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Articles Posted in 2022

We can usually land safely at airstrips, but how do we know we can depart safely?  

Click the link below to read a well written article by Paul Wiley on how you can be sure.

Accelerate & Stop for Single Engine Airplanes

Paul Wiley’s interest in flying began long before he served in the US Air Force as an airborne Avionics Technician.  He now has over 8,000 hours of flight experience with the following ratings:  Commercial Pilot, Instrument, CFII (Single and Multi-Engine), Advanced Instrument Ground Instructor and Single Engine Seaplane Rating.

Paul is a member of the Arizona Pilots Association, a respected member of the Aviation Community and a recipient of the ‘Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award’.

Do you know what a Flight Check is?

It’s magical that we pilots rely on enroute navigational aids (NAVAIDs) and instrument landing systems (ILS) to guide aircraft, of various sizes and seat counts, to their destination and safely to the ground in challenging weather conditions.  What makes this capability possible?

Click on the link to fully understand what a 'Flight Check' is  and why you need to be extra vigilant if your hear flight check on your radio when you are aloft.  The araticle will make you a safer pilot.

Flight Check

Articles Posted in 2023

Introduction to

Safety Risk Management Tools

Civil aviation organizations, air carriers, & U.S. military services have embraced Safety Risk Management, but all pilots can benefit by adding steps to assess risk in their own operations.  Read an article about a) Hazard identification, b) Risk assessment and c) Risk mitigation by clicking the link.

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