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Twin Aircraft Problems in the Air and Twin Aircraft Problems on the Ground Are Not the Same!

I had a recurrent pilot go through a two-day training and we spent a lot of time on systems. My systems background is grounded on “it really happened to me” approach or I really had to handle that problem when I was flying for a living. My pilot (I never call them ‘students’) told me

Our Motion Sims Are Realistic – Don’t Knock Them Until You Try Them

I started teaching in 1975 and it was not only teaching private pilots working on single engine aircraft but pilots who worked for our 135 operation in large multi engine aircraft and turboprops. With the ups and downs of the aircraft industry I had pilots that I taught that went on to fly large commercial

Twin Engine Aircraft Want to Fly on One Engine – Help Them by Training

We possibly lost another Twin Cessna pilot yesterday.  One of my friends notified me this morning in an email with the audio of the pilot addressing the problem with ATC.  It was not pretty.  As my friend stated it sounded like the pilot was under stress.  In reviewing the audio it sounded like he was.

Wake up General Aviation – You are Paying Higher Insurance Premiums because of Boeing’s Screw Up

I have worked with insurance companies for more than thirty years. Insurance is very simple. They all sleep together in the aviation business and when one of the re-insurance groups has exposure they all have exposure. Yes, you are paying for Boeings “screw ups” of the 737 Max with your Cessna 172 premiums. There are