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Thoughts From The Flight Deck

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TFTFD is a podcast about flying. Pilot/CFI Bill Duffy talks about flying and general aviation from the perspective of a pilot and Long Island, New York based flight instructor. The show is a mix of educational topics and hanger flying style chitchat.

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TFTFD is a podcast about flying. Pilot/CFI Bill Duffy talks about flying and general aviation from the perspective of a pilot and Long Island, New York based flight instructor. The show is a mix of educational topics and hanger flying style chitchat.

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He's back!!!

By nobodyimportant - Jun 24 2015
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It was great to see a new episode form TFTFD in my feed this week. Bill does a great job just keeping aviation in your head when you are unable to be in the plane as much as you want. His topics are relevanant and delivered using real world experiences that every pilot can identify with. I hope he is back to stay and look forward to many more episodes on a regular basis.

Instrument Private Pilot

By Ted Rogers in Coloardo - Aug 04 2012
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Good stuff. Fun to listen and learn.

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
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2
2
0

He's back!!!

By nobodyimportant - Jun 24 2015
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It was great to see a new episode form TFTFD in my feed this week. Bill does a great job just keeping aviation in your head when you are unable to be in the plane as much as you want. His topics are relevanant and delivered using real world experiences that every pilot can identify with. I hope he is back to stay and look forward to many more episodes on a regular basis.

Instrument Private Pilot

By Ted Rogers in Coloardo - Aug 04 2012
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Good stuff. Fun to listen and learn.

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Thoughts From The Flight Deck

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TFTFD is a podcast about flying. Pilot/CFI Bill Duffy talks about flying and general aviation from the perspective of a pilot and Long Island, New York based flight instructor. The show is a mix of educational topics and hanger flying style chitchat.

Saving money on your instrument training.

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  Podcast 38 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII Pilot Bill on a way to save money earning your instrument training. 1. Instrument training is the hardest and therefore the most expensive. 2. Fly with a friend. 3. “Buddy Training” 4. Commercial pilot has a bad day on the radio. 5. Looking for a flight instructor, CFI Bill Duffy Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com  Saving money on your instrument training.    

May 02 2010

12mins

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Amount of money to get your CFI?

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  Podcast 32.5 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII Amount of money to get your CFI? Pilot Bill gives his thoughts on the cost of a CFI ticket. 1. How much time to get pilot ratings? 2. Is becoming a CFI worth the money? 3. Always try to do things you love to do. 4. If you received this twice, sorry. I accidentally erased it and had to re-published it.     Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com   

Feb 27 2010

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The Multi-Engine Rating.

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  Podcast 45 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look) Pilot Bill’s thoughts on his Multi-Engine rating. 1. Why would you need or want a multi-engine rating? 2. Sky King flew a multi-engine airplane! 3. What things to read, watch, do and buy to prepare for the multi-engine rating. 4. What is different about flying a twin? 5. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com   The Multi-Engine Rating.      

Oct 01 2010

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Relatively Inexpensive flying Is Out There!

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Podcast 55 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look) Relatively Inexpensive flying Is Out There! tftfd@cs.com CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the pilot dropout rate. 1. Today’s generation is just not that in to flying. 2. We need a new Top Gun movie. 3. Part time instructors give good value for the money. 4. Sell the aviation industry. 5. Crosswind landing hint. 6. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to contact me .

Feb 15 2011

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ATC and Diets.

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Podcast 84 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look) CFI Bill‘s thoughts on how starting flight training is like starting a diet. 1. A bad day at the tower. 2. Pilot Bill gets a lesson from the tower. 4. Find me at www.foxfieldaviation.com . 4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com

May 15 2012

19mins

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Flying and Golf, Different Yet The Same!

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Podcast 28 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI Flying and Golf, Different Yet The Same! Pilot Bill was thinking about golf? 1. Flying and golf are different yet the same. 2. Landings! 3. A flight instructor is a lot like a golf pro. 4. Flight instructors are really coaches. 5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com

Nov 01 2009

10mins

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The Poor Rudder!

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  Podcast 101 Thoughts from the Flight Deck       Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII    $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)       The Poor Rudder!       1. Pilots, new and old, don’t know how the rudders work.   2. Flying with James Bond.   3. Flying with the Stratus !   4. Microsoft flight simulator updated buy Steam.   5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII    Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!    Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Sep 20 2015

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Feeling Like A Whole Flight Instructor, aka CFII!

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Podcast 32 Thoughts from the Flight Deck  Your host is Pilot Bill Feeling Like A Whole Flight Instructor, aka CFII!  Pilot Bill adds CFII to the end of his name! 1. Bill takes his check ride and yes, he passes.  2. Check ride anxiety.  3. Pre check ride Anxiety 4. Flying at a non-towered(uncontrolled!!!!) airport can be great fun and very exciting. 5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/  Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!! Email for people who would like to leave a comment. . tftfd@cs.com

Feb 01 2010

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Flight planning with a slide rule, really?

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Podcast 102 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy, CFI,CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)  Flight planning with a slide rule, really? CFI Bill’s thoughts flight planning.  E6B is outdated? We should be using modern day flight planning tools. What some FAA exaimers are saying about flight planning! Sky high Gear Freedom VII Compact Day Flight Bag review. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Oct 15 2015

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Hash marks on the runway!

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Podcast 118 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Hash marks on the runway!   CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Calverton has hash marks on the runway. Don’t fly the DME/DME NA? Always watch the weather Fly a wind correction angle or a constant turn. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me.  tftfd@cs.com

Mar 16 2017

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Feast or Famine!

