The Finer Points - Aviation Podcast

By Jason Miller

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Description

Started in 2005, The Finer Points is a educational aviation podcast that blends tips from Jason Miller, one of San Francisco's leading Certified Flight Instructors with contemporary music. Charming and informative, these podcasts deliver all sorts of CFI wisdom.

Episode Date
Filing In Flight - Aviation Podcast
16:24

In this podcast we hear an example of how to file an IFR flight plan with flight service while in flight. The days of your "pop up IFR clearances" might be over ... Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jun 18, 2018
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast
21:51

In this episode of The Finer Points I answer listener questions that have been piling up in my inbox. We cover:

How to perform power off approaches
How to make a living as a CFI
What are the best flying shoes
and, How to curb anxiety in flight training

Thanks to all who sent in questions. If you'd like a question answered on the podcast you can email me at jason@learnthefinerpoints.com or find me on Instagram @learntfp

Fly Your Best!

Jun 07, 2018
A Conversation With Peter Lert - Aviation Podcast
22:00

In this podcast Peter and I discuss ditching. This is part II of "How to Crash and Airplane". Please enjoy The Finer Points!

May 19, 2018
How To Crash An Airplane - Aviation Podcast
19:42

In this episode we talk with Peter Lert, a former Burt Rutan test pilot who spent many years ferrying airplanes across the North Atlantic. Peter has over 20,000 hours of flight time and 50 North Atlantic crossings under his belt and on this episode he relates his experience of crashing an airplane and what he did to make it survivable.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

May 07, 2018
The Art Of Instruction - Aviation Podcast
20:02

Join me as we talk with Dr. Howard Donner about the art of instruction. We review the laws of learning and talk strategies for teaching people how to fly from the basics on up.

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Apr 20, 2018
Accident Waiting To Happen - Aviation Podcast
12:44

In this podcast we talk with Rod Rakic about the fact that recreational drone operators are not bound by Part 107 UAS laws. In fact, they are not bound by much at all.

Mar 30, 2018
Zero / Zero, Some Game - Aviation Podcast
09:41

On February 17, 2010, three top engineers from Tesla Motors died when they attempted to take off in 0/0 conditions from Palo Alto airport. In this episode we discuss this accident, IFR takeoff minimums, and strategies professional pilots use to stay safe.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Mar 16, 2018
Phil Is Stoked - Aviation Podcast
25:15

In this podcast we talk with Phil Stokes, an amputee pilot with a whole lot of story to tell. Phil lost his left arm to a motorcycle accident when he was 17 and spent a large part of the next decade learning lessons we can all benefit from. You can find Phil on instagram at @Phil.Is.Stoked ... Fly Your Best!

Jason

Mar 03, 2018
Houston, We Have A Problem - Aviation Podcast
12:52

In this podcast we learn a little bit about hypoxia and a lot about our responsibility to set a good example in the age of YouTube.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Feb 15, 2018
Staying Found - Aviation Podcast
18:59

In this episode we talk with Lt. Nate Gilman, a SARSAT operations officer, who informs us it is not longer appropriate to check your ELT in the first five minutes of the hour. Ever.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Jan 20, 2018
If A Tree Fell - Aviation Podcast
08:14

In this episode we discuss a specific tool you can use to think in front of the airplane. Fly Your Best! 

Jan 06, 2018
The In's and Out's of ADS-B
10:16

In this podcast I review the basics of ADS-B and make it really simple to understand. Also, learn a tip that will help you nail your glide slope / glide path! Fly Your Best!

 

Jason

Dec 23, 2017
Stay A Wake - The Atrophy of Vigilance
15:37

In this episode we discuss wake turbulence encounters and avoidance procedures. We dig deep into the concept of "practical drift" when it comes to safety procedures. Fly Your Best!

 

Jason

Dec 02, 2017
Don't Get Upset - Aviation Podcast
10:45

In this podcast we discuss upset recovery training strategies with Rich Stowell (http://www.richstowell.com/). Learn tips for your next training mission. 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Nov 06, 2017
The Semantics of Slips - Aviation Podcast
07:02

In this podcast we review forward slips, side slips, and skidding turns.

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Sep 08, 2017
Horses Eat Grass - Aviation Podcast
07:46

In this podcast we discuss some of the finer points of flying and how experience with horses can benefit you there. We also cover some basic tips on how to have a light touch on the controls and stay ahead of the airplane.

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Aug 10, 2017
Practice Approaches - Aviation Podcast
09:19

In this podcast we look at some of the confusion that exists between practice instrument approaches and pop up IFR approach clearances. 

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jul 16, 2017
Shear Terror - Aviation Podcast
15:06

Recently a Cirrus SR22 was destroyed in a landing accident likely due to wind shear. Any one of us might have ended up in this situation and in this podcast I will review three strategies this pilot might have used to avoid this accident. Fly Your Best!

