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Parts of Planes — External

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Roll over the planes to see parts labelled. Beginning students should name and roll until the names become second nature. Use the Next and Previous button to see more planes. The Show/Hide button lots you see all of the items on the page. If two labels are close together, roll over each of them and […]

Pre-takeoff Checklists

Monday, January 28th, 2008

One thing that I thought odd when I first started flying was the propensity for pilots to tell stories about how they really messed up and lived to tell about it. As I listened to more and more of these hanger flying stories I came to the realization that almost all of them involved the […]

Annual Inspection – FARs

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

As described below, annual and 100 hour inspections require the use of a checklist. Download our checklist as a PDF or in .doc format. § 43.15 Additional performance rules for inspections. (c) Annual and 100-hour inspections. (1) Each person performing an annual or 100-hour inspection shall use a checklist while performing the inspection. The checklist […]

Search Publications by Specific Authors

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

There are lots of writers who I trust and lots that I know nothing about. Sometimes I’d like to know their opinion on a subject, so I look for their name on the web site or article. Here are a few: Rod Machado Bob Gardner Bob Gardner, who wrote several books on communication, including Say […]

Airspace—Transponder Requirements

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Requirements are discussed in the AIM 4-1-20 Transponder Operation. The requirements for transponder operation are covered in FAR § 91.215 for general operation and FAR § 99.13 for ADIZ operation. The Washington DC ADIZ isn’t included in this part, it is handled outside of the FARs as TFRs. There are multiple TFRs that apply to […]

Search FAR/AIM and FAA Publications

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Search the AIM Pilot Controller Glossary FAA.gov Searching the FARs is a bit more complicated. The FARs search will look in Code of Federal Regulations Title 14: Aeronautics and Space for the term. Many of the sections are extremely long, so finding the term on the page can be difficult. I’ve been using two part […]

Flying Related Web Sites—Federal Government

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

The Federal Government has lots of good stuff on its web sites. Most of it is easy to find with a quick search if you’d even think of looking for it. This page is a collection of pages you might not even think to look for. You can search on their site with the search […]


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