In this episode, Pilot and Former Transportation Safety Board Lead Investigator Bill Yearwood joins us to explain what the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is, and shares some of the most common causes of General Aviation accidents. We talk about stall awareness, mountain flying and general attitudes towards aviation. Bill is the recipient of the Canadian Lieutenant Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award and has dedicated his life to furthering aviation safety.
In this episode we discuss some findings from a recent test flight were we went out to examine how the Garmin G1000 would behave during a missed approach from a circling procedure. Our findings were quite surprising and IFR pilots need to hear about it, regardless of your avionics setup! We also discuss the importance of monitoring your AP/FD modes.
Please review this report that we have written surrounding best practices for flying a missed approach once a circling procedure has been commenced. Spoiler alert! The ultimate recommendation is to avoid flying a circling procedure if the ceiling is below the final approach (FAF) fix crossing altitude.
This report is centred around the pilot's interaction with a Garmin Panel but contains some universally useful information that pilots should be aware of should they find themselves needing to go missed while circling. There are a few things in here that might surprise you, specifically pertaining to the behaviour of the avionics. We aim to give some useful tips and observations to assist pilots in maintaining situational awareness and control of their aircraft during this high workload and complex manoeuvre.
Ryan Van Haren
Whether you fly VFR or IFR, if you fly in controlled airspace readbacks will at some point need to become part of your repertoire. Readback expectations may vary from place to place but the principles remain the same. In this episode, we discuss How to give a full readback, when to give a readback and why readbacks are an important part of pilot controller communications.
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The Cardinal Aviation Blog is a compilation of stories, tips, tricks and experiences from our Clients and Coaches. Some entries have a valuable learning lesson in them and some are to share some of what we are fortunate enough to experience when we fly.