FAA Wings Program A new (2020) video that describes the program and its benefits. The Wings program is easy to do and can help you be a safer pilot. If you don’t get it then ask me about the program. Participation is highly recommended. Another benefit is, should a pilot have a mishap or deviation, the FAA will likely look more favorably on a pilot who participates in the Wings program as this demonstrates a safety mindset.
AC 61-98D Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check. UPDATED AC, dated 30 Apr 2018. This AC has a lot of new safety information, a MUST READ!
Engine Operations AOPA Safety Advisor
Emergency Procedures AOPA Safety Advisor
Startle Response FAA Safety Briefing. Understanding and taming the startle response is critical for dealing with emergencies.
Icing AOPA Safety Advisor
Operations at Towered Airports AOPA Safety Advisor
Reducing the Risk of Midair Collisions in VFR Practice Areas FAA Safety document
Safety Information Bulletin (SIB): En-Route Wake Turbulence Encounters
FAA Special Use Airspace A quick graphical or text list of active (or soon to be) SUA
Safety Advisor: Emergency Procedures
Super Decathlon Inverted Oil System
Engine Cooling — Less Is More How much do you know about the importance and function of engine cooling baffles? Here is a great article on the subject.
FAA 101 Short, but informational, YouTube video that describes some of the basic functions of the FAA.
Aviation Thoughts & Quotes A few thoughts and quotes I have put together. Although most of the quotes may be short, spend some time reflecting on the importance of what is being said and much can be gained from them.
NOTAM 101 Back to Basics FAA document reviewing NOTAM structure, use, etc. Well worth a look. Of course you have to make it a habit to check NOTAMs before flying! Something I have noticed gets neglected much too often.
Daytime Black Holes Great article from Aviation Safety magazine on the visual illusion often experienced when approaching a sloped runway, and the danger it creates.
Airspace Review here is a nice graphic by Matt Adkins for reviewing A-G airspace.