AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 18

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AIR SAFETY INSTITUTE

New Real Pilot Story
‘Engine failure in IMC’
t was a good day to practice instrument approaches in actual instrument meteorological conditions. But, as pilot Robert Schapiro flew the missed approach at Montgomery County Airport in Gaithersburg, Maryland, his Cessna 172 began to shake horribly while the engine started losing power. Engine Failure in IMC, the Air Safety Institute’s latest Real Pilot Story reenactment, beckons you to climb in the co-pilot’s seat to experience Schapiro’s harrowing search for a landing spot before his aircraft could shake itself to pieces. You’ll hear Schapiro’s communications with ATC, and witness the difficult decision-making process that evolved during those precious moments to get the airplane on the ground safely. Schapiro shares lessons learned about the significance of declaring an emergency and the importance of clear communication to get the help you need from ATC. A CFII in ASI SAFETY SEMINARS
4/09/2012 Madisonville, KY 4/10/2012 Chesterfield, MO 4/10/2012 Milan, IL 4/10/2012 Morehead, KY 4/11/2012 Springfield, MO 4/12/2012 Warrensburg, MO 4/16/2012 Concord, CA 4/16/2012 Pittsburgh, PA 4/16/2012 Salt Lake City, UT 4/17/2012 Fresno, CA 4/17/2012 New Cumberland, PA 4/17/2012 Pocatello, ID 4/17/2012 Woburn, MA 4/18/2012 Allentown, PA 4/18/2012 Boise, ID 4/18/2012 East Windsor, CT 4/18/2012 Palmdale, CA 4/18/2012 Timonium, MD 4/18/2012 West Lafayette, IN 4/19/2012 King of Prussia, PA 4/19/2012 Portsmouth, NH 4/23/2012 Blacksburg, VA 4/24/2012 Danville, VA 4/25/2012 Richmond, VA 4/26/2012 Hampton, VA Tentative schedule; visit the website (www.airsafetyinstitute. org/seminars) for information.

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helicopters and an instrument-rated, fixed-wing private pilot, he hopes you’ll heed his advice should you ever encounter a similar emergency. Don’t wait; watch the video now (www. airsafetyinstitute.org/rpsenginefailureIMC).

VFR night flight, recommended
When you contemplate flying VFR at night, planning takes on another dimension— well beyond your usual VFR daytime flight planning. If not, it should. According to the Air Safety Institute’s accident database, the GA night VFR accident record shows proportionately more VFR accidents at night than during the day. This is not to scare you away from enjoying an exhilarating night flight—quite the opposite. But please be safe. When ground lights are sparse, or the night is pitch-black without a brilliant moon, your flight can become more challenging than you expected. Conditions may even resemble IMC and it could be difficult to distinguish landmarks, terrain, and weather. This is a good time to carefully plan and review ASI’s Night VFR Flight Safety Spotlight (www.asf.org/nightvfr), which offers plenty of night flying resources—all in one convenient place. Fully brief your flight and understand weather conditions that can produce marginal visibility, leading up to IMC levels. At night, marginal VMC should be considered a no-go for VFR operations. Bolster your knowledge and fly prepared with ASI’s night VFR spotlight (www.asf.org/nightvfr).

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http://www.airsafetyinstitute.org/rpsenginefailureIMC http://www.airsafetyinstitute.org/rpsenginefailureIMC http://www.asf.org/night-vfr http://www.asf.org/night-vfr http://www.asf.org/nightvfr http://www.airsafetyinstitute.org/seminars http://www.airsafetyinstitute.org/seminars

AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012

AOPA Turbine Pilot Magazine - April 2012
Contents
President’s Position
Hangar Talk
AOPA Media
AOPA Action
Letters
Waypoints
Proficient Pilot
Foundation Focus
License to Learn
Pilot Counsel
Fly Well
Pilot Briefing
L–39: Cool Flying. ’Nuff Said.
Flying a ‘Real’ Jet
For Pax Sake
Mentoring Matters: FARs for Jets
Trouble for Throttle Jockeys
Turbine Market Shows Mixed Signals
Glass Cockpits: Moving Targets
LSA: Big Foot Kitfox
Survival Mode
Aerial Amazement
Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Calm in Chaos
Rebirth of the Pioneer RV
Revisiting a Tragedy
Bouncing Back
Technique: Mountain Majesties
Tougher Than a Tornado Sweepstakes: Setting the Hook
Products: A Range of Rescue Devices
Wx Watch: Radar Revolution
Dogfight: Time On Their Hands
Never Again
Fly-Outs
Fly by Wire
Pilots
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - AOPA Turbine Pilot Magazine - April 2012
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Cover2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 1
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - President’s Position
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 5
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Hangar Talk
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 7
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 8
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 9
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - AOPA Media
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 11
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - AOPA Action
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 13
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AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 23
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Letters
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 25
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 26
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 27
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Waypoints
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 29
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Proficient Pilot
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 31
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 32
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 33
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Foundation Focus
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 35
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - License to Learn
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 37
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Pilot Counsel
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 39
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Fly Well
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 41
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Pilot Briefing
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 43
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 44
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 45
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 46
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 47
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 48
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - I1
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - I2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 49
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - LSA: Big Foot Kitfox
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 51
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 52
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 53
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 54
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 55
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 56
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 57
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Survival Mode
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 59
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AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 64
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 65
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Aerial Amazement
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 67
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 68
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 69
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 70
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 71
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 72
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 73
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Calm in Chaos
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 75
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 76
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 77
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 78
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Rebirth of the Pioneer RV
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 80
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 81
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 82
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Revisiting a Tragedy
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 84
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 85
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 86
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Bouncing Back
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 88
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 88a
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 88b
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 89
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 90
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Technique: Mountain Majesties
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 92
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Tougher Than a Tornado Sweepstakes: Setting the Hook
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 94
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Products: A Range of Rescue Devices
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 96
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Wx Watch: Radar Revolution
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 98
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 99
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Dogfight: Time On Their Hands
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 101
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Never Again
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 103
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 104
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 105
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Fly-Outs
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Fly by Wire
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 108
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 109
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 110
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - 111
AOPA Pilot Magazine - April 2012 - Pilots
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