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The first aviation podcast for pilots, by pilots. Join Pilot Kent, Pilot Bill, and Pilot Tiffany in the virtual hangar as they talk about aviation.

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The first aviation podcast for pilots, by pilots. Join Pilot Kent, Pilot Bill, and Pilot Tiffany in the virtual hangar as they talk about aviation.

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Great Podcast!!

By Student Pilot Nick - Mar 04 2006
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Never missed an episode and never will. Its better than all the other aviation podcasts!

Well done.

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Good content for me - 200+ PPL.

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37 Ratings
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5
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Great Podcast!!

By Student Pilot Nick - Mar 04 2006
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Never missed an episode and never will. Its better than all the other aviation podcasts!

Well done.

By RudyW - Feb 20 2006
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Good content for me - 200+ PPL.
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Rank #1: CFIcast #003 - Teaching landings, Flaps, Low time pilot CFIs - 2007.05.08 - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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    Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • Teaching landings
    • Teaching use of flaps
    • How the recommendations in the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) came to be.
    • When should you use partial flaps?>/li>
    • The CFIs answer a question from CFIcast listener and instrument student, Bill from New York:
    • Under IFR, how do you handle entering a holding pattern on a parallel entry?
    • When is the phrase "Clearance on request used?"
  • What can student do when they have a low time CFI?
  • How do CFIs get experience?
  • Is it good if the CFI has recent experience in getting your own pilot certificate?
  • What would happen if instruction did not count as PIC time?
  • One phenominal young and low time CFI who became a Blue Angel


The CFIcast #3 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a P.I.C. 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Chip Gibbons, CFI, aerobatic pilot from Arkansas
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
Recorded Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 00:58:13 - 26.7MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Copyright © 2007

May 09 2007

58mins

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Rank #2: CFIcast #001 - Welcome to the Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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Welcome to CFIcast #1!
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

The CFIcast panel tells some "war stories" about their experiences with incidents and emergency while flying with students.


The CFIcast #1 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a P.I.C. 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Jason Miller, CFI, from Oakland, California from The Finer Points aviation podcast.
  • Chip Gibbons, CFI, Extra pilot and aerobatics instructor, from Rogers, Arkansas
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot from Ames, Iowa
Recorded Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 01:11:18 - 49MB

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Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

For shownotes and podcast subscription feed visit http://www.cfi-cast.com
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Dec 18 2006

1hr 11mins

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Rank #3: Pilotcast #001 - 2005.08.03

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Pilotcast #1 arrives! http://www.pilotcast.com
Pilot Dan and Pilot Mike welcome you.

Mike's report from Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2005. The new Garmin GPSMAP 396 GPS receiver with XM weather. White Knight/SpaceShipOne. Burt Rutan.

In the flying news: The "miracle crash" in Toronto, Space Shuttle Discovery.

Pilot's advice to NASA.

Dan's landings had witnesses. Coming on The Pilotcast: Lifeline Pilots, Dr. Warren Silberman.

Music: Ebola Zaire by r.domain from the Podshow podsafe music network. http://music.podshow.com.
Show notes are on http://www.pilotcast.com

Aug 04 2005

45mins

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Rank #4: CFIcast #011 - Teaching on Handling Emergencies - Student drop-outs - 2007.10.25 - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

The CFIcast #11 CFI panel:
Topics discussed on CFIcast #11:

    Training students on emergencies
  • The CFIs discuss a mid-air collision that occurred in the pattern at the Republic airport on Long Island on October 21, 2007.
  • Even airline crews have been known not to respond and coordinate properly.
  • How the military trains on emergency egress.
  • How should CFIs train students on handling emergencies?

    How to deal with students who drop out of training.
  • Contact the student to discuss the situation.
  • The importance of following up with students.
  • The importance of community at the airport.
  • Find out and address the student's problem.
  • The starving CFI's dilemma...
  • For some, solo was the goal
  • Students who get frustrated with how many hours it's taking.
Recorded Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 00:47:00 - 21.6MB

The CFIcast and Pilotcast pilots send sincere thanks to Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog for his help with the production of CFIcast #11.

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Copyright © 2007, 2008 The Pilotcast

Aug 09 2008

47mins

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Rank #5: CFIcast #010 - Teaching off-airport landings - 2007.09.27 - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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CFIcast #010 - Teaching off-airport landings - 2007.09.27 - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!


