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Turn And Face The Changes

Published May 15, 2024 22:41
Length 14:15

This podcast discusses the upcoming changes to many of the ACS. Special guest, John Ewing is an author, CFI, and former DPE join us as we discuss some of these changes that will impact us all. 


The MYTH of Wind

Published February 14, 2024 00:34
Length 13:24

Apart from gusts, once the airplane leaves the ground it knows no wind. Agree? Let's discuss on this episode of TFP!


To CFI or not to CFI

Published December 15, 2023 23:41
Length 23:34

In this episode, we join another Office Hours discussion on whether or not to become a CFI, how to make great lesson plans, and more! Please enjoy!


Talkin' with Dr. Mike Jones

Published November 29, 2023 16:05
Length 36:03

In this podcast, we talk with Dr. Mike Jones about why some airports fail and some succeed. What makes an airport ... good? Please enjoy!


Learn Your Lesson

Published November 05, 2023 15:21
Length 12:00

In this podcast, we answer a few listener questions and drop in with this week's Office Hours to discuss the practical application of lesson plans. 


Check Your List

Published October 29, 2023 15:28
Length 17:24

In this podcast, we discuss how to use checklists, which to use, and how to make your own. Please enjoy!


TFP Mail Call

Published October 15, 2023 23:05
Length 12:38

In this podcast, we cover:

  • How to best transition from High Wing to Low Wing
  • How to best approach CFI Training
  • 2 Year CFI -- How to best train other CFIs

Pop UP IFR?

Published October 07, 2023 16:49
Length 23:28

In this podcast, we cover A LOT. We're coming live from TFP Office Hours which happen every Friday at 12pm Pacific via Zoom. In this session, we covered:

Pop Up IFR

Practice Approaches

VFR Flight Plans

IFR Flight Plans

Search and Rescue 

... and much more. 


TFP Mail Call

Published September 23, 2023 19:01
Length 08:59

Hello Aviators! In this episode, we discuss listener questions about:

 

  • logging time as a safety pilot
  • why AOA is "not" taught more
  • should you hold student solos to ACS standards
  • why might an approach not be authorized at night?

Exercise, Recency, and Effect

Published September 15, 2023 22:25
Length 11:19

The last in the series on the laws of learning this podcast will help you understand why it's important to stay current to stay proficient. Also, our special guest Rich Rafferty discusses how he approaches being a CFI on his way to the airlines. Please enjoy!


Are You READY?

Published August 13, 2023 16:11
Length 10:30

In this podcast, we continue the series on the laws of learning. I will tell you a horror story about the law of readiness -- if you're not ready, you're not ready. Please enjoy!


That was INTENSE!

Published July 28, 2023 16:54
Length 10:06

The 2nd in our series on the laws of learning, let's discuss the law of INTENSITY! Fly Your Best!


The PRIMARY Thing

Published July 24, 2023 13:42
Length 20:59

The first in our Laws of Learning series in which we discuss the Law of Primacy. The most important of all the laws. Hear real-world examples of these learning laws affect (and have affected) you. Fly Your Best!


UPWIND? or DEPARTURE? - Turns out it's BOTH!

Published June 19, 2023 21:08
Length 15:42

In this podcast we review the NEW guidance from the FAA in AC 90-66C which clearly describes whether or not the first leg of the traffic pattern is the "upwind" or "departure leg". Please enjoy The Finer Points!


That's IMPOSSIBLE! A REAL ENGINE FAILURE on Departure

Published May 31, 2023 12:36
Length 21:11

Let's talk with former Harrier pilot, Pinto, about a recent engine failure he had at 300' AGL on departure. He was forced to execute an impossible turn ... with a successful outcome! Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Talkin' With Bryan Weathers - ATC / Pilot

Published May 15, 2023 00:12
Length 21:58

Bryan Weathers has been an Air Traffic Controller for more than 13 years in over 5 different countries. He is also a photographer, author, and a pilot! Please join us as Bryan brings his unique experience to The Finer Points. Fly Your Best!


The "Im" possible Turn

Published April 25, 2023 16:54
Length 18:27

Let's continue the conversation about whether or not you can/should try to turn back to the airport in the event of an engine failure. Fly Your Best!


On Glideslope and In The Trees?!

Published April 10, 2023 21:48
Length 14:34

In this podcast, we continue to explore some of the nuances of approaches with vertical guidance and learn some pretty shocking things! 

Special guest: Tim Morgan, CFII


Having FUN in the SUN Again

Published March 31, 2023 21:18
Length 17:43

On this podcast we discuss:

The Sun and Fun airshow! What it's like and how to best plan for it. Also, we continue the IFR conversation about approaches with vertical guidance.


Did YOU Know This?

Published March 21, 2023 18:10
Length 12:15

In this podcast we discuss:

-why the EGT rises when you select one mag

-what is a "precision" approach anymore?

Please enjoy The Finer Points! 


Good Instrument Training?

Published March 07, 2023 19:43
Length 11:59

In this episode we discuss:

  • What Makes a Good CFII?
  • Good Instrument Training?
  • How to Best Use Simulators

TFP Mail Call

Published February 07, 2023 21:39
Length 11:58

In this episode, I answer listener questions on:

  1. Why do pilots tend to land left of the centerline?
  2. How to defuel an aircraft safely

READY For An Instrument Checkride?

Published January 26, 2023 17:15
Length 14:17

In this podcast, I address how you know when you're ready for an Instrument check ride. We go over what you should be feeling going in and how you should cope with the ride itself. Please enjoy!


Your FIRST 25 Hours

Published January 10, 2023 14:22
Length 15:04

In this podcast, we review the importance of learning things correctly the first time and what it takes to change this if your CFI didn't cover it in your basic training. This is what I'd focus on in your first 25 hours. Fly Your Best!


The Box Canyon Turn Continues

Published December 09, 2022 00:54
Length 32:49

In this podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Howard Donner to dig into some of the finer points I was unable to hit on the latest YouTube video about Box Canyon Turns. Please enjoy and Fly Your Best!


Talk with ATC and ME

Published December 05, 2022 20:54
Length 30:48

In this podcast, I'm joined by RH from the Opposing Bases podcast. We take listener questions and do a "lightning round" of ATC annoyances. Please enjoy!


The Youngest YouTuber I Know

Published November 01, 2022 00:02
Length 16:25

In this podcast, I talk with Carson Wagner, a 13-year old student pilot and the youngest YouTuber I know - as the host of "George Has The Wheel." Check out this kid! Way ahead of the game. http://podpage.com/ghtwhe

We also review the old "Box Canyon Turn". Please enjoy!


Changing Your Personal Minimums

Published October 19, 2022 15:16
Length 15:45

It's not easy to know when it's time to up your personal minimums ... or how you might go about that process. In this podcast, two Flight Instructors discuss their own minima and how we approach this for students. Please enjoy!


Let's REVIEW The Flight Review

Published September 23, 2022 21:56
Length 20:54

In this podcast, I answer a few questions -

- How do I approach the Flight Review

- How Does Standardization Work

- What Would I Say To Somebody Who Doesn't "need" a Checklist


A Very Special Case

Published August 31, 2022 19:18
Length 10:18

In this podcast, we discuss special VFR. What it is, how to obtain it, and most importantly how it is used in practice. 


A Bad Pattern

Published August 26, 2022 22:35
Length 12:15

In this podcast, we discuss the recent mid-air collision in Watsonville California, and discuss the gold standard of ongoing training. Please enjoy!


Under Pressure

Published June 12, 2022 21:28
Length 19:13

In this podcast, we discuss pressurization in light airplanes and talk with Captain Doug Morris, author of "This Is Your Captain Speaking". Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Airspeed is NOT Alive

Published April 29, 2022 22:40
Length 08:47

In this podcast, we review a recent takeoff on which my airspeed failed to come alive. Let's learn together!


Power OFF Approaches and Long Over Water Flights

Published March 20, 2022 21:16
Length 09:48

In this podcast, we discuss power off approaches and long over water flights. Please enjoy!


The Clearest Clearance

Published March 06, 2022 16:01
Length 10:34

In this episode, we are listening to real ATC audio of a questionable clearance and discussing how based on a story from my past, this may not be acceptable.

WHY Is Coordination So Hard?

Published February 21, 2022 20:36
Length 09:43

In this podcast I answer two listener questions:

- Should you use flaps during spot landings?

- Why is coordination so hard?


Mixing It Up

Published February 05, 2022 00:19
Length 16:29

In this podcast we answer listener questions on the path to becoming a CFI and when it's appropriate to lean for climbs at altitude. 


Talkin' with Pete Zaccagnino

Published January 08, 2022 01:38
Length 17:58

In this podcast podcast I am talking with aviator, Pete Zaccagnino. Pete has over 23,000 hours logged, is a Reno Air Racing champion, and has been featured on Discovery Channel's, "Dangerous Flights". Please enjoy!

 

You can find more on Pete online at Park City Aviators—website (www.pcaviators.com


Should I BUY An Airplane?!

Published December 24, 2021 17:15
Length 13:23

If you think buying an airplane is in your future ... you've got to check this out. Please enjoy!


2 Things To Learn From Yesterday

Published November 21, 2021 05:00
Length 24:17

In this podcast, we discuss to learning takeaways from yesterday's lessons and answer listener questions on -

- Using Traffic Displays

- Flying Commercial Maneuvers

- Accelerated Training

Please enjoy! 


TOTAL ENGINE FAILURE

Published November 07, 2021 15:09
Length 43:49

In this podcast we talk with FAA designated pilot examiner, Christine Mortine, about her total engine failure in a Cessna 185. We can ALL learn from this story. Fly Your Best!


The Finer Points Mail Call!

Published October 24, 2021 17:46
Length 16:24

In this episode we answer two listener questions:

1. Is it safe to deploy flaps in a turn?

2. How to best keep CFI debrief notes?

Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Check It OUT!

Published October 08, 2021 22:46
Length 14:52

In this podcast, we talk about what's in my flight bag and how to be efficient and effective on a new airplane checkout! Please enjoy The Finer Points!


MAIL CALL!

Published September 17, 2021 23:42
Length 13:11

What if you are a HORRIBLE driver? Can you still be a good pilot? What if you have to fire your CFI? Will you hurt their feelings? On this mail call episode, I answer these questions in depth. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 


4 Things To PRACTICE On Your Next Flight

Published September 03, 2021 20:24
Length 10:01

In this episode, we wrap up our ongoing conversation about the best things to practice on your next flight. What do people get rusty on and what can be done about it? Find out! Please enjoy.


You're Learning To Do WHAT!?

Published August 22, 2021 15:04
Length 20:04

In this episode we hear a really fun story about learning to fly. Please enjoy!


Master CFI - Mike Korklan

Published July 24, 2021 12:46
Length 18:02

I talk with one of my mentors, Mike Korklan. Mike is a master CFI still teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the most dedicated full-time flight instructors I know. Please enjoy!


4 Things You MUST Know Before An Instrument Check Ride

Published July 09, 2021 12:00
Length 17:33

We talk with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, John Ewing, about some of the things that are causing applicants to fail instrument check rides. If you are a CFI, or have a check ride coming up ... listen to this and go pass your check ride. 


We're Only Human

Published June 22, 2021 22:24
Length 13:25

In this podcast, we discuss the difficulties of teaching how human factors will play out in the event of an emergency. Fly Your Best!


Saving MONEY in Flight Training

Published June 04, 2021 22:48
Length 13:39

In this podcast you'll learn how to save money in flight training and stay current on as few $$ as possible ... all you have to do now is believe it! Fly Your Best!


Let's Get Personal

Published May 21, 2021 22:53
Length 17:02

In this podcast I answer listener emails on:

- Personal Minimums

- The Use of Carb Heat

- Instrument Callouts


Controlling Airplane For Over 30 Years

Published May 08, 2021 01:03
Length 49:13

In this podcast, we talk with Todd Cormier, a retired air traffic controller about some of the The Finer Points of dealing with ATC


DON'T DO IT under IFR

Published April 30, 2021 22:53
Length 11:25

In this podcast I give you three mistakes to avoid and the tools to do it. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


The Pilot is UNCONSCIOUS, Can Anyone Fly A Plane?

Published April 23, 2021 22:30
Length 13:24

In this podcast, we consider some of the essential skills required as part of a "pinch hitter" course for non-pilots. Please enjoy!


A Dark, Clear Night Over The Desert

Published April 09, 2021 17:02
Length 10:52

In this podcast, I will tell you a story about why EVERY flight comes with an alternate ... now. I can't believe the tower forgot such an important item!


