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General Aviation news, pilot tips for beginners & experts, interviews, listener questions answered, technical details on G1000 & Perspective glass cockpits & flying GPS approaches. 40 yrs experience flying general aviation aircraft. As an active flight instructor, I bring my daily experiences in the air to this show to help teach pilots and future pilots to fly safely. I'm a Platinum Cirrus CSIP instructor and work with people who are thinking about buying a new or used SR20 or SR22. Go to A ...
 
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169 Fuel Gauge Accuracy, IFR Visual Approaches, & Listener Close Calls + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via P…
 
168 How to Avoid Deadly Weather-Related Accidents – Safety Moment with Rob Mark Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20, SR22 or SF50 Vision Jet. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with …
 
167 Fuel Exhaustion and Fuel Starvation Accidents + GA News Summary167 Max talks about several recent fuel-related accidents and what the FAA’s Risk Management Handbook and the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge say pilots can do to avoid these kinds of accidents. Listener feedback includes an FAA legal opinion on how pilots can use a non-C…
 
166 Instrument Flying Gotchas, Filing IFR Flight Plans, and a Pilot Deviation + GA News Summary 166 Max talks about IFR gotchas he’s encountered recently. He also talks about his recent five-day trip flying a Vision Jet around the West. He discusses closing flight plans at non-towered airports and how failing to do so can lead to a pilot deviation.…
 
165 How to get a Helicopter License and a Job Flying Helicopters + GA News Summary165 Max talks with Steve Bush, owner of Lone Star Helicopters, about FAA requirements for a Private helicopter certificate and the typical hours required. Steve also talks about the different types of helicopters used in the training and their typical cost. He also ta…
 
Summary164 In September 2020, the California National Guard rescued nearly 400 people trapped by the Creek Fire. Max gets the inside story of the rescue by talking with Col. David Hall of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade and helicopter pilot Kipp Goding. He also talked with Henri Laborde, one of the rescued hikers. Kipp talks about the UH-60 Blackh…
 
Summary163 Max talks about his roundtrip from SFO to Knoxville on the airlines and an MIT study that estimates the chances of catching COVID on an airline flight. While the terminals appear safe, the highest risk is in flight, as not everyone is properly masked. He shares what he learned about the mask he was wearing and has recommendations for cho…
 
162 Max talks about a fatal crash with many risk factors including a pilot who had low total flying time and relatively little experience in an SR22. After a 5-hour flight, flown late at night, he diverted to buy cheap fuel at another airport close to his home. During that time, his home field went below minimums. He appeared to be unaware he was 0…
 
161 Kobe Bryant Crash Update and Aviation News of the Weird with Flying Magazine’s Rob Mark Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20, SR22 or SF50 Vision Jet. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support th…
 
160 George Bye has been on a 12-year quest to make electric aircraft a reality. He explains the many benefits to electric aircraft including aerodynamic efficiency since the aircraft nose can be smaller, improved propeller efficiency, vastly lower operating cost, no CO2, lower noise, and more reliable. He also discusses the purchase price and deliv…
 
159 Aviation Weather Briefings and other Preflight Action Required by 91.103 + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation…
 
158 Emergency Landing of Student Pilot, Instructor Passes Out – Interview Max Sylvester Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donatio…
 
157 5 Ways Somatogravic Illusion is Killing Pilots + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via PayPal or Patreon. Se…
 
156 Atlas Air Crash Flight 3591 Explained & What GA Pilots Can Learn from It Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via PayPa…
 
155 Spins and Stalls Explained - Interview with Catherine Cavagnaro You can also view the interview and the videos we discussed on YouTube Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a …
 
Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via PayPal or Patreon. Send us an email If you have a question you'd like answered on …
 
153 Normalization of Deviance and Red Bull Air Races - Interview with Mike Goulian You can also view this interview with Mike Goulian on YouTube. Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or…
 
152 Understanding Aircraft Renters Insurance and the Starr Gate App + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via PayP…
 
151 Understanding Airworthiness - Interview with DPE Seth Lake Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via PayPal or Patreon. …
 
150 Getting Back into Flying Safely, Fatal Cirrus SR20 Stall/Spin Accident + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation v…
 
149 How to Really Fly Commercial Certificate Maneuvers - Interview with DPE Jason Blair Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you’re thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donatio…
 
148 Understanding Aircraft Weight & Balance, Which Cessna 182 to Buy + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via Pay…
 
147 Essential Tips on Aircraft Ownership – Interview with Mike Busch of Savvy Aviation Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation…
 
146 Understanding WAAS GPS Approach Minimums + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via PayPal or Patreon. Send us …
 
145 Best Ways to Use a Home or Flight School Simulator – Interview Julian Alarcon Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via …
 
144 3 Things To Do Immediately When Reporting an Accident per NTSB 830 + GA News Your Cirrus Specialist. Call me if you're thinking of buying a new Cirrus SR20 or SR22. Call 1-650-967-2500 for Cirrus purchase and training assistance, or to take my online seminar: So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus. Please help support the show with a donation via P…
 
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