The CFIcast #10 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Joe Zubay, CFI, from Northern Illinois who has been instructing since the 1960s.

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:

  • Teaching flight students about making off-airport landings.
  • Tony: Every glider landing is off-airport
    • Considerations when selecting a field for landing
    • The crop? Beans vs. Corn vs. Wheat
    • Land near a road or the house.
  • Should you land on a road?
  • How to spot obstructions
  • Can you spot telephone poles?
  • Power lines
  • Trees
  • Tony on landing considerations for glider pilots
    • Plan your approach to clear the obstructions
    • Glider pilots will choose to land at an airport rather than fly over dense wooded areas.
    • Gliders will never land on a road.
  • What spot in a field is the best to aim for?
  • How about a river?
  • Rick as a former crop duster...how to spot power lines
  • How low can you be and change landing fields?
  • What if you see power lines?
  • DON'T STALL THE AIRPLANE
  • Who owns the airplane once you light off?
  • Doing an intentional ground loop
  • The precautionary landing
  • Don't make a power-off choice when you have power
  • How to land in a field
  • Use flaps or not?
  • Fly a tight pattern
  • Richard Bach's "A Gift of Wings" story "The School for Perfection"
Recorded Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 00:50:04 - 22.9MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Copyright © 2007, 2008 The Pilotcast

May 02 2008

50mins

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Rank #6: Pilotcast #075 - Going Commercial

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The Pilotcast crew discusses all things "Commercial Pilot" -- how to earn your certificate, what you can and cannot do with it, what kinds of maneuvers you'll be expected to perform on your checkride, and more.  And, of course, some great flying stories, including Pilot Tiffany's infamous "Flight of Doom", which is quickly one-upped (by herself!) with an even more harrowing tale of aviation peril in the stormy skies over Southern California.

Flight Crew:Pilot Kent (kent *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @flyingcheezhead Pilot Bill (bill *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @billwil Pilot Tiffany (tiffany *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @tiffanykwolf

Reach the entire Pilotcast flight crew at pilots *at* pilotcast *dot* com, and follow us on Twitter at @Pilotcast

Ground Crew: Every flight requires a good support crew, and ours is GREAT! The Pilotcast would not be back without their help:

Audio Engineer: Pilot Stu Stevenson, (stu *at* thevoicesinyourhead *dot* com), @PilotStu, http://www.pilotsjourney.com/ Webmaster: Pilot Jason Wilkinson, (jason *at* pilotcast *dot* com), @jawilk Music: Pilot Steve Tupper, (steve *at* airspeedonline *dot* com), @StephenForce, http://www.airspeedonline.com/ Announcer: Pilot Troy Whistman, (troy *at* whistman *dot* com), @TJWhiskey, http://www.whistman.com/

Show Links:

Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com

Recorded Monday, March 1st, 2010 - 102:27 - 96MB - Copyright © 2010 The Pilotcast

Apr 01 2010

1hr 42mins

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Rank #7: CFICast #15 - Preparing for Checkrides

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  • Rick Durden (Host)
  • Kate Bernard
  • Bruce Chien
  • Tony Condon
  • Ron Levy 
  • Dr. Judith Parrish-Jones
  • Terri Watson

 At the time of this recording, Terri had recently completed a series of part 135 checkrides in multiple fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Not to be outdone, on the day of the recording Tony completed his own part 135 checkride, flew his first part 135 revenue flight, and signed off a student for the private pilot practical test.The panel discusses checkride preparation, pre-check jitters, what happens when you fail a checkride, and examiner quirks.

Ron also shares insights from his famous checkride prep notes on the Pilots of America forum athttp://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15706Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward from the Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at www.musicalley.comCopyright © 2010 The Pilotcasthttp://www.pilotcast.comRecorded March, 20091:12:2666.3 mb

Jul 09 2010

1hr 12mins

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Rank #8: CFIcast #007 - Weather cancellations. Best trainers. Glass cockpits. - 2007.05.17 -Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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CFIcast #7 - Flight Instructing in marginal weather conditions, cancellations, best training planes
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on a great Hangar Flying conversation session with Certified Flight Instructors!


