Mid-air Collision Avoidance or how to avoid scary moments

Now don’t get me wrong, I assign no blame to anybody who’s been in a near-hit incident, you can take every precaution, and it can still happen. But that’s no reason to be fatalistic. There are lots of things you can do. But let me backtrack a bit. Once, long long ago, when I was […]

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Why you should LOVE your ADF

On October 2, 2010, in G1000, I learnt about Flying from this, Knowledge Base, Safety, Weather, by admin
NDB transmitter at 49.205892,-2.219973. Callsi...

Flying back from Jersey, about 5 miles from the coast one dark evening, just visual with the coast and the Isle of Wight, at about 3,000 feet, I was doing the usual; using every resource available in the aircraft to cross-check where I was and what was happening. GPS, agrees, sufficient satellites available, visually check […]

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May I Divide Your Attention

On August 2, 2010, in G1000, I learnt about Flying from this, Safety, by admin

Generally speaking it’s a bad thing to have lots of distractions, but one of the skills a pilot must learn is to prioritise tasks and ‘time-slice’ them as required, keeping foremost those tasks that are the most important. Last week I was happy with my steep turns (so was my instructor). I was looking out, […]

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G1000 Traffic Alerts

On August 9, 2008, in G1000, Safety, by admin

With the G1000 system becoming ever more capable and with it being fitted to more and more aircraft, it’s probably time that you got the glass cockpit conversion! I’ve mentioned the Synthetic Vision system already. This is the display you can overlay on the PFD, but there is a wealth of information that can be […]

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