Improper Application of Aircraft Brakes

Don’t Put Your Idea of Auto Brakes to Work in Your Aircraft

Aircraft brakes are totally different than automobile and truck brakes.  Yes, they both work on the rotor/pad principal, much like the principal of bicycles but the application and use of those aircraft brakes take on a whole new difference in application on an aircraft on landing. First an automobile or truck will be on tires connected …

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Initial Aircraft Training Approved by Insurance Companies

Initial, Recurrent, Differences – and Those Crazy Insurance Company Rules

Pilots will call us and tell us they want (and need) an initial training.  The initial training is prepared with a syllabus that is approved by the aviation insurance companies. When you take an initial training, the training is geared around a syllabus that has been reviewed, squeezed, copied, changed, and finally approved.  This is what the insurance companies …

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Twin Cessna Aircraft Accident

I am the Greatest Pilot in the World – I Flew My Plane in Training for 25 Hours.

“I have 1,500 hours including 300 hours in a Piper Seneca. I just bought a 421C and took 25 hours in the plane instruction. I AM READY FOR ANYTHING!” There is no way that a person can cover all the problems in a complicated pressurized turbocharged twin Cessna or any other pressurized aircraft through 25 …

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Twin Cessna Engine Issues

I Can’t Start My Engines When They Are _____ (Fill in The Blank – Usually Hot).

One of the instructors who flies our two Twin Cessna aircraft was flying to his family for Christmas. He had a stopover in Mississippi for fuel. While he was there, he noticed the plane in the picture above. The pilot was still cranking his engines after 15 minutes. They would not start. One of the …

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Twin Cessna Simulator Training

It’s True – AST Rocks!

Due to Covid and schedule conflicts it took me a while to get down to Burnett, Texas, and do my recurrent training at Aircraft Simulator Training. I’ve been overdue for sim training and I was extremely curious to see if AST would live up to the incredible accolades it has received on our Forum. Here …

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Aircraft Emergency Disconnect

Emergency Disconnect

There have been several aircraft that have had major accidents due to equipment problems.  These problems have been electrical components that have gone “outside their regular job functions” and over controlled the aircraft causing a serious accident or accidents.  One of the recent problems has involved out of control trim problems. When I was at …

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