The CFIcast #7 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Central Illinois, host of the AMEcast
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Chip Gibbons, CFI, aerobatic pilot from Rogers, Arkansas
  • Dr. Judy Parrish-Jones, Ph.D., CFI professor of Geological Sciences and former Dean of Sciences at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho
  • and a bit of commentary from Pilot Mike of The Pilotcast

  • When should a flight intructor cancel the scheduled lesson due to weather conditions?
    • Should you work with the student pilot to make the go/no go decision?
    • Is there a danger that the student will learn the wrong lesson on decision making?
    • Is the cancellation of flight itself a great lesson?
  • What are the best airplanes for training?
  • What are the issues with giving flight training in airplanes with glass cockpits?

 

Recorded Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 01:21:38 - 37.4MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

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Jan 01 2008

1hr 21mins

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Rank #9: CFIcast #005 - First flights. Signing solos. Training in winter. - 2007.03.08 - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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CFIcast #5 - First flights. Signing off solos. Keeping interest in flight training over winter.
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!


The CFIcast #5 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Central Illinois, host of the The AMECast
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course instructor from Maryland

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • What should be the first lesson for a new student.
  • Evaluating a new student
  • What is a good first flight for a new student?
  • What if the student's first visit to the FBO is a bad experience?
  • What percentage of discovery flight students come back for lessons?
  • When the student expects to solo
  • Those who think they should solo in x number of hours
  • When do you release a student for solo?
  • What solo sign-offs make the CFI nervous?
  • How to sign off and track a student on a solo cross country
  • Evaluating a new-to-you student who is well along in training
  • How do you keep students interested in flight training during the winter?
  • Sharing the experiences during the winter
Recorded Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 00:59:57 - 27.5MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Copyright © 2007,2008 The Pilotcast

Jan 07 2008

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Rank #10: Pilotcast #085 - Adventure Training

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Adventure Training - The PilotCast crew banters around ideas with respected author and CFI Greg Brown, to discover ways to bring the sense of adventure back into flight training. From building a sense of community for new students, to rethinking the flight training curriculum, CFI pay, and becoming a pep-talk-giver yourself, no topics are off limits in this exciting episode.

Flight Crew: Pilot Kent Pilot Bill Pilot Tiffany

Reach the entire Pilotcast flight crew at pilots *at* pilotcast *dot* com, and follow us on Twitter at @Pilotcast

Ground Crew: Every flight requires a good support crew, and ours is GREAT! The Pilotcast would not be back without their help:

Audio Editor: Pilot Stu StevensonWebmaster: Pilot Jason Music: Pilot Steve Tupper Announcer: Pilot Troy Whistman

Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com

Feb 11 2011

1hr 39mins

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Rank #11: CFIcast #002 - Cirrus Access, Type A students, NOTAMs, Simulating failures - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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CFIcast #2 - Cirrus Access, Type A students, Not getting the NOTAMS
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!

  • The CFIs comment on the Cirrus Access program as described by Cirrus CEO Alan Klapmeier on Pilotcast #51
  • What technique will work when teaching "Type A" students?
  • When the flight service station doesn't give you the NOTAMs you need. Types of NOTAMs and how to ask for them.
  • How to instruct and practice emergencies.
    • The ICAO prohibits CFIs from simulating engine failures.
    • Simulators are preferred.
    • Can't pull the mixture.
    • "Practicing bleeding."
    • Doing realistic simulation of failures.


The CFIcast #2 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a P.I.C. 10 day course instructor from Maryland
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Peoria, Illinois from the The AMEcast Aviation Medicine podcast.
  • Jason Miller, CFI, from Oakland, California from The Finer Points aviation podcast.
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot from Ames, Iowa
Recorded Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 01:29:05 - 40.8MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Copyright © 2006, 2007

Jan 07 2007

1hr 29mins

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Rank #12: Pilotcast Vidcast #15 - Oshkosh 2010 - Ice Pilots

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We know this is a bit old, but still good stuff. In fact, this video has been published on the web for some time...just not in the feed. Considering the news in the next paragraph below, we decided to publish it now.  Besides, it's been a while for a Vidcast. At EAA Airventure 2010, Tiff and Bill caught up with Mikey McBryan from the Ice Pilots NWT Canadian TV show for a little goofing off...and an interview. More information about Ice Pilots NWT can be found on the show website: http://www.icepilots.com/

The great news is that National Geographic is now carrying the first season of this show in the US. You can find more information about that here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/ice-pilots/all/Overview We asked Mikey about this back in July and he said they were working on getting it to the US; looks like they finally succeeded.

