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Spatial Disorientation

Posted on February 25, 2020 in Aviation

Spatial Disorientation can be a killer. An extremely dangerous situation occurs when a pilot unintentionally flies from visual flight rules  (VFR) into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). While these accidents represent a small number of the total crashes every year, they also represent a disproportionate percentage of the fatalities. Early indications are that the helicopter crash…

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Risk Assessment

Posted on February 18, 2020 in Aviation

General aviation pilots should regularly assess their recent flight experience, training, and pilot certification to develop personal minimums for wind, ceiling and visibility, and instrument approach minimums. For instance, a pilot should not attempt to takeoff or land when the wind speed and crosswind component exceed their capabilities.

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