Jun 10, 2017
Wait A Minute - Aviation Podcast
14:37

In this episode we discuss the delay factor when a pilot experiences an actual in flight emergency. Fly Your Best!

 

Jason

Apr 01, 2017
Talkin' in the Hangar with AOPA - Aviation Podcast
20:33

In this podcast we tune into AOPA's Hangar Talk podcast in which I discuss our mountain flying trip with AOPA author, Jill Tallman. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Feb 28, 2017
Holes In My Game - Aviation Podcast
09:14

I hope you're hungry aviators because this podcast is food for thought. In this episode I recall a story from a trip to Oshkosh in years past that left me, well, let's just say surprised. Learn from my mistakes and fly your best!

 

Jason

Feb 10, 2017
On The Way In - Aviation Podcast
07:11

In this podcast we pick up a conversation from Facebook and discuss a procedure for briefing a VFR arrival. Working to keep your flying standard and your procedures bullet proof. Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jan 30, 2017
Failure Modes - Aviation Podcast
06:04

In this podcast I will give a simple standardization for your Cabin Check that will increase your knowledge of your systems and add safety and redundancy to your flying. Fly Your Best!

Jason

Dec 02, 2016
Straight as an Arrow - Aviation Podcast
07:46

On this episode we answer a question from Melbourne Australia regarding how to best maintain directional control during the takeoff roll, especially in a cross wind. Fly Your Best!

Nov 04, 2016
Look Out! Here it Comes - Aviation Podcast
05:43

In this podcast we review techniques for staying ahead of the airplane under IFR. Fly Your Best!

Oct 12, 2016
A Review With A View - Aviation Podcast
11:40

In this podcast we discuss tactics for excellent flight reviews. We use a recent flight review I did with Steve Thorne from the Flight Chops YouTube channel. Fly Your Best!

Sep 24, 2016
5 Tips to Save Money in Training - Aviation Podcast
09:25

In this podcast I will give you 5 strategies that i used during my ATP training to save money and make the dual instruction as efficient and effective as possible. Fly Your Best!

 

Jason

Jul 25, 2016
Where You Don't Be Long - Aviation Podcast
24:47

On this episode of TFP we talk with ForeFlight weather scientist, Scott Denstaedt about icing. Scott is a former meteorologist, CFI, and active pilot who flies all over the U.S. We discuss strategies for avoiding icing conditions and tips for getting out if that proves impossible.

Fly Your Best!

May 24, 2016
Missing The Beat - Aviation Podcast
13:35

Here they come Aviators! The number of student pilots is way up and in this podcast we discuss some thoughts on how we might retain them. 

Feb 13, 2016
Let Yourself Flow - Aviation Podcast
07:37

An aviator on Facebook recently asked if we could publish a podcast that elaborates on our flow check procedure. This week on TFP it's all about Flows. Fly Your Best!™

Jan 15, 2016
Aviation Safety Session - Total Engine Failure
24:24

In this episode we hear from a listener who experienced a total engine failure without sufficient altitude to make a runway. Thanks to Anthony for writing in! We all learn so much from his experience. Fly Your Best!™

Nov 23, 2015
Understanding In Flight Breakups - Aviation Podcast
09:43

In this podcast we fill in some of the blanks on Va, how it changes with weight, turbulent air penetration speed, and structural failure. Fly Your Best™

Oct 31, 2015
TFP Mail Call Back in the Saddle Again - Aviation Podcast
33:26

In this podcast we talk to listener, Jimmy Tidmore about strategies for getting back into trianing. Fly Your Best™

Oct 02, 2015
Nailing Non Towered Communications
06:59

In this podcast we discuss the finer points of non towered radio calls. Learn what you can do to improve situational awareness and reduce the possibility of mid air collisions. Fly Your Best™

Sep 24, 2015
Aviation Safety Session
17:59

In this episode we take a closer look at a fatal accident involving a TBM700 and an encounter with ice. We look for takeaways here that will help other pilots avoid the same mistake. Fly Your Best!

Sep 02, 2015
What If The World Was Round? - Aviation Podcast
26:01

In this podcast with talk landings with Qantas airlines Captain, David Jacobson, developer of the Jacobson Flare. Capt. Jacobson has developed a scientific and practical technique that allows you to accurately determine the flare height for any aircraft from Cessnas to Boeings. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jul 31, 2015
Got Chops? - Aviation Podcast
17:00

On th is episode of TFP we talk with filmaker pilot Steve Thorne of Flight Chops. Steve talks a bit about how Flight Chops started and how the show is developing. If you are a fan of Steve's awesome videos listen to this podcast to hear our exclusive interview!

