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Instrument flight can be challenging with demanding situations that seem to appear at the worst time, especially flying single pilot IFR. Are you really prepared for heavy IMC? Are you comfortable flying in the system? Can you handle the unexpected? Do you know your equipment? Join us at the EAA Pilot Proficiency Center and jump start your flying season with a renewed focus on proficiency and safety.
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At the Spring to Proficiency clinic at KEWN (New Bern, NC) flight instructor Larry Jarkey, CFII will lead a small class with a review of basic aeronautical principles, pre-flight briefing tactics, risk management practices, communications, departure and arrival procedures (VFR & IFR), ground operations and more. The clinic will be structured as a workshop environment, designed for an immersive and personal learning experience. Class size will be limited to 12 attendees in order to maximize learner engagement. Attendees will be frequently called upon to participate in the subject matter discussions. Black Box Flight Training Center - New Bern, NC KEWN Saturday, March 25th 0900 - 1600. Call (910) 336-1093
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Award-winning Master Flight Instructor Rich Stowell recently published a paper identifying the first principles of light airplane flying. Nine principles are offered, divided into the three categories; Mindset, Motion, and Mechanics. The paper explores the principles vis-à-vis familiar concepts that stem from them, as well as examples of the principles applied during training. Connections between the principles and representative examples of training content and activities are illustrated as well.
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A good pilot is a healthy mix of mathematician, scientist and athlete, part mechanic and all curiosity. They must know everything about their airplane; control surfaces, power plant, the avionic systems, tire pressure. Because, while the heart of an airplane is metal, fabric or composite; the bloodstream fuel and oil, its brain is the person who flies it.
Adopted from Wings for this Man, AAF 1945