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"One operator has seen a reduction in go around exposure of 90 percent," said Curtis,
speaking for the group. "And their unstable approach rate at 500 AGL and deep landing
(beyond their optimum touchdown zone) rate also saw significant improvement."
Curtis indicated that a study focused specifically on business aviation pilots and
go-around decision-making would be enlightening, especially considering the number
of recent runway overrun accidents involving private and chartered jet aircraft.
Even without that specific study it isn't tough to see that safe approach and landing
guidelines, when properly adhered to, can save us all.
- Amy Laboda, Managing Editor of USAIG Premium on Safety, is an ATP-rated pilot,
CFII-MEI and FAA FAAst Team Lead representative.
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Competition among underwriters has kept aviation insurance
rates low for more than a decade---unsustainably low. But the
market has now hardened, resulting in fewer insurers, tighter
underwriting standards, and more scrutiny of pilot experience
and training. What's in store for 2020 and beyond? John Brogan,
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Insurance discuss the market and offer some helpful advice in
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Give it a listen! (Podcast re-published with permission from
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Quiz on page 5
C) According to the National Weather Service, on average, 1 inch of rain is equal to 10
inches of snow.
C) Above freezing. Ice pellets form from snowflakes or rain falling through an above-freezing
layer, then falling through a freezing layer of air before impacting the ground.
C) According to the FAA, frost can reduce your wing's max lift by up to 30%.
If your aircraft isn't hangared, make sure the wings and cowling are covered. Ice builds on
the wings, resulting in inefficient airflow and longer takeoff runs. If you don't have covers
for the wings, use a hand broom to brush off snow and ice. Cover the pitot tube and vents.
B) Take off the airplane's wheel pants for winter operations.
Ice and slush can collect under the pants during takeoff and cause the wheels
to lock up when you land.
Ride along for a re-creation and
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