Flight Instruction Lesson 06 Piro Flip Vs Chaos

April 5, 2011

Flight Instruction Lesson 06 Piro Flip Vs Chaos This Video was reposted on this channel with written permission from www.RCHeliResource.com. Original Video Can be located here: www.rcheliresource.com

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March 4, 2011

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Cessna 152 flight instruction videos – coming soon!

January 18, 2011

A quick introduction to the Cessna 152 – the most popular flight trainer out there. Watch my channel, and subscribe, because soon, I will be uploading some flight training videos for the Cessna 152, in FSX. I am a pilot in training my self, so I will try to upload new videos as I learn the stuff! Thanks, enjoy!

Nurse, Turned Flight Instruction School Owner/pilot Extraordinaire

April 3, 2010

On a recent Sunday afternoon, this writer caught up with a successful woman business owner, whose flight instruction and general aviation business is physically located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. But, how did Evelyn A. Carlson, a Nursing Instructor at St. John College in Cleveland, Ohio ultimately emerge as a partner in a Learn to Fly business on the West Coast and become a pilot extraordinaire. Here’s the story.

As an intermediate step, Carlson began to teach both Nursing and Flight Instruction as an Assistant Professor in two different departments at Kent State University, one of which was Technology (think Flying). Lyn commented that both of these teaching endeavors were not so dissimilar as they might seem at first glance. Sure, the data itself was different, but not the process. Both had scientific and technical aspects; each involved manipulating equipment; and both at times required instantaneous decisions.

Of course, as we age and experience a wide range of different life circumstances, a number of unexpected choices emerge. Just ask Lyn Carlson if that didn’t happen to her. Further, some of the chapters in our lives take place before age 50, while other parts of our life evolve later.

Along the way, Lyn served in the Peace Corps in Nyeri, Kenya, where she taught nursing. Further, during graduate school, Carlson received a National Institute of Health full scholarship and living expenses stipend. In 1974, Lyn completed her MSN from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. After completion of her Master’s degree, she initially began teaching nursing at the baccalaureate level. But, then, her love for flying plus her advanced degree combined to also allow her to teach flying in Kent, Ohio, too. At the time, Lyn was 35 years old.

For the next four years, Lyn arrived at the airport early in the morning, where she served as the flying instructor from 7 AM until Noon. Then, she would teach nursing in the afternoon. Finally, she would drive back to the School of Technology building on campus at the end of the day to serve as an assistant professor in Technology, where she taught the evening ground schools until 9 or 10 PM. What a schedule this dedicated teacher and flight instructor kept in those days.

As a pilot, she joined the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in 1979 as member # 006905147. During 1981, Lyn won the Amelia Earhart Medal by finishing 1st place in one of the events at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association meet, which was held at the University of North Dakota. By 1982, Carlson was already listed in Who’s Who of American Women.

In her case, the circumstance, which led Lyn to move back to California “right back where she started from” went like this. Due to the declining health of her grandparents, who held a special place in Lyn’s heart, she returned to the Golden State to spend time with them and help care for them. Back in California, Carlson also began to hand out resumes and, ultimately, wound up as Chief Flight Instructor at Sunrise Aviation in Santa Ana, California. So, she stayed in Southern California, where her family had long established ties, which actually went back four generations.

After joining the team at Sunrise as partner and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Lyn helped to develop FAA Approved Flight Training Programs, which included the writing of ground and flight training syllabi, as well as getting them approved by the FAA. She also supervised the training given by more than 25 other flight instructors. As Chief Instructor, she was ultimately responsible for certifying all student school records for accuracy and compliance. She also gave flight instruction herself and was responsible for Stage Checks.

Of course, Carlson was also a strong influence on the growth at Sunrise Aviation from just two smaller, single-engine aircraft at the outset to its 32 aircraft plus 25 flight instructors today. Raised originally in Redwood City, California, Lyn spent every summer in Newport Beach. Like her parents, she too attended UCLA, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Nursing.

In her late 40s, Lyn actually flew solo across the Atlantic in a Rockwell 114 from El Monte, California to Guernsey, Channel Islands via Lakeland, Florida (where she stopped for tanking) to Gander, Newfoundland and Santa Maria in the Azores. Why had Carlson taken such a bold step? As a pilot, she was intent on getting everything possible out of her lifetime flying experience. This goal on her part made the trip inevitable.

