CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 5

FROM THE EDITOR
COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Use Technology to Your Advantage
during the last 11 seconds before the collision. The
NTSB listed this and the absence of visual and aural
alerts from both airplanes' traffic display systems
(while operating in a geographic area with a high
concentration of air tour activity) as the probable
cause of this accident.
IN MAY, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
BOARD (NTSB) ISSUED A SAFETY RECOMMENDATION
THAT AROSE FROM A MAY 13, 2019, FATAL MIDAIR
COLLISION OVER GEORGE INLET NEAR KETCHIKAN,
ALASKA. The collision involved a de Havilland DHC2
Beaver and a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter during
daylight, visual meteorological conditions.
An analysis of the visibility of each airplane from
the cockpit of the other highlighted the inherent
limitations of the see and avoid concept. The Otter
was obscured from the Beaver pilot's view by the
Beaver's cockpit structure, right wing, and the
passenger in the right front seat. Similarly, the
Beaver was intermittently obscured from the Otter
pilot's field of view by a window post-most critically
In response to the NTSB safety recommendation, the
AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) has committed to
follow through with safety messages aimed at midair
collisions avoidance.
You too can help! Whether training new pilots or
giving flight reviews, make your clients aware of
how in-cockpit traffic displays and/or alerts can
enhance situational awareness and help mitigate
see and avoid limitations. Especially now that many
aircraft are equipped with ADS-B Out, why not get
ADS-B In, using its free Traffic Information ServicesBroadcasts
(TIS-B)? TIS-B can be displayed on panelmounted
avionics or a tablet, like an iPad, providing
air-to-air traffic information and radar targets sent
from ground stations. So, it gives a pretty complete
picture of other traffic in your area-and it's a free
service!
BY MACHTELD SMITH
If equipped, do remind your clients to use in-cockpit
traffic displays to help more effectively pinpoint
traffic and visually look out the window to scan and
identify conflicting targets. Also, make sure both you
and your clients are familiar with the equipment and
its proper operation, including devices that provide
aural and visual alerts.
ASI recently updated the Collision Avoidance
Safety Spotlight, to include techniques on using
in-cockpit ADS-B displays as an effective means
of enhancing situational awareness and traffic
avoidance. The spotlight explains how to identify
potential collision threats through proper scanning
techniques, vision physiology, cockpit resource
management, and use of cockpit technology to
enhance see and avoid capabilities.
Machteld Smith is an aviation technical writer for
the AOPA Air Safety Institute. She holds a commercial
pilot certificate with multiengine, instrument, and
seaplane ratings. She loves flying seaplanes and the
adventure of landing on rivers and lakes!
Email: machteld.smith@aopa.org
https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/online-learning/safety-spotlights/collision-avoidance https://www.nbaa.org/wp-content/uploads/aircraft-operations/safety/NTSB-Recommendation-A-21-23-Reducing-the-Risk-of-Midair-Collisions.pdf

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3

CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 3
CFI Notes
Letters
From the Editor: Collisions Avoidance—Use Technology to Your Advantage
You're Behind the Airplane—What Does This Mean?
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
ASI Message: Analyzing Midairs
CFI News
CFI Tips: Terrain Tips for Flatlanders
Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
Practical Advice: Avoid Mishaps—Keep Your Pocket Book Happy
Chart Challenge: Pick the Right Height for Your Flight
CFI's Point of View: Two vs One—Is a Two-Pilot Crew Safer than Single-Pilot Operations?
There I Was…: Miracle on Mount St.Helens
You Can Fly: AOPA Flight Training Advantage—In Flight and On the Ground
Safety Quiz: Radio Communication
CFI Tools: Where Am I? Where Am I going?
Chief's Corner: A Cool Job!
Ask ATC: Can ATC Declare an Emergency for You?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 3
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - From the Editor: Collisions Avoidance—Use Technology to Your Advantage
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - You're Behind the Airplane—What Does This Mean?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 9
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 10
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - ASI Message: Analyzing Midairs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI Tips: Terrain Tips for Flatlanders
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 21
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 23
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Practical Advice: Avoid Mishaps—Keep Your Pocket Book Happy
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Chart Challenge: Pick the Right Height for Your Flight
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI's Point of View: Two vs One—Is a Two-Pilot Crew Safer than Single-Pilot Operations?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 30
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - There I Was…: Miracle on Mount St.Helens
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 32
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - You Can Fly: AOPA Flight Training Advantage—In Flight and On the Ground
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Safety Quiz: Radio Communication
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI Tools: Where Am I? Where Am I going?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 36
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 37
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Chief's Corner: A Cool Job!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 39
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 40
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Ask ATC: Can ATC Declare an Emergency for You?
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