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How To Avoid These Common Pilot Mistakes!
Some things are better learned by NOT experiencing them. This audio program contains valuable lessons learned that will keep you out of trouble.
Simple Mistakes Are Often The First Link In An Accident Chain!
Loss of directional control during takeoff and landing (especially in crosswinds), fuel mismanagement, overdependence on automation, failure to respect the hazards of weather, failure to observe aircraft limitations, failure to recognize and adhere to your own limitations. These are all common pilot errors that contribute to aircraft accidents with amazing frequency.
errors1.pngThese are also preventable errors, if the pilot knows what to look for, takes active steps to avoid them, and recovers swiftly and correctly if avoidance fails.
The 61 audio segments in this program review how pilots find themselves making these errors, how to recognize if you’re in a similar situation, and how you should react once you’ve found yourself flying down a similar path.
Frequently we’ll cite accident history to help you understand how to better manage the risks of flying. Throughout this program, we revisit several themes…we’ll attack them from different angles, citing different experiences and expanding your understanding of a topic or mitigation. The sum total of each individual look at an issue will give you greater understanding of how it can unfold, and how you should respond.
The great news is that, if you learn to avoid these common errors, you’ll avoid the vast majority of all general aviation accidents. You’ll be a far safer pilot in your normal flying, and be prepared to handle unusual situations or emergencies
The great news is that, if you learn to avoid these common errors, you’ll avoid the vast majority of all general aviation accidents.
You’ll be a far safer pilot in your normal flying, and be prepared to handle unusual situations or emergencies if they arise.
Lessons Learned For All Pilots!
If you are a new pilot
If you are a new pilot, chances are you haven’t made many of the mistakes covered in this program (at least we hope). Still, it’s important to know where pilots struggle so you have a better understanding of the risk areas and take appropriate action to remove them from your flying. Many of these lessons focus on flying fundamentals that are important to all pilots.
If you are an experienced pilot
If you are an experienced pilot, you are not immune to making mistakes. Even experienced pilots struggle with the basics at times, so it’s important to build a solid foundation and eliminate simple mistakes that can lead to bigger problems. The biggest risk with experienced pilots is often complacency and this program helps eliminate it.
Covers VFR and IFR Flying
Covers VFR and IFR Flying. Many of the critical mistakes in this program are important to pilots flying IFR. Icing, thunderstorms, proper use of cockpit automation and preflight planning are important topics addressed. In addition, there are many lessons that focus specifically on instrument procedures and common errors that pilots struggle with when flying IFR such as instrument approaches, departures, missed approaches, holding, and IFR emergencies.
Regardless of your experience or hours flown, it is important to understand the mistakes that pilots make in all phases of flight so you can avoid making them yourself.
Convenient Audio Format
Audio programs are the ideal way to make productive use of your time. Listen while driving, working out, waiting, or whenever you’ve got a few extra minutes. Turn downtime into productive time as you sharpen your aviation knowledge.
Each of these audio lessons are short and focused…they get right to the point. They are based on actual stories that make them enjoyable to listen to and more memorable.
We’ve made 61 Critical Pilot Mistakes easy to listen to whether on your computer, tablet or phone. You can log in anywhere you have an internet connection, or grab the USB drive so you can listen anywhere, connected or not. Either way, this is a convenient way to improve your pilot knowledge and pick up some valuable lessons learned.
Meet Your Instructor – Tom Turner
Master CFI Tom Turner holds an ATP certificate with instructor, CFII and MEI ratings and a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety. He was the 2010 National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year and the 2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year and has 4,000 hours logged, including more than 2,500 as an instructor. In 2015 Tom was inducted into the NAFI Instructor’s Hall of Fame.
Tom was a Captain in the United States Air Force and has been Lead Instructor for the Bonanza pilot training program at the Beechcraft factory. He now directs the education and safety arm of a 9000-member pilots’ organization. He writes, lectures and instructs extensively from his home at THE AIR CAPITAL – Wichita, Kansas.
Includes 61 Common Pilot Mistakes And Simple Tips To Avoid Them
“First Flight After Maintenance”
Returning an airplane to service as it comes out of the shop is a team effort. Tom Turner explains steps you should take in this 4:29 sample audio segment.
Get The Complete PDF Transcript (Included)
You will also get a PDF transcript of the audio programs which includes a table of contents for quick reference.
Read along while listening to the audio lessons; some find this helpful for retention. Or you may prefer to read the lessons separately and make notes to reinforce the learning.
Print them out and keep them in your flight bag or in a binder. Put the digital version (PDF) on your iPad.
It’s a great, quick reference guide when you need it!
You earn 3 WINGS credits for completing this program. A simple online form for requesting credit is included on the website.
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