Runway Incursion Prevention

In 2015 there were 1,458 reported runway incursions up 15% from 1,264 in 2014. Although the data isn’t out for 2016 yet the early numbers suggest that trend will continue. What are some ways you’re working to prevent runway incursions every...

Turbulence According To The FAA

Do you know the 4 intensities of Turbulence? Do you know the FAA definition of “Light Chop” or “Clear Air Turbulence”? Many of these terms I find are used improperly. In this video I give you a preview of the type of content inside of our Online Ground...

Calculating Density Altitude

The FAA defines density altitude as “Pressure altitude corrected for non-standard temperature” What does that mean to us as pilots? I’ve always defined density altitude in plain english by saying “It’s where the airplane feels like it’s at.” In this video I will show you three different ways to calculate density altitude using first the FAA knowledge test supplement image. Next I’ll show you the formula I use. Lastly I’ll show you how to calculate it on the manual E6B flight computer. Enjoy –...

Learning From Aviation Mistakes

I don’t like talking about accidents in aviation. However I do believe we’d be doing all involved a disservice by not learning from what went wrong and finding ways to use their story for good and make aviation a safer...

Piper Cub on Floats

As pilots we strive for proficiency. Let me take you for a lap in a 1946 Cub on floats then share with me what are some things you’ll be doing this year to live out the mantra that “a good pilot is always learning. Enjoy –...