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FAA InFO Concentric Controls

FAA InFO Issues Warning About Concentric Control Knobs The FAA on December 13, 2016 issued InFO 16022, advising pilots of the potential for errors in making selections in avionics and other systems equipped with concentric control knobs. Anyone with modern avionics in their aircraft is likely familiar with avionics utilizing (more…)


Procedures and Safety

Procedures and Safety Procedures won’t save you (or your passengers) if you don’t know and follow them. by jeff edwards This year LOBO conducted a review of all Lancair accidents and incidents going back to the first in 1988: a hard landing in a 235. Since then there have been (more…)


Certificate, rating or license?

CHECKLIST: IS IT A CERTIFICATE, A RATING, OR A LICENSE? by susan parson, FAA Safety Briefing One of the most common sayings in aviation is that your pilot certificate is a license to learn, and your non-flying friends and family members will always think of that precious bit of plastic (more…)


Ice Induced Stall Awareness

Ice Induced Stall Awareness With the upcoming Winter season rapidly approaching it’s a good time for some cold weather flying refresher training. Icing is always a danger, but particularly in the colder months of the year. The FAA has produced a great video on the danger of ice induced stalls. Avoidance is (more…)


Logging Instrument Time

Logging Instrument Time by jeff edwards The FAA recently published InFO 15012, Logging Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP). 14 CFR Part 61 § 61.57(c)(1)(i) requires all pilots holding an Instrument rating to log a minimum of six approaches every six months to maintain currency. Do you, however, know exactly what the FAA considers an “instrument (more…)


Mountain Flying Training

Mountain Flying Training by steven bradford Most of my mountain flying experience has been in my beautiful Lancair IVP, high above the terrain looking down and enjoying nature’s beauty. I’ve flown in Utah and Idaho, but mostly at comfortably high altitudes. I heard about Jason Miller’s mountain flying course through (more…)


200/300 Series Accident Discussion

Three Aviators Discuss 200/300 Series Safety As part of its ongoing safety efforts, LOBO has convened a Safety Working Group to address 235/230/360 landing accidents, which have been trending upward recently. The following is an email exchange that occurred between three seasoned 320/360 fliers incident to an exhaustive review of available accident (more…)


The Forced Landing—Jeffrey

The Forced Landing by bob jeffrey Let’s talk about the dreaded engine failure/forced-landing scenario. As you are winging your way through the ether you basically have three sources of energy available to you: airspeed, altitude and power. If you lose power, you only have the former two to rely upon. (more…)


Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training by steven bradford All of my flying to date has been in tricycle gear airplanes. For some time, I’ve wanted to get my tail-wheel endorsement, but the opportunity just never presented itself. Recently on LancairTalk David Robinson posted a note about insurance discounts available with (more…)


Fuel System Testing Pays Off

Fuel System Testing Pays Off by richard clatch Seven years of building a Lancair ES and I am finally almost to the point of starting the engine. Aware of the fact that too many first flights suffer from fuel system malfunctions, it was time to comprehensively review and test my (more…)


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