|Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on November 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM||comments (2)|
By Paul Sindberg
This is what we are all told, but the truth is different from the inside, isn’t it? It all depends on your viewpoint and how you make decisions. When I started to fly I did whatever it took to have the flight completed successfully. I rated the experience as to how well I accomplished the mission of getting to my destination. Now that I have a few thousand hours under my logbook belt as it were, I have a different yardstick. I rate my flight a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on August 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM||comments (2)|
By Mike Perkins
These days when we think about cockpit distractions, we are apt think about texting and phone calls, and they certainly have their potential consequences. But there still are the aviation classics that occasionally reach up and smite us.
Departing Sun ‘n Fun this April 13, a Lancair Legacy experienced an unlatched canopy shortly after takeoff. Those on the ground observed the front-hinged canopy moving up and down 6 – 12 inches. Shortly afte...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on May 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
By Mike Perkins
Three lousy questions. That’s all it may take to determine whether or not you should go flying with a fellow pilot, whether that pilot has the mindset to keep you safe, to keep themselves safe, and to keep safe the people beneath the aircraft on the ground.
An accident near Lake-in-the-Hills Airport recently took the lives of a pilo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on March 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM||comments (0)|
By Elton Eisele
It's a word we pilots hear quite often. So often, unfortunately, that its true nature is as overlooked as the air we breathe—We just don't think about it until it is not there.
Let's take a moment and look at the definition of safety. The dictionary tells us safety is:
|Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on February 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM||comments (2)|
by Ole Sindberg
CFI and CFII, Safety Chairman Emeritus, EAA Chapter 790
The recent Cirrus SR-20 accident close to Lake in the Hills Airport got me thinking. Here was an accomplished businessman with his three passengers – including two daughters – piloting a high performance airplane in very marginal weather. Ceilings varied but were often reported a bit less than 1000ft. He was a private pilot with no instrument rating.
He over flew DuPage airp...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EAA 790 Webmaster on January 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
by Mike Perkins
I’ve often asked myself what I’d do if I had to make a forced landing over trees or over invisible terrain at night. In the Midwest, that’s as likely as a rocky, forced-landing out West or a water landing in Minnesota. But all three represent the same problem – being forced to set down over airplane-hostile territory
Recently I read Paul Bertorelli’s fine article, “Fun with Parachute M...Read Full Post »