying and recently got my flight review done I'm going to make it a goal offer twenty twenty to restart my instrument pursuit so that's what I get really nervous about close quote by the way that's what I get really nervous about when someone is getting into new training or or rather wanting to leave training is that you may be leaving it forever if you if you step away that when you're right at that precipice right at the threshold I want you to move across it and we're going to find out some ways to do that today so I I want to start with the end in mind in that might eventual goal today is to hopefully inspire you to never give up to push your way through this tire process and know that it will be worth it to become a pilot so that's what we're trying to push for today okay so for those of you that are struggling with one thing or another there's a whole long list of them of course they're going to be very personal and and in hard for you I really get it I've been through many of those things myself I shared quite a bit about my own personal story several episodes back when I talked about being becoming a commercial pilot kind of some some deep personal stuff tried to get in the way of achieving my dreams so we're gonNA find a way to push through that it'd be worth it and I hope that this podcast today inspires you do that okay so you guys have maybe seen the movie the right stuff now the right stuff is this there's Hollywood rendition of astronauts from the space race that we're having to go through the entire process of proving that they were the best of the the best and the day we're going to be the best people in the entire world to become astronauts and they went through all sorts of crazy training being and crazy tests and is a pretty funny movie to see all the stuff they go through and it's actually fairly historically accurate in that they put these astronauts through the craziest things in in some of them weren't even relevant at all to what they were going to go through but we all know that those astronauts it went through that ended up becoming and going through actually some fairly intense situation situation in space as we are learning more about space travel and things so anyway these are the the best people the smartest the healthiest they were the best in the nation and and eventually made it up into space with this space race so as such and because we have this kind of nostalgia and and folklore of you know the aviator the the steps out of his by plane has a sack of mail over his shoulder and a leather jacket and goggles and bugs in his teeth ever that we have to be in model that type of aviator or we have to be able to show the Wright stuff we hold up stuff as if it actually still exists then it actually does not so today we have learned so much about aviation over the many decades that it's been well it might be for certain applications like space travel okay I get that but when we're talking about having a very rewarding career in aviation I'm talking you know even even the people that are in the military and flying fighter jets or the people that are at the very top of their airlines seniority and making a lot of money or the people that go through flight training just to have a license to fly for fun and for a hobby too level so I can almost guarantee that looking around you knowing your network of pilots and it may be small at this point if you're just starting out okay so they're just many many steps ahead of you in the process and they found a way to get through this process to push through their barriers and get to where they are today is something that almost everyone has to go through and so they aren't the right stuff may look up to your instructor as someone that has the right stuff is the right stuff but guess stuff is unrealistic so couple thoughts here you don't have to be perfect pilot you just have to be better than in good enough and willing to always improve you don't need to make a lot of money you just.
"flight" Discussed on AviatorCast: Flight Training
"On this episode of Aviator cast part one forty one versus part sixty one welcome aviators another episode of aviator cast load up your flight bag with useful flight training topics interviews and aviation passion let's kick the tires and light the fires coming to you from great to have you here thanks for joining me on another episode of aviator cast so today we're going to be talking about part one forty one versus part sixty one just in case you're looking for a flight school out there maybe you're looking at the differences between say a mom and pop flight school or a smaller port flight school and larger flight school at a university or were very directed place for Flight Training not stor which one is going to fit you the best so how this is GonNa work is I'm going to start by going through the pros first and then we're going to goes to the cons for each so we're gonNA start with the pros for sixty one the pros for part one forty one and then go onto the cons respectively for each of those as well so what part sixty one and part one forty one even are are they are essentially these different parts of the law in the the regulations that say how the training needs to be conducted so we're referring to the far the federal aviation regulations ars when we say part sixty one and part one forty one so that's where you'd find the particular laws the actual route the legal documents for the specific types of training now to put it simply part sixty one is the most common form of a flight school there's less regulation more creativity there's certainly more part sixty one sixty ones in there are one forty ones they're very easy to set up and oh it's it's the most common one it's it's you know I started my part sixty one flight school very easily and you know put some ducks in a row but it's fairly easy to run and maintain and then there's the part one forty one route which is an FAA approved training program is usually for larger schools or universities is more restrictive and rigid but you can get your training in less hours so it is like a very guided approach super guided in quite restrictive not necessarily bad again we're going to go through all those but you have have one side that's less restricted the other side this more restrictive because of the regulations surrounding them in so that brings out some pros and cons from eat which in terms of which one is better versus the other but it just kinda depends on what you're looking for and what fits you best because even though someone like me might slightly prefer a part one forty one school you may be in a situation where you prefer a part one forty one school did I say I prefer sixty one I prefer sixty one but just slightly so reading through that now and talk about the pros and cons John's I've done most of my training and part sixty one but I did start out doing my training in one forty one so I went to a university for my privacy title license and had a great time doing that I thought the university did a really good job where I was at and then the rest of my training I've done part sixty one I feel like had some great people teach me over the years and so you know I I'm not GonNa say that one is worse versus the other but I'll give you my honest opinion as we go along here so again let's go through the pros and cons of part sixty one versus one forty one now this is a bit of a D topic in terms of picking a flight school I do have another podcast about picking a flight school in picking instructor which is informative maybe on a larger scale of some of the things that you're going to be looking at so you can go back to that episode and check that out because that will be very helpful in terms of how you would interview flight school or a flight instructor and see if it is a fit whether it's a sixty one or one forty one so really just depends on the fit that's what we wanted the end of the day we want you'd have the best training experience possible and get to your goal your dream whatever that is you're trying to achieve that is the number one goal that we are after okay so part sixty one pros so I already said that part sixty one is less restrictive you can you can basically role with the opportunities to teach and so if I'm in a lesson with a student in part sixty one and then I don't have to necessarily