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Choosing the Right Headset

The second biggest investment of your aviation career comes with a purchase of your headset, that is of course if you decide to never buy a plane! This podcast will give you some great ideas about searching to find that perfect headset for you. Although I only mention certain headsets within this podcast I have literally worn a car truck full of headsets, and finding the right one can be quite tricky and expensive. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about headsets, or if you are looking to upgrade to another one and are unsure of the specifics or differences.

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Using EFB’s on FAA Practical Exams

This podcast will tell you exactly what to expect on an FAA practical exam (the check ride) if you will be utilizing an Electronic Flight Bag/Book (EFB). Please note that your examiner may require additional items to be demonstrated and this is only the minimum requirements. 

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Take Off & Landing Performance Considerations

Please be sure to "Like" our podcast and don't forget to subscribe here for all the updated content to be added monthly. Taking off is more than just pushing the throttle forward, it begins in the planning stages of each and every flight that you decide to take. There are many considerations to the performance that we can gain, as well as loose on the takeoff roll. This audio selection talks about those considerations as well as those associated with the landing phase of flight. Please post any comments or questions that you have or recommendations for future podcast.

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Special VFR

Please be sure to "Like" our podcast and don't forget to subscribe here for all the updated content to be added monthly. This is an addition to a request that came from the airspace review. Sometimes a VFR Pilot may have clear skies, but the visibility around the airport may be low due to mist, haze, smoke, or some other restriction to visibility. You may also experience great visibility, but have a low ceiling that is hovering just over the terminal area of the aerodrome. Either way, if you know the area well, have at least one statute mile visibility, and can remain clear of clouds, then you can request a "Special VFR" departure with air traffic control.

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Required Equipment for Flight

Please be sure to "Like" our podcast and don't forget to subscribe here for all the updated content to be added monthly. FAR 91.205 lists the required equipment that must be on board and operable prior to flight, this audio clip will discuss those items and provide additional acronyms to help with the memorization of these items. Thanks for listening and I look forward to seeing you at the airport!

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Special Use Airspace (SUA)

Please be sure to "Like" our podcast and don't forget to subscribe here for all the updated content to be added monthly. This is a great part 2 to the Airspace Introduction/Review from 11/12/11. Enjoy this brief 15 minute review of the special use airspace within the U.S.

Be on the look out for the the additional part 3 podcast of the ADIZ with introduction to Intercept Procedures.

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Airspace Introduction/Review

This podcast will walk you through the basics of controlled & uncontrolled airspace while explaining how to develop a set of note cards to help you better understand the material for a potential check ride or flight review.

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Practical Test Standards (The Checkride)

Please be sure to "Like" our podcast and don't forget to subscribe here for all the updated content to be added monthly. Getting ready for a check ride can be quite a task and the FAA knows this already. They have put together a system of checks to help you prepare yourself for this process and it is known as the Practical Test Standards (or PTS for short). Instructor Todd Shellnutt will go through the first part of this quick reference guide and explain exactly what you should expect from your examiner. You can download your copy of the PTS for your check ride here.

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The Flight Review

Please be sure to "Like" our podcast and don't forget to subscribe here for all the updated content to be added monthly. The Flight Review is one of the most misunderstood training events in aviation. This 24 month recurring training requirement is designed to help the pilot stay current on the flight and ground operations of flying. Learn how to properly prepare yourself for this review and what to expect from it in the end.

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Aircraft Structure

Please be sure to "Like" our podcast and don't forget to subscribe here for all the updated content to be added monthly. Ready to start learning? Then download the free pilot training manual from the FAA's website and listen to your first overview of the first chapter. Instructor, Todd Shellnutt, guides you over the major items located within the first chapter of discussion (Chapter 2) of the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. This is the first of our podcast, so fell free to give as many constructive comments as you wish and also as many questions you may wish. Good luck in your training!