Saving Our Airports

Published April 04, 2021 13:14
Length 31:18

In this podcast we talk with Rafael Borrero, a member of the economic development board at North Perry airport where there have been a recent rash of fatal accidents. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


A Road Is Your LAST Option

Published March 26, 2021 23:49
Length 15:25

In this podcast we discuss a recent crash in Florida which killed a 4 year old boy on the ground, other similar accidents, and why a road should be your last option in the event of an engine failure. 


Catastrophic Engine Failure

Published March 12, 2021 23:06
Length 23:34

In this podcast we hear a true story about a catastrophic engine failure that happened to a CFI while on a lesson in a Mooney. 


What a Scenario!

Published March 06, 2021 00:26
Length 15:08

CFI's should be teaching DECIDE, IMSAFE, PAVE, and the 5P model used in scenarios. Here is how that works ... 


Mastering a Game of Chess (WEATHER!)

Published February 26, 2021 18:43
Length 34:12

In this podcast we cover some basics on:

- establishing personal minimums

- low level wind shear

- flying through turbulence and much more!

Please enjoy TFP!


Changes to the Practical Test with FAA DPE, John Ewing

Published February 19, 2021 18:54
Length 33:19

In this podcast we talk with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, John Ewing about some recent changes to the practical test and more. Please enjoy!


3 BIG Mistakes Made by IFR Pilots

Published February 12, 2021 09:00
Length 12:32

If you can avoid these three simple common errors made by IFR pilots, you'll be way ahead of the game. 


Getting Into It

Published February 09, 2021 14:41
Length 24:19

In this podcast we talk with airline captain and CFI, Brian Schiff, about how to inspire people to become pilots. We also hear from an organization called, "Girls love to fly" about scholarships they offer to aspiring female aviators. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Over the poles and around the world

Published January 29, 2021 18:34
Length 29:03

Robert Delaurentis has just recently completed a polar circumnavigation in a small airplane. Let's find out what he has to say about that!


Talkin' with Dave Hirschman

Published January 22, 2021 23:52
Length 28:56

Dave Hirschmann from AOPA knows a lot about experimental aircraft, including who wins the RV they are giving away this month! In this podcast we discuss some of the benefits of leaving the factory fleet behind. 


TFP Mail Call

Published January 16, 2021 23:16
Length 12:12

In this podcast I answer two listener questions:

- Should you pitch for speed and power for altitude?

- Should you land with power?


5 Tips for BETTER Landings

Published January 08, 2021 00:10
Length 20:31

Who wants better landings!? Check it out and please enjoy!


4 Things You Should Know

Published December 30, 2020 18:07
Length 12:32

It's another mail call episode in which I answer 4 great questions. We cover the best way to build time, leaning during a climb, how to clear ice off an airplane, and the legality of practicing engine failures with passengers.

Please enjoy The Finer Points! 


Negotiating with ATC

Published December 23, 2020 22:27
Length 08:20

In this episode I will share some ATC audio of a recent flight where I managed to negotiate with ATC to avoid icing conditions. Please enjoy the finer points!


CORRECTION

Published December 01, 2020 00:01
Length 01:29

This is a correction to the podcast "The Hardest NO-GO Decision I've Ever Made"


The Hardest NO-GO Decision I've Ever Made

Published November 28, 2020 18:21
Length 14:14

This excerpt from the exclusive Patron Hangout on Black Friday discusses the hardest no-go decision I've ever had to make. I hope you find something you can take away. Fly Your Best!


That Time I Broke The Law

Published November 18, 2020 14:35
Length 37:52

In this podcast, I tell AOPA Pilot Protection Services Attorney, Chad Mayer, about a time I broke the law and we answer listener questions.  Please enjoy!


Talkin' with Dan Gryder

Published October 30, 2020 19:08
Length 29:37

In this episode, we talk to Dan Gryder about his AQP (Advanced Qualification Program). Please enjoy!


What's GOOD - TFP Mail Call

Published October 14, 2020 22:57
Length 14:21

In this podcast I answer two listener questions and we discuss the complications of night IFR and what makes a "good" pilot. 


Live Q and A

Published September 29, 2020 16:21
Length 36:29

In this episode we discuss Minimum Maneuvering Speed / Engine Failure on Upwind and a whole lot more! Please enjoy.


Staying Confident In The Airplane

Published September 21, 2020 23:28
Length 15:22

In this episode we answer listener questions about how to stay confident in the airplane. All to often I see pilots achieve their pilot certificates and then lose confidence and, ultimately, stop flying. Let's address that and keep you in the air! 


The Single Biggest Mistake Under IFR

Published August 15, 2020 17:43
Length 09:58

IFR flight has a lot of nuance to remember and manage but if I had to distill the single most important mistake not to make, it might be this one. Check it out!


How to find (or become) a good CFI

Published August 01, 2020 19:37
Length 12:43

In this podcast we talk about how to get better as a CFI or, if you are coming into training, how to find a good. Please enjoy!


Flying Into a DITCH

Published June 29, 2020 12:00
Length 08:56

In this podcast we discuss flying over water. This is a bit of a hole in many people's training. We discuss ditching and many other things. Please enjoy!


How Should CFIs Charge?

Published June 24, 2020 14:12
Length 11:09

In this podcast I answer a listener question about how much I charge and how I think about billing students. This could be valuable for pilots and CFIs alike. Please enjoy!


Check This Out

Published May 30, 2020 16:02
Length 08:46

In this podcast I give you 4 tips for checking out in a new make / model. Please enjoy!


Masking, the truth

Published May 23, 2020 04:14
Length 08:46

As CFIs and students return to flying they will be forced to wear masks by the flight schools regardless of personal opinion. In this podcast we look at the options and talk to an aerosol scientist about the n95 mask. Fly Your Best!


Talkin' to the redwoodbusdriver, Steve Randall

Published May 08, 2020 18:57
Length 40:41

In this podcast we talk with airline captain Steve Randall (redwoodbusdriver) about how to succeed on checkrides. Please enjoy!


Complex Airspace, ATC, and Tough Airports with Justin from Pilot to Pilot

Published April 30, 2020 20:18
Length 24:05

In this episode we discuss complex airspace, ATC, and tough airports to fly into with Justin Siems from the Pilot to Pilot podcast. Please enjoy!


It's ALIVE

Published April 13, 2020 21:15
Length 34:51

Hello Aviators,

I am Live on Instagram EVERYDAY M-F 0900, come by and talk some flying! This podcast is an excerpt from one of those sessions.


This IS Going To Be AWESOME

Published March 30, 2020 18:51
Length 17:36

In this podcast we discuss how you can make the most of the mandatory stay at home order. If you approach this correctly, it's going to be AWESOME for you.


The Perfect Time To Buy?

Published March 23, 2020 21:02
Length 19:59

In this podcast we talk with ASA author, CFI, and Designated Pilot Examiner, Jason Blair. Jason recently authored two books one is called An Aviator's Field Guide to Buying an Airplane and the other is called An Aviator's Field Guide to Owning an Airplane


Invulnerable to Danger Part II

Published February 29, 2020 15:55
Length 21:10

In this podcast, we talk with a few experts to get ideas on how we might influence the safety mindset of pilots who feel invulnerable to danger. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Invulnerable to DANGER

Published February 03, 2020 21:52
Length 17:14

In this episode, we examine whether or not you can teach judgment. What do you think?

 

 


Lost In Space

Published January 26, 2020 21:05
Length 13:34

In this podcast,  we discuss the danger of spatial disorientation and why it's important to hold things up while flying on instruments. We also discuss an approach to teaching power-on stalls.

Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2020. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

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The World of Gray

Published January 18, 2020 19:58
Length 25:29

In this episode, we answer a listener question, hear more from Dr. Howard Donner, and talk with Steve Thorne of Flight Chops about his plan for staying safe with his instrument rating. 

 

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2020. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

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Proudly sponsored by JPI, the leader in aircraft engine data.

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These podcasts are listener-supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

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Music by Michael Bizar


The Truth You May Not Know

Published January 07, 2020 05:12
Length 12:04

In this podcast we discuss leaning the engine and why most pilots struggle with this basic skill. 

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2020. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - the essential app for aviation here -

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These videos are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

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Music by Michael Bizar


Talkin' with Dr. Howard Donner

Published December 24, 2019 16:47
Length 14:07

In this episode we learn some of the practical realities of aeromedical issues. Please enjoy!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - the essential app for aviation here -

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Become a member of AOPA today and add pilot protection services --

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Proudly sponsored by JPI, the leader in aircraft engine data. https://www.jpinstruments.com/

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free podcasts available to everybody.

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Music by Michael Bizar


Flying a Glide Slope and Other Musings on PITCH + POWER

Published December 10, 2019 16:43
Length 15:12

"PITCH + POWER = PERFORMANCE". We've heard this over and over again in our flight training, but what does it mean? Why can't we agree on "what to pitch for?" or "what to power to?".

In this podcast, we take a relatively deep dive into this important training concept. Please enjoy!

 


THREE THINGS About the Rudder

Published November 25, 2019 07:10
Length 11:56

For over 100 years we've been trying to teach pilots some very basic concepts:

* Fly the wing

* Keep it coordinated

* Manage the pull of the engine

Yet loss of control is still the leading cause of fatal accidents. On this podcast look at this, discuss the dangers of inside rudder in a turn, and distill the skills required when it comes to the rudder. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


What Makes A GOOD CFI

Published November 08, 2019 06:29
Length 17:21

In this podcast, we look at CFI training and consider what makes a good CFI. We also solve the mystery of compass errors in a climb! Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

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Proudly Sponsored by BOSE. Makers of the quietest headset on the market, the A20.

These podcasts are listener-supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

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Music by Michael Bizar


Weather Decisions, Go Arounds, and The 5 A's

Published September 28, 2019 14:16
Length 18:20

Hello Aviators! In this episode we review how to make better weather decisions, how to know when to execute a Go Around, and how to implement the 5 A's. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019.

Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

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Proudly Sponsored by BOSE. These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free podcasts available to everybody.

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*Special Thanks to Michael Bizar for providing the music.


Autopilot During Instrument Training? TFP Mail Call

Published September 21, 2019 15:58
Length 13:55

Hello Aviators!

In this episode I answer listener questions on:

- The value of using the autopilot during instrument training

- How to best prep for pilot training

- Fly a course when outbound on the procedure turn?

- Better crew briefings


How to AVOID mountain turbulence

Published August 16, 2019 14:58
Length 23:53

In this podcast I answer listener questions on:

1. How to avoid mountain related turbulence and when to turn back

2. How to lean, for real

3. Which is better for climb out, Vx or Vy

Please enjoy and Fly Your Best!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

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These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

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*Special Thanks to Michael Bizar for providing the music. All of the music in this video is composed and performed by Michael.


"Ski Gull" - the NEW Burt Rutan Design

Published July 31, 2019 15:09
Length 11:03

In this podcast we discuss the upcoming documentary, "Looking Up, Way Up - The Burt Rutan Story". Filmmakers Sandy Guthrie and Scott B are giving us an unprecedented look at Burt's history and processes. Hear all about Burt's new design, "Ski Gull". The FULL interview is available for Patrons at Patreon.com/learntfp.

Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp

Music by Michael Bizar


The Way To Survive 91.185

Published June 29, 2019 13:27
Length 17:32

Hello Aviators,

In this episode, we hear from FAA designated pilot examiner Scott Rohlfing about IFR lost comm procedures. Scott helps us understand how to approach the regulation on an IFR check ride and how you might approach this situation in real life. 


Getting Current. Staying Current

Published June 05, 2019 23:24
Length 13:38

On this podcast we answer some listener questions ranging from how to get current and stay current to how to transition to a 6 pack from glass. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

 

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free podcasts available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp


Standard Operating Procedures

Published May 15, 2019 16:52
Length 27:10

This podcast answer three listener questions including a full list of standard procedures I teach students from the parking place to the practice area and back.

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight.
Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These videos are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp

Music by Michael Bizar


Using Simulators In Training

Published April 24, 2019 14:32
Length 16:20

In this podcast I answer two listener questions from Instagram and also provide suggestions on how to best use simulators in flight training. 

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here: https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free podcasts available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp


2 Things ALL Pilots Should Know

Published April 13, 2019 10:17
Length 20:00

In this episode I answer two listener questions about TRACON while navigating VFR ... and ... bring you an excerpt from my recent talk at Sun and Fun called, "Ten Things All Pilots Should Know".

For the complete talk please visit Patreon.com/learntfp.

Please enjoy The Finer Points! 