Obviously, upon her return from this adventure, she became highly in demand as a speaker before local 99s in her area. The Ninety-Nines organization, which was founded in 1929 by 99 women pilots, existed then and now for the mutual support of its members. Not surprisingly, Amelia Earhart became the first president of one of these local groups in her area. During 1992 and 1993, Lyn continued to make additional motivational talks about flying solo across the Atlantic, while she also engaged in one-on-one teaching for men and women, who were considering the same type of flight.

Of special note, during 1995, Lyn Carlson was also chosen for the prestigious FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year Award. Winning at the local and regional FAA levels, the national selection committee was made up of representatives from all the major General Aviation organizations, which included the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the National Business Aircraft Association, the National Association of Flight Instructors, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association in addition to officials from the FAA itself. In fact, the entire process actually took four months to complete. What an honor for Lyn Carlson!

By 1998, Carlson had also added the additional title of Director of Training at Sunrise Aviation because her job duties and responsibilities also included student enrollment. Further, from 1995 until the present, Lyn has also administered the FAA computer knowledge exams in her area.

In addition, Lyn Carlson has also had the distinction of serving in each of the following capacities, which have included being a National Transportation Safety Board Consulted Party (during 1997-1998). In this instance, for example, Carlson reviewed data associated with a fatal student accident and wrote an official party report, which was included in the final accident write-up. Then, as an AOPA Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic Lecturer from 1997 until 2003, Lyn traveled throughout the US to present and discuss topics required by the FAA. One such topic was an in-depth review of 14 CFR Part 61: Certification for Pilots and Instructors. For its part, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is one organization authorized by the FAA to offer the required 16 hour Flight Instructor Refresher Courses needed to renew someone’s Flight Instructor Certificate. She also continues to serve as a Designated Pilot Examiner. In this capacity, Carlson gives Pilot Practical Tests for Private, Instrument and Commercial candidates (in airplanes). The examination, in this instance, includes both an oral and an in-flight practical test. The DPE position actually represents an appointment by the FAA and, as such, is considered a prestigious one in the flying community. While the FAA does give these tests, staffing does not permit them to do the majority of Practical Exam flights at the General Aviation level. Therefore, DPEs are designated by the FAA to examine for proficiency to determine who gets pilot certificates in many instances.

Dedicated nurse, teacher, college professor, flight instructor and trainer, Lyn Carlson has today returned to her home state of California to do what she really loves and what all of the experiences in her life have prepared her to do: teach and fly herself. Most of us cannot do either. But, for those of us who live in Southern California, who desire to learn to fly, Lyn Carlson and her company would be a great place to start.

After all, as Cessna used to comment in its ads of yesterday, “If I can fly, you can fly.”