 

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jul 03, 2015
Aviation Safety Session
08:30

In todays flying environment there is a massive amount of information available to pilots. Sometimes too much. It can be hard to know what to pay attention to and what will be avialable in flight. About two weeks ago a pilot left Concord, CA and collided with terrain while trying to fly VFR to Reid Hillview, CA. In this safety session we discuss this accident and the take aways for the rest of us so that we can avoide making the same mistake.

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jun 06, 2015
I Can't See It - Aviation Podcast
07:34

In this episode of TFP we review two procedures that have no purpose or place in the airplane. Fly Your Best!

 

Jason

May 11, 2015
To Close The Loop - Aviation Podcast
07:14

In this podcast we discuss circuit breakers and correct a mistake from a previous podcast on electrical systems. We hear a clip from electrical engineer, Tom Byrne, that will help the average pilot understand circuit breakers. Fly Your Best.

Jason

Apr 10, 2015
The Final Base Podcast - Aviation Podcast
05:18

A continuing discussion about the potential dangers that exist during the base to final turn, which is the most hazardous portion of the traffic pattern. Fly Your Best!

Jason

Mar 16, 2015
Anything But Normal - Aviation Podcast
06:04

In this podcast we hear a real oceanic position report and learn an acronym to make sure you're ready if ATC every tells you to 'resume normal position reporting'. Fly Your Best!

Jason

Feb 27, 2015
Let it Slip - Aviation Podcast
06:04

In this podcast you will learn some tips for nailing crosswinds that you can test out on your next flight. All you need is an Expo pen.

Fly Your Best,
jason

Feb 13, 2015
Cleared For The Approach - Aviation Podcast
03:17

The approach clearance is very significant for a lot of reasons. In this podcast we'll talk about those things and give you tips that will allow you to be more prepared and more expeditious with your readback. Fly Your Best!

Jan 09, 2015
File The Plan Stan - Aviation Podcast
08:20

Listen to in-flight audio and learn techniques for filing VFR flight plans. Search and rescue is a free service offered to pilots. Unfortunately, in VFR flying it is rarely used. Perhaps this is because pilots are not familiar with the filing process. Well ... worry no more. This episode clears that up! Please enjoy the finer points.

Dec 25, 2014
Don't You Dare Blend the Roundout and Flare - Aviation Podcast
07:46

In this episode will learn a tip for landongs that will help you perfect your technique and opyimize your upgrades to new makes and models. Fly Your Best!

Dec 12, 2014
Shifty Weight - Aviation Podcast
05:04

In this podcast we continue last week's discussion on CG loading with a reminder about the weight shift formula. Sometimes passengers ask to shift weight at the last minute and this handy bit of math will leave you prepared to give an honest answer on how that effects aircraft loading and CG location. Fly Your Best!

Nov 28, 2014
Alternate Alternatives - Aviation Podcast
06:18

In this podcast we are going over the legal requirements for filing an alternate with your instrument flight plan. You may know the 1-2-3 rule but the finer points go well beyond that. Fly Your Best!

Oct 28, 2014
What a Drag - Aviation Podcast
05:02

In the latest episode of The Finer Points Aviation Podcast, I'll explain induced drag and how to best discuss this topic on a flight test or flight review.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Sep 19, 2014
Learn Your Scales - Aviation Podcast
05:09

In this aviation podcast we review the ins and outs of linear scaling of your CDI on the GPS when operating under IFR. Know your technology and Fly Your Best!

Sep 06, 2014
Mo' on Flows - Aviation Podcast
06:47

On this episode of TFP we discuss a few tips that might make you a bit more efficient and bit more effective.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jul 24, 2014
3 Tips For The G1000 - Aviation Podcast
04:23

On this episode of TFP, pilots who fly with the G1000 glass cockpit system will get 3 tips to try out the next time they are in the airplane.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jul 03, 2014
3 things you should NEVER do in an airplane - Aviation Podcast
05:07

In this flight training podcast you will learn 3 standard operating procedures for your flying that will make you a better and safer pilot. 3 things you should NEVER do in an airplane.  Please enjoy tfp and Fly Your Best!

 

Jason

Jun 19, 2014
Isn't That Special - Part II - Aviation Podcast
10:08

Nail your check ride ... on the first shot. In this aviation podcast we complete our discussion about the special emphasis areas on ALL check rides.

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jun 03, 2014
Rope A Dope Under IFR - Aviation Podcast
05:09

In todays environment more and more pilots are flying IFR direct via GPS. This means long straight cruise legs followed by extremely busy low altitude approaches. Its all too easy to let the airplane lull you into a sense of complacency. In this podcast we discuss how IFR flying is like the greatest fight of all time. Fly Your Best™!

May 23, 2014
War Stories - Aviation Podcast
10:02

In this episode I'll tell you a story from the flight line last week where I lost 4 quarts of oil in 1.4 hours.  A near engine failure.  Fly Your Best!

