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81 Lessons from the Sky
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Foreword Introduction Preface Prologue AUSTRALIA - AUS - CASA UNITED KINGDOM - UK - CHIRP UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - USA - ASRS 1. Airworthiness & Maintenance DRINKING DISTRACTION SEAT FAILURE ON TAKE-OFF PRE-FLIGHT CHECK FAILURE ALUMINIUM SPEED TAPE FOR A/C SKIN REPAIRS STANDARD OF WORK FRYING TONIGHT PROPERLY CLEAR OF THE PROP? BIRD DOG DISTRACTION 2. Complacency & Fatigue PUSH THE `RIGHT' PEDAL EVENT AT A BUSY FLY-IN MEA CULPA WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND FUELLISH MORE THAN A TROPICAL BREEZE ACCIDENT REPORT NO PLACE FOR FUELING NO PLACE FOR DUELING COMPLACENCY FORCED LANDING IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH HOT AND HIGH RUNNING OUT OF FUEL COMPLACENCY OR PARANOIA? READING ON A TRAIN SAVED MY LIFE TOO TIRED TO GLIDE? 3. Human Factors & Decision Making TAKING-OFF INTO TRACK OF LANDING AIRCRAFT (1) TAKING-OFF ACROSS THE PATH OF A LANDING AIRCRAFT (2) WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE? C150 PILOT'S REPORT TAXIWAY INCIDENT ALL FINGERS AND TOES HELICOPTER HAZARD LIGHT BULB MOMENT GET THERE `ITIS' SOMETHING TO WATCH IN THE DARK DOUBLE TROUBLE TIGER COUNTRY 4. Communicate & Air Crew TCAS CLIMB POTENTIAL COLLISION AIRPROX ALTITUDE DEVIATION JOINING DILEMMA NARROW SQUEAK IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE COCKPIT ORGANISATION/COMMUNICATION ALERT TO THE DANGER A FEW HOME TRUTHS 5. Weather & Wind EDGING AROUND THE STORM CARBS AND CALORIES CAUGHT ABOVE CLOUD RUNNING FROM THE STORM CAVOK CONFUSION BAD WEATHER CIRCUITS 6. Controlled Airspace & Air Traffic Control POSSIBLE INFRINGEMENT ATC MIS-CONTROL INFRINGEMENT OF CLASS D AIRSPACE NEAR INFRINGEMENT INFRINGEMENT OF DONCASTER CTR 1 RADAR VECTORS TO APPROACH WITHOUT GLIDEPATH INFORMATION AIRSPACE INFRINGEMENT DANGER AREA INFRINGEMENT PRESSURE FROM ATCO SERA 5005 - ATC SUSPENDING OPERATIONS INFRINGEMENT OF CLASS D ZONE INFRINGEMENT OF CAS POSSIBLE INFRINGEMENT OF THE LONDON TMA INSTRUMENT APPROACHES IN CLASS G AIRSPACE 7. Near Miss & Separation BENEFITS OF LISTENING SQUAWK GLIDER IN PROXIMITY TO CLOUD VERY LATE `CLEARED TO LAND': WAS IT AN INCURSION? RECENT NAVIGATION INCIDENT RUNWAY INCURSION NEAR MISS (1) NEAR MISS (2) CLOSE ENCOUNTER ON FINAL APPROACH 8. Technology & Automation IPAD, GPS AND COMPASS DEVIATION DEGRADED RNAV - INSPIRATION FOR VERSATILITY GPS GUIDES TO DISTRACTION TOO SMUG FOR COMFORT GONE PEAR SHAPED 9. On the Ground VEHICLE ENTERING RUNWAY GROUND MOVEMENTS AWARENESS AVGAS CONTAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS FROM AIR GROUND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE (AGCS) OPERATOR Aviation Quotes Glossary - ICAO Abbreviations and Codes Acknowledgments About the Author Also by Fletcher McKenzie

About the Author

Fletcher McKenzie flew solo in a glider at the age of 16, then tried parachuting several dozen times, before graduating onto paragliding, and finally obtained his Private Pilots License. He is the producer of the global television show "FlightPathTV" which is on air in over 60 countries, and travels extensively interviewing pilots from around the world.

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"One day, one of the lessons in this book might be that file that pops up from the depths of your memory to save your life. " Scott McKenzie Former RNZAF Instructor

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