Pilot and student pilot community. Share your pilot lessons or aviation stories.



Brannon M. Sanders

This post was sent in by Brannen M. Sanders (Former CFI #1732539) on November 24, 2011.

Let’s face it, cranking up a Cessna 150 or a Piper Cherokee or one of the many other light aircraft is a pretty simple affair, actually not much harder than cranking up a car.

I got into the habit of ALWAYS using a checklist whether it is for cranking up the airplane, doing the Run Up or Pre-Landing. What I have noticed over the years is that light plane pilots that don’t use check lists, sooner or later, screw up. Sometimes it is a minor glitch or it can be major.

[click to continue…]

 

How to do a perfect VFR Approach, Avoiding a Mid-Air Collision!

Aviation Blog

This post was sent in by Brannen M. Sanders (Former CFI #1732539) on November 22, 2011. Back in the mid-1970’s I purchased a slightly used Beechcraft Sierra, single engine aircraft. Part of the deal was that I would get about 10 hours of Dual Instruction in the airplane from the dealership. Most of the time […]

Read the full article →