Category Archives: Cockpit Resource Management

Thoughts and suggestions for enhancing your flights.

Abnormal Operations

The pilots I know are comfortable with adapting to changes that require a minor alteration to the flight plan like an IFR re-route or vectors for traffic or weather that still allows the flight to get to the planned destination. … Continue reading

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Call This Number After You Land

Not something you want to hear as you’re flying along. The FAA is taking a new approach to pilot deviations called “compliance” rather than their old mode of “enforcement” when the situation warrants. Most pilot deviations are unintentional and a … Continue reading

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The ACS is Here

The Airman Certification Standards (ACS) replacing the familiar Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the private pilot and instrument ratings went into effect and the earth continued to rotate about its axis. This should be a fairly seamless transition but I … Continue reading

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Summer FITS

Every summer there are numerous articles written about the adverse effects of altitude and temperature (density altitudes) on aircraft performance but there is little discussion of the effect of heat on pilot performance. As is often the case the military … Continue reading

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FAA Proposed Rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The issue about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is not a question of “if” but rather “when and how” and the FAA finally released the proposed rule making regarding small, unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). All pilots of manned aircraft need to … Continue reading

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NTSB Process – After the Crash

What happens after The Crash? Fortunately, this is a question only a few people need ask, but it’s good for everyone to know. This discussion will focus on a major accident that destroys the aircraft and results in serious injury … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with Erich Hartmann

The most enjoyable thing about meeting Erich Hartmann, the man who shot down 352 airplanes, was learning that, like any pilot, he loved talking about flying. His flying experience was more than the famous fighter pilot. He learned to fly … Continue reading

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