Mail Call

Published March 22, 2019 13:17
Length 12:19

In this episode I give you 3 tips to try on your next flight and discuss whether or not it's appropriate / effective to train in a complex aircraft for your Private. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 


Common Mistakes in Border Crossings

Published March 08, 2019 13:55
Length 13:58

On this episode, we talk with Canadian Air Traffic Controller, Ryan Van Haren, to learn some of the common mistakes made by US pilots crossing the border to the north. Learn tips that apply to all border crossings and how to avoid making these same mistakes yourself! 

 

 

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here: https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free podcasts available to everybody.

See how you can support the content and join me on the journey at - https://www.patreon.com/learntfp


5 Tips for Working in Crosswinds

Published February 17, 2019 16:11
Length 20:09

In this episode, I answer questions from listeners on:

1. Things pilots can work on outside the airplane
2. How CFIs can stay passionate
We also talk with Harry from the UK about some differences between the FAA and EASA.

Lastly, I'll give you 5 tips for working in crosswinds.

 

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight.
Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free podcasts available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp

Music by Michael Bizar


Over the Hawthorne and Through the Bravo

Published February 09, 2019 15:32
Length 15:36

This podcast answers some listener questions on flying in IMC and when to use additional CFIs and also includes additional info on how to fly the Special Flight Rules Area through the LAX class B airspace. This podcast covers how that process works. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on

The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp

 

Intro Music by Michael Bizar


Lessons From The Titanic

Published January 19, 2019 13:15
Length 14:48

In this podcast I will answer some listener questions and read a piece I wrote that carries forward lessons that can be learned from the R.M.S Titanic. Yes, the steamship that sank over 100 years ago. What could this possibly have to do with aviation? Well, you'd be surprised. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight.
Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free podcasts available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp


Stalling In A Turn

Published December 15, 2018 17:35
Length 15:48

In this podcast we talk with the spin doctor, Rich Stowell, about the nature of stalling in a turn. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight.
Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These podcasts are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp


Flying Freaks Me Out

Published November 30, 2018 22:34
Length 12:55

I recently received a letter from a listener saying that lately flying has been freaking him out. He does everything right and still can't shake the feeling like something terrible is going to happen. In this podcast we discuss what to do when flying starts to freak you out. You can emulate the professionals and build confidence through standardization. For more information on standardization, check out my iBook, Setting The Standard available on itunes -

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/setting-the-standard/id621725381?mt=11


Lost Radio? IFR!!?

Published November 09, 2018 18:44
Length 13:46

Big thanks to John Ewing, you can find john on Twitter @avimentor

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These videos are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp


Mail Call - 4 Important Questions Answered

Published October 26, 2018 19:53
Length 18:22

In this podcast I answer 4 listener questions from Instagram and Facebook.


1. Tips for wing drops during the stall

2. Emergency Landing on Highways?

3. Staying current of getting back into flying

4. Relative Humidity on performance charts?

Please enjoy The Finer Points!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These videos are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

*Special Thanks to Michael Bizar for providing the music. All of the music in this video is composed and performed by Michael Bizar.


3 Tips for Better Communication

Published October 12, 2018 17:57
Length 13:21

This podcast answer two listener questions:

1. In training - how much is "too much" iPad?

2. Will you please do a podcast on how to operate the radios in a more effective way?

You, too, can send me questions on instagram @learntfp. Please enjoy!

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -

https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here:

https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These videos are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody.

https://www.patreon.com/learntfp


Engine OUT, Landing SHORT

Published August 31, 2018 13:16
Length 13:21

In this podcast I talk with pilot, Tyler Duffy, who experienced a total engine failure on his second solo flight. Hear the actual ATC audio, listen to my conversation with Tyler, and learn what you can from this valuable experience. 

 

 

I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here: https://foreflight.com/

Proudly Sponsored by BOSE.

These videos are listener supported by the generous donations of our Patrons. Patrons receive extra benefits (including minimally edited lesson videos) for helping to make these free videos available to everybody. https://www.patreon.com/learntfp

 


How To Crash An Airplane

Published May 07, 2018 14:28
Length 19:42

In this episode we talk with Peter Lert, a former Burt Rutan test pilot who spent many years ferrying airplanes across the North Atlantic. Peter has over 20,000 hours of flight time and 50 North Atlantic crossings under his belt and on this episode he relates his experience of crashing an airplane and what he did to make it survivable.


The Art Of Instruction

Published April 20, 2018 22:39
Length 20:02

Join me as we talk with Dr. Howard Donner about the art of instruction. We review the laws of learning and talk strategies for teaching people how to fly from the basics on up.


Accident Waiting To Happen

Published March 30, 2018 14:29
Length 12:44

In this podcast we talk with Rod Rakic about the fact that recreational drone operators are not bound by Part 107 UAS laws. In fact, they are not bound by much at all.


Staying Found

Published January 20, 2018 16:24
Length 18:59

In this episode we talk with Lt. Nate Gilman, a SARSAT operations officer, who informs us it is not longer appropriate to check your ELT in the first five minutes of the hour. Ever.

Fly Your Best,
Jason


If A Tree Fell

Published January 06, 2018 05:48
Length 08:14

In this episode we discuss a specific tool you can use to think in front of the airplane. Fly Your Best! 


Stay A Wake - The Atrophy of Vigilance

Published December 02, 2017 00:41
Length 15:37

In this episode we discuss wake turbulence encounters and avoidance procedures. We dig deep into the concept of "practical drift" when it comes to safety procedures. Fly Your Best!


Don't Get Upset

Published November 06, 2017 16:30
Length 10:45

In this podcast we discuss upset recovery training strategies with Rich Stowell (http://www.richstowell.com/). Learn tips for your next training mission. 


Horses Eat Grass

Published August 10, 2017 16:05
Length 07:46

In this podcast we discuss some of the finer points of flying and how experience with horses can benefit you there. We also cover some basic tips on how to have a light touch on the controls and stay ahead of the airplane.


Practice Approaches

Published July 16, 2017 02:07
Length 09:19

In this podcast we look at some of the confusion that exists between practice instrument approaches and pop up IFR approach clearances. 


Shear Terror

Published June 10, 2017 06:07
Length 15:06

Recently a Cirrus SR22 was destroyed in a landing accident likely due to wind shear. Any one of us might have ended up in this situation and in this podcast I will review three strategies this pilot might have used to avoid this accident. Fly Your Best!


Wait A Minute

Published April 01, 2017 15:10
Length 14:37

In this episode we discuss the delay factor when a pilot experiences an actual in flight emergency. Fly Your Best!


Talkin' in the Hangar with AOPA

Published February 28, 2017 20:14
Length 20:33

In this podcast we tune into AOPA's Hangar Talk podcast in which I discuss our mountain flying trip with AOPA author, Jill Tallman. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Holes In My Game

Published February 10, 2017 23:06
Length 09:14

I hope you're hungry aviators because this podcast is food for thought. In this episode I recall a story from a trip to Oshkosh in years past that left me, well, let's just say surprised. Learn from my mistakes and fly your best!


On The Way In

Published January 30, 2017 15:13
Length 07:11

In this podcast we pick up a conversation from Facebook and discuss a procedure for briefing a VFR arrival. Working to keep your flying standard and your procedures bullet proof. Fly Your Best!


Failure Modes

Published December 02, 2016 19:51
Length 06:04

In this podcast I will give a simple standardization for your Cabin Check that will increase your knowledge of your systems and add safety and redundancy to your flying. Fly Your Best!


Straight as an Arrow

Published November 04, 2016 16:29
Length 07:46

On this episode we answer a question from Melbourne Australia regarding how to best maintain directional control during the takeoff roll, especially in a cross wind. Fly Your Best!


Look Out! Here it Comes

Published October 12, 2016 00:31
Length 05:43

In this podcast we review techniques for staying ahead of the airplane under IFR. Fly Your Best!


A Review With A View

Published September 24, 2016 04:59
Length 11:40

In this podcast we discuss tactics for excellent flight reviews. We use a recent flight review I did with Steve Thorne from the Flight Chops YouTube channel. Fly Your Best!


5 Tips to Save Money in Training

Published July 25, 2016 16:02
Length 09:25

In this podcast I will give you 5 strategies that i used during my ATP training to save money and make the dual instruction as efficient and effective as possible. Fly Your Best!


Where You Don't Be Long

Published May 24, 2016 18:07
Length 24:47

On this episode of TFP we talk with ForeFlight weather scientist, Scott Denstaedt about icing. Scott is a former meteorologist, CFI, and active pilot who flies all over the U.S. We discuss strategies for avoiding icing conditions and tips for getting out if that proves impossible.


Missing The Beat

Published February 13, 2016 23:14
Length 13:35

Here they come Aviators! The number of student pilots is way up and in this podcast we discuss some thoughts on how we might retain them. 


Let Yourself Flow

Published January 15, 2016 16:53
Length 07:37

An aviator on Facebook recently asked if we could publish a podcast that elaborates on our flow check procedure. This week on TFP it's all about Flows. Fly Your Best!™


Aviation Safety Session - Total Engine Failure

Published November 23, 2015 07:40
Length 24:24

In this episode we hear from a listener who experienced a total engine failure without sufficient altitude to make a runway. Thanks to Anthony for writing in! We all learn so much from his experience. Fly Your Best!™


Understanding In Flight Breakups

Published October 31, 2015 21:02
Length 09:43

In this podcast, we discuss maneuvering speed, turbulent air penetration speed, and in-flight breakups. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


TFP Mail Call Back in the Saddle Again

Published October 02, 2015 14:50
Length 33:26

In this podcast we talk to listener, Jimmy Tidmore about strategies for getting back into trianing. Fly Your Best™


Nailing Non Towered Communications

Published September 24, 2015 19:07
Length 06:59

In this podcast we discuss the finer points of non towered radio calls. Learn what you can do to improve situational awareness and reduce the possibility of mid air collisions. Fly Your Best™


Aviation Safety Session

Published September 02, 2015 14:50
Length 17:59

In this episode we take a closer look at a fatal accident involving a TBM700 and an encounter with ice. We look for takeaways here that will help other pilots avoid the same mistake. Fly Your Best!


What If The World Was Round?

Published July 31, 2015 16:47
Length 26:01

In this podcast with talk landings with Qantas airlines Captain, David Jacobson, developer of the Jacobson Flare. Capt. Jacobson has developed a scientific and practical technique that allows you to accurately determine the flare height for any aircraft from Cessnas to Boeings. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Got Chops?

Published July 03, 2015 14:33
Length 17:00

On th is episode of TFP we talk with filmaker pilot Steve Thorne of Flight Chops. Steve talks a bit about how Flight Chops started and how the show is developing. If you are a fan of Steve's awesome videos listen to this podcast to hear our exclusive interview!


Aviation Safety Session

Published June 06, 2015 07:39
Length 08:30

In todays flying environment there is a massive amount of information available to pilots. Sometimes too much. It can be hard to know what to pay attention to and what will be avialable in flight. About two weeks ago a pilot left Concord, CA and collided with terrain while trying to fly VFR to Reid Hillview, CA. In this safety session we discuss this accident and the take aways for the rest of us so that we can avoide making the same mistake.

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason


I Can't See It

Published May 11, 2015 16:49
Length 07:34

In this episode of TFP we review two procedures that have no purpose or place in the airplane. Fly Your Best!


To Close The Loop

Published April 10, 2015 14:13
Length 07:14

In this podcast we discuss circuit breakers and correct a mistake from a previous podcast on electrical systems. We hear a clip from electrical engineer, Tom Byrne, that will help the average pilot understand circuit breakers. Fly Your Best.


The Final Base Podcast

Published March 16, 2015 14:02
Length 05:18

A continuing discussion about the potential dangers that exist during the base to final turn, which is the most hazardous portion of the traffic pattern. Fly Your Best!


Anything But Normal

Published February 27, 2015 17:00
Length 06:04

In this podcast we hear a real oceanic position report and learn an acronym to make sure you're ready if ATC every tells you to 'resume normal position reporting'. Fly Your Best!


Let it Slip

Published February 13, 2015 15:19
Length 06:04

In this podcast you will learn some tips for nailing crosswinds that you can test out on your next flight. All you need is an Expo pen.

Fly Your Best,
jason


Cleared For The Approach

Published January 09, 2015 16:08
Length 03:17

The approach clearance is very significant for a lot of reasons. In this podcast we'll talk about those things and give you tips that will allow you to be more prepared and more expeditious with your readback. Fly Your Best!


File The Plan Stan

Published December 25, 2014 18:16
Length 08:20

Listen to in-flight audio and learn techniques for filing VFR flight plans. Search and rescue is a free service offered to pilots. Unfortunately, in VFR flying it is rarely used. Perhaps this is because pilots are not familiar with the filing process. Well ... worry no more. This episode clears that up! Please enjoy the finer points.