Certainly take a look at this show if you get a chance, it's pretty fun to watch...probably even for non aviation nuts...but we wouldn't know anything about that.

This video was shot at EAA Airventure 2010 in Oshkosh, WI. We shot the interview, as described in the video, in one of Buffalo Airways' DC-3s. Enjoy.

Apr 20 2011

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Rank #13: CFIcast #008 - CFIs on Flight reviews, check rides, and IPCs - CFIs on Pilot Examiners - Aviation Podcast - 2007.07.19

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CFIcast #008 - CFIs on Flight reviews, check rides, and IPCs - CFIs on Pilot Examiners - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast - 2007.07.19
Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!


The CFIcast #8 CFI panel:

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:
  • CFIs on what to expect on a flight review
  • FAA Advisory Circular 61.98A
  • How CFIs evaluate a pilot
  • Make the review match the kind of flying the pilot does
  • Evaluate the pilot's knowledge of new issues on regulations like stadium TFRs
  • Ask the pilot what they would like to review
  • How long does a flight review take?
  • Do a pre-review interview
  • Common problem areas that should be covered
    • Maintaining control on landing
    • Landings and takeoffs on short, narrow, and/or grass fields
    • Using too much runway
    • Even flying straight and level
  • How many flight reviews end in one session?
  • How do pilots evaluate their own competence?
  • Pilots who try to intimidate the CFI
  • The instrument Practical Test Standards
  • Ron: The flight review is a training event. The IPC is a check ride.
  • Tony: Crank up the stress on the IPC
  • Rick: The FAA regulations are only the minimum standards. Should we have tougher standards?
  • FAA FAR 61.57 on the Instrument Proficiency Check
  • CFIs get to know the DPEs
  • Does the CFI talk to DPE before the checkride?
  • Pick a DPE that is nearby?
  • Should the CFI brief the student on what the DPE asks?
  • CFIs sharing DPE evaluations
  • DPEs who don't do checkrides "by the book"
  • The CFI keeping tabs on the applicant's practical test
  • "Maverick" DPEs -Are there active DPEs who should be disciplined?
  • Should the CFI be concerned if the DPE doesn't seem to cover everything?
Recorded Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 01:02:13 - 28.5MB

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward

Song: "Flying Away" by Empyrion from the State of
Washington
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Copyright © 2007, 2008 The Pilotcast

Feb 10 2008

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: Pilotcast #018 - 2005.12.21

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Special guest "A&P Tom" joins the holiday Hangar Flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Mike to talk about aircraft engines and winter operations and much more in very informative show for pilots and aircraft owners.

  • When do you need to pre-heat?
  • Is multi-weight oil less of a problem?
  • Which kind of preheat system is best?
  • What's the biggest mistake pilots make with their engines?
  • How long should you warm up the engine?
  • Why should we lean the mixture on the ground?
  • What about diesel engines?
  • Getting oil from coal. America has great resources.
  • When do you need to overhaul the engine?
  • Can you run the engine past TBO?
  • The problem with vibration. More than the passengers are bothered by vibration.
  • Those old radial engines heavily consume fuel and oil. That's why war birds cost so much to fly.
  • The best ways to preheat.
  • Heat the cabin, too.
  • How long to heat.
  • Clean the ice and snow from the wings. A tip on how to keep your wings clean.
  • Winterization plates and other ways to block the oil cooler.
  • Run the engine long enough to remove water from the oil
  • How to tell of there's still moisture in the oil.
  • How to check for a sign of engine corrosion.
  • Kent's recent problems getting his cold Cessna 182 to run smoothly.
  • A technique for cold starts using the primer.
  • Proper technique for priming the engine.
  • "Never take your hand off the throttle?" Oh yeah?



