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unusual Cockpit landing Airport Nürnberg [PILOT’S VIEW] – steep approach RWY 28

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short approach – short video 😉
climb into the of this and enjoy this short approach 😉
on downwind for runway 28 in Nuremberg (EDDN) we were advised to do a short approach. Always exciting with a sharper turn into the final. The landing wasn't one of my smoothest though… 😉
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Private Pilot Airplane – Aircraft Performance – ASA (Aviation Supplies & Academics)

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Gain the information you need to be a safe, competent and confident pilot with this in-depth, comprehensive ground school on Aircraft Performance. Brilliant animations, 3D graphics and special effects throughout along with expert instructors and terrific inflight footage make this a thoroughly entertaining and motivating learning experience.

Video program contents: Density Altitude; Takeoff Distance; Fuel Consumption; Crosswind Component; Landing Distance; Weight and Balance. Features an interview with renowned aviator and writer, Barry Schiff. Total running time = 47 minutes.

Here is a 4 1/2 minute sample clip from the Aircraft Performance Lesson. It includes a chapter on the Crosswind Component. To purchase the full lesson, click the link below. To purchase the full length versions of all lessons in this series, see our Virtual Test Prep for Private Pilot in either Widescreen Edition, or Blu-ray.

Aerobatics & Spin Recovery: “The Inverted Spin” 1943 US Navy Pilot Training Film

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The Inverted Spin – Intermediate Acrobatics Part VII. "Points out the difference between an accidental spin and an inverted spin; and demonstrates the procedure of executing an inverted spin."

US Navy flight training film MN-1325f.

Public domain film from the US Navy, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).


A spin is a special category of stall resulting in autorotation about the vertical axis and a shallow, rotating, downward path. Spins can be entered intentionally or unintentionally, from any flight attitude if the aircraft has sufficient yaw while at the stall point. In a normal spin, the wing on the inside of the turn is stalled while the outside wing remains flying; it is possible for both wings to be stalled but the angle of attack of each wing, and consequently its lift and drag, will be different. Either situation causes the aircraft to autorotate (yaw) toward the stalled wing due to its higher drag and loss of lift. Spins are characterized by high angle of attack, an airspeed below the stall on at least one wing and a shallow descent. Recovery may require a specific and counterintuitive set of actions in order to avoid a crash.

A spin differs from a spiral dive in which neither wing is stalled and which is characterized by a low angle of attack and high airspeed. A spiral dive is not a type of spin because neither wing is stalled. In a spiral dive, the aircraft will respond conventionally to the pilot's inputs to the flight controls and recovery from a spiral dive requires a different set of actions from those required to recover from a spin.

In the early years of flight, a spin was frequently referred to as a "tailspin"…

Entry and recovery

Some aircraft cannot be recovered from a spin using only their own flight control surfaces and must not be allowed to enter a spin under any circumstances…

Spin-entry procedures vary with the type and model of aircraft being flown but there are general procedures applicable to most aircraft. These include reducing power to idle and simultaneously raising the nose in order to induce an upright stall. Then, as the aircraft approaches stall, apply full rudder in the desired spin direction while holding full back-elevator pressure for an upright spin. Sometimes a roll input is applied in the direction opposite of the rudder (i.e., a cross-control).

If the aircraft manufacturer provides a specific procedure for spin recovery, that procedure must be used. Otherwise, to recover from an upright spin, the following generic procedure may be used: Power is first reduced to idle and the ailerons are neutralized. Then, full opposite rudder (that is, against the yaw) is added and held to counteract the spin rotation, and the elevator control is moved briskly forward to reduce the angle of attack below the critical angle. Depending on the airplane and the type of spin, the elevator action could be a minimal input before rotation ceases, or in other cases the elevator control may have to be moved to its full forward position to effect recovery from the upright spin. Once the rotation has stopped, the rudder must be neutralized and the airplane returned to level flight. This procedure is sometimes called PARE, for Power idle, Ailerons neutral, Rudder opposite the spin and held, and Elevator through neutral. The mnemonic "PARE" simply reinforces the tried-and-true NASA standard spin recovery actions—the very same actions first prescribed by NACA in 1936, verified by NASA during an intensive, decade-long spin test program overlapping the 1970s and '80s, and repeatedly recommended by the FAA and implemented by the majority of test pilots during certification spin-testing of light airplanes.

Inverted spinning and erect or upright spinning are dynamically very similar and require essentially the same recovery process but use opposite elevator control. In an upright spin, both roll and yaw are in the same direction but that an inverted spin is composed of opposing roll and yaw. It is crucial that the yaw be countered to effect recovery. The visual field in a typical spin (as opposed to a flat spin) is heavily dominated by the perception of roll over yaw, which can lead to an incorrect and dangerous conclusion that a given inverted spin is actually an erect spin in the reverse yaw direction (leading to a recovery attempt in which pro-spin rudder is mistakenly applied and then further exacerbated by holding the incorrect elevator input)…


Stability of the Atmosphere – Private Pilot – Lesson 5f

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Private Pilot Biennial Flight Review In Diamond DA-40 (2013)

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Here are a few highlights from my recent Private Pilot Biennial flight review. This was the first time using the FAA WINGS program which I would highly recommend to anyone continuing your flight training and to stay proficient. The minimum FAA requirements are 1 hour ground instruction and 1 hour flight instruction. Using the WINGS program you can work at your own pace and take the courses online (Free) until you meet your ground requirement. Then, all you need to do is the flight portion which in my case consisted of most all of the flight maneuvers you did on your Private checkride. We did: Slow flight, MCA turns, hood work simulating IMC, Stalls power on & off, engine out, soft short field landings, go arounds, unusual attitudes just to name a few.

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Bi-Ennial Flight Review – Private Pilot Land

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This is my bi-ennial flight review on a very hot day in the summer of 2012. I hope this helps some pilots that have to do their bi-annual to remind them about the process.

Lessons learned! Be well rested. I wasn't. Practice the maneuvers a few days before your review. I didn't so I was rusty. But most important thing! Have some fun!

CrossWind Taxi – Private Pilot Lesson 2e

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Young Pilots, Big Dreams

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"It was a moment where I was like…"Wow!". I definitely want more of this!"

That was what came to mind when Goh Si Qing from Victoria Junior College first took to the skies in a single-engine monoplane. She is one of two female students who have successfully completed the flying course conducted by the Singapore Youth Flying Club. The other is Tessar Goh from Temasek Polytechnic.

The two aspiring female aviators went through close to a year of rigorous flying training to earn their Private Pilot License issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Hear what both have to say about their experience and what they had to overcome to achieve their dream of flying.

View more videos, photos and stories of the SAF at the links below!


Gliding and Engine Out – Private Pilot Lesson 2f

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Cockpit Management (Private Pilot Lesson 1j)

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