 

Jason

Apr 30, 2014
I Got The Blues - Aviation Podcast
07:40

At Sun and Fun 2014 I had the honor of interviewing Maj Mike Van Wyk, pilot of the Blue Angels C130 'Fat Albert'.  In this episode Mike tells us a bit about how the Blue Angels achieve a high level of excellence and what it takes to be a member of the team.  Please enjoy The Finer Points! 

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Apr 14, 2014
Isn't That Special? - Aviation Podcast
06:58

In this episode we review those special emphasis areas from the PTS.  These are things the examiners are trained to look for ... make sure you've considered them.  Regardless of whether or not you have a flight review, check ride or Open Airplane checkout coming up ... a review of these items are like vitamins for the proficient pilot.

 

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Mar 19, 2014
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast
04:23

In this episode I'll share some feedback I received about the discussion with Mike Busch regarding whether or not to perform routine idle checks.

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Mar 01, 2014
Lift Above The Noise - Aviation Podcast
05:26

In this episode we review L/Dmax, Lift, Drag and some of the finer points of Aero dynamics. Please enjoy!

 

Fly Your Best,

jason

Feb 19, 2014
Learn the 91.205 Jive - Aviation Podcast
06:27

Learn a few acronyms to help you call up the equiptment required by 91.205 anytime you need to. Whether you are determining if you can fly in the face of failed items or preparing for a check ride this podcast will help.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jan 23, 2014
Simple is Safe - Aviation Podcast
05:43

Learn to remove the 'noise' from your flying.  Simple is safe.  Some thoughts on that this week on TFP.  Please enjoy !

Jan 15, 2014
Zero Sum Game - Aviation Podcast
0

It started as a normal VFR flight and ended in multiple approaches at an airport where the weather was 0/0.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Happy New Year Aviators!

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jan 09, 2014
What Do You Know? - Aviation Podcast
21:55

In this podcast we talk with Howard Donner about some of the issues he is encouternering while training primary students the very basic skills.  A great dialogue that will help any pilot consider the finer points of landing.  Please enjoy TFP!

Nov 01, 2013
Talkin' With Greg Brown - Aviation Podcast
23:41

Winner of the 2013 AOPA Let's Go Flying Award, Greg Brown, in a classic TFP interview. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Oct 17, 2013
Out of the Box - Aviation Podcast
06:59

In this episode we review HIWAS, FSS Freqeuncies, Flight Watch, TWEB and more.  Please enjoy TFP.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Sep 28, 2013
Pitch, Power, Period. - Aviation Podcast
08:44

A student on Facebook asked what the heck instructors mean when they say, "Pitch plus Power equals performance".  In this episode I do my best to explain ... Please enjoy TFP!

Aug 15, 2013
Talkin' With .... me - Aviation Podcast
23:06

In this episode Howard Donner interviews me about some of the concepts introduced in my ibook, "Setting the Standard".  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jul 31, 2013
Get Greasy - Aviation Podcast
07:42

In this episode I will pass along a training technique for the cockpit that will help you and your CFI perfect your stick and rudder skills.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jul 23, 2013
It Takes Time and Money, Honey - Aviation Podcast
05:40

Some practical tips on how to save $$ in training.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jul 18, 2013
Own It - Part I - Aviation Podcast
05:06

A few tips if you're considering purchasing an airplane ...

Jul 01, 2013
Instrument Flying Tips - Aviation Podcast
14:08

In this episode you will ride along on an Instrument flying lesson to learn some tips on how to stay ahead of the airplane.  Fly Your Best! 

Jason

Jun 26, 2013
Presidential TFRs and Straight In Approaches - Aviation Podcast
06:53

In this flight training podcast mail call I answer questions about presidential TFRs and long straight in approaches.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jun 17, 2013
Rudder Use - Aviation Podcast
08:55

Every pilot has heard, "MORE RUDDE"' from your flight instructor.  Take a moment to review the concepts behind why rudder so important. In this flight training podcast you will learn a bit more about ruder use.  Please enjoy TFP!

Jun 13, 2013
Talkin' with Mike Busch - Aviation Podcast
11:34

On this episode of TFP we take a closer look at the 'idle check' and leaning procedures on the ground.  Our special guest is Mike Busch from www.savvymx.com. Please enjoy tfp!

May 27, 2013
Talkin' with Jason Blair DPE - Aviation Podcast
12:35

In this epsisode we talk with former executive director of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and designated pilot examiner, Jason Blair.  Jason gives us some insight, from an examiners perspective, on how we might best approach a check ride.  Please enjoy TFP!

May 15, 2013
Will I Survive With 121.5? - Aviation Podcast
13:18

In this episode we talk with Dr. Howard Donner about the finer points of the new 406 mhz ELTs. Please enjoy TFP!

Jason

May 01, 2013
Aviation Safety