THE AIR (SOMETIMES RETURING TO THE AIR) WITH ABLE FLIGHT
Iraq War veterans, including one who flew the A-10 Warthog in battle
supporting U.S. ground forces, are among the recent scholarship winners
who will be returning to the cockpit with the help of Able Flight, the organization that uses aviation to
transform the lives of people with disabilities. Charles Stites, founder
and executive director of the non-profit group, spoke with
AVweb's Mike Blakeney about their growing list of success
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PARTIAL PANEL IN GLASS COCKPITS, WITH IFR REFRESHER
Although EFIS systems are supposed to fail less
often than iron gyros, they do still fail. Cirrus expert instructor John
Fiscus, of Kirkland, Washington's Flight Academy, tells how he trains
pilots to deal with PFD failures in glass-equipped airplanes. As with
any other emergency, it requires a basic procedure, then drill, drill,
This podcast inaugurates IFR Refresher's technical podcast series.
For information on subscribing to IFR Refresher, click here.
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THE POPULARITY OF FALLING FROM THE SKY IS ON THE
2007 was the safest year on record for the most popular
of the adrenaline sports, skydiving! In this podcast, the U.S. Parachute
Association's Executive Director, Ed Scott, tells AVweb's Mike
Blakeney why the safety record (and membership rolls, for that matter)
continue to spiral upward.
Click here to listen. (9.6 MB,