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What's New With WOA, IAC, and VAA
"As were recording recording this in early may but it shouldn't. It shouldn't be too long of a turnaround by the time we get everybody together. So we're looking for For a couple of different things. First of all How are things going. Forwards in of america what's What's news over there. What's going on in that organization. Well you know i. Everybody is kind of expecting and not be surprised by. It's kind of a coming out party. Time with the covid cases and deaths and things reducing the protocols Being lifted Here where i am in florida Lots of lots of activities going on so the warbirds community is starting to get back together and and have events to go to and probably the most important note on there and it probably jumps into a couple of other topics. We're gonna talk about later but Sunan fund had their spring break for for pilots and aviation enthusiasts Early april and. I'm happy to report that. They have had on every metric that they measure a forty seven year record breaking event. They had more campers than ever before. The campers stayed longer than ever before they had more aircraft than ever before the aircraft stayed longer than every before they had more people they had more gross revenue And slip back to warbirds commentary. a normal number of tending registered or birds for sun and fun for us is in the one fifties or we had one hundred and seventy-eight warbirds show up so there's pent up demand and we have every reason to expect that frosh cashier venture.
Live Missile Found at LAL
"So what's the fun? An unexploded bomb at Lakeland airport influence is where son and finance look. That's what the news report says. Okay, exactly an unexploded bomb but live missile alive missile could be better or worse than an unexploded Bob depending on you know what they mean by live missile. Now, this story that we saw kind of goes out of its way to say it serious but not crazy dangerous. and. Right. So who would a jeb you? This story is yeah. First of all, this is from the Tampa Bay. Times. On August seventeen and There's in addition to, of course, Sunan Fund our other businesses and and concerns at Lakeland Linder Airport in where Senate, funding occurs each used to occur each year. So one of the businesses at that airport is a defense contractor. and. This defense contractor discovered invented had taken delivery of what is being called a live missile. Basically the quote from the company says in the process evaluating shipments to drake. International, Lakeland facility our team discovered an object with questionable markings. There's a quest, there's upset title for you. Indicated getting maybe explosive adhering to the explosive safety rule of exposing the minimum number of people for the minimum amount of time to potential explosive has it. We got the hell out. No, that's not what it says. It says we made the decision to evacuate the facility, inform our surrounding tenants and contact the appropriate authorities soon as possible. Apparently. This was a missile with an unexploded were alive warhead. It's unclear whether it was. You know solid fuel and ready to ready to be fired. There's all kinds of other questions that could be asked here there's a picture. Of. Understand what that picture is go ahead swept for there's a picture of some men wearing army fatigues, air force for something like that wrestling with this thing, it's about. the size of a small car or maybe a medium size car about that length, and it looks like could be about a meter in diameter. It's on cradle with with cash string wheels, and all this they're trying to me and handle it on the back of this flatbed truck Very interesting. So all kinds of things going on. At lakeland airport when it's not so infantile. Now, a couple of questions here first of all this jurors, what's the? It's Drake Drake Aka a K., and international. And where on the airport grounds is this located relative to the you know the the article the second graph of the article says that they evacuated the whole southeast side of the airport. doper chopper town. Yeah. Okay. Over there. All right. Yeah. Okay. And Jack and international is an aggressor. Squadron. Operation Right for training aired air pilots in combat I see. So it's an what a non-governmental training operation private private contractor and I haven't googled them but there's On old on say Oh, a not a current generation. Saab. Manufactured fighter called the draken. And many of them have found their ways into private hands I. See my say and I suspect that it's named after that type of airplane, right? Okay. And it's so. So. Many questions here. One would think if they were if anybody at draken was expecting alive munition to arrive keep going. They have been watching for it. You Know Sky Order I order A. Box of breakfast cereal from Amazon I put it on my calendar and I got reminders and. I know it's coming right Caution these rice krispies may exploded anytime snap crackle pop man but. So. How is so kind of the question whether or not did they get sent? This was this just sort of a special gift from some friend of drinking I suspect that they bought some surplus. Hardware. Okay from a vendor from maybe a directly from a foreign military. and. This was in the Tim. Yeah. Okay I guess.