Don't You Dare Blend the Roundout and Flare

Published December 12, 2014 04:34
Length 07:46

In this episode will learn a tip for landongs that will help you perfect your technique and opyimize your upgrades to new makes and models. Fly Your Best!


Shifty Weight

Published November 28, 2014 16:14
Length 05:04

In this podcast we continue last week's discussion on CG loading with a reminder about the weight shift formula. Sometimes passengers ask to shift weight at the last minute and this handy bit of math will leave you prepared to give an honest answer on how that effects aircraft loading and CG location. Fly Your Best!


Alternate Alternatives

Published October 28, 2014 13:16
Length 06:18

In this podcast we are going over the legal requirements for filing an alternate with your instrument flight plan. You may know the 1-2-3 rule but the finer points go well beyond that. Fly Your Best!


What a Drag

Published September 19, 2014 05:09
Length 05:02

In the latest episode of The Finer Points Aviation Podcast, I'll explain induced drag and how to best discuss this topic on a flight test or flight review.  Fly Your Best!


Learn Your Scales

Published September 06, 2014 00:14
Length 05:09

In this aviation podcast we review the ins and outs of linear scaling of your CDI on the GPS when operating under IFR. Know your technology and Fly Your Best!


Mo' on Flows

Published July 24, 2014 13:05
Length 06:47

On this episode of TFP we discuss a few tips that might make you a bit more efficient and bit more effective.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


3 Tips For The G1000

Published July 03, 2014 12:47
Length 04:23

On this episode of TFP, pilots who fly with the G1000 glass cockpit system will get 3 tips to try out the next time they are in the airplane.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


3 things you should NEVER do in an airplane

Published June 19, 2014 17:50
Length 05:07

In this flight training podcast you will learn 3 standard operating procedures for your flying that will make you a better and safer pilot. 3 things you should NEVER do in an airplane.  Please enjoy tfp and Fly Your Best!


Isn't That Special - Part II

Published June 03, 2014 23:26
Length 10:08

Nail your check ride ... on the first shot. In this aviation podcast we complete our discussion about the special emphasis areas on ALL check rides.


Rope A Dope Under IFR

Published May 23, 2014 02:34
Length 05:09

In todays environment more and more pilots are flying IFR direct via GPS. This means long straight cruise legs followed by extremely busy low altitude approaches. Its all too easy to let the airplane lull you into a sense of complacency. In this podcast we discuss how IFR flying is like the greatest fight of all time. Fly Your Best™!


War Stories

Published April 30, 2014 04:35
Length 10:02

In this episode I'll tell you a story from the flight line last week where I lost 4 quarts of oil in 1.4 hours.  A near engine failure.  Fly Your Best!


I Got The Blues

Published April 14, 2014 20:02
Length 07:40

At Sun and Fun 2014 I had the honor of interviewing Maj Mike Van Wyk, pilot of the Blue Angels C130 'Fat Albert'.  In this episode Mike tells us a bit about how the Blue Angels achieve a high level of excellence and what it takes to be a member of the team.  Please enjoy The Finer Points! 


Isn't That Special?

Published March 19, 2014 15:24
Length 06:58

In this episode we review those special emphasis areas from the PTS.  These are things the examiners are trained to look for ... make sure you've considered them.  Regardless of whether or not you have a flight review, check ride or Open Airplane checkout coming up ... a review of these items are like vitamins for the proficient pilot.


TFP Mail Call

Published March 01, 2014 15:26
Length 04:23

In this episode I'll share some feedback I received about the discussion with Mike Busch regarding whether or not to perform routine idle checks.


Lift Above The Noise

Published February 19, 2014 12:40
Length 05:26

In this episode we review L/Dmax, Lift, Drag and some of the finer points of Aero dynamics. Please enjoy!

 

jason


Learn the 91.205 Jive

Published January 23, 2014 05:41
Length 06:27

Learn a few acronyms to help you call up the equiptment required by 91.205 anytime you need to. Whether you are determining if you can fly in the face of failed items or preparing for a check ride this podcast will help.  Fly Your Best!


Simple is Safe

Published January 15, 2014 22:58
Length 05:43

Learn to remove the 'noise' from your flying.  Simple is safe.  Some thoughts on that this week on TFP.  Please enjoy !


Zero Sum Game

Published January 09, 2014 00:14
Length 00

It started as a normal VFR flight and ended in multiple approaches at an airport where the weather was 0/0.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Happy New Year Aviators!


What Do You Know?

Published November 01, 2013 04:57
Length 21:55

In this podcast we talk with Howard Donner about some of the issues he is encouternering while training primary students the very basic skills.  A great dialogue that will help any pilot consider the finer points of landing.  Please enjoy TFP!


Talkin' With Greg Brown

Published October 17, 2013 14:12
Length 23:41

Winner of the 2013 AOPA Let's Go Flying Award, Greg Brown, in a classic TFP interview. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Out of the Box

Published September 28, 2013 01:38
Length 06:59

In this episode we review HIWAS, FSS Freqeuncies, Flight Watch, TWEB and more.  Please enjoy TFP.


Pitch, Power, Period.

Published August 15, 2013 20:57
Length 08:44

A student on Facebook asked what the heck instructors mean when they say, "Pitch plus Power equals performance".  In this episode I do my best to explain ... Please enjoy TFP!


Talkin' With .... me

Published July 31, 2013 01:36
Length 23:06

In this episode Howard Donner interviews me about some of the concepts introduced in my ibook, "Setting the Standard".  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Get Greasy

Published July 23, 2013 15:59
Length 07:42

In this episode I will pass along a training technique for the cockpit that will help you and your CFI perfect your stick and rudder skills.  Fly Your Best!


It Takes Time and Money, Honey

Published July 18, 2013 03:01
Length 05:40

Some practical tips on how to save $$ in training.  Fly Your Best!


Own It - Part I

Published July 01, 2013 07:03
Length 05:06

A few tips if you're considering purchasing an airplane ...


Instrument Flying Tips

Published June 26, 2013 01:04
Length 14:08

In this episode you will ride along on an Instrument flying lesson to learn some tips on how to stay ahead of the airplane.  Fly Your Best! 


Presidential TFRs and Straight In Approaches

Published June 17, 2013 22:28
Length 06:53

In this flight training podcast mail call I answer questions about presidential TFRs and long straight in approaches.  Fly Your Best!


Rudder Use

Published June 13, 2013 18:41
Length 08:55

Every pilot has heard, "MORE RUDDE"' from your flight instructor.  Take a moment to review the concepts behind why rudder so important. In this flight training podcast you will learn a bit more about ruder use.  Please enjoy TFP!


Talkin' with Mike Busch

Published May 27, 2013 15:14
Length 11:34

On this episode of TFP we take a closer look at the 'idle check' and leaning procedures on the ground.  Our special guest is Mike Busch from www.savvymx.com. Please enjoy tfp!


Talkin' with Jason Blair DPE

Published May 15, 2013 06:11
Length 12:35

In this epsisode we talk with former executive director of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and designated pilot examiner, Jason Blair.  Jason gives us some insight, from an examiners perspective, on how we might best approach a check ride.  Please enjoy TFP!


Will I Survive With 121.5?

Published May 01, 2013 02:35
Length 13:18

In this episode we talk with Dr. Howard Donner about the finer points of the new 406 mhz ELTs. Please enjoy TFP!


Aviation Safety Session

Published April 20, 2013 06:33
Length 07:47

A fan recently asked if there are any safety sessions available on continued VFR flight into IMC ... so here it is, aviators!  From allllll the way back in 2006, let's revisit TFP safety session #1.  Please enjoy TFP!


When The Thunder Rolls

Published April 10, 2013 18:42
Length 05:55

Hello Aviators!  This week we are reviewing the ingredients and life cycle of Thunderstorms.  Please enjoy TFP!


Aviation Safety Session

Published March 31, 2013 03:39
Length 11:26

In this episode we discuss a message from a facebook fan about an actual engine failure on final.  We're learning from each other's mistakes this week on TFP!  Please enjoy the finer points!


Learn Your ABC's

Published March 31, 2013 03:37
Length 09:10

In this episode we review some of the basics of preparing for a possible engine failure.  Fly Your Best!


IFR Training #194

Published March 15, 2013 06:25
Length 09:08

Considering and instrument rating?  I recently received a facebook message from a fan who asked about when it's appropriate to start working on approaches during instrument training.  Here are some thoughts ... please enjoy TFP!


Aviation Safety Session #30

Published March 11, 2013 17:40
Length 06:43

In this episode I share a story about an adventure training trip to the Pacific northwest.  After many days of flying fatigue and other factors contributed to an engine failure on final approach!  On the Aviation Safety Sessions we learn from each other's mistakes!  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent #193

Published February 28, 2013 21:38
Length 08:18

On this episode of TFP we're reviewing advection fog.  We cover how it forms, why it forms and how to predict it. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


A Pane In The Glass #192

Published February 22, 2013 19:37
Length 05:56

In this episode we are reviewing some of the finer points of how to clear your aircraft windows.  If you are a renter you can look forward to clear windows ... if you are owner you get those and also maintain the value of your aircraft.  It's not about Pledge and it's not about Prist.  Listen to this weeks episode to find out how the Pro's reccommend cleaning your plastic windshield. You might be surprised.  Fly Your Best!


It's a Belt Getting It Right! #191

Published February 18, 2013 23:29
Length 06:45

Learn how understanding seatbelt lawe can reduce your risk of collision. 


A Brief Overview #190

Published February 09, 2013 07:04
Length 05:10

In this episode of TFP we review some of the finer points of arriving on the runway intact.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


TFP Mail Call #189

Published January 31, 2013 16:36
Length 08:33

This week we pick up the discussion on whether or not to EVER use the phrase 'Any Pilot's In The Area, Please Advise'.  Fly Your Best!


Get It Straight Episode #188

Published January 18, 2013 19:23
Length 06:42

Welcome back aviators! In this flight training podcast we discuss how to effectively check your electrical system before you fly ANY airplane.  Please enjoy the finer points!


Talkin' With Bob Gardner #187

Published January 15, 2013 07:26
Length 10:29

On this episode we're talking with author of 'Say Again, Please', Bob Gardner.  Bob has more than 40 years in the aviation industry and he is widely considered an expert on radio communications.  On this episode of TFP he gives away some secrets on how to perfect this part of your art form.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


The Commonest Common Error #186

Published January 05, 2013 17:51
Length 07:48

In this episode we discuss common errors and how you can perfect your skills by avoiding the common mistakes.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


What makes a pilot great? #185

Published December 21, 2012 19:48
Length 11:10

In this episode we talk with AOPA author, former airline pilot, world speed record holder and internationally reknowned aviator, Barry Schiff on what makes a pilot great.


One on One weather 101 #184

Published December 14, 2012 18:29
Length 07:59

Hello Aviators.  On this episode of TFP we are discussing low pressure weather systems.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


IFR no goes #183

Published December 06, 2012 19:45
Length 06:44

On this episode of TFP i'll give you the criteria that I use to make the sometimes tricky IFR go / no go decision.  Fly your Best!


Fear Not Stalls #182

Published November 30, 2012 03:55
Length 08:08

In this episode we hear clips from the audio instruction CD, 'The High Air Work'.  In depth discussion on Approach to landing (Power off) stalls and go arounds.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Be Safe and Fly Your Best!™


Goodbye Charlie #181

Published November 16, 2012 19:09
Length 08:42

On this episode of TFP we review Class Charlie radio communication procedures.  Please enjoy TFP!


A review of DME arcs part II #180

Published November 09, 2012 16:44
Length 08:32

This is part II of a series on DME arcs featuring tips and tricks that help assure you are proficient with the visualizations associated with this procedure.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


A review of DME arcs #179

Published October 28, 2012 15:27
Length 09:39

In this episode we take a look at how to effectively visualize DME arcs on your flight instruments.  Although rare, these maneuvers do occur in the real world and are a part of the instrument rating curriculum.  Take a moment to review them and learn some tips on how to always get them right.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


Aviation Safety Session #29

Published October 19, 2012 18:05
Length 07:11

In this episode I tell you about a learning experience that I had over the summer while flying into the Grand Canyon at night.  The complexities of the real world are often hard to re create in training.  In these Safety Sessions we share our stories so that we may learn from each other and avoid repeating each others mistakes!  Please enjoy TFP. 


IFR procedures for VFR pilots - Episode 178

Published October 12, 2012 17:48
Length 05:59

On this episode of TFP we cover how pilots might standardize their procedures across IFR and VFR flight operations.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


TFP Mail Call #177

Published March 02, 2012 15:35
Length 07:56

In this episode we hear from a listener with some questions regarding Adverse Aileron Yaw. Please enjoy The Finer Points!


