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Apr
29
2024

Flight Training in Today’s Simulated World

Posted by Admin

As the quality and cost of flight simulation decreases, the regulatory limitations on its use within the flight training industry remain stagnant. Looking much like it did decades ago, the credits offered on the use of simulation provide very little in the way of aeronautical decision-making (ADM) and focus on simulation versus flight-hour credits on limited aircraft-based maneuvers. Does this maneuver, credit-based simulation model truly capture the capabilities of the flight training simulation available today?  [Read More...]



Tags: My Two Cents Worth Randy Rowles
Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth



Apr
29
2024

Maintenance Minute - April 2024 | One way to Excellence

Posted by Admin

Recently, I was asked to be a guest speaker at DaVinciSKY annual leadership meeting. If you don’t [Read More...]



Tags: Maintenance Minute Mark Tyler
Categories: categoryMaintenance Minute



Apr
29
2024

Rotorcraft Checkride | Solve for X

Posted by Admin

With that catchy title, I'll bet you thought this article would be about something like navigation. [Read More...]



Tags: Matt Johnson Rotorcraft Checkride
Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Mar
25
2024

XPO 2024 | Navigate an Autonomous Future at XPONENTIAL

Posted by Admin

​Each year, autonomy becomes more of a reality. And each year, the implications for the vertical lift industry get even more complex.  [Read More...]



Tags: AUVSI Uncrewed Unmanned



Mar
25
2024

Networking: Turning contacts into career catalysts

Posted by Admin

The true value of networking and forging meaningful connections is immeasurable. In the beginning of my career I believed I had a clear vision of my professional path, but as I progressed, numerous unforeseen opportunities presented themselves. I attribute a significant portion of my success to the individuals who offered guidance and illuminated new avenues for me. As an introvert, the prospect of reaching out, building networks, and seeking advice was initially overwhelming. Even now it presents its challenges, but I have come to realize that networking is more than a skill, but a crucial catalyst for growth and success unlocking doors to possibilities I never knew existed. [Read More...]



Tags: Mil2Civ



Mar
25
2024

Maintenance Minute - March 2024 | Rules, Regs & Norms?

Posted by Admin

Recently I was eavesdropping on a conversation at a trade show. One pilot asked another pilot an incredibly important question...  “Do you fly by the rules or by the norms?” I was taken aback by the depth of the question. Needless to say, a very necessary, extensive, and honest conversation followed. Thinking about that question, of course, I applied it to aircraft maintenance. “Do we maintain aircraft by the rules or by the norms?”  This pilot was referring to company rules, but what if he had asked the other pilot if he flew the regulations or the norms. [Read More...]



Tags: Maintenance Minute Mark Tyler



Feb
23
2024

Maintenance Minute - February 2024 | Monster Distractions

Posted by Admin

There is a monster in the hangar. I’m not sure how it got in but it’s high time it left. The monster’s name is Distractions. We must focus to minimize and eliminate Distractions, or it can be financially costly or even dangerous.  The Aviation Human Factors Dirty Dozen listed on www.FAASafety.gov defines distractions as anything that draws your attention away from the task at hand. It goes on to say that distractions are the number one cause of forgetting things, including what has or has not been done in a maintenance task. [Read More...]



Tags: Maintenance Minute Mark Tyler
Categories: categoryMaintenance Minute



Feb
23
2024

All in Favor: Say Aye!

Posted by Admin

In case you have forgotten or haven't been bored enough to attend your local City Council meeting lately, "All in favor" is an idiom generally used to prompt the act of voting and typically exercised by either a voice response or a show of hands. And while it is just me writing this article, I will go out on a limb here and say "aye" for all three of us. That's how many (excluding friends and family) that want you to pass your Checkride! Obviously, you want to achieve that milestone, your CFI certainly has skin in the game, and designated pilot examiners want you to pass. Yes, you read that correctly! I, for one, and many of my other DPE colleagues I frequently network with, will agree that issuing a Notice of Disapproval is disappointing on our end as well. Remember, we are pilots too! We want to see you succeed! But first, a successful practical test stand upon three valid legs.  [Read More...]



Tags: Matt Johnson Rotorcraft Checkride
Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Feb
23
2024

Radar Altimeters and 5G Exemptions…For Safety or Convenience?

Posted by Admin

The introduction of radar (also known as radio) altimeters to the helicopter industry began as a highly accurate tool to validate actual height above ground during Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight operations. Like the fixed wing world, a helicopter being flown on an IFR approach needs accurate information on height above ground to continue to a safe landing.  [Read More...]



Tags: My Two Cents Worth Randy Rowles
Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth



Jan
25
2024

AUVSI Industry Insights and Updates

Posted by Admin

AUVSI Advocacy announced the launch of the Partnership for Drone Competitiveness – a coalition built to support a stronger U.S. drone industry, enable greater security for customers and end users, forge American leadership in advanced aviation, and effectively level the playing field for domestic and allied drone manufacturers against foreign subsidized competition.  [Read More...]



Tags: AUVSI Uncrewed Unmanned


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