Checklist // Approach Plate Best Practices
"Leaders will come back to the finer points and good morning it is seven thirty. AM here in San Francisco on a rainy Sunday morning. I have a cup of coffee. You got my microphones. You're here with me and we are GonNa talk about spatial disorientation and a little bit about the recent video. I published on power on stalls But I wanted to start with spatial disorientation. 'cause I got this podcast question from Gary and Gary Says Jason. I've heard you mentioned it multiple times in both the podcast and on the Youtube Channel to hold your checklist or approach plate up to the instrument panel. But what if your checklist or approach plate is in four flight and it's on an ipad mounted to your yoke. I understand I could print out on my checklists but what about the approach plates etc.. I truly enjoy the information. Please keep up the good work. I'm awesome Gary. Thank you for that question and it is a great conversation because we're living in a time of transition right now. I know this sounds funny but you might have heard me compare the period. We're living in now to that of the Titanic Manic Right. I mean we've got this new technology But we don't really know where the proverbial icebergs are. We don't really you know it's brave new world. We're doing things we could never do before. So one of those things is integrating digital tools into the cockpit. And let's just start by talking about why I want people to hold hold the checklists and approach plates up It's really multiple reasons. You know when you're via far pilot and you're on the ground and you're in a busy airport environment or even cruising along trying to maintain a sight picture for example the hold altitude. It's wise to pick things up and keep your eyes into the field of view. Where you you need to be looking right so not at the instrument panel? If you're via far you hold your checklists up to the window so you can keep your eyes looking out the window while you read the list your is just Kinda Dart right back and forth on instruments there's an additional component here. There's the component of spatial disorientation. Now you've probably also heard me say that the FAA takes a spatial disorientation simulator. Around to shows like Oshkosh's I think Sunan Fund so if you ever have a chance to use that simulator. It's a profound experience right right. I mean it's a spinning box spinning central y axis as you stand there on the outside. You can see this thing spinning but once you get inside. You don't really know it spinning all that Motion Ocean is invisible to you. They're not a parent and you're in a flight simulator. You know you're inside this spinning box flight simulator. And you're doing things that are pretty much normal you turn to this heading turned to that heading climbed. Descend at some point. The voice in your ear tells you to drop your Pencil and point your head down ninety degrees that is look at your feet to pick up the pencil and when you do that motion with your head in the ninety degrees from looking forward to looking straight down. It's unbelievable it's like someone picked up your feet and three. Are you backwards spinning through the air. It is completely disorienting. And this is what we're trying to avoid an instrument flying anybody that's ever been in in the clouds and experienced spatial disorientation. Knows just how uncomfortable that can be. Uncomfortable is not the right word. I was GONNA say scary. It's really you know you're trying to control this airplane in the Cosby. You're feeling Dizzy Wright. And then you're you start to feel the stress of holy cow it if I can't control this thing. This is a life threatening exercise. I'm engaged in here right On so you don't want to go down that road. You WanNa avoid that as much as possible so when you're in the clouds we all just to review we have fluid in our inner ears. Here's rate we've got little semicircular. Canals that help us detect pitch forward or role laughter around a vertical Axis. And the more you move your head had the more likely you are to move the fluid in your inner ear and experienced spatial disorientation. So when you're in the clouds you should typically weekly try to limit your head movement and move your eyes In you know and as we've always done you pick up your checklists and hold them right up to the instrument panel or your applaud PLO approach plates right up to the instrument panel for two reasons. One is that first reason just like via fire you want. Your is moving quickly back and forth between the data. You're trying to took hold old and the information you're trying to read but now also this new component of avoiding spatial disorientation or eight. So that's the lesson that's the way we've always taught it and like you know Gary you're saying here what we're starting to see this. Little proverbial iceberg. Moving into our way is that everyone is now attaching these this giant ipads to their knee boards or to their yolk or maybe better up somewhere on the window but still blocking the window So how do we deal with this. You know and It's a real thing you know it's in. It's precisely due to the technology. It's not a major difference you know but it's much easier to pick up a small paper checklist West than it is to pick up a giant ipad attached to your lap. So people put their head down. I need agrees. They do exactly what we've always coached them not to do you know. So how do we deal with that. And that's your question. I recommend with four flight. That you've got to devices period for flight allows you to have to devices for your log in And you also need a backup device right so I don't believe everyone is backing themselves up fully with paper. Maybe some people are but not everybody so I recommend. Do you have one IPAD. That's fixed in position. Maybe on your yoke or even on your lap I suppose And that is you're low altitude en route chart that is is your chart supplement. That has all the extra stuff you get with four flight. That is your imagery. That's everything you need to access and then in your hand something you're able to the pickup is your phone or an IPAD mini. I use an IPAD mini. That's on a little clipboard. So I can literally just stick my finger between the IPAD the clipboard and Sorta hold my hand up. And it's kind of attached to my finger on it certainly light enough to to use for approach plates and checklists. So my advice to you gary is to dedicate your your devices to different purposes and run to like run for flight onto devices. And if you have it on your yoke or you have to put it on in your lap stay conscious of the intention here and just try to move. Your eyes. Don't move no don't make large head movements in certainly not looking down ninety degrees degrees. If you ever have a chance to ride the Giro I think is what the FAA calls it And that is their spatial orientation simulator. Definitely do it. It will change the the way you think about this stuff and help you take it seriously. Thanks for that awesome question here