stick to a syllabus so an opportunity comes up teacher real life lesson and Sunday just kind of happen ends in the airplane that allows us to learn a great real lesson then we can do that it's not that you can't do that in one forty one but one forty one is very strong lectured where you're doing certain topics on certain days but if I want to go out and I WANNA do crosswind landings or takeoffs or or something similar certainly there's maybe a little bit out of the ordinary we're taking advantage of the weather or doing things out of sequence than I'm much more able to do that in part sixty one because I can kind of do it ever want Razan part one forty one it's more structured is often less expensive because what happens par sixty one is less expensive because what happens is a lot these universities are larger schools they have quite a bit of overhead the keep so you can imagine from an administrative standpoint just to keep a one forty-one school going with all the government paperwork and things you have to keep and you know you're hiring people essentially just keep things in line paperwork wise in that that being a cost that the company has to incur so if you're not part one forty one and you don't have to maintain that government of course approved status that can be less expensive as a result all right and often the airplanes that you'd use them part one forty-one can be reasonable rather than the brand brand new stuff you get some of these universities that just cost so much money so I'd also say that Wpro of part sixty one is the often it can it can attract more experienced instructors meaning that if you have a guy that's always been tail-wheel and they're just amazing at tale training which is kind of a novelty in aviation if you're not if you're not familiar than their gender really gonNA be doing it part sixty one okay they're not going to be at they're not going to be at a flight at like a university per se because they're really good at it they can charge kind of what they want and that's their specialty so they are going to be a very experienced instructor whereas you may not have very experienced director in that particular kind of Nishi at a university level and say for example there's another one a good example Patty wack staff she's a famous Aerobatics pilot champion she teaches in her plane down in Florida so I'm sure she's doing everything part sixty one as well maybe she art maybe there's some sort of one forty one syllabus there but I would imagine almost positive that she's doing everything part sixty one because people are coming from outside just kind of enjoy it so you get some very experienced instructors in sixty one typically the one we want schools have less experienced instructors mainly because they don't pay instructors very well so they can't keep the talent there but I don't want to get into the negatives really one forty one this is about the pros for sixty one again part sixty one is the widely most widely available in most common you'll find you'll find flight school at I probably eighty percent of the airports in the United States even the small airports will find a flight school so the smaller regional airports you might find a couple schools in the large large airports you'll find several schools for sure if they get too big say Chicago hair or Miami there's not going to be any training involved so you won't see any any fight schools there so in other words par sixty one is almost everywhere there's many fight schools out there just think it's at the bigger port that you fly out of there might be a smaller airport nearby with a little again mom and pop flight school that you could go to all right so for me part sixty one most of the pros for me come out of the creativity so you can create a knee unique syllabus for your course I you know I I really like to be creative about the lessons that I teach I start out with a lot of what it's called stick and rudder and then I moved into mountain flying and cross country flying and some different things out of sequence from less than other people may do but I'm just trying a to kind of give the students will I've learned from my experience is very very helpful now that's my own opinion and it's not necessarily the best thing I'm not saying it's the best thing out there I still have plenty to learn maybe someday I'll change my syllabus but because I don't have this baked in syllabus I have the ability ready to be creative about it and I'm not restricted to this lesson we do this this lesson we do that this other less than we do that I can actually move in with the student in in work what's best for them so that's really helpful to go off script for the lesson sometimes you just need to spend more time time on something that's that's important that I think is important and I would say that you've got to do that you have the opportunity that in part one forty one as well but you know if there's something that I really want to focus on I feel like I have more latitude to do that in part sixty one so we can all just also do scenario based training which is basically real world training scenario that comes up that could be something that you face when you're actually a pilot and we can work those sorts of story type flight training experiences into our training okay so that's another one So yeah that's it and I bit-part Sixty one is really fun they're a lot of great people out there teaching part sixty one at their own little flight school with their own little special not and really good people that may not be so focused on just the nuts and bolts of business like these big universities are but they're really invested in running a great business themselves you know obviously they're trying to put food on the table but they're fair and they're good and they created a good community I think that I think the part sixty one if I can say it this way it's just more grassroots let's leave it at that all right so the pros for part one forty one is very structured straightforward so you have a syllabus you stick to the syllabus approved by the FAA and you go lesson by lesson L. exactly what you're GonNa do and you move through it until it's done now sometimes there are things you need to repeat do better there's room for that to do that but you're essentially checking the boxes and going through that process there's an official grading system that they have to do you know satisfactory needs work that sort of thing that can that the grades people on the way so they literally they're checking boxes of what you have to achieve in your training as you go along it's very thorough that way hardly anything is missed in that process so that's a really good thing about part one forty one is that every box is kind of checked but those are official boxes that are checked so I want to mention that before I finish up on part one forty one those here those are official boxes that are checked not necessarily some of those other boxes that need we're not thinking about financing is more common for part one we want schools so these are big universities are dedicated large network flight schools that have a deep relationships with banks and institutions that can loan money for the flight training which can be very attractive to the people that money issue is such a big issue so the funding is generally better than a mom and pop shop who may not have that option you can combine part one forty one with a degree program so say that you want to get a business agree or even a professional pilot degree you can connect it to an actual degree rather than just the flying there are pros and cons of that right they say that say that you already have a degree maybe one forty and you WanNa do fight training maybe it's best to do your flight training while you're at college or university regardless of what degree you're getting because really you don't you don't have to have an aviation degree in aviation that sounded funny you don't have to have an aviation degree to become a pilot or or you could have a degree in basket weaving and if it's a bachelors and you're you're good to go even now they're kind of removing the restrictions for you're having a degree in airline so it's interesting definitely becoming more of a pilot's market anyway so financing available degree rams you get your licenses in fewer hours so.