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ACS Slow Flight

For those of us who have been flying for a while, we remember PTS slow flight. The FAA recently rewrote these procedures and now call them the Airman Certification Standards.  In the video below Jason lets you see and helps you learn how to perform the new ACS slow flight. According to the ACS, for slow flight the pilot should establish and maintain an airspeed at which any further increase in angle of attack, increase in load factor, or reduction in power, would result in a stall warning (e.g., aircraft buffet, stall horn, etc.). The maneuver should not activate the stall warning system at all if it is properly performed. And if the stall warner goes off, a student is expected to promptly recover from the impending... read more

LIVE Mock Checkride

My favorite night of the week is Mondays because I get to meet and share with our online Ground School Academy members. This week I took what we do in our ground school mock checkrides and made it available to everyone via a live stream on youtube. I had such a great time answering your checkride questions in real time, quizzing you with checkride questions and giving you tips on how to pass!  Check out the recording if you’re planning to take that checkride anytime soon. I want to start doing more live YouTube videos in the future, so make sure you’re set up to be notified! Subscribe here and turn on the notifications (the little bell next to “subscribe”) to be notified when we go live or upload new videos! read more

Flying the DME arc ILS approach

One of the few times you’ll do a real DME Arc is during IFR flight training and the checkride… but it’s a great refresher and something more to add to your IFR toolbox. Follow along as I complete an ILS approach using the DME arc. You may not hear the phrase “turn 10, twist 10” often when you’re up flying, but it will come in handy during this maneuver. DME arcs are one of those things that don’t get practiced enough. However many don’t realize that instead of trying to fly a continuous circle around the station, we are going for a series of short straight lines instead. Once you understand how to execute it, A DME arc is simple. One thing I REALLY encourage is for you to talk through the maneuvers so you can plan ahead and understand what is coming up next. It’s all about thinking ahead and staying ahead of that airplane. You can even follow along with the OCF plate by clicking here   Love these free videos that myself and the team create? Imagine how good our Online Ground School is! Click here for a one week FREE TRIAL: read more
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One place I spent a lot of time was with Jason Schappert and MzeroA. Primarily because the videography that brings you into the cockpit and shows you what you’re doing in terms of controlling the airplane, is all part of the preparation and studying that’s incredibly valuable before you even get into the cockpit of the airplane. Jim Minow

Executive Director AOPA Foundation

I have enjoyed your online ground school. It was just what I was looking for. This course has allowed me to learn new things, keep up the knowledge part of flying and to interact with you and other pilots through the weekly workshops, monthly check rides and webinars.

I have also enjoyed and benefited from the frequent e-mails you have sent. It has also made me realize confidence in my knowledge skills and allowed me to move on to the IFR ground work I have been eager to get to. Dean Hoopengardner

Private Pilot

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