August 21, 2016

On Guard

On Guard. Other than something you yell to your opponent right before a sabre duel, in aviation it is a restricted frequency that the Federal government has set aside for special purpose. The frequency is 121.5, which I (and Rod Machado) commonly refer to it as “The Suicide Hotline”, and it is reserv... Continue reading On Guard

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August 21, 2016

Flight Simulators

Most new students view a flight simulator, as a game, or a toy, not really something that they want to get involved with. “I want to fly an airplane, not a simulator!!” is usually the comment that I hear. I guess that I can agree with that way of thinking, but I’d like to give you my perspective as... Continue reading Flight Simulators

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August 4, 2016

Scanning for Traffic

“First, establish that your vision is up to par and corrected – preferably to 20-20. Ask your AME what your numbers are. Assuming everything is OK there, try changing your scan technique. Many pilots sweep the horizon and have difficulty spotting traffic. Instead, look at one 30 degree sector of v... Continue reading Scanning for Traffic

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