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Identifying Parts Under the Cowl

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

This is a work in progress for identifying engine parts. This screen shows individual parts. This screen is more quiz-like. Roll over the engine to see parts labelled. You can use the Show/Hide button to see all of the parts that are labelled. We still need to verify some of the parts and some need […]

Holding Patterns

Monday, June 30th, 2008

AIM 5−3−8. Holding i. An ATC clearance requiring an aircraft to hold at a fix where the pattern is not charted will include the following information: (See FIG 5−3−2.) 1. Direction of holding from the fix in terms of the eight cardinal compass points (i.e., N, NE, E, SE, etc.). 2. Holding fix (the fix […]

Unusual Attitudes and Instrument Failure

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

This simulator is a work in progress to allow you to practice unusual attitudes and failed instruments. The power is controlled with 1—10% power, 2—75% power, 3—100% power. Pitch up and down arrows Bank is controlled with left and right arrows. Hold down the shift key and the pitch and bank go three times as […]

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 […]

Estimating 30 seconds

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

There are a few instances that I can think of where you need to estimate 1 minute. All pilots need to know how to reverse course when inadvertently entering IMC. The procedure is to note your heading and then make a 180° standard-rate turn. This turn should take 1 minute if you do not make […]

The Six Pack

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Roll over each instrument to see it labelled. Beginning students should name and roll until the names become second nature. Adjusting the Kollsman altimeter. Here are some examples of real aircraft that you can do the same thing with.  Commanche  Cessna T210  Cessna T182RG


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