The Pilotcast

Patrick Raycraft, Photojournalist for the Hartford Courant joins the hangar flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike to talk about the last Lt. Cdr. Kevin J. "Kojack" Davis of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team who was lost in an accident during a Blue Angels demonstration on April 21. 2007 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in Beaufort, S.C. Pat flew with "Kojack" in 2006 in the two seat Blue Angel #7 F/A-18B in El Centro, California.

Kent gives an update on beginning flight training for his next goal.

01:29:30 - 41.3MB Recorded 2007.04.28

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    Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Teaching landings
    • Teaching use of flaps
    • How the recommendations in the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) came to be.
    • When should you use partial flaps?>/li>
    • The CFIs answer a question from CFIcast listener and instrument student, Bill from New York:
    • Under IFR, how do you handle entering a holding pattern on a parallel entry?
    • When is the phrase "Clearance on request used?"
  • What can student do when they have a low time CFI?
  • How do CFIs get experience?
  • Is it good if the CFI has recent experience in getting your own pilot certificate?
  • What would happen if instruction did not count as PIC time?
  • One phenominal young and low time CFI who became a Blue Angel<.li>


The CFIcast #3 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a P.I.C. 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Chip Gibbons, CFI, aerobatic pilot from Arkansas
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
Recorded Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 00:58:13 - 26.7MB


Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

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