'Back Up Time' and the Benefits of the eLogbook

Published February 02, 2012 00:32
Length 11:47

On this episode of tfp we are looking at upgrading to an electronic logbook, specifically LogTen Pro.

Fly Your Best.


After all those stalls #175

Published January 18, 2012 14:00
Length 07:23

On this episode of tfp we discuss common stall / spin scenarios that get pilots into trouble on both approach and departure.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!!

Fly Your Best™


Learn 2 Survive, SOPs 2 stay alive #174

Published December 05, 2011 14:25
Length 12:25

On this episode of TFP we discuss standard operating procedures for general aviaiton pilots and how they might help keep you alive in the airplane.


Adverse Aileron Yaw #173

Published November 10, 2011 15:42
Length 06:51

On this episode of tfp we look at the finer points of using rudder to compensate for adverse aileron yaw.  A few practical tips to help you fly like a pro. 


Lift Induced Drag Episode 172

Published September 26, 2011 11:00
Length 07:42

On this episode of TFP we are taking a closer look at Induced Drag.  You will learn how it works aerodynamically, how to discuss it and how it relates to ground effect.


Train For The Test Too #171

Published September 05, 2011 04:18
Length 06:03

On this episode of TFP we discuss how to achieve excellence in training and successfully prepare for and pass your FAA check ride on the first attempt.


The Maneuvering Speed Bleed #170

Published August 24, 2011 13:00
Length 06:08

On this episode of The Finer Points we discuss why maneuvering speed changes with weight.  Fly Your Best!


VFR Flight Following and Flight Plans #169

Published January 18, 2011 12:24
Length 07:32

On this episode of The Finer Points we are discussing VFR radar services, or VFR flight following, and VFR flight plans.  We will discuss who provides these services, the operating procedures and protocol and clarify how these two services provide very different things.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!


The 3 Big Hazards to VFR pilots #168

Published December 31, 2010 05:38
Length 09:06

Happy New Year Aviators! 2011 brings us a new season of audio podcasts and this week on TFP we're discussing the 3 big hazards to VFR pilots.  We're here to help you have fun and stay safe! Please enjoy The Finer Points ...


Aviation Podcast #166 - Questions To The Max - Part II

Published November 25, 2009 00:00
Length 08:05

This week we wrap up our 2 part question and answer series with Max Trescott.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Questions To The Max #165

Published September 09, 2009 18:10
Length 08:37

This week we begin a two part 'Question and Answer' series with Max Trescott.  Write to us with your GPS related questions and hear Max answer those questions on an episode.  All submissions due by September 16th, 2009.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Don't Bank On Your Stall Speed #164

Published August 20, 2009 00:00
Length 11

Stall Speed often varies with bank angle.  Understanding this variation will help us be safer pilots.  This week on TFP we discuss load factor and how stall speed varies with bank angle. Fly Your Best!

 
Jason


Review of the OSH Arrival #163

Published July 25, 2009 13:38
Length 11:06

This week on TFP we review the highlights of the arrival procedure to the greatest celebration in aviation, the EAA's AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Use this file as a last minute audio review as you prepare to fly into the show ... or couch fly the procedure from the comfort of your own home, if you can't make it this year. Please remember to keep your eyes out for other traffic and as always, be safe and fly your best!

Normal Podcasting will resume on August 7th upon our return to California.

Jason

Cross Winds Are Painless #162

Published June 19, 2009 14:10
Length 06:18

This week on TFP we look at how crosswinds will effect the pattern circuit from takeoff, all the way through landing. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Un-Restricted #161

Published June 01, 2009 01:15
Length 08:36

This week on TFP we look at The Finer Points of getting cleared through Restricted airspace. Please enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #28

Published May 22, 2009 19:37
Length 12:25

This week on TFP we talk with 2008 National CFI of the year, Max Trescott about the Colgan air flight 3407 crash near Buffalo, New York. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Havin' Fun In The Sun III #160

Published May 17, 2009 14:36
Length 17:29

This week on The Finer Points we listen in on select highlights of a live radio broadcast from the broadcast headquarters of Sun N Fun Radio.

Aviation Safety Session #27

Published May 09, 2009 15:34
Length 09:19

In this episode we talk with a 400 hour commercial pilot, Dave, who holds an instrument rating and flies out of the Pheonix Arizona area. Dave tells about a close encounter he had with a runaway autopilot. Please enjoy TheFinerPoints!

Truly Magnetic #159

Published May 02, 2009 17:26
Length 06:54

This week on TFP we discuss the difference between True and Magnetic with an emphasis on how it relates to wind forecasts and reports. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Intro to Turbocharging #158

Published April 21, 2009 16:26
Length 08:07

This week on The Finer Points we will discuss turbocharging systems on aircraft engines. We’ll cover the purpose, basics of operation, and a few different types of systems that you might see in turbocharged airplane engines.

The Finer Points of Sectionals #157

Published March 23, 2009 19:49
Length 07:10

This week on The Finer Points we will discuss the nice to know details on VFR Sectional Charts. The sectional has a lot of great information on it, if you know where to look. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

TFP - Mail Call #156

Published March 20, 2009 06:00
Length 09:48

Hello Aviators! This week on TFP we talk with student pilot Robert Schorr, student pilot. Robert has been having difficulty with his landings during 'calm wind' days and not so much in cross winds or head winds.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Cross Country Tips #155

Published March 05, 2009 09:04
Length 06:37

For many of us, flying places is why we learn to fly. Lets discuss some tips and tricks to make your cross country planning easier. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Are you a-Wake? #154

Published February 27, 2009 03:22
Length 07:08

Hello Aviators! This week on TFP, we learn about the Wake Turbulence that is left behind by every airplane. Learn how it forms, how it moves, and how to avoid it. ---- Fly Your Best, Jason

In A Ditch- Aviation Podcast #153

Published February 20, 2009 03:22
Length 08:03

Hello Aviators! This episode of TFP will analyze the process of ditching. Sometimes ditching on water is our only choice in an emergency situation.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Intro To Gliding #152

Published February 13, 2009 03:22
Length 07:25

Hello Aviators, This week we will discuss unpowered flight. Understanding flight without power will help make us well rounded, safe pilots.
Fly Your Best

Jason

Multi Engine Flying #151

Published February 06, 2009 03:22
Length 07:55

Hello Aviators! This week on the Finer Points of Flying Podcast, weâll start a discussion about the transition from one engine to two, multi-engine flying.
Fly Your Best

Jason

Talkin' With Paul Craig #150

Published January 29, 2009 03:22
Length 21:25

This week on TFP we talk with Paul Craig, author of a revolutionary new book by ASA, that combines private and instrument training. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

Jason

Mountain Flying Fun #149

Published January 24, 2009 03:22
Length 06:51

This week on the Finer Points of Flying, weâll discuss why mountain flying deserves special considerations. Get ready for some fun and rewarding flying!

Aviation Safety Session #26

Published January 17, 2009 03:22
Length 07:42

This week on TFP, weâre back with another Safety Session. We will examine an NTSB report with hopes to learn from others and inspire conversation about how to make ourselves safer pilots. We'll be talking about carburetor ice, how it forms and how to prevent it. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

TFP Mail Call #148

Published January 10, 2009 03:22
Length 06:01

This week we consider the value of endorsing students for solo flight in class Bravo airspace. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason

Weather 101 #147

Published January 02, 2009 03:22
Length 06:04

This week on TFP we cover the basics of High and Low pressure systems. Review your weather theory this week on The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

VSpeeds Revisited #146

Published December 26, 2008 03:22
Length 07:14

In this podcast we review some basic distinctions regarding VSpeeds and have a visit from ForeFlight co-founder, Tyson Weihs.  Happy Holidays!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Virtually Real #145

Published December 19, 2008 03:22
Length 11

This week on TFP we look at www.fs-mp.com, a multi player online group of pilots that participate in a very realistic virtual world. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,

Jason

Aviation Safety Session #25

Published December 12, 2008 03:22
Length 06:03

This week we look at an accident that could have been prevented. Improve your flying safety with The Finer Points! Please enjoy!
Fly Your Best

Jason

Talkin' With Chris Burger #144

Published December 05, 2008 03:22
Length 09:43

This week we visit South Africa and talk with Chris Burger, author of 'Cockpit Procedures' now available from ASA. Chris is an expert in Aviation Psychology and Ergonomics and is working hard to increase safety. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

Jason

Don't Pass On Glass #143

Published November 24, 2008 03:22
Length 09:32

This week on TFP we discuss a couple of the many benefits of using new modern cockpit systems such as the G1000 or Cirrus Perspective. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best


jason

Talkin' With Ed Pasquale #142

Published November 14, 2008 03:22
Length 11:28

This week, we'll talk with Ed Pasquale, Flight Line Professor at Seneca  College in Toronto, Canada.  He is also a contributor to Punkstar Studios who is currently responsible for producing numerous iPhone applications for aviation, diving and more.  For more information, search Punkstar Studios in the iTunes Application store.

Talkin' With John Fisher #141

Published November 07, 2008 03:22
Length 13:35

This week on TFP we join Anais Radonich Galvin as she talks with John Fisher, Operations Manager at Oakland Center. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your

Jason

TFP Mail Call #140

Published October 31, 2008 02:22
Length 11:10

This week we answer a letter from a fan who is concerned about staying current and keeping safe. We look at some options to keep your head in the game while considering the limitations of your current lifestyle.
Fly your best,
Jason

Aviation Safety Session #24

Published October 24, 2008 02:22
Length 08:54

In this safety session we examine an accident report involving spin training and an article in Flight Training Magazine.
Fly your best.
Jason



Talkin' With David Howarth #139

Published October 17, 2008 02:22
Length 11:02

In this weeks podcast Anais and David Howarth give us a taste of bush flying in South Africa. Please enjoy the finer points.
Fly your best!
Jason

Mixing The Point #138

Published October 10, 2008 02:22
Length 08:54

This week we discuss the practice of CFI's pulling the mixture and actually killing the motor during single engine training. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

Jason

Talkin' With Becky Bock #137

Published October 03, 2008 02:22
Length 11:02

This week we talk with Becky Bock, ASA author and flight attendant extraordinaire. Please enjoy TFP!
Fly Your Best!
Jason

Aviation Safety Session #23

Published September 26, 2008 02:22
Length 07:56

This week we discuss an accident that happened on a dual training flight. Both the CFI and the student were OK but it brings up a great discussion about the positive exchange of flight controls.
Fly Your Best
Jason

Sky High Hope #136

Published September 20, 2008 02:22
Length 11:31

This week on TFP we talk with Kevin Query, founder of Sky High Hope, and organization that brings flight simulators in to hospitals. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

The Talkin' Pilot Proficiency Blues #135

Published September 12, 2008 02:22
Length 09:15

This week on TFP I'll sing you a song about the FAA ... safety.gov ... that, is. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason

TFP Mail Call #134

Published September 05, 2008 02:22
Length 10:47

This week on TFP we address some concerns from the forums. Hear a review of take off callouts, IFR lost comm procedures, and how to fly neighborly. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason

Talkin' With Dr.Michael Hayes #133

Published August 29, 2008 02:22
Length 10:44

This week on TFP we're talkin' with the author of the ASA Oral Test Prep guides, Dr. Michael Hayes. These common little books help aviators everywhere make it through check rides where others have failed. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best
Jason

Talking With Steve Benedict #132

Published August 21, 2008 10:30
Length 06:37

This week we sit down with Steve Benedict, a designated examiner. He talks about common mistakes and has some helpful advice to pass your check ride. Thanks for listening to The Finer Points!

Fly your best,
Jason

It Sounds Like Silence #131

Published August 15, 2008 02:22
Length 08:19

This week on TFP we discuss the controversial idea of partial power takeoffs as a noise abatement procedure.
Fly Your Best!
Jason

Oshkosh 2008 - POD-A-PALOOZA PART II #130

Published August 10, 2008 02:42
Length 57:13

In this week's double posting you'll hear part II of the annual Pod a Palooza. Please enjoy!

Oshkosh 2008 - POD-A-PALOOZA PART I #129

Published August 09, 2008 20:15
Length 50:31

In this episode of TFP we listen to the first half of Pod a Palooza 2008, live from the EAA forums at Oshkosh.

Live at Osh Kosh 2008 #128

Published August 01, 2008 10:23
Length 08:28

This week I join you live from a camp fire at Osh Kosh 2008.

