We had a great SAFE Meet-Up of NYC aviation educators at “Pilot Proficiency International” on the Farmingdale Airport (KFRG) last night. In addition to enjoying homemade lasagna, the assembled CFIs got to learn how the EAA Proficiency365 scenarios are deployed on Redbird simulators around the country. Only qualified CFIs can effectively present this useful profiles.
Redbird Simulator wizards Stasi Poulos and Billy Winburn of Mindstar Aviation collaborated with SAFE at our CFI-PRO™ at Fredrick in October. This involved “tuning up” the AOPA Redbird FMX for accurate VFR maneuvering and developing a LOC-I specific scenario designed to build pilot maneuvering skills. We demonstrated this to CFIs in the audience through a
Most of what the average pilot thinks they understand about “known icing” is probably mistaken. This also is often intentionally implanted by well-meaning educators who may also be confused (sorry – we can fix this…) I know this from giving flight tests – where applicants are required to understand this information – but also from
The ADS-B requirement for flight in certain busy areas is now official FAA regulation. If you are flying a non-equipped aircraft, the old “Mode-C transponder restrictions ” pretty much apply (see details here). That same ADS-B channel provides continuous updating of weather and airspace information while airborne via data-link. What an amazing safety tool! Our
The risk equation of for a flight is not fixed before departure with a single analysis. It is continuously changing due to the duration and dynamics of each unique mission. Every flight seems to have a few “surprises” that are not part of the original plan even on the best days. This uncertainty keeps flying