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Podcast 120 Thoughts from the Flight Deck Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Feast or Famine!   CFI Bill 's thoughts flight training.  Fear of check ride.  I don't see the need to be able to see green. Flying the pattern correctly. Small but busy airport. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me.  tftfd@cs.com    

Jun 25 2017

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Non-towered Airports Can Be Strange!

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Podcast 119 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Non-towered Airports Can Be Strange!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Pilots with radios ignoring communication. Out practicing with a C-17. Moving on a non-movement area again. Cover the RPM gage. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII  Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me.  tftfd@cs.com      

Apr 20 2017

26mins

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Hash marks on the runway!

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Podcast 118 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Hash marks on the runway!   CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Calverton has hash marks on the runway. Don’t fly the DME/DME NA? Always watch the weather Fly a wind correction angle or a constant turn. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me.  tftfd@cs.com

Mar 16 2017

14mins

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Turns around the Point and more!

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Podcast 117 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII   $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)   Turns around the Point!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Turns around the point. Having a bad day Moving on a non-movement area Former student moves on to the big time. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me.  tftfd@cs.com

Feb 26 2017

22mins

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 Fly The Bug!

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Podcast 116 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Fly The Bug!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Happy New Year. Fly the bug! Don’t chase the needle? Instrument training overloads the brain? VOR moving on its own. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII  Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me.  tftfd@cs.com  

Jan 15 2017

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A Bucket List Item Checked Off!

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Podcast 115 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  A Bucket List Item Checked Off!   CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Happy holidays to all. Small airports going away? New and better way to fly the pattern? Visiting the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center . Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com

Dec 24 2016

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The $5000 Skycatcher Door!

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Podcast 114 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII   $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  The $5000 Skycatcher Door!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.   A new door for the skycatcher cost $5000. Health concerns due to new FAA medical? Is 300 lbs. too heavy to fly a light sport? Are they rusty pilots or just poor pilots. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com

Nov 21 2016

22mins

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Should I move on to a private pilot rating from my sport pilot!

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Podcast 113 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII   $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)   Should I move on to a private pilot rating from my sport pilot!   CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.   Visiting the New England Air museum. Elevator stalls? Is a Sport Pilot license still a valid choice? Reasons to move up to a Private Pilot license. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com    

Oct 13 2016

30mins

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Approaching flight training as a hobby activity!

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Podcast 112 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)    Approaching flight training as a hobby activity!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  How many times a week should I fly. Flying as a social activity? Your flight instructor as a tour guide or social director? Work with your flight instructor to fit your needs. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Sep 10 2016

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Are you a better pilot today!

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Podcast 111 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Are you a better pilot today!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Flight review. Who scares flight instructors more? After earning your private pilot certificate have you become a better pilot? Never think it cannot happen to you. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII  Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com    

Aug 14 2016

19mins

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A Sad Story!

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Podcast 110 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  A Sad Story!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  NY college flight school goes out of business. Yelled at by ATC again. Commercial drone operators no longer need a pilot certificate? Never think it cannot happen to you. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Jul 07 2016

24mins

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Squawking 1300!

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Podcast 109 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  Squawking 1300!   CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Helicopter mayhem. Yelled at by ATC. Get your commercial rating in a Skycatcher light sport? Transponder malfunction. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

May 22 2016

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Leave The Motor Running!

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Podcast 108 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII   $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)   Leave the motor running!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Safety in the pattern. CFI Weight. Skycatcher catchers on fire. Weather can change in a lap around the pattern. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII  Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Apr 15 2016

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Dancing with the helicopter!

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Podcast 107 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)   Dancing with the helicopter!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.   Strange communications. Student asking for recommendations. 300 no shows? Why do soft field landing have to be so hard. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Mar 14 2016

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The Terminator on the ILS6!

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Podcast 106 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  The Terminator on the ILS6!  CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  Student says talking to ATC is nerve racking. Seasoned pilots can be worse then student pilots? How long does it take to learn ATC speak? Pilot sounds like the Terminator. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Feb 11 2016

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141 Checkout!

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Podcast 105 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! (No money, but you did look)  141 Checkout!   CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.  CFI’s abused by flight school. Who hit the runway end identifier lights? Bad ignition switch causes engine shutdown! 141 checkout. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Jan 14 2016

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Practice Area Mayhem!

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Podcast 104 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)  Practice Area Mayhem!   CFI Bill’s thoughts on.   The practice area can be very crowded. Updated review of the Sport’s 400 radio. FAA controller does a outstanding job! More incorrect phraseology . Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Dec 15 2015

30mins

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Are your takeoffs really safe?

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Podcast 103 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)  Are your takeoffs really safe? CFI Bill’s thoughts flight planning.   Using drones to inspect pipe lines? Headset reviews. FAA walking around the airport! Dent in the wing. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!   Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Dec 07 2015

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Flight planning with a slide rule, really?

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Podcast 102 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy, CFI,CFII  $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)  Flight planning with a slide rule, really? CFI Bill’s thoughts flight planning.  E6B is outdated? We should be using modern day flight planning tools. What some FAA exaimers are saying about flight planning! Sky high Gear Freedom VII Compact Day Flight Bag review. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII   Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!  Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Oct 15 2015

19mins

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The Poor Rudder!

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  Podcast 101 Thoughts from the Flight Deck       Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII    $$$$$$$$$Note: click on the pod to play! ( no money, but you did look)       The Poor Rudder!       1. Pilots, new and old, don’t know how the rudders work.   2. Flying with James Bond.   3. Flying with the Stratus !   4. Microsoft flight simulator updated buy Steam.   5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII    Subscribe to TFTFD on iTunes!!!!    Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com  

Sep 20 2015

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