Tips N’ Tidbits

How Do You Do? Practical Ways to Practice Risk Management By Susan K. Parson, FAA Safety Briefing Magazine Editor Inbrowsing the web last night, I stumbled upon what looks to be an endlessly fascinating collection of “how to” instructions. In a “How to Do Everything” piece that I quickly bookmarked for more leisurely exploration, New … Continued

Avemco White Paper

  Flight Simulators – Worth the Trip!   Few things can enhance your piloting skills better or more cost-effectively than simulator training. A sim can help at the beginning of your training, assist you in obtaining your instrument rating, help you stay current, and improve your skillset. Consider it the perfect opportunity to enhance your … Continued


Learning Avionics’ Differences by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Typical A-36 panel with GI-275 Garmin GNS-750 and GFC-500 autopilot   My position with the BPT flight training program is program manager/flight operations, which I have done for nearly 20 years. In this position, I am responsible for flight scheduling and making sure that all participants have … Continued

Health Matters

Coronary Heart Disease By Dr. Penny Giovanetti, Director of FAA Aviation Medical Specialties Division Although there have been steady improvements in prevention and treatment, coronary heart disease (CHD) remains the leading cause of adult death in the United States. CHD is also referred to as coronary artery disease (CAD) and involves plaque, a waxy substance … Continued

Test Your Knowledge

1. If there is thunderstorm activity in the vicinity of an airport at which you plan to land, which hazardous atmospheric phenomenon might be expected on the landing approach? A. Precipitation static B. Wind-shear turbulence C. Steady rain   2. What is the antidote when a pilot has a hazardous attitude, such as “Invulnerability”? A. … Continued


Don’t Try This at home on the Runway Common Take Off and Departure Errors By James Williams, FAA Safety Briefing Magazine Associate Editor We’ve all seen the quote: “Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.” Captain A.G. … Continued