#15 Radio Calls Redux

This episode falls under the category of Radio Operations.

Follow me along my radio calls during a long navigation that takes me through all manner of airspace, including:

  • GAAP
  • CTAF
  • CTAF (R)
  • Class C
  • Class D
  • Military Lanes
  • Restricted Zones
  • SARTime

Flown Lately?
Geoff.

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#14 Abnormal Operations

This episode falls under the category of emergencies and covers:

  • Fire
  • Engine Starting
  • Taxiing
  • Take off/Landing
  • Birdstrike
  • System/Electrical Failures

Line up,
Geoff.

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#13 Airworthiness and Loading

This episode falls under the category of general knowledge and covers:

  • Competition Winner!
  • Trading an Adventure
  • Certificate of Airworthiness
  • Maintenance Release
  • Minimum/Mandatory Equipment List
  • Loading

Tailwinds,
Geoff.

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#12 Student Milestones

This episode features SPT podcast news and goes over some of the more common training milestones.

It covers:

  • Listener Milestones
  • SPT Guessing competition (Your chance to win a scenic flight!)
  • My current training
  • Mic Fright
  • First Solo
  • Stalls
  • Stalling Myths
  • Spins
  • Restricted License
  • Cross Country Solo

Can you guess the big news?
Geoff.

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#10 Holiday Update

A podcast update

A quick message about the podcast and my holiday.

Best wishes,
Geoff.

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#9 Fundamentals of Navigation

This episode falls under the the category of navigation and covers:

  • Basic principles
  • Great circles
  • True direction
  • Magnetic variation
  • Relative Bearings
  • Longitude/Latitude
  • The nautical mile
  • The triangle of velocities
  • Altimetry

Inbound,
Geoff.

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#8 Radio Procedures

This episode falls under the the category of general knowledge and covers radio procedures.

We go over:

  • More radio phraseology
  • Clarity of transmissions
  • Expressing time
  • Class G transmission types
  • Radio operations in the vicinity of Class G airfields
  • Radio procedures for non-towered airfields
  • Discretionary broadcasts
  • Unicom
  • Enroute radio procedures
  • Acquiring weather in-flight
  • Notarizing ATIS in-flight
  • Radio procedures for GAAP airfields (with live examples)
  • Radio procedures for Class C airports

See the blog for the ATIS in-flight note example.

Ready runway 11 right,
Geoff.

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#7 Aerodromes, ALA’s and Take-off/Landing Performance

This episode falls under the the category of operation and performance and covers ALA’s and take-off/landing performance.

We go over:

  • Basic regulations of licensed aerodromes
  • ALA definitions
  • Splay/Obstacle clearance requirements
  • Suitability of a take-off/landing area
  • Take-off/Landing definitions
  • Take-off/Landing performance
  • Factors affecting take-off/landing performance
  • Listener email: Simplifying Clouds
  • Listener email: PPL minimal aeronautical experience
  • Request: Send in flight school information for any school that is willing to provide a discounts to non-pilot listeners to take a TIF!

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Cleared for touch and go,
Geoff.

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#6 Balanced flight, trim, stability and control

This episode falls under the the category of general knowledge and covers balanced flight, trim, stability and control.

We go over:

  • What is balance? stability? control?
  • Centre of pressure/centre of gravity and moments
  • Stability vs control
  • Longitudinal/directional and lateral stability
  • Seconday effects of roll and yaw
  • Rudder deflection in crosswinds
  • Listener email: Conversion training (into other ICAO countries)

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Cleared to land!
Geoff.

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#5 Basic instruments/equipment, acronyms and radio emergency procedures

This episode falls under the the category of general knowledge and covers basic instruments/equipment and radio emergency procedures.

We go over:

  • Who has control?
  • Flight training up to GFPT
  • The ’6 pack’
  • The Transponder
  • ELT’s
  • Some aviation terminology, acronyms/abbreviations
  • Radio emergency procedures

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If you have a training story, feel free to send it in to me.

Cleared for takeoff!
Geoff.

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