Multi-engine instructor tactics and strategies

Multi-engine instructor tactics and strategies

Logging expensive multiengine flight time is the goal of flight instructors vying for airline positions. Flight instruction is usually part of the plan to build hours on the cheap. However, the cost of getting an MEI is so great that by the time an examiner hands over a temporary license, Cheerios with REAL milk is a treat. Instructors that pres...
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Controlled Flight Into Terrain -- Flight Planning

Controlled Flight Into Terrain -- Flight Planning

Oct - An experienced two pilot crew flying a small GA aircraft recently flew into a mountain at night. This Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) tragedy is still under investigation, but it provides a chance to think about flight planning and some of the terrain illusions that we can see when we are flying at night. The first place to start is...
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Stick to the Numbers

Stick to the Numbers

May - There is a Citation Pilot that I have occasion to fly with now and then that has to be the best night flying pilot I have ever had the pleasure to fly with. The beauty of his night time patterns and approaches is that the numbers work out exactly the same in the night as they do in the day. He has reached this level of skill by making each...
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Blind Cockpit Check

Blind Cockpit Check

April: Often times pilots will strap into a rental or borrowed aircraft and depart into the sky without being as familiar as possible about that particular aircraft, after all, a 182 is a 182 right? Well that might be pretty close to true, but night flying can increase our anxiety levels especially when we discover that the cockpit light control...
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