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man has trouble maintaining altitude, airspeed, localizer, glideslope...

A80TRACON

What's come at me bro?
46 pages in, and early on it became a train wreck.

Haven't followed the entire Thread. However as fellow aviators, doesn't someone have the, as far as making sure he doesn't kill someone (besides Himself and his wife it seems), guts to turn this "pilot" into the FAA for unsafe practices?
 
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Stone Cold

Well-Known Member
Yeah uh if popping a tank makes you a Bad Pilot there’s a lot of us on here who oughtta have our tickets yanked.
The huge difference is his normalcy with everything he does, and he posts it for all to see, along with rationalizing it all. I can neither confirm nor deny that I ever did that in a Navajo...
 

Ajax

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The huge difference is his normalcy with everything he does, and he posts it for all to see, along with rationalizing it all. I can neither confirm nor deny that I ever did that in a Navajo...
He's never made a mistake, everything that may be construed as a mistake is actually forethought.
 

ATN_Pilot

Socialist Pig Member
Well Jerrys back with a new and exciting adventure , this time Jerry runs a tank dry on purpose and almost cobbs the motor , check out the action at 11:00 min in .


Running a tank dry is no big deal, provided you’re at cruse power up at altitude and switch over to another tank reasonably quickly. I do this pretty regularly to make sure the gauge is still calibrated. Once it starts getting close to empty, I watch the fuel flow, and once it starts to fluctuate, I get ready to switch over.
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
Running a tank dry is no big deal, provided you’re at cruse power up at altitude and switch over to another tank reasonably quickly. I do this pretty regularly to make sure the gauge is still calibrated. Once it starts getting close to empty, I watch the fuel flow, and once it starts to fluctuate, I get ready to switch over.
I think this is pretty much SOP on the piston twins, as soon as the fuel pressure flickers, or in the 'jo you'd get boost pump lights about 5 seconds prior, switch.
 

Stinger

Well-Known Member
Well Jerrys back with a new and exciting adventure , this time Jerry runs a tank dry on purpose and almost cobbs the motor , check out the action at 11:00 min in .


W...wh....why...whywhywhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Running a fuel tank dry is a good idea.
https://www.avweb.com/news/pelican/182044-1.html

Turns on AWOS, gets winds, turns off immediately.

Oh boy, that was my biggest pet peeve as an instructor.
Why's that? I do it all the time.
 

tcco94

Professional GTA V Pilot
Running a fuel tank dry is a good idea.
https://www.avweb.com/news/pelican/182044-1.html



Why's that? I do it all the time.
It's more for ATIS because they can attach NOTAMS to an ATIS or extra weather information that could be crucial in your decision making. I've heard NOTAMS being published at airports with AWOS/ASOS as well on the back end. You can't have the mentality I already checked them in my preflight X amount of hours ago, what if they changed? What about altimeter settings? I understand being 15 out and seeing blue skies and getting in the habit of 170/6 calm winds easy approach but that's just complacency, IMO.

I tried to steer away from changing that and you could argue it's never different or nothing is special about the WX or extra NOTAMS. True, most of the time you're right. What if something does happen and your GoPro captures you receiving "170/6" and the controller didn't notify you of anything special because you said "I have the WX" on an IFR flight plan (or sometimes VFR on flight following)? What if they get a hand of this footage?

I realize a lot of "what if's" but to me I always thought it was my duty to at least listen in gather at minimum winds and altimeter and write it down. Listen to the rest for any extra and that way my a** is covered. Some people might not care as much and think I'm wrong. Just what I told my students, I want to hear the full broadcast. I still listen to it fully in the 121 world too when they don't have D-ATIS. My release sometimes is hours old and I can see 50 miles ahead there is not a cloud in the sky.
 

denverpilot

Well-Known Member
His articles should all be required reading of any piston pilot.
I've read some of John Deakin's articles over the years, but I didn't know just how many he had until about a month ago. Slowly working my way through them.
AvWeb had some seriously good writing during that timeframe. It’s a shame nothing really comes close anymore. Deakin, Kevin Garrison, Don Brown... back then AvWeb cranked out some excellent material very consistently.

The good news is the archives are there of all that stuff, but it’s been a decade since any Aviation magazine or publication has really had a stable of consistently good authors writing for them like that crew did.
 

gotWXdagain

Highly Visible Member
46 pages in, and early on it became a train wreck.

Haven't followed the entire Thread. However as fellow aviators, doesn't someone have the, as far as making sure he doesn't kill someone (besides Himself and his wife it seems), guts to turn this "pilot" into the FAA for unsafe practices?
I have, through their safety report web form. Obviously that was effective.