Fly Your Best,
Jason


Talkin' With Jim Pitman #126

Published July 18, 2008 02:22
Length 10:56

Jim Pitman, the western regional manager of the Cessna Pilot Training Center, joins us this week for a discussion about creating more pilots and putting competition in perspective. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best
Jason

Talkin' With Arlynn #125

Published July 11, 2008 02:22
Length 12:49

Designated Pilot Examiner and Chief Flight Instructor, Arlynn McMahon, takes some time to discuss the benefit's of scenario based training. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

The Ten Commandments of Weather #124

Published July 05, 2008 02:22
Length 07:53

This week on TFP we go over the 10 commandments ... of weather. Please enjoy, The Finer Points.
Fly Your Best,
Jason

Avoid The Common Errors #123

Published June 27, 2008 02:22
Length 07:05

This week we review maneuvering speed and the effect the wind has on the airplane. Avoid common mistakes on your private pilot check ride and learn some tips on how to succeed. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Super Turbo Normalized #122

Published June 20, 2008 02:22
Length 04:14

Super Turbo Normalized - Aviation Podcast #122

Lions, Tigers and Bears ... oh my #121

Published June 13, 2008 02:22
Length 09:00

Last week storms rolled over the east coast and created delays that meant ground times of up to 4 hours for aircraft at JFK International. The controllers had their hands full. This week we listen in to some of the more stressful moments and reflect on the system we use to get the message across. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

When The Thunder Rolls #120

Published June 06, 2008 02:22
Length 06:55

Thunderstorms can be deadly. Understanding how they form can help you avoid them in your flying. This week we discuss the ingredients required for thunderstorms to form and the three main stages of any thunderstorm. This knowledge will increase your safety. Fly Your Best, Jason

Talkin' With Rich Batchelder #119

Published May 30, 2008 16:15
Length 14:01

This week Anais Radonich Galvin interviews designated pilot examiner, Richard Batchelder. Rich goes over some of the common mistakes pilot's make when going for the Private certificate. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Talkin' With Greg Brown #118

Published May 23, 2008 02:22
Length 10:37

This week on TFP we are talking with AOPA columnist and ASA author, Greg Brown, about the benefits of becoming a CFI. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

For Those About To Gawk #117

Published May 16, 2008 02:22
Length 08:47

This week I'll give you some very specific tips on how to safely transition from 'old' radios to the G1000. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #22

Published May 09, 2008 02:22
Length 11:52

In this safety session we look at an accident that occurred on a training flight during ground reference maneuvers. We review some basics about operating at low altitudes and I tell a story from my CFI check ride. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

House Of Glass #116

Published May 02, 2008 02:22
Length 12:16

This week we dig a bit deeper into the question about whether or not it's best to do your instrument training with a G1000 or in a standard panel airplane. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

TFP Mail Call #115

Published April 25, 2008 02:22
Length 14:37

This week we discuss leaning procedures and the difficulty in transitioning from the G1000 to a standard panel. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Havin' Fun In The Sun Part II #113

Published April 11, 2008 02:22
Length 09:53

Sun-N-Fun is this week and aviators all over the country are celebrating in Florida. This week on TFP we visit with Will Hawkins from the Pilot Flight Podlog. Will's grandfather was one of original lead engineers at Lockheed's 'Skunk Works'. Will tells some great stories about the U2 spy plane and more. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

TFP Mail Call #112

Published April 04, 2008 02:22
Length 10:18

This week we look at perfecting radio calls in busy airspace and avoiding frustration during training. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

The Thoughtful Owner #111

Published March 28, 2008 02:22
Length 10:57

This week we hear from Pilot and aircraft owner, Marty Kuhrt. Marty breaks down what he went through in his first year of aircraft ownership and lease back. Fly Your Best, Jason

Movin' On Up #110

Published March 21, 2008 02:22
Length 11:03

This week we talk with private pilot and Cirrus SR22 owner, Dan Richard. Dan gives us some insight into what it is like to be a Private Pilot with a new certificate and upgrading to a sophisticated airplane. Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #21

Published March 14, 2008 02:22
Length 08:08

How about an unintentional spin in IMC! No thanks. This week, aviation lecturer, Fred Abrams shares his knowledge and experience with us in the latest TFP Safety Session. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Captain Barry Schiff #109

Published March 07, 2008 03:22
Length 13:17

This week we hear from ASA author, AOPA columnist and internationally renowned aviator, Barry Schiff on what makes a pilot great. Please enjoy The Finer Points. Fly Your Best, Jason

Talkin' With Paul Hamilton #108

Published February 29, 2008 03:22
Length 12:16

Sport Pilot certificate expert and ASA author, Paul Hamilton, joins us for a discussion about this exciting new training option. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Report, Please! #107

Published February 22, 2008 03:22
Length 07:01

This week you'll hear an example of a PIREP being issued in flight. Review the importance of this essential communication line between aviators. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Talkin' With Max Trescott #106

Published February 15, 2008 03:22
Length 21:51

This week, Max Trescott visits the TFP Base Camp for a discussion about the G1000, User Fees, and the future of GA. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Own It #105

Published February 08, 2008 03:22
Length 08:30

This week we discuss the training and safety issues to consider when purchasing your first airplane. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #20

Published February 01, 2008 03:22
Length 09:44

In this safety session we continue thinking about spatial disorientation and continued vfr into imc. Hear an actual accident report of an unfortunate pilot who got in over his head. We can learn from each others mistakes. Fly Your Best, Jason

Talkin' With Fred Abrams - Part 2 #104

Published January 25, 2008 03:22
Length 14:25

This week we check in with Fred Abrams about continued VFR into IMC. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Comm 2 is 4 U #103

Published January 18, 2008 03:22
Length 07:14

This week we head back into the discussion about whether or not a Private Pilot can LEGALLY hand control of the airplane to a non pilot passenger. Also, I will give you a tip that will help you keep things organized during high stress, high workload flights. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Back To Base - ics #102

Published January 11, 2008 03:22
Length 13:26

This week we go over some of the things you should always remember to do when you get to that very important part of your VFR landing procedure ... the base leg. Please enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason

TFP Mail Call 101

Published January 03, 2008 19:17
Length 12:57

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This week we discuss VFR flight following, managing your radios on cross country flights and discuss maintaining visual separation while on an IFR flight plan. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Talkin' With Fred Abrams #99

Published December 21, 2007 03:22
Length 12:43

Fred Abrams is a nationally known aviation lecturer, humorist, veteran instrument instructor, volunteer FAA Aviation Safety Counselor, and aviation technical writer. This week on TFP Fred gives us his unique insight into getting the most out of ATC. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #19

Published December 14, 2007 03:22
Length 08:36

This week Sasa Pocek, developer of Aerobid.net, tells us a remarkable story of an encounter with a mad man at his local airport. This story is a reminder to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity at your field. Be safe ... and fly your best, Jason

The Great Lazy Eight #98

Published December 07, 2007 03:22
Length 07:43

This week we continue our discussion of Commercial flight maneuvers. Specifically, the Lazy Eight. Develop your understanding of the aerodynamic changes that occur as your airplane changes speed. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Oh Chandelle #97

Published November 30, 2007 03:22
Length 08:30

This week we discuss the commercial flight maneuver, 'The Chandelle'. Hear how commercial flight training can be valuable for any pilot. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Bob Gardner Part I #96

Published November 16, 2007 03:22
Length 10:49

This week we talk with veteran flight instructor and author of "Say Again, Please", Bob Gardner. This week on TFP, Bob gives us some tips on how to effectively communicate. His book, "Say Again, Please" is available at www.asa2fly.com Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Start Riding The Rails #95

Published November 09, 2007 03:22
Length 07:47

This week I will give you a procedure that will help you nail rate / airspeed decents during Instrument Flight. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #18

Published November 02, 2007 02:22
Length 17:04

This week on TFP we discuss mid air collision avoidance. Hear actual ATC recordings of a mid air collision and get some suggestions on how to avoid other airplanes in flight. Enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason

Oh, That Sinking Feeling #94

Published October 26, 2007 02:22
Length 11:44

This week on The Finer Points we continue our discussion of better and best glide speeds. Learn to make a Glide Polar for your aircraft this week on TFP. Please enjoy! Fly Your Best, Jason

Your BEST and your BETTER glide speeds #93

Published October 19, 2007 02:22
Length 08:34

This week we discuss the difference between your best glide speed (L/Dmax) and a speed slightly slower, minimum sink. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason

Get Down, Now #92

Published October 12, 2007 02:22
Length 08:57

This week on TFP we discuss Emergency Descents, a maneuver often under emphasized in flight training. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Tom Gilmore #91

Published October 05, 2007 02:22
Length 09:51

Tom Gilmore is an expert on using flight training devices to teach instrument skills. After more than 12,000 flight hours and 40 years in the flight training business, Tom Gilmore has published this knowledge in a book called, "Teaching Confidence In The Clouds". This week we chat with Tom about this topic and how it is covered in his book. You can find Tom's book online at http://www.asa2fly.com Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Lou Fields Part III #90

Published September 28, 2007 02:22
Length 12:25

Former FAA examiner and Naval Aviator, Lou Fields, describes some harrowing experiences during his time flying jets. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Mora, Oroca, Moca Polka #89

Published September 21, 2007 02:22
Length 09:52

This week I address some of the details of the low altitude enroute chart, the difference between, OROCA and MORA ... and how MOCA fits in there. 

Also, visit the TFP forums for a discussion on the use of 121.50 in search and rescue operations.


Until next time,

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Fight Watch, Out #88

Published September 14, 2007 02:22
Length 07:46

Learning how to give Pireps is a critical part of flying and is often overlooked in Flight Training. This week on TFP we review the procedure for giving Pireps in flight. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason Check out "The Aviation Video Podcast by On The Flight Line" in itunes and on youtube.

The Greater Simulator #87

Published September 07, 2007 02:22
Length 10:25

Using simulators during IFR training can be incredibly effective. Learn The Finer Points of using this great training tool. Fly Your Best, Jason

Keeping Track Of Time #86

Published August 24, 2007 02:22
Length 09:36

Keeping track of fuel is one thing ... knowing where the most fuel remains at any given moment is quite another. This week on TFP I will give you a procedure to help with fuel management. Check out the new podcast, simply called "The Aviation Video Podcast by On The Flight Line" It's free and it's on You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/ontheflightline Fly Your Best, Jason

Going Down Slow #85

Published August 17, 2007 02:22
Length 08:51

Non Precision approach descent rates. Should they be faster than preciscion approach descent rates? This week on TFP we discuss the benefits of being able to control your rate of descent and your airspeed, IFR or VFR. Learn specific techniques and enjoy The Finer Points. Fly Your Best, Jason

Find Yours, Keep Yours #84

Published August 10, 2007 02:22
Length 11:40

Finding a flight school and a CFI is something that we all contend with ... during primary training and recurrency training. This episode of TFP is dedicated to all of those 'soon to be aviators' who are interested in learning to fly. Direct all of your non - aviators friends to this link, where they can get basic questions answered on how to find a good school and CFI. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Pod a Palooza from Oshkosh 2007 #83

Published August 03, 2007 02:22
Length 30:29

At Oshkosh this year I had the opportunity to sit in with many other aviation podcasters and wax nautical. No lectures this week, just these highlights from the pod a palooza in Wisconsin. Fly Your Best, Jason

Beams Me Down Scotty #82

Published July 27, 2007 02:22
Length 12:23

1947 - The war is over and the aviators are coming home. We are using the knowledge we attained during combat to build a civil aviation system. This week on TFP I thought it would be fun to honor the hereos of yesterday by reading from a 1947 edition of FLYING magazine. Being discussed are the pro's and con's of Ground Controlled Approaches vs Instrument Landing Systems. Enjoy TFP! Be Safe and Fly Your Best, Jason Look for us at OSH!

Aviation Safety Session #17

Published July 20, 2007 02:22
Length 08:54

Good decisions keep pilots safe. In this aviation safety session, learn about a recent experience of mine where a turn of events meant the difference between life and death.