Flight Instruction – The Online Aviation Dictionary

March 28, 2010

This article is one in a series of articles about flight instruction in the United States. Here we examine one of the tools used in most flight instruction curriculums, the online aviation dictionary. The beneficiary of such an indispensable tool is the student pilot. But also flight instructors, and even aerospace engineers can realize benefits from a highly effective online dictionary for aviation.The web developer or webmaster, who has been assigned the task of creating an online aviation dictionary, should also find the following information useful. Here we characterize those elements which produce a highly effective online aviation dictionary, and we provide a list of good online aviation dictionaries along with a discussion about those dictionaries. So what are the components of a highly effective aviation dictionary?First and foremost, an aviation dictionary should be comprehensive, but not so comprehensive that the student pilot, and flight instructor, must look through many aerospace terms in order to find those terms which are fundamental to flight training. But also, it should be comprehensive enough for the aerospace engineering student, so that at least basic aerospace engineering terms can be found. Therefore, the dictionary for aviation should have a balance between typical terms found in a flight instruction program, and typical terms used by the aerospace engineer student.Many believe that a dictionary for aviation should have a search component incorporated. This really depends on the degree of comprehensiveness of the aviation dictionary. While a search component may be useful to some, many visitors prefer to see terms laid out on a page the same way they are found in a book. So the decision as to whether the dictionary should have a search component really comes down to how many terms are in the aviation dictionary. A dictionary which has a very large number of terms probably should have a search component.It should also be noted that both a dictionary for aviation and an aerospace dictionary should have many common terms. For example, those terms used to describe the force of lift produced by a wing will be found in both of these dictionaries. But mathematical terms, laws of physics, and theorems used to describe lift may only be found in an aerospace dictionary, or more specifically an aerospace encyclopedia. Another words, a detailed mathematical explanation of the force of lift is not needed in an aviation dictionary.Also, a dictionary for aviation is not an aviation encyclopedia. An encyclopedia provides a much longer description. Aviation terms can be found in Wikipedia, and a long description is given for these terms. For example the term wing lift in Wikipedia consists of an entire page of information, from a discussion of Newton’s Laws to the Kutta–Joukowski theorem. On the other hand, a dictionary for aviation should describe wing lift in one or two sentences. So a good aviation dictionary should provide a description in one to a few sentences.A few other points should made in terms of creating a good online dictionary for aviation. A good online aviation dictionary should consist of images, at least for the most commonly used terms. Also, an aviation dictionary can be part of a large aviation site, or exist on it’s own as a site. And, if it does not have a search engine, it should be easily navigated so that terms can be found quickly.Finally, and most importantly, the pages which make up a dictionary for aviation should not be loaded with unnecessary objects and scripts which result in slowing down the loading of the page. There is nothing more annoying to the visitor of any online dictionary then the slow loading of pages. Therefore, aviation dictionary pages should be light and basic, in order to allow for the quick look up of aviation terms. Word has it that in 2010, Google will be incorporating speed of page loading into their search algorithm. So keeping the page loading speed fast, may in the future help with the all important Google ranking.Why is this information about the aviation dictionary important? For the builder of a dictionary for aviation, it is important to structure the site so that it incorporates the elements presented here. For the student who is within a flight instruction program, it is important to select an aviation dictionary which also incorporates these elements.The following is a list of popular aviation dictionaries found online:alphadictionary.com/aviastar.org/dictionary_eng.htmldictionary.babylon.com/science/aviationaviationdictionary.org/datwiki.net/naa.edupilotportalusa.atspace.com/aviation_dictionary_a.htmlIn terms of the aviation dictionaries listed above, we found datwiki.net to be very comprehensive, with a fast search engine.  Also, babylon.com had a highly effective aviation dictionary which included a search engine, and language translation capability. AlphaDictionary.com was also highly effective because they incorporate a search of 1065 dictionaries at once when placing a term into their search component. After placement of a search term into their search engine, you get a list of dictionaries which carry the term. The draw back to this method is that it is more time consuming when looking for a definition. Aviastar.org provides a single page list of terms. Aviationdictionary.org was very comprehensive and had a fast search engine, and had more acronyms then the other online aviation dictionaries. Naa.edu had a good list type aviation dictionary without a search engine, and it appeared very comprehensive, although I think their site would appear more professional without the annoying music on their home page. Finally, pilotportalusa.atspace.com/aviation_dictionary_a.html was comprehensive, a list type, with many images.To conclude, the builder of an aviation dictionary should produce a high level of comprehensiveness, but not to comprehensive, allow for the incorporation of images on each page, make sure each page is easily navigated to all pages of the dictionary, and most importantly, make sure each page loads quickly even for those visitors who must use a slow connection to the Internet. An online aviation dictionary is an integral component of any flight instruction curriculum. Student pilots, flight instructors, aerospace engineers, or anyone who has an interest in aviation, all are beneficiaries of a useful aviation dictionary.

Spin Recovery – King Schools

April 2, 2009

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March 31, 2009

John and Martha King are known worldwide, today, for their contributions to aviation and pilot preparedness. 30 years ago, however, they started their business of training pilots with nothing more than a passion for flight–and a spare bedroom. Among pilots, King Schools is now a household name, with more than half the pilots in the US having taken their courses. In addition to their many awards and honors, John and Martha are the first couple to each hold every category and class of FAA …

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What is the FAA Private Pilot Written EXAM

October 12, 2008


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Gleim Pilot Training Audiovisual — ATC and Airspace

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