Pilot Training Solutions: NTSB Testimony by Master CFI Rich Stowell

NTSB Forum: “Humans and Hardware” Preventing General Aviation Inflight Loss of Control — Training Solutions Panel October 14, 2015, Washington, DC Remarks by Rich Stowell, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCQF3fvxAfg&feature=youtu.be&t=1m18s The status quo in aviation education is unacceptable. Those of us who provide spin and upset recovery training see the results of our … Continue reading “Pilot Training Solutions: NTSB Testimony by Master CFI Rich Stowell”

Opportunity To Grow: SAFE CFI-PRO™!

Just a short blog this week, no brain strain or technical discussions. I just want to announce that SAFE has opened up registration for our SAFE CFI-PRO™ workshop in Frederick, MD. This event will be at the  AOPA “Learn to Fly” facility on October 2nd and 3rd and is filling quickly. We are limited to … Continue reading “Opportunity To Grow: SAFE CFI-PRO™!”

Thank-You! Super Stars at SAFE CFI-PRO™

SAFE CFI-PRO™ is all set for next week and I am overwhelmed with both the attendance and the quality of our presenters. Thanks to everyone for supporting this important safety initiative, this is exactly the mission SAFE was created to address 10 years ago. We have five National FAA GA Award winners presenting (and several … Continue reading “Thank-You! Super Stars at SAFE CFI-PRO™”

Surprising Airplane Control Facts!

Presenting seminars at public events like Sun ‘N Fun is a fascinating opportunity to both meet people and also sample the aerodynamic understanding of our pilot (and CFI) population. Having been a DPE for many years, I often ask a lot of questions while presenting to get a sense of the understanding level of my … Continue reading “Surprising Airplane Control Facts!”

E-News Read More: February 2018

Read more…(Improbable Turn) “Takeoff and initial climb are the most fatal phases of flight, according to the NTSB; 24% of all fatal accidents,” said St. George, who is also an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner in Upstate New York. “Professional CFIs must be ready to provide solid, safe guidance and training for pilots at all levels.” … Continue reading “E-News Read More: February 2018”

Addressing the “Loss of Control” Dilemma!

Loss of control in flight (LOC-I) is the “catch-all causal factor” for the NTSB, topping the list of fatal accident causes and the “Most Wanted List” for every year in recent memory. We are excited to have Patty Wagstaff and Rich Stowell for our live ScreenCast on November 16th unpacking this dilemma. NTSB Member Earl Weener … Continue reading “Addressing the “Loss of Control” Dilemma!”

Is “Cross-Controlled” Dangerous?

We discussed the turning stall in the last SAFEblog and revealed the (often surprising) fact that in coordinated flight, with lift equal on both wings, a stall simply falls away from the lift vector and is very benign. There is only a burble and a drop of the nose, but no rolling or sudden departure … Continue reading “Is “Cross-Controlled” Dangerous?”