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Pilotcast


Pilotcast is the podcast for pilots, by pilots.  Join Pilot Tiffany, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Bill for interesting discussions and interviews, some news or industry coverage, and a whole lot of fun virtual hangar flying.

Jan 22, 2006

Feedback, follow ups, glass cockpits and other new topics. Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan,Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike.

  • Thanks to AOPA ePilot Flight Training Edition for the mention of the Pilotcast .  The Pilotcast was mentioned along with Jason Miller's The Finer Points in the Volume 6, Issue 2 January 13, 2006 AOPA ePilot Flight Training Edition. AOPA members can get a copy of the January 13 issue on the AOPA Flight Training site. http://www.aopa.org/members/files/pilot/epilot/ft/2006/060113epilot.html
  • Thanks to the Pilotcast's "Apple Army" http://store.apple.com
  • The amazing technology used in producing the Pilotcast
  • Responses to emails to the Pilotcast:
  • "Pilot Peter" in Germany tells us there is no Czechoslovakia and besides they've got a long history of making great planes. 
  • If you email us we might invite you to join.
  • Shoutout to Pilot Xavier from France, now in the U.K.
  • "Pilot M.D.": Does the Hudson River freeze over?  Yes...and the Coast Guard is not always nearby to lend a hand. The NYPD patrols the river.
  • "Pilot Ian" from Germany wants to know about aviation fuel and mogas conversions.
  • Flying in Germany? 
  • "Pilot Peter": Germany will have a 30nm TFR over The World Cup.
  • "Pilot Russ": Wants to know about homebuilts.
  • Coming topics: aircraft ownership, weather, the Civil Air Patrol.
  • "CFI Joe" has follow up comments on "We have met the enemy and he is us."  
    • The Cleveland, Ohio GADO had hand out cards that were not exactly well received.
    • How a CFI can handle the high expectations of problem students.
  • Kent's report on flying with glass cockpits.
    • Flying from Albert Whitted field, which was threatened like Meigs.
    • At first you have information overload.
    • Graphic engine monitor.
    • Manufacturers of glass panels:
    • Kent likes the Garmin G1000
    • The Avidyne looks dated.
    • Using the panel vs. "steam gauges."  The steam gauges are not placed well.
    • The high resolution makes any change on the AI look large.
    • Critical speeds are marked on the "tape" but are not placed intuitively.
    • Traffic display was very useful.
    • The engine display. It was nice having an engine analyzer for tasks like leaning.
    • Data like winds aloft is always displayed.
    • Avidyne vs. Garmin.
      • Avidyne is self contained.
      • Garmin has remote modules.
    • The Sagem is scheduled to be installed in the Seawind.
    • You get a choice of Garmin or Avidyne panels in Diamond and Columbia aircraft.


  • Kent's pictures of his Florida flight in the G1000 equipped 172

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  • The DC ADIZ
    • "CFI Ron" and "Pilot Brian" are BOTH right about the VFR corridor around Dulles.
    • The NPR is open for comments on the permanent ADIZ until February 6th.  Send your comments.  Send a copy to your congressional representatives. See Pilotcast #007 for instructions on how to send your comments.
    • Mainstream media is reporting that the decision on the permanent ADIZ is a "done deal."
    • AOPA President Phil Boyer's comments at the public hearing on the ADIZ including his personal amazing story of HIS encounter with ADIZ "enforcement." http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9216902498481585229
    • The 24 hour annual TFR for the State of the Union address will close DC to GA.
    • The Superbowl Sunday TFR is 30 miles, which would extend into Canada. The U.S. asked Canada to co-operate to close the circle.  Canada doesn't have TFRs!
  • How much a threat is a Cessna 150?  One was almost brought down by a kite.
  • Kent dealt with the real ADIZ, hostile terrian below, and a restricted area for a balloon tether in Florida.
  • AOPA is reporting that a large number of members are reporting being ramped checked. 
  • AOPA's advice:
    • DON'T CARRY your pilot or aircraft LOG BOOKS. 
    • Be polite.
    • You do not have to allow the inspector to enter your plane.
  • In the news: PIREP: "SR22 at 7000 feet, encountered icing, aircraft descending under parachute" in Alabama on Friday the 13th.
  • Author Rinker Buck of "Flight of Passage" will join soon.
  • Coming up on Pilotcast #23: Terry Lankford, author, Gold Seal CFI, Flight Briefer and weather expert

Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com