The Pilotcast

Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike as they talk about AirVenture 2008 in Oshkosh, WI, catch up with Dan, and Kent talks about his planned ultimate cross country adventure.

    Topics discussed on Pilotcast #068
  • Dan's adventure on his BFR flight
  • Mike had the engine quit on his first full day as a pilot
  • Kent had a rough engine on a cold day
  • Are we seeing a lot less activty at the airport?
  • Are high fuel prices scaring pilots?
  • Kent suggests one way to slightly ease the pain of high fuel prices
    • Kent plans his flight across the country
    • Buying two shopping bags full of charts
    • Wall Drug
    • 16R an Van Nuys
    • Bryce canyon
    • Leadville, CO - the highest public use airport in the US
    • Lincoln, NE

Recorded Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 00:53:28 - 24.5MB

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Direct download: Pilotcast_068_2008.08.06.mp3
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Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike at the 2nd Oshkosh Podapollooza at 6 PM on Friday night August 1 in Forum pavillion #4, this year LIVE on EAA radio at AirVenture 2008 in Oshkosh, WI.

The Podapalooza 2008 part 2

A story about Podpalooza 2008 with Pilot Kent appeared in AirVenture today
Recorded Friday, August 1, 2008 - 01:10:26 - 32.5MB

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Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike at the 2nd Oshkosh Podapollooza at 6 PM on Friday night August 1 in Forum pavillion #4, this year LIVE on EAA radio at AirVenture 2008 in Oshkosh, WI.

The Podapalooza 2008 part 1

A story about Podpalooza 2008 with Pilot Kent appeared in AirVenture today
Recorded Friday, August 1, 2008 - 00:58:00 - 26.6MB

Song: "Not on the Radio" by Geoff Smith  Music on the Pilotcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Direct download: Pilotcast_066_Podapalooza1_2008.08.01.mp3
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Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

The CFIcast #11 CFI panel:

Topics discussed on CFIcast #11:

    Training students on emergencies

  • The CFIs discuss a mid-air collision that occurred in the pattern at the Republic airport on Long Island on October 21, 2007.
  • Even airline crews have been known not to respond and coordinate properly.
  • How the military trains on emergency egress.
  • How should CFIs train students on handling emergencies?

    How to deal with students who drop out of training.

  • Contact the student to discuss the situation.
  • The importance of following up with students.
  • The importance of community at the airport.
  • Find out and address the student's problem.
  • The starving CFI's dilemma...
  • For some, solo was the goal
  • Students who get frustrated with how many hours it's taking.
Recorded Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 00:47:00 - 21.6MB

The CFIcast and Pilotcast pilots send sincere thanks to Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog for his help with the production of CFIcast #11.

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike and they plan the Pilotcast visit to EAA AirVenture 2008 in Oshkosh, WI.

Recorded Saturday, July 29, 2008 - 00:32:51 - 15.1MB

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Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike, joined by Pilot Gil from New Jersey and new Pilot Jason from Connecticut and many more on Pilotcast 64.

  • Gil and Jason flew to Gastons from New York
  • Garmin 496 - "A fine piece of machinery"
  • Gaston's - the cabin looks out on the runway, oh and they have fish
  • The poker run.
  • Plane and pilots meet and great.
  • Gil does a practice run in Kansas for "Cessnas to Oshkosh"
  • Practicing subtle and precise control of your plane is mandatory.
  • The Pilotcat and CFIcast pilots and friends will see you at the 2nd Oshkosh Podapolooza at 6 PM on Friday night August 1 in Forum pavillion #4, this year LIVE on EAA radio!
  • Some pilot friends check in from Gaston's
  • Jason gets multi-engine training in WHAT????
Recorded Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 01:27:01 - 40.2MB

Song: "No More Summertime Blues" by Geoff Smith

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Direct download: Pilotcast_064_2008.07.01.mp3
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Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike, joined by Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog and CFI Tony Condon of the The CFIcast on Pilotcast 63.

  • Tony tried to fly over Chicago. Denied!
  • Pilot Will reports on his first vist to Sun n' Fun
  • The Light Sport planes
  • The new Cirrus feature: A panic button.
  • Small planes in Florida taking fire.
  • Florida sending tax bills to planes for visiting for too long.

 

Recorded Thursday, May 27, 2008 - 01:09:11 - 31.8MB

Song: "Fly, Fly, Fly" by Adrina Thorpe.
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The Pilotcast pilots send sincere thanks to Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog for production of Pilotcast #63.

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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_063_2008.05.27.mp3
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CFIcast #010 - Teaching off-airport landings - 2007.09.27 - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

The CFIcast #10 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Joe Zubay, CFI, from Northern Illinois who has been instructing since the 1960s.

