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Your Path to Instrument Flight Training Success #AviatorCast 126

Wanting to know the pathway of success through your instrument training? While there’s not just one way to get your instrument rating, there are certainly more efficient ways. Find out more in this podcast!

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FULLY LOADED Short Field Takeoff in Alaska + Tree Clearance

It’s one thing to takeoff from a short field, and an entirely different thing to do it with a heavy load. While we weren’t at max gross weight, we still had two grown men on board and a lot of camera and drone equipment. Of course performance completely changes when the aircraft is loaded like …

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ACTUAL Short Field Landing in Alaska + Forward Slip, CFIT Avoidance

Now it’s time for a Short Field Landing. To make things more challenging, we’ll be landing in Seldovia, Alaska. Surrounding by terrain and trees, it can be a challenge to get into. Also, we’re going to use a technique of staying higher over the terrain and then slipping down into the runway. Admittedly, I could …

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ACTUAL Soft Field Landing in Alaska + Trees

During the soft field landing our main objective is to protect the nose wheel and propellor as we land. We land as softly as possible, maybe even with a little bit of power, and hold the nose wheel off as long as possible. A soft field landing is performed when there is grass, loose gravel, …

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ACTUAL Short Field Takeoff in Alaska + Max Performance Climb ( Vx )

Have you ever done a short field takeoff? I mean at an actual short field? Well this is your chance to live that experience. Most pilots go through flight training and never get to experience a short field takeoff from an actual short runway. Now, admittedly there are much shorter airports than this one in …

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ACTUAL Soft Field Takeoff + Confined Airport

Many pilots learn to do the soft field takeoff at airports that aren’t all that soft. In fact, most training airports are on hard runway surfaces. So, the pilots ‘pretend’ and never really deal with an actual soft field. Many, many pilots may never even experience a soft field. In a former video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftKgpiTVoh0 …

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Power off 180º Accuracy Landing

Now we’re going to execute a Power Off 180º Accuracy Landing. Simply, we’re reducing the power to idle abeam the touchdown point, and exercising the same requirements for a short field landing in terms of our spot — 0 + 200 feet.   What is the purpose of a power off 180? Why would we …

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AviatorCast Episode 111: 11 Steps to Instrument Mastery

Today’s Flight Plan After having just received my CFII, I find myself aware of a lot of things that make a good instrument pilot. They are things that I want to see in myself and things I expect of my future students, at least eventually. That’s why I decided to do a podcast on the …

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