Category Archives: Flying Techniques

Texting while taxiing…

Need I even print a word?  Is there anything that needs to be added to make this any clearer?  Bottom line…texting while taxiing can cost you dearly. And, it’s not just texting.  During recurrent training, one of my pet peeves … Continue reading

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Go-Around in a PA46…

Of all the aviation maneuvers I see during Refresher Training, the one that is butchered the most is the Go-Around (or Missed Approach).  This is disappointing because the Go-Around is so critical.  Everything changes at the Go-Around…the airplane goes from … Continue reading

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Depressurization in the Flight Levels in a PA-46

You are flying along in the Flight Levels enjoying the cool, smooth air, when all of the sudden a loud report (bang) shakes the peace, the cabin altitude increases uncontrollably, and the temperature plummets.  Additionally, you find yourself breathing deeply…very … Continue reading

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Spouse orientation flights…

I heard a common comment before each of my flights this week – “You sure are a brave guy! Are you sure you’re ready for this!”  While at the MMOPA Convention, I was one of four instructors who had the … Continue reading

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Controlling energy while engine-out

As a guy who has lost all engine power in flight and survived to tell the story (read this story), I’d like to think I have a good perspective on teaching a good engine-out technique.  However, the more I consider … Continue reading

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