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Outline of presentation to Westchester Flying Club – June 1999
- What brought you to that juncture?
i. Get-home-it is
ii. Yielded to outside pressures
iii. I should have known better
iv. Didn’t manage fuel properly
v. Flew into worsening weather
What are the majors?
- Fuel (exhaustion; mismanagement)
- Stupid pilot tricks” (low level buzzing, scud-running)
- Heads up (especially where? In the pattern)
- Chain of events (more than one “weak link”)
iv. Rushed/skipped checklist
v. Unfamiliar area
vi. Unfamiliar aircraft (especially: fuel mismanagement, gear)
vii. Inoperative equipment
That little bell going off “this really isn’t a good idea” or “I’m getting in over my head here.”
Who here has actually turned around because that bell got loud enough? Night + weather + short runway…. My experience: night + IMC + inoperative DG. Would everyone have turned around?
A/FD gives Runway lengths. FARs REQUIRE you to be familiar with runway lengths at airports you’re going to! (Also given in jepp guide, approach charts, other airport guides e.g. AOPA)
I’m passing around PIREP forms. How to use.