Turn 10, twist 10: 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: https://ud165.infusionsoft.com/app/form/yt-1wk-trial...

5th Annual Seminar at Sea

Imagine you and hundreds of other pilots, family, and friends renewing your pilot certificate while on the vacation of a lifetime! It’s my goal to give you and your family the ultimate luxury. Plus a great reason to get away and treat yourself. We’ll be hosting FAA WINGS Credit Approved Aviation Seminars during our days at sea. While you’re learning about the latest aviation technology and how to be a safer pilot… your family can be lounging by the pool! Each night we’ll reconvene for dinner spending quality time sitting down together for our AMAZING 4 and 5 course meals. Adding to the value and injecting a TON of family fun I’ve arranged for transportation to take everyone to airport beach in St Maarten. Nothing is cooler than eating your lunch on the beach and watching a KLM 777 land just 50 feet over head. (The ground shakes!) Setting Sail December 15th – 22nd 2018 Watch the video of our 2017 cruise below and visit http://aviationseminaratsea.com/ to book your spot on the cruise with us! Check out http://aviationseminaratsea.com/ and book directly with my travel agent: Laura Kane Travel (877)498-3310 -Seller of Travel #...

Flying a high density altitude pattern – Sedona AZ

Join Jason and Hunter in a lap around the pattern of Sedona Airport in Arizona. The density altitude is over 2000 feet higher than the airport’s actual altitude, decreasing the 172’s performance. Jason explains how and why we lean the machine on take off during these situations and demonstrates skills that can help you in any high density altitude situation. ...

This isn’t Florida anymore!! Flying the mountain ravines out West.

Jason and Hunter take advantage of a beautiful day and fly a “not so direct” course from Scottsdale AZ to Sedona AZ. They prepare for rising terrain, density altitude, thermals, lowered engine performance, limited landing options and turn around points, all of which are discussed in this video. In Florida we think of heavy rain clouds for IFR, but out in this area of Arizona IFR can be anything from dust clouds to heavy wildfire smoke; Jason and Hunter discuss many factors that affect those flying in the mountains....

Copying an IFR Clearance

Flying IFR can be stressful, most of the stress is put on before you even leave the ground. Many of my students find copying the clearance to be one of the most difficult aspects. I find the most simple way to copy and read back an IFR clearance is to use the acronym CRAFT. Let’s examine what this means. C – Cleared to R – Route A – Altitude F – Frequency T – Transponder code In this video Jason demonstrates how to prepare for a clearance, ask for a clearance and what to do with that clearance during an IFR flight to Lakeland....