Tips N’ Tidbits

Aircraft Corrosion – Just a Nuisance, or a Major Problem? By Dennis Wolter, Founder / Owner, AIR MOD The most irreversible threat to the longevity of the airplanes we love is corrosion. Is it just a nuisance or a major problem? It depends on how long it is left untreated and where it is. Find … Continued

Avemco Whitepaper

ONE LESS STORY TO TELL By Gene Benson, Pilot and Aviation Educator We all have our personal aviation stories to tell. Many of them involve landings. The following hints are intended to deprive you of having a story about your landing accident. Landings from the Passenger Perspective Our passengers judge our piloting ability by the … Continued

CAPTAIN’S CORNER

What Is It Doing Now? By Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Over the last several years, there have been many avionics upgrades. As a result,  the avionics shops are six months to a year behind with scheduled work and updates. However, when the update is done, does it work “WRIGHT,” as in those brothers that started … Continued

Hanks Handy Flying Hints

Control Techniques During A Round Out / Flare By Hank Canterbury During training, I often observe pilots overcontrolling the elevator during the flare process.  It is a perfectly natural thing to hunt and peck for the right attitude while searching for the ground.  But occasionally, that results in a Pilot-Induced-Oscillation (PIO), which can cause damage … Continued

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

1. The term “angle of attack” is defined as the angle between the: A. Chord line of the wing and the relative wind B. Airplane’s longitudinal axis and that of the air striking the airfoil C. Airplane’s center line and the relative wind   2. Refer to the figure above. Determine the maximum wind velocity … Continued

Spring 2023 Clinic Dates

JOIN US IN-PERSON — OR ONLINE! Join us live and in-person – or online and “Fly Later” – for the upcoming BPT Spring 2023 Clinics in: Tucson, AZ [KTUS]:  January 13-15, 2023 Lakeland, FL [KLAL]: February 3-5, 2023 Austin, TX [KEDC]: March 2023 Fresno, CA [KFAT]:April 2023 Each unique weekend experience includes a comprehensive in-person ground school, followed … Continued

Safety First

Tips for Perfect Preflight Prep Why Better Preflight Preparation is Paramount to Safe Flight By Paul Cianciolo, FAA Safety Briefing Magazine Associate Editor Inadequate preflight preparation is cited as a contributing factor in many general aviation accidents. Even something as simple as a loose fuel cap missed during a preflight inspection can cause chaos. That … Continued