Instrument Pilot

Unusual Attitudes

When is the last time you practiced unusual attitudes? How did you practice with your CFI? Spatial disorientation is no laughing matter. The FAA released a study that says based on NTSB data a private pilot on average only lasted 178 seconds in IMC conditions. Fly...

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Secondary Stalls

What would happen if I didn't execute a proper stall recovery? The airplane breaks the stall but we continue to apply back pressure and we now enter into a secondary stall. I'll show you what that looks like in todays video.

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Turning Stalls

Have you ever done a turning stall? On purpose? There is a good chance that during your Private Pilot checkride you may be asked to demonstrate a turning stall. So in todays video I'll take you through the process so you know what expect and can go practice a turning...

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Soft Field Landing

I've been talking a lot about the importance of soft field landings lately. I truly want you to find a way to get out there and practice a real landing on grass with your CFI sometime this year. You'll find that what we simulating on pavement does little to prepare us...

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Emergency Approach To Soft Field Landing

Have you ever considered that your first emergency landing might also be a soft field landing? Have you ever practiced a power off approach from altitude down to the grass? If not it's a maneuver I challenge you to find a way to practice with your flight instructor....

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3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Landings

Many of you know my story. I was a low time (less than 10 hour pilot) and on an attempt to land with my instructor landed well right of the runway in the grass. This mishap made me want to quit flying. I really thought I would never get the hang of landings. Fast...

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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...

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