In the news:

  • The Southwest 737 runway overrun at Midway.
    • How the autobrakes (antiskid) works
    • Landlocked airports
    • A bit more doubletalk from the City of Chicago
  • The crash of the Grumman Mallard in Miami.
    • NTSB reports the wing spar had cracks.
    • The PT6 turbine conversion.
    • Tom: Cracks don't necessarily mean an aircraft is not airworthy.
  • A Beech accident in Connecticut. A 78 year old pilot survives an emergency landing in trees.

  • An update on the flight status of one Mr. Claus.
  • Coming on the Pilotcast: What Dan learned about the tax status of airplane clubs.
  • An update from Kent on his club's search for a new plane.


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Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com

Dec 22 2005

1hr 15mins

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Rank #15: Pilotcast #002 - 2005.08.14

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Pilotcast #2.
Dan visits Katama and Bob Stone on Martha's Vineyard;
In the news: 737 depressurizes and crashes in Greece, Renton, WA midair, Space Shuttle Discovery lands - you go Cmdr. Eileen!;
More from Mike in Oshkosh, Dr. Peter Diamandis, Xprize Chairman and head of Zero Gravity Corporation,
Dewey Conway of Pacific Coast Avionics,
Lifeline pilots of Peoria. http://www.lifelinepilots.org
Show notes are on http://www.pilotcast.com

Aug 15 2005

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Rank #16: CFIcast #009 - Challenged students and students who are a challenge - 2007.08.23 - Certified Flight Instructor Aviation Podcast

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Enjoy listening and learning as you eavesdrop on the Hangar Flying conversation with Certified Flight Instructors!


The CFIcast #9 CFI panel:

  • Your host: Rick Durden, CFI, Aviation lawyer and author of "The Pilot's Lounge" column on AvWeb.com and articles for AOPA Pilot and Aviation Safety, from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Kate Bernard, CFI, from Neenah, WI who just earned her multi-engine CFI rating. Kate is an instructor with Able Flight, a program that grants scholarships for challenged person to obtain Light Sport Pilot certificates
  • Dr. Bruce Chien, M.D., CFI, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner from Central Illinois, host of the AMEcast
  • Tony Condon, CFI, student and glider pilot & instructor from Ames, Iowa
  • Ron Levy, CFI, a Professional Instrument Courses - P.I.C 10 day course instructor from Maryland

 

Topics discussed by CFIcast Certified Flight Instructor panel:

  • Teaching flight instruction to challenged student pilots and students who are a challenge to teach.
  • Flying airplanes with hand controls
    • Should the CFI become familiar with operating with hand controls?
    • How hard is it to learn flying with and controls?
    • How many hours can it take for an experienced pilot or instructor to re-learn to fly with hand controls?
  • Obtaining an airmen's medical certificate for challenged private pilots
    • The S.O.D.A. - Statement Of Demonstrated Ability
    • The CFI's responsibily in regards to the medical requirements
    • The medical with "Limited to student pilot privileges only"
    • What the Aviation Medical Examiner has to decide before issuing a certificate
    • Scheduling the S.O.D.A. check with an examiner from the local FSDO (Flight District Standards Office) before the pilot checkride
  • Some examples of medical issues discussed and how they can dealt with
    • Paraplegic and quadroplegic students
    • Visually impaired
    • Dyslexia
    • ADD
    • Other learning disabilities
  • Sending the student on the Sport Pilot checkride
  • What kind of help can the challenged student get?
  • Will the FAA want the student demonstrate any special tasks (like escaping the airpla ne) or have specific requiremets?
  • How should the CFI evaluate a challenged student?
  • A challenged student is much more motivated.
  • Should the CFI can try to simulate the disability?
  • An active WW II pilot ace who had lost both legs

  • Has a CFI ever had a student who the CFI thought should give it up?
    • Other issues with flight students
    • A student not fluent in English
    • A student with poor judgement
    • A student who had a way higher opinion of his abilities than his instructors did
    • Students who can't meet performance standards and always have excuses.
  • How the CFI could avoid such students
  • How can the CFI deal with such students

Recorded Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 00:59:54 - 27.5MB

The CFIs and the Pilotcast pilots send sincere thanks to Pilot Will of the Pilot's Flight Podlog for the production of CFIcast #009.

