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Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner | 0 comments

Regular readers will know that I believe a good landing doesn’t simply happen in isolation, nor will it happen every time you land the...

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The Heat is On

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

Let's continue the regional flavour with a visit to both South Australia and the Northern Territory. Thinking about these specific areas in Australia and possible links to student pilots I came up with two very broad areas for discussion – long distances and heat.

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Avoiding the Banana

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner | 0 comments

Over the previous few articles I have discussed the landing and flare as a distinct event that happens over the threshold in the last 50 feet or so of flight. However, if you leave it until this point to think about your landing, well, it’s too late.

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The Flare and Landing

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner | 1 comment

Last time the training article began a discussion on landing, in particular we investigated the difference between a greaser and a firmer, positive landing. I proposed that a firmer landing was preferable and explained why. This time, I look at the actual flare and landing in more detail.

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Setting up a Good Landing

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner | 2 comments

It’s grudgingly accepted amongst P-3 pilots that, while you may have spent the last six hours at 300 feet above the water in the middle of the night, if you slam the aircraft onto the runway, the backend crew will form an opinion of your flying skills from that landing and nothing else.

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Modifying the Glide

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner, Featured | 0 comments

Last time I introduced the concept of the L/D ratio and its corresponding importance to best glide speed after an engine failure. Setting, holding and trimming the glide attitude to fly this speed was emphasised in order to maximise ground distance flown for a given altitude.

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The Glide

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner | 0 comments

We've previously looked at the descent, descent point and profile management. In this post I will expand on the basic descent and discuss the glide descent profile.

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Stalling for Time

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner | 0 comments

Ever heard the saying “prevention is better than the cure”? In this post I would like you, the student pilot, to try and apply that...

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A Case of Bad Wind?

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Beginner | 0 comments

Previously, I discussed the fact that all aspects of a circuit rely upon the accuracy of the section before. If you fly your base turn different each time then, not only will you not learn from circuit to circuit, but your flying will appear (and be!) haphazard and reactionary.

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Come Fly with Us

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Advanced | 0 comments

Demand for quality airline pilots in Australia remains high but more carriers are moving away from the traditional sources of pilot recruitment such as GA and the military in favour of in-house instruction or specialised outsourced training.

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Is Cadet Training a Flight Risk?

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Beginner | 0 comments

  Airline pilot cadet programs and the increasing number of inexperienced tech-crew on Australia’s airlines has drawn scathing...

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