• May
  • 07
  • 2013
  • John Frazier

  During the flight debrief the pilot monitoring asked the pilot flying what was up with that controller clearing them for the straight in approach, then telling them they could circle at their discretion. The answer lies in changes to the ATC approach clearance phraseology. If your aircraft is RNAV-equipped,...


  • May
  • 03
  • 2013
  • Dan Boedigheimer

In Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s book Highest Duty my favorite quote is “you never know upon which flight your career will be judged.” Captain Palm’s career will be judged on his expertise in handling a dual-engine flameout and dead stick landing into Jacksonville, FL on November 28, 2005.   Jay was...


  • May
  • 01
  • 2013
  • Dan Boedigheimer

  The aircraft exited IMC conditions on the other side of the thunderstorm while descending 3000 fpm at FL370. The aircraft was now clear of the storm with passengers alert and wide eyed looks on their face. The remainder of the flight was quiet on the flight deck. How was...


  • April
  • 25
  • 2013
  • John Frazier

Here are the new criteria, shown in the table below.  With this change, if you were planning to circle at Denver’s Centennial (KAPA) in a Category C aircraft, you would have 3.0 NM to maneuver instead of the previous 1.7, due to the airport’s 5885 feet elevation. As with the...


  • April
  • 17
  • 2013
  • Anna Kozak

Under the OSH Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established within the Department of Labor and was authorized to regulate health and safety conditions for all employers with few exceptions. OSHA covers private sector employers and employees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other...


  • April
  • 12
  • 2013
  • Dan Boedigheimer

Time to update your manuals, the Department of Transportation has published DOT Chart 15: Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide. Advanced Aircrew Academy has updated our Dangerous Goods / Hazmat course with the updated chart. {phocadownload view=file|id=5|text=DOT Chart 15|target=s}


  • April
  • 05
  • 2013
  • Dan Boedigheimer

  The limiting factor in using an airport with only GPS approaches in your alternate determination was the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) section 1−1−19 - Global Positioning System (GPS). “Any required alternate airport must have an approved instrument approach procedure other than GPS that is anticipated to be operational and...


  • April
  • 03
  • 2013
  • John Frazier

  ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) — The satellite-based, data-linked system that will replace the current ATC radar-based management of the National Airspace System. ADS is happening now in the U.S., with full implementation mandated by 2020. FAA rulings on equipment standards and implementation dates are in place. Basically,...


  • April
  • 01
  • 2013
  • Dan Boedigheimer

  The FAA strongly recommends specific guidance and improved flight crew training for use of TCAS. Advisory Circular 120-55C, Aircraft Operational Approval and Use of TCAS II provides operators with best practices for guidance related to TCAS usage and information that you should include in your training program. The FAA...


  • January
  • 12
  • 2013
  • Dan Boedigheimer

Advanced Aircrew Academy can deliver either individual courses or a group of courses as part of a flight department proficiency program and/or to meet your International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training needs. You can select the group of courses you want from any of those listed on our...



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