Author: Pilatus10

Attitude

Attitudes – BORING subject! When most pilots are unable to complete initial or recurrent training due to their attitude, it is an IMPORTANT subject. To present this subject and bring it to a quick conclusion let’s just say that some of the attitude problems I’ve seen are these – starting with the largest problem: I Read More …

What’s with the rudder pedals?

So many times I return from a course and ask my wife (a non-pilot) – “guess what the pilot did?”. And she’ll knowingly reply “the pilot used the ailerons for what the rudder pedals are to be used for”. Yes, again – so many times – yes! In the late 1800’s people were using elevators and Read More …

Avoiding accidents

Have you heard of Air Force One having an accident – no? And how often do we hear of a major US airline having an accident? How about a US crewed and US maintained corporate aircraft? So why is it that General Aviation has such a poor accident record in comparison to the airlines, or corporate Read More …

Anticipate & Double Check

Over the years my knowledge of airplanes has increased and my flying skills have improved exponentially since soloing in 1970. I’d like to share some of what I’ve learned with you. Many of the items that I’ve learned over the years not only applies to flying but I find applies to other areas of life Read More …