Also, check out an awesome new safety tool at www.foreflight.com Fly Your Best, Jason

Hold On A Minute #81

Published July 13, 2007 02:22
Length 07:10

It's Holding Patterns this week on The Finer Points. Learn some tips for hold entries. Please enjoy TFP! Jason

Rules To Remember #80

Published July 06, 2007 02:22
Length 06:04

3 Rules to keep you safe on your way to the big show ... or anywhere you fly. Enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason Check out our HD video tutorials at www.ontheflightline.com

Aviation Safety Session #16

Published June 22, 2007 02:22
Length 10:38

In Flight Training we are often told that turning back to the airport in the event of a power loss is NOT what you should do and yet it still happens that some pilots try. This week on TFP I tell a story from my own flight training about a real power loss on takeoff. Be Safe and Fly Your Best, Jason

Summer's Here and It's Back To School #79

Published June 15, 2007 02:22
Length 06:53

Interested in IFR training? This week I answer a listener request and give you four solid tips for IFR training. Enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason

The Spin Cycle #78

Published June 08, 2007 02:22
Length 09:49

This week we address spin modes and spin recovery. Hear what Ben Freelove from Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety has to say about spinning the Cessna 152 Aerobat. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

A Perfectly Curved S #77

Published June 01, 2007 02:22
Length 05:24

Ground Reference Manuevers ... Oh My! Join me and my guest Anais Radonich Galvin as we offer up tips and tricks to make ground reference manuevers easy as pie. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

The Sky Is Falling #76

Published May 25, 2007 02:22
Length 09:32

Sometimes airplanes hit skydivers. This week on TFP we hear from a seasoned jumper and jump pilot. Get tips on how to avoid ever having that happen to you. Thanks to Dave, SkyDive Radio.
Be Safe and Fly Your Best,

Jason

Tune, Twist, Identify, Oh My #75

Published May 18, 2007 02:22
Length 08:16

Learn a procedure that will make your IFR flying safer and more efficient. This week on TFP I discuss re-arranging the order of the common VOR procedure, Tune, Identify, Twist. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #15

Published May 11, 2007 02:22
Length 08:18

It's time for another Safety Session. How can CFI's effectively balance their safety responsibilities to their students with their financial responsibilties to their employers. Find out, this week on The Finer Points! Enjoy. Be Safe and Fly Your Best! Jason

With Your Lights Knocked Out #74

Published May 04, 2007 02:22
Length 07:11

Can you fly when one of your strobes is burned out? What if you have a beacon too? Are you still legal? This week on TFP, I go over the regulations regarding aircraft lights. Keep yourself legal and avoid trouble, those are two ingredients to happy flying! Fly Your Best, Jason

3 Things You Should Always Never Do #73

Published April 27, 2007 02:22
Length 05:39

This week on TFP I'll help you make life simple ... live by 'always' and 'never' in the cockpit and add safety to your flying. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Learn Your ABC's #72

Published April 06, 2007 23:01
Length 09:24

Practice your simulated engine failure by couch flying this weeks procedure. Make sure that if the worst happens to you it doesn't catch you off guard. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

TFP Mail Call #71

Published March 30, 2007 02:22
Length 11:33

Welcome back aviators! This week on TFP I answer some questions from the Forums at www.thefinerpoints.net. We are discussing why Va gets lower with weight and how to log cross country time. Please enjoy, The Finer Points. Fly Your Best! Jason

Train For The Test #070

Published March 23, 2007 02:22
Length 08:14

This week on TFP I talk about the Student / Instructor relationship, rigidity in the training environment and how training for the test and training for safety are one and the same. Fly Your Best! jason

What's It All A Belt? #69

Published March 16, 2007 02:22
Length 06:54

This week on TFP I go over the seatbelt requirements for Pilots and Passengers alike. Sometimes the details need to be heard over and over again before they stick, find out how well you know what's what when it comes to seat belts. Please enjoy The Finer Points!



Fly Your Best,Jason


TFP Mail Call #68

Published March 09, 2007 03:22
Length 08:18

This week on TFP I answer questions about retracting flaps during a power off glide and how simulators can be effectively used during IFR training. Until next time ... Fly Your Best! Jason

What To Do If It's Not You #67

Published March 02, 2007 03:22
Length 13:46

It can sometimes be difficult to tell another pilot that you are uncomfortable with the way they are flying. This week on TFP I address that problem and give some suggestions for how to deal with it. Plus, listen to in flight audio from an aerobatic flight lesson. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason

Aviation Safety Session #14

Published February 23, 2007 03:44
Length 08:02

Three Strikes and you're out.  This week on the Finer Points I tell a story about a recent seaplane trip from Vancouver to Saltspring island on the west coast of Canada.  We can all learn from each others experiences.  Please enjoy The Finer Points. 

Visit us online at

http://www.ontheflightline.com

Fly Your Best,
Jason


Get Lost Comm Straight #66

Published February 16, 2007 03:22
Length 06:10

Aviators?  Do you copy?  This week on TFP we talk about lost comm procedures and some of the specific rules regarding Class D airspace.

Fly Your Best,
Jason


Aviation Safety Session #13

Published February 02, 2007 03:22
Length 07:43

They're back!  Now integrated into the weekly podcasts Aviation Safety Sessions are back in your iPod.  This week Anais Radonich Galvin joins me in the studio for a discussion about Go Arounds.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Feelin' Loopy Too #64

Published January 19, 2007 03:22
Length 06:15

Ben Freelove from Tutima School Of Aviation Safety - Sean D. Tucker visits us this week and breaks down the procedure for doing a ballistic aileron roll.  Enjoy TFP!

Check out the On The Flight Line Sneak Peek page at

www.ontheflightline.com/sneakpeek

Fly Your Best,
Jason

How Do You See The Class E #63

Published January 12, 2007 03:22
Length 13:25

Class E airspace is often difficult to spot on VFR charts. This week on TFP I review where class E exists and how it is depicted on the VFR Charts. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason


The Early Daze #61

Published December 22, 2006 03:22
Length 10:39

This week on TFP I answer an email regarding traffic pattern operations and give some tips on the early stages of flight training.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Billboards In The Sky #60

Published December 15, 2006 03:22
Length 12:31

 Is Skywriting a lost art?  This week on TFP I answer an email from a listener 'Down Under' who is curious about the lost art of skywriting.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Get Your Ticket Wet #59

Published December 08, 2006 03:22
Length 09:24

Happy Holidays Aviators.  This week on TFP I lay out a plan for those of you planning on pursuing an instrument rating.  Learn a methodology that will help bring focus to your training.  Enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason


When The Wing Flaps #58

Published December 01, 2006 03:22
Length 14:37

Understanding the aerodynamic effect of flap application can be difficult for primary students.  This week on TFP we are joined, once again, by Torea Rodriguez as we work to uncover the mystery of the flaps.

Fly Your Best,
Jason


Thanksgiving Day Mail Call #57

Published November 24, 2006 03:22
Length 19:10

Happy Thanksgiving Aviators!  It's a Mail Call this week on TFP.  I answer email questions on:

-Using a GATS jar
-Using an autopilot during IFR flight
-Aviation gear for the beginning Pilot
-Working while you train


Also, there will be no Aviation Safety Session this month.

Have a very happy holiday and until next time,

Fly Your Best,

Jason


Get Clear on Your Clearance #56

Published November 17, 2006 03:22
Length 05:55

ATC directives can be challenging, particularly in the IFR environment.  Learn to break your approach clearance into components to understand the information you are receiving and hopefully reading back.  Turkey Day is getting close and I hope you enjoy The Finer Points! 

Fly Your Best,
Jason


On An Angel's Wings #55

Published November 10, 2006 03:22
Length 07:18

This week we visit with Mark Merrill.  Northern California Wing Leader for Angel Flight West.  Angel Flight provides a service that connects pilots with medical patients who need rides, visit them on line at

www.angelflight.org

Until next time ... Fly Your Best.

Jason

Analyzing Landings Part II #54

Published November 03, 2006 03:22
Length 10:20

This week we continue with landings.  Learn specific exercises to improve your landings.  Enjoy The Finer Points.

Jason

Aviation Safety Session #12

Published October 30, 2006 11:00
Length 10:09

This month we review an accident that happened as a result of the pilot not performing weight and balance computations before takeoff.  Review the computation and graph method of determining whether or not you are operating within CG limits.  Also learn a weight shift formula for when your passengers ask you, "Is it ok if I put this bag in back?".  Enjoy The Finer Points.

Jason

Analyzing Landings #53

Published October 27, 2006 02:22
Length 11:38

This podcast will help you differentiate the good from the bad during landing analysis.  Learn how to divide the landing into five specific segments. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Until Next Time,

Fly Your Best.

Gettin' There Without A Scare #52

Published October 20, 2006 02:22
Length 28:22

AOPA columnist, Greg Brown, joins us this week and gives some advice on how to complete your flights safely.  Sometimes the go / no-go decision isn't black or white.  This week on TFP you'll hear some tips from an industry expert.

Fly Your Best,

Jason


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Down But Not Out #51

Published October 13, 2006 02:22
Length 14:43

 This week we talk with Captain Rod from the Civil Air Patrol.  Learn techniques that will increase your chances of survival in the event of an off airport landing.  Enjoy The Finer Points!

Jason

Answers About Avidyne #50

Published October 06, 2006 02:22
Length 15:38

This week we talk with Thom Leveque, Northern California Regional Sales manager for Cirrus Design.  Thom anwers some questions about the Avidyne Entegra Avionics Suite.  You'll enjoy hearing concrete examples of why Cirrus believes the Avidyne Suite is a superior product. 

Also, hear an excerpt from our High Airwork CD and learn a few tips about Slow Flight.  Enjoy TFP!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

How To Play With The TSA #49

Published September 29, 2006 02:22
Length 15:21

Review the TSA requirements to begin training.  If you are a CFI, be sure that you and your students are in compliance.  The ASFP is doing a fantastic job at streamlining the process and can be found online at www.flightschoolcandidates.gov

Also, I recently completed an online CFI renewal course with Gleim Publications and it was great!  Visit Gleim online at their website, www.gleim.com


OneSixRight is on tour and coming to a theater near you!  Don't miss this beautiful movie.  You can find the dates and times at www.onesixright.com

Until next time ...

Fly Your Best!
Jason



Aviation Safety Session #11

Published September 25, 2006 10:00
Length 16:15

This month we examine a Cirrus Design SR - 20 accident from August.  Learn from this pilot's descisions and improve safety in your own flying.

Fly Your Best,

Jason


Weather or Not, You Call #48

Published September 22, 2006 02:22
Length 21:37

This week we listen to in-flight audio of an F-16 intercept and discuss the importance of receiving weather briefings before every flight. Review the different types of briefings and listen to a discussion about the importance of talking to an FSS.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

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It's Severe Not To Clear #47

Published September 15, 2006 02:22
Length 10:53

Learn a procedure for clearing airspace that will help ensure you do it. Every time! Sometimes the secret to dilligence is having a procedure that never changes. Adopt this procedure for clearing turns and do it the same way every time. Thanks for listening and enjoy The Finer Points.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

When It All Goes Pink #46

Published September 08, 2006 02:22
Length 14:23

Have you ever failed a checkride? Got Pink? This week on TFP we visit with our friend Lou Fields, a designated pilot examiner for more than 30 years. Lou tells us some of the things to avoid when preparing for a checkride. Also, listen to excerpts from The High Airwork CD as I throw in some of my own suggestions. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Sparky On The Spot #45

Published September 01, 2006 02:22
Length 16:56

Mountain Flying Expert Sparky Imeson joins me this week for a discussion about some of the general principles of back country flying. This podcast is a good compliment to Episode 28 and Safety Session 6.
Check out Sparky's website here www.mountainflying.com
Until next week ....
Fly Your Best!

Aviation Safety Session #10

Published August 30, 2006 23:12
Length 07:29

This month we discuss Comair flight 5191 and discuss procedures that might prevent departure from the wrong runway. Be safe and fly your best!
Jason

A Version Of Diversion #44

Published August 25, 2006 02:22
Length 10:27

VFR Diversions are a skill every pilot should have down cold. This week on The Finer Points you will learn the order of operations required for a successful diversion. Practice this procedure before you ever go to the airport and save time and money. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Two Plan Scan #43

Published August 18, 2006 02:22
Length 10:44

I'm married aviators! The wedding was marvelous and we're back to work this week talking about IFR scan techniques. Learn techniques for scanning the instruments when you lose reference to the horizon and learn to avoid the common pitfalls.
Fly Your Best,

Jason

This Old Guitar - Music from TFP

Published August 11, 2006 02:22
Length 02:27

No lecture this week, aviators ... just my wedding! ... and this John Denver song 4 U.

thanks for listening, we'll resume next week.

Jason

The One-Six Right Delight #42

Published August 04, 2006 02:22
Length 14:05

Hello Aviators! We're back from Oshkosh and this week we're talking to Brian Terwilliger, producer and director of One Six Right. One Six right is a documentary film about the struggle for survival of the Van Nuys Airport. Learn more about One Six Right by clicking here.

Well Aviators ... today is my birthday and I've got one to week to go before I get married. It's a great year so far and I thank you for your listening and your support!

