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Density Altitude - the Triple H Effect - Air Safety Institute
What causes density altitude and how does it affect my airplane? Find the answer to these questions and learn a quick and easy step to ensuring maximum aircraft performance when density altitude is a factor in your area.
Simulated vs Real Engine Failure - Glide Ratio - Trent Palmer
Obviously it may vary depending on type of aircraft, motor, and propeller. A simulated engine out will give a better glide ratio than a real engine out scenario.
Building a Backcountry Pilot - Short/Soft Field Ops with the RV14 - RV-10 / RV-14 Adventures
Idaho strips are sometimes intimidating, but if you can land at this 1400' strip, then many of the strips out west are easily within your reach. Practice practice practice.
Secrets of Instruments Approaches and Departures - Rod Machado
Rod Machado's NEW 8-hour interactive eLearning course titled, Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures is now available! If you're an active IFR pilot or preparing for an IPC or even your ATP or IFR rating, then this course is for you. Why? Because the IFR pilot's weakest link is approach and departure knowledge as it relates to instrument charts.

View course details at: www.RodMachado.com

Machado Course Excerpt: Flying the Approach to APV Minimums Part 2 - Rod Machado
The following is an excerpt from Rod's 8-hour, interactive, eLearning course titled, Rod Machado's Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures. If you're an active IFR pilot or preparing for an IPC or even your ATP or IFR rating, then this course is for you. Why? Because the IFR pilot's weakest link is approach and departure knowledge as it relates to instrument charts.

View course details at: www.RodMachado.com

Surviving as a Pilot | Spin Training - FLY8MA.com Flight Training
In this video FLY8MA.com gives you an idea of how you may find yourself in an accidental spin and what you can expect when going through Upset prevention and recovery training.
RV-6 Mountain Flying - McCluer Pass - South & Down Under, Inc.
Flight instruction for flying in mountainous areas.
RV Transition Training - bacstabber
Transition training in a Vans's RV-6A.
Five Rules of Taildragging - Paul Kendrick
These are tips about flying tailwheel aircraft that will help keep it pointed the right direction. Rule #1 Keep it on Centerline. Rule #2 Stay off the brakes. Rule #3 Fly it to parking. Rule #4 Go Around! Rule #5 Taxi Slowly.
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