Friday, March 23, 2012

Student Pilot Journal Podcast #40

Greetings! Took another refresher flight to get back into some controlled airspace flying....it's so easy to get behind. Casey gives some good tips and also shows us a demo of LogTen Pro for the Mac and how it integrates with your iOS devices. Be sure to visit http://www.coradine.com and purchase this wonderful software and help support the podcast as well.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

FAR 91.107 violation

Anonymous said...

Know your fars and their exceptions mr negative. Is this all you Do is watch videos and look for things to pick at?

FAR 91.105(a) says that each required flight crewmember must keep his or her seat belt fastened during takeoff and landing, and while en route. FAR 91.105(b) says that during take-off and landing, the required flight crewmember must keep his or her shoulder harness fastened, if one is installed, while at the crewmember station, but need not keep it fastened while en route. There is an exception that might apply to the typical single-pilot, small aircraft operation. Because a shoulder harness may interfere with piloting duties, the regulations do not mandate that a required flight crewmember must fasten the shoulder harness if the pilot would be unable to perform required duties with the shoulder harness fastened.

http://flighttraining.aopa.org/magazine/2000/January/200001_Training_Topics_Legal_Briefing.html

etully said...

Nice episode Greg. I think post PPL issues present a great deal of potential for future material. Much like yourself life/Mother Nature intervened a lot, but, I finally did some proficiency work in December and was FAA legal and insurance legal again. Then soon after, and almost simultaneously, both of our club 172's need new engines.
Keep up the great work!and thanks for keeping me interested in flying.

Ed

Anonymous said...

A sound pilot knows that complacency is deadly in the world of aviation. I enjoy Greg's videos, but feel it needs to be pointed out to prospective and student pilots that marginalizing the most basic of rules can be deadly, regardless of the bogus interpretation of the FARs. All I can say, is I hope I am not near Mr. Exception Anonymous' airspace anytime soon

Greg S said...

Anonymous, this is Greg...while I am always happy to receive constructive criticism, there's always a better way to offer pointers and suggestions rather than leaving a blunt comment of violations. The other anonymous is correct and I don't feel this is a misread of the FARs and I am far from complacent and very careful when I do fly and if you watch my videos I am usually the first to criticize my flying. In our airplanes i wear a lap belt as does my instructor...the shoulder belts tend to rest on the neck and interfere with things as they irritate my neck. Early on I myslef inquired about the FAR as to comply and this was when I saw (with the help of my instructors)the reg mentioned above. I put a heck of a lot of time and effort into sharing these videos to all of you and I will say it's frustrating to see such blunt and short comments. I appreciate your comment but again I think there was a better way to put it. Thanks for watching the videos.

Anonymous said...

No offense intended, Greg. Just a healthy debate on safe piloting. I enjoy your videos and respect the effort you put into them. I doubt that the 105/107 option woulld hold water with my DPE on checkride though.

Anonymous said...

Google this: "not wearing shoulder harness airplane"

Greg S said...

I guess every DPE is different but I know that both of us only had our lapbelts on....not sure if you have ever seen the shoulder belts in the old 152/172s....they are in the worst place and not adjustable.

Greg S said...

Etully, thanks for the kind words....it's nice to hear that others can relate to the common issues that face a lot of private pilots after they get their license. And yes...the joys of flying clubs....seems like we can't keep all 3 planes flying for too long!

Casey said...

Our flying club's 152 and 172 have the older type shoulder harnesses that do not extend and retract as you lean forward in the seat. They have a strap for adjusting tightness, but are otherwise fixed. This makes it tough because if you wear the harness tight it can be difficult to reach the flight controls. If you wear it loose, it is ineffective.

I don't usually wear the shoulder harness when instructing because I can't reach the left side of the panel and important things like the magneto switch. It's a balance of risks and to me it's a larger risk to not have easy access to all of the flight controls.

I always encourage my students to wear the harness, however, as someone posted, it is not required if it inhibits required crew duties. I would never tell someone to not wear an available safety device. Greg and I understand and accept the risks and are acting within the FARs. For some people it may be better to just stay on the couch.

Anonymous said...

To each, his own. I don't feel the FARS intend the "option" to be a matter of comfort. My '77 182 has the same harness you speak of, and even with the larger cockpit, I am able to loosen it to reach my furthest control (fuel selector) and still keep my face out of the instrument panel in an accident. Casey, I understand leaving it off in your role, however, I continue to feel exclusion as a matter of comfort is lax airmanship. Couch comment unnecessary. I'm in the air daily, and safely. My wife and kids appreciate that.

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