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Aviation Safety Session #9

Published August 01, 2006 10:00
Length 06:08

In this month's safety session we look at an accident that occured recently at Hayward Executive Airport, Hayward California. This tragic accident is a reminder of the dangerous inherent in this sport we all love so much. Be safe!
Fly Your Best
Jason

Positively Dynamic #41

Published July 21, 2006 02:22
Length 08:06

Dynamic Stability refers to stability in pitch around the lateral axis ... over time. This week on The Finer Points we wrap up our discussion of longitudinal stability by going over the three types of dynamic stability. This podcast compliments 'Don't Give Me Static, Stability - Aviation Podcast # 26'.

Please remember that next week we are on our Audio Airventure publication schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We will resume the normal program the week after Oshkosh.

Fly Your Best!
Jason

Down With The Ground #40

Published July 14, 2006 02:22
Length 16:13

Do you perform magneto grounding checks before shutting down your engine? If so, what procedure do you use? This week on The Finer Points we welcome special guest Justin Louw, former Navy mechanic and owner of Oakland Aircraft Maintenance. Justin and I discuss the different procedures for confirming your magnetos are grounding properly. Eleven Days to Oshkosh ... one month to my wedding ... life is good! Enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason

You Are My Density #39

Published July 07, 2006 02:22
Length 16:22

Density altitude can be an issue for all pilots. Each year pilots from the flatland experience the effects of density altitude on trips to higher terrain and sometimes find themselves in trouble. This week on The Finer Points we have a conversation about the effects of air density on aircraft performance. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Goodbye Charlie #38

Published June 30, 2006 02:22
Length 11:11

Departing class C airspace can be challenging if you are not familiar with the required radio procedures. This week we go over the correct procedures when departing class C airspace.

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Thanks for Listening and Fly Your Best!

Jason

Aviation Safety Session #8

Published June 26, 2006 10:00
Length 09:24

In June there were at least two fatal accidents as a result of engine failures. This month we review these as a reminder of the importance of practicing simulated engine failures.

Be Safe and Fly Your Best


The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent #37

Published June 23, 2006 02:22
Length 12:03

Advection fog is the reason the coldest winter you'll ever spend is a summer in San Francisco. This week on TFP we learn about what it is and how it works.

Also on this weeks show I introduce the Clarity Aloft aviation headset. Aloft Technologies makes one of the industries best headsets.

For more information www.clarityaloft.com

Fly Your Best, Jason



Dare To Stay Aware #35

Published June 09, 2006 02:22
Length 12:27

Hello Aviators!

Break radio silence! Learn proper communication techniques in a non-towered environment and contribute to flying safety. Review common traffic advisory procedures with this podcast and enhance your skills. Last night there was a beautiful full moon over the bay and I am looking forward to an awesome summer. Almost one month to Oshkosh and two months to my wedding! Wow. Thanks for listening. Jason

O Teacher, My Teacher #34

Published June 02, 2006 02:22
Length 21:00

This week on TFP we talk to Gordon Henrie, a teacher to teachers. Gordon's book, "Instructional Methods For Flight Instructors" is full of invaluable knowledge gathered over 50 years of flying. Also, at the request of a listener we address tipping practices as they relate to line service personnel.

Check out Gordon Henrie's website at

www.imfi.net

*NOTE TO LISTENERS - Gordon's audio is mono so please make sure your balance setting are centered


Aviation Safety Session #7

Published May 29, 2006 10:00
Length 13:14

In 1996 a Gulfstream G-IV crashed at Palwaukee Municipal Airport. This month we discuss the importance of communication in a two-crew environment. Learn from this accident and improve your flying safety.

The Fife T's #33

Published May 26, 2006 02:22
Length 12:13

IFR flying is some of the most challenging flying you will do. To be prepared for it you have stay ahead of the airplane. This week we take a fresh look at using the 5 T's. Even if you are a VFR pilot you benefit from this podcast.

Flow Like A Pro #31

Published May 12, 2006 02:22
Length 11:19

Hello TFP listeners! This week on The Finer Points we talk with Wright Bass, a local contract pilot who has had experience as a CFI, a cargo pilot and an airline pilot. Wright tells us how flow checks and dry time can really help with check rides at any level. Also, a reminder that the TFP / Zuluworks open house is one week from today at 3180 17th st., San Francisco. There will be music, snacks and us. :) The party starts at 7pm ... see you there!

Read It Back, Jack #30

Published May 05, 2006 02:22
Length 14:36

Hello Finer People! This week we hear 'The Finer Points' of communications, especially the read back. Learn when it's important to repeat what ATC says to you and when it's not. Stay tuned through the outro and hear the antithesis of last week's podcast, 'A Classy Bravo Transition' - Part II. Enjoy

A Classy Bravo Transition #29

Published April 28, 2006 02:22
Length 13:13

Learn the communications procedures required to transition Class B airspace. Hear in flight audio of an actual bravo transition. Often Private Pilots are not comfortable with complex airspace because as students they are taught to avoid it. Learn procedures that will make you a safer more versatile pilot! If you are a bay are listener click here for information about the Finer Points / Zuluworks open house, Thursday May 18 at 7:00 PM.

Aviation Safety Session #6

Published April 24, 2006 10:00
Length 14:38

Mountain flying can be challenging. Avoid making the mistakes I made as a young instructor. This month's Safety Session is a story from my experience that will help improve safety in the community. Enjoy The Finer Points!

File The Plan Stan #28

Published April 21, 2006 02:22
Length 14:46

Listen to in-flight audio and learn the proper techniques for filing VFR flight plans. Search and Rescue is a free service offered to pilots. Unfortunately, in VFR flying it is rarely used. Perhaps this is because pilots are not familiar with the filing procedures. Well ... worry no more! This week's podcast clears that up. Enjoy The Finer Points.

For The Love Of Flying #27

Published April 14, 2006 02:22
Length 11:51

Hello aviators! I'm back from Sun N Fun and I couldn't help posting a file about one of my favorite industry magazines, FLYING. FLYING was founded 1927 and is currently distributed to more than 1.3 million readers making it the most widely distributed aviation magazine in the world. This is a nod to aviation's oldest and most trusted source of information. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Don't Give Me Static, Stability #26

Published April 07, 2006 02:22
Length 07:34

Static Stability is what we're dealing with this week on The Finer Points. We are going to work on The aircraft's initial tendencies in longitudinal stability. Look for a podcast on dynamic stability to follow. Oh, I look up to the sky!

Havin' Fun In The Sun #25

Published March 31, 2006 03:22
Length 11:19

Hi Friends, this week the whole industry is getting ready to head off to Sun N Fun in Lakeland Florida. On this episode of the The Finer Points we talk with Max Trescott, speaker at Sun N Fun and industry expert on the G1000. Max shares some insight into the benefits of glass cockpit systems and how to learn them. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Own Your very own G1000 Book!

The G1000 Book is now on sale in our store.
You can Help support The Finer Points and learn how to use the G1000!
Our Pilot Shop is located here.
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A Pane In The Glass #24

Published March 24, 2006 03:22
Length 09:40

Hi Friends, this week we discuss the proper techniques for cleaning your aircraft windshield. Using information provided by LP Aero Plastics, we get to the bottom of which cleaners are the best to use on acrylic plastic windshields. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Aviation Safety Session #4

Published February 27, 2006 14:00
Length 10:53

Hello finer people! One of the coolest things about podcasting is that it's global ... in this month's Safety Session we answer the letter of a friend down under. When over a city ... and the engine quits ... what about the freeway option? Listen here and continue the discussion in the new TFP Forum. Cheers, Jason


Honorable Discharge #20

Published February 24, 2006 03:22
Length 08:11

Well friends it was great talking with Lou and there will be more of that to come, but it's back to work this week on The Finer Points. This week I discuss checking the electrical system prior to takeoff. Learn a system that will help you be sure that you leave the ground with a healthy electrical system. Fly Your Best!


Lou Fields Part II #19

Published February 17, 2006 03:22
Length 06:39

Hello aviators. This week on The Finer Points we talk again with Lou Fields. If you haven't heard part one with Lou ... you've got to check it out. He describes techniques used in carrier landings. It' podcast #17. Anyhow this week Lou describes basic Navy training in the late 1940's. Please enjoy. :)


Roll Away The View #16

Published January 27, 2006 03:22
Length 07:25

Hi Friends this week we take a look at the flippers and fins ... ailerons and rudder that is :) Learn why you need more rudder with faster roll rates.

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Level Headed #11

Published December 23, 2005 03:22
Length 06:50

This week I'm going to give you a flying procedure that will help you capture and hold altitude when leveling off from a climb. We're going to talk about how the trim tab works and why pitch, trim, and then power is the desired order of operations.


Towing Banners Over Tanners #10

Published December 16, 2005 12:00
Length 05:41

Howdy y'all ... we're having a little fun this week and taking a peek at the world of banner towing. CFI and tow pilot, Adam Johnson, joins us to talk about the experience of towing banners.

PilotCast Interview
Check out the Pilotcast! I did a guest appearance on the podcast for pilots by pilots.
Listen to the Interview

Happy Channukah,
Jason


Crazy Drunk Drivers #9

Published December 09, 2005 03:22
Length 06:28

Whether you are flying for fun or enrolled in flight training, this weeks lecture will give you a procedure to be sure you have checked everything during taxi. Take notes and use these call outs to enhance your flying safety.


To Teach Or Not To Teach #8

Published December 02, 2005 12:00
Length 08:51

Hi friends! This week I answer one of our listeners who emailed us and asked, "Is it realistic to make a full time living out of instructing? Is aviation coming back?" People ask me this question quite often so I thought I would give it some web time. Plus I love to talk about flying ;) Wendy O'mally, Beech 99 Pilot for the cargo company Ameriflight joins us to help answer this question and paint a picture of life in aviation.


For Callin' Out Loud #7

Published November 25, 2005 03:22
Length 06:06

Hi friends ... Happy Thanksgiving! This year I am thankful for so many things! My beautiful fiance, Jessica, has a turkey in the oven and we are with some of our closest loves. I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed day....But when you're done with dessert get your pen out and take notes because we're going to work this week on The Finer Points. In this episode I speak to the point of using call-outs in your flying. Give yourself procedures that will make your flying safer.


Putting Your Work To The Taste #6

Published November 18, 2005 12:00
Length 03:49

Hi Friends ... my co-producer Raleigh, Rob from Zuluworks and myself flew down to check out the podcast expo last week and were interviewed by Macworld! I was trying to get some remote recording tips off of a guy with some really cool recording equipment and next thing I know he wants to talk to us! You can hear that interview at http://www.macworld.com/2005/11/downloads/mwpodcast14.mp3 Thanks Cyrus :) In this weeks lecture I give some tips on how to measure the quality of your work as a CFI. Tips and tricks for students to bring to their CFI and vice versa. Enjoy!


Dollars and Sense#5

Published November 11, 2005 12:00
Length 04:51

Hi everybody, In this week's aviation lecture I discuss the costs involved in flight training and suggest ways to keep it easy on the wallet. Don't be fooled by false advertising. Thanks a lot for listening and it's great to get the feedback. Marc from Virginia wrote in to say that he's thinking about learning to fly ... you know what I say about that Marc ... go for it! He also mentioned that he thought we should make the podcasts longer and we agree. There's always more room for The Finer Points:) Mark, you'll be happy to know that in a week or two, we are introducing the first Finer Point's Safety Session where we analyze real NTSB records in an attempt to improve flying safety. These episodes will come out in addition to my weekly lectures. So the podcasts aren't longer, there's just more of 'em :)


Feelin' Loopy - Aerobatics #4

Published November 04, 2005 12:00
Length 05:01

In this episode of The Finer Points I interview Ben Freelove, an Instructor at the Sean D. Tucker School of Aerobatics. Ben gives us his insight into spins, snap rolls and aerobatic training for pilots. Related Links: Sean D. Tucker School of Aerobatics: www.PowerAerobatics.com Ben Freelove's personal site: BenFreelove.com


The Final Base Turn #3

Published October 29, 2005 02:05
Length 05:32

In This episode of The Finer Points I unravel the mystery of the stall / spin accidents that have occurred during the base leg as the pilot turns onto the final approach. Don't make the same mistakes hundreds of others have made. Enhance your flight training by listening to this lecture.


Check The Do List #1

Published October 20, 2005 15:00
Length 03:49

My First aviation podcast ... in this episode I speak to the point of checklist usage. Here are ways to make sure that your system is as safe as it can be. Build redundancy into your flying. Enjoy! :)


The Finer Points of Flying #0

Published October 14, 2005 07:28
Length 02:29

Hi everybody! Welcome to my aviation podcast. This is an educational series about the fine details of flying. In this episode I introduce myself . In this medium I am able to blend my love of music with my love of flying. Enjoy the Finer Points!