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Teaching flight students about making off-airport landings.
  • Tony: Every glider landing is off-airport
    • Considerations when selecting a field for landing
    • The crop? Beans vs. Corn vs. Wheat
    • Land near a road or the house.
  • Should you land on a road?
  • How to spot obstructions
  • Can you spot telephone poles?
  • Power lines
  • Trees
  • Tony on landing considerations for glider pilots
    • Plan your approach to clear the obstructions
    • Glider pilots will choose to land at an airport rather than fly over dense wooded areas.
    • Gliders will never land on a road.
  • What spot in a field is the best to aim for?
  • How about a river?
  • Rick as a former crop duster...how to spot power lines
  • How low can you be and change landing fields?
  • What if you see power lines?
  • DON'T STALL THE AIRPLANE
  • Who owns the airplane once you light off?
  • Doing an intentional ground loop
  • The precautionary landing
  • Don't make a power-off choice when you have power
  • How to land in a field
  • Use flaps or not?
  • Fly a tight pattern
  • Richard Bach's "A Gift of Wings" story "The School for Perfection"
Recorded Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 00:50:04 - 22.9MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Direct download: CFIcast010_2007.09.27.mp3
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Pilotcast #062 - The Adventures of Pilot Captain Henning - Aviation Podcast  - 2008.03.04

Pilotcast #062 - The Adventures of Pilot Captain Henning - Aviation Podcast - 2008.03.04

Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike as they talk to Pilot Captain Henning about his flying and non-flying adventures.

  • Student training in a Beech 18 Twin taildragger
  • Pilot Henning's adventures as a commercial pilot:
    • Air Dead Guy, and what can happen when the passenger does strange things
    • Mile High flights
    • Crop dusting
    • Pipeline patrol
    • Airplane repo
  • Losing pilot friends.
  • An ice encounter in a Travel Air
  • Owning a crop duster
  • Animal friends in a job on a glass-bottom boat
The web site of a recommended pilot and captain for hire: http://www.caphenning.com

 

Recorded Thursday, March 03, 2008 - 01:15:18 - 34.8MB

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Direct download: Pilotcast_062_2008.03.04.mp3
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Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

The CFIcast #9 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Kate Bernard, CFI, from Neenah, WI who just earned her multi-engine CFI rating. Kate is an instructor with Able Flight, a program that grants scholarships for challenged person to obtain Light Sport Pilot certificates
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Central Illinois, host of the AMEcast
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course instructor from Maryland

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Teaching flight instruction to challenged student pilots and students who are a challenge to teach.
  • Flying airplanes with hand controls
    • Should the CFI become familiar with operating with hand controls?
    • How hard is it to learn flying with and controls?
    • How many hours can it take for an experienced pilot or instructor to re-learn to fly with hand controls?
  • Obtaining an airmen's medical certificate for challenged private pilots
    • The S.O.D.A. - Statement Of Demonstrated Ability
    • The CFI's responsibily in regards to the medical requirements
    • The medical with "Limited to student pilot privileges only"
    • What the Aviation Medical Examiner has to decide before issuing a certificate
    • Scheduling the S.O.D.A. check with an examiner from the local FSDO (Flight District Standards Office) before the pilot checkride
  • Some examples of medical issues discussed and how they can dealt with
    • Paraplegic and quadroplegic students
    • Visually impaired
    • Dyslexia
    • ADD
    • Other learning disabilities
  • Sending the student on the Sport Pilot checkride
  • What kind of help can the challenged student get?
  • Will the FAA want the student demonstrate any special tasks (like escaping the airpla ne) or have specific requiremets?
  • How should the CFI evaluate a challenged student?
  • A challenged student is much more motivated.
  • Should the CFI can try to simulate the disability?
  • An active WW II pilot ace who had lost both legs

  • Has a CFI ever had a student who the CFI thought should give it up?
    • Other issues with flight students
    • A student not fluent in English
    • A student with poor judgement
    • A student who had a way higher opinion of his abilities than his instructors did
    • Students who can't meet performance standards and always have excuses.
  • How the CFI could avoid such students
  • How can the CFI deal with such students

Recorded Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 00:59:54 - 27.5MB

The CFIs and the Pilotcast pilots send sincere thanks to Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog for the production of CFIcast #009.

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Direct download: CFIcast009_Challenged_2007.08.23.mp3
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Pilotcast Video report #4 from EAA Airventure 2007 in Oshkosh, WI, USA in July of 2007.

 

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Join the Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike

  • The Pilotcast pilots catch you up on what they've been doing.
  • Pilot Dan is planning to do his BFR on a Yak
  • Pilot Kent is thinking Swift
  • Cessna is building the new Skycatcher light sport in China!
  • While Airbus is going to build in the U.S
  • The Light Sport market?
  • Burt Rutan and Sir Richard Branson unveil White Knight 2 and SpaceShip 2
  • The FAA has AD deals
  • Winter flying
    • Make sure you're prepared to survive in the cold.
      • Make sure you pack some survival gear
      • Cellphone
      • Extra blankets
      • First Aid Kit
      • Credit Card
      • Personal Locator Beacon
    • Handling the winter doldrums
    • What to do during the winter when you can't fly
    • Getting started in learning to fly.

Recorded Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 01:09:50 - 32.2MB

The Pilotcast pilots send sincere thanks to Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog for production of Pilotcast #61.

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

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Direct download: Pilotcast_061_2008.01.24.mp3
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CFIcast #014 - CFIs on Ice! - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast - 2008.02.21

Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

The CFIcast #14 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Special guest CFI Scott Dennstaedt, CFI, a former a NWS Meteorologist, creator of the "Ice is Not Ice" seminar on CD. Scott is an IFR magazine contributing editor, writer for Plane and Pilot, Pilot Journal and Twin and Turbine. FAA-certificated instrument flight instructor with about 3,500+ hours, currently teaching in technically advanced aircraft. Scott helped the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association develop a pilot proficiency program and helped the Columbia owner's association develop a recurrent training program. Scott also does one-on-one aviation weather training with pilots via WebEx.
  • Kate Bernard, CFI, from Neenah, WI who just earned her multi-engine CFI rating.
  • Greg Bockelman, CFI. A 777 pilot for a major airline and owner of a Cessna 195.
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Central Illinois, host of the AMEcast
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course instructor from Maryland

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Scott Dennstaedt on The Skew-T diagram to predict icing conditions
  • Do CFIs teach flight in actual ice?
  • Tools to evaluate icing conditions
  • Should CFIs give student an exposure to actual ice?
  • Should the CFI share a healthy respect and avoid ice with students?
  • If the CFI demonstrates an ice encounter is the student likely to think an ice encounter is tolerable on try it on their own?
  • If the student gets a scare from ice on a dual session
  • Teaching a known ice capable aircraft.
  • Appreciating students who do proper preparation.
  • Teaching how to evaluate where the ice would be.
  • What the CFI's ethical obligation to give students an exposure to ice?
  • How do pilots evaluate their own competence?
  • Teaching instrument students that they can't always expect to be able to fly.
  • Can you teach the discipline and judgment required.
  • Teaching the student what to do if they have an ice encounter.
  • Can the CFI just brief the student on what to do in an ice encounter without giving an actual experience?<
  • Will the simulator work to simulate ice?
  • The aircraft's performance in ice is hard to predict. They aren't required to tested in ice.
Recorded Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 01:07:00 - 30.7MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Direct download: CFIcast014_Ice_2008.02.21.mp3
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CFIcast #008 - CFIs on Flight reviews, check rides, and IPCs - CFIs on Pilot Examiners - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast - 2007.07.19

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The CFIcast #8 CFI panel:

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • CFIs on what to expect on a flight review
  • FAA Advisory Circular 61.98A
  • How CFIs evaluate a pilot
  • Make the review match the kind of flying the pilot does
  • Evaluate the pilot's knowledge of new issues on regulations like stadium TFRs
  • Ask the pilot what they would like to review
  • How long does a flight review take?
  • Do a pre-review interview
  • Common problem areas that should be covered
    • Maintaining control on landing
    • Landings and takeoffs on short, narrow, and/or grass fields
    • Using too much runway
    • Even flying straight and level
  • How many flight reviews end in one session?
  • How do pilots evaluate their own competence?
  • Pilots who try to intimidate the CFI
  • The instrument Practical Test Standards
  • Ron: The flight review is a training event. The IPC is a check ride.
  • Tony: Crank up the stress on the IPC
  • Rick: The FAA regulations are only the minimum standards. Should we have tougher standards?
  • FAA FAR 61.57 on the Instrument Proficiency Check
  • CFIs get to know the DPEs
  • Does the CFI talk to DPE before the checkride?
  • Pick a DPE that is nearby?
  • Should the CFI brief the student on what the DPE asks?
  • CFIs sharing DPE evaluations
  • DPEs who don't do checkrides "by the book"
  • The CFI keeping tabs on the applicant's practical test
  • "Maverick" DPEs -Are there active DPEs who should be disciplined?
  • Should the CFI be concerned if the DPE doesn't seem to cover everything?
Recorded Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 01:02:13 - 28.5MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward
Song: "Flying Away" by Empyrion from the State of Washington Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Direct download: CFIcast008_2007.07.19_Reviews.mp3
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Pilotcast Video report #3 from EAA Airventure 2007 in Oshkosh, WI, USA in July of 2007.

Some hangar flying after the User Fees panel with Phil Boyer, President of the US Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, AOPA with some discussion about the user fees issue in the US.

Pilot Kent talks again to Alan Klapmieir, co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Design

 

Recorded on July 25 and July 28 2007 - 00:18:41 - 110.4MB

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