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[FOR SALE] – N5605J!

Hi there. N5605J, my 1980 Cessna 172n is for sale.  It’s been a fantastic 5 years of flying and teaching in 05J, but it’s time for other adventures! I am selling 05J for $42,000.  Contact me (Brian) if you are … Continue reading

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Accident Cause Factor #10 – Improper operation of flight controls.

Taking the list from 10 to 1, #10 is “Improper operation of flight controls.” It’s not difficult to imagine how this could happen…complex airspace, technically advanced aircraft, and good old-fashioned everyday distractions all could lead an unsuspecting pilot to an … Continue reading

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Top 10 – Accident Cause Factors

This top 10 list may not show up on Letterman, but when it comes to aviation safety we pilots should understand these accident cause factors. One way to understand them is to learn from others mistakes, and the best way … Continue reading

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The most important thing in aviation…

So what is the most important “thing” in aviation? Is it knowing the regs? Reading METARS in their native format? Or could it be landing right on the numbers? Maybe flying the perfect lazy-8? There are so many important “things”. … Continue reading

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5 traits discovered in pilots prone to having accidents

Hi there.  I came across this tidbit of information while taking an online FAA Wings Safety Seminar.  The FAA Safety website has a great collection of information that you can use to become a safer pilot.  Check out the courses … Continue reading

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