How flying critical incidents can occur
When an aircraft flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) enters Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), critical incidents can occur. In most cases, this is due to reduced visibility or inadvertent entry into clouds, both of which happen because of the loss of the natural horizon.
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Pilot and aircraft safety at Learn To Fly
At Learn to Fly, safety is and always will be our number one priority. It is a cornerstone of our operation to ensure we maintain a positive and transparent safety culture. As is conveyed on the Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) Accident and Defect Summaries web page, we continue to uphold an impeccable safety record.
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Flight departure processes: Part 3
In this blog series, we have covered engine starts, taxi checks, run-up checks and more. Now it’s time to run through the final procedures for our perfect departure and take to the skies!
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Flight departure processes: Part 2
In Part I, I started to break down the way to execute a great departure. To continue, I’m going to tell you exactly how to proceed with your engine starts, taxi checks and run-up checks.
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Flight departure processes: Part 1
Even in the early stages of the departure, pilots can fall into the trap of doing things by rote. That’s why I’m finally going to give departures the attention they deserve.
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Aircraft maintenance and safety at Learn to Fly
At Learn to Fly, aircraft maintenance and safety is our number one priority. Our chief engineer and maintenance wizard, Scott Sutcliffe, maintains of all our aeroplanes. Scott has over 20 years experience taking good care of than 20 different aircraft types.
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What to expect from airline pilot performance checks
Throughout your career as a pilot you will be asked to do performance checks. At Cathay, pilots must complete a flight simulator test every six months and a route check once a year to make sure they’re meeting standards. Failures do occur, so pilots need to keep their skills up to scratch at all times to pass with confidence.
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6 ways to maintain pilot proficiency and safety
Once you achieve the Recreational Pilot License (RPL) or Private Pilot License (PPL), as well as any endorsement or rating on top of that, you must apply yourself to the task of maintaining proficiency & safety.
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