Theme Song: "Learn to Fly" by Josh Woodward Music on the CFIcast is from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

Copyright © 2007, 2008 The Pilotcast

Mar 12 2008

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Rank #17: Pilotcast #084 - The Efficiency Guage

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The Efficiency Guage! It's once again time for the Pilotcast with your hosts Pilot Tiffany, Pilot Kent, and Pilot Bill.  In this episode we'll talk about the efficiency guage.  Don't have one of those in your airplane?  You'll wish you had one; imagine 140 knots on 9 gallons per hour.  We'll tell you how it's done.  Then we'll talk about restoring really cool old warbirds.  What's not to like?  Come in from that cold ramp, pull a chair up around this toasty warm radial engine, and let's get ready for some pilot talk. 

Don't forget to check out Scheyden Eyewear, the absolute best in the business, especially for aviators.  Use our discount code PCAST30 for 30% off an already great value!

Also, the Pilotcast flight crew all use Lightspeed Zulu headsets, and we think you should, too.  Don't forget to choose an aviation charity for Lightspeed to donate $50 of your Zulu purchase price to.  See more about this at the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation website.

Pilotcast show notes are at http://www.pilotcast.com

1:26:19 - 79.1 MB - Copyright © 2011 The Pilotcast

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Feb 02 2011

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: Pilotcast #072 - ForeFlight 3.0 Release! - Aviation Podcast - 2009.12.16

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Join the Pilotcast crew as they talk to Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller of ForeFlight about their just released version 3.0 preflight intelligence software, as well as some cool training flights.

Flight Crew:Pilot Kent (kent *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @flyingcheezheadPilot Bill (bill *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @billwilPilot Tiffany (tiffany *at* pilotcast *dot* com) Twitter: @tiffanykwolf

Reach the entire Pilotcast flight crew at pilots *at* pilotcast *dot* com, and follow us on Twitter at @Pilotcast

Ground Crew:Every flight requires a good support crew, and ours is GREAT! The Pilotcast would not be back without their help:Audio Editor: Pilot Stu Stevenson, (stu *at* thevoicesinyourhead *dot* com), @PilotStu, http://www.pilotsjourney.com/Webmaster: Pilot Jason Wilkinson, (jason *at* pilotcast *dot* com), @jawilkMusic: Pilot Steve Tupper, (steve *at* airspeedonline *dot* com), @StephenForce, http://www.airspeedonline.com/Announcer: Pilot Troy Whistman, (troy *at* whistman *dot* com), @TJWhiskey, http://www.whistman.com/

Recorded Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 51:44 - 21.8 MB 

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·         Bill Cornick: http://www.billcornick.com/

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Copyright © 2009 The Pilotcast

Jan 05 2010

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Rank #19: Pilotcast #016 - 2005.11.29

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The show for Pilots, by Pilots.
"CFI Jason" Miller from The Finer Points aviation podcast joins The Pilotcast and goes hangar flying with Pilot Dan, Pilot Kent and Pilot Mike.

  • The Finer Points aviation podcast: http://www.thefinerpoints.net
  • Are there difficult students?
  • Many pilots greatest fears: midairs, base to final stall/spin
  • Favorite phases of flight?

  • In the news:
    • The state of aviation in Chicago, where the FAA gives $3M for improving an airport while suing the city for $4M for destroying an airport.
    • NO GA USER FEES! (for a year)
    • The end of the Age 60 rule?
    • XCOR Long-EZ piloted by Dick Rutan to go for record for rocket powered flight.
  • Dan would have been safer flying.
  • Kent's excellent flying adventure to LEX - Lexington, KY.
  • Kent's pictures:
    • Flying the Chicago lakefront VFR route.
      Looking west down the Chicago River.
    • "Northerly Island Park," former site of Meigs Field
    • Flying above the clouds at sunset.
    • "Garmin GNS-430 Terrain Warning display


Remember to check out Jason Miller's The Finer Points aviation podcast. http://www.thefinerpoints.net


Podsafe music is from The Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at http://music.podshow.com

  • "Santa is on the No Fly List" by Lee Harris & the Good Time Charlies
  • "If Every Day Were Christmas" by Podsafe for Peace
    http://www.podsafeforpeace.org


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Nov 30 2005

1hr 10mins

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Rank #20: Pilotcast #015 - 2005.11.20

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"Pilot Doug" Kaye joins The Pilotcast and goes hangar flying with Pilot Dan and Pilot Mike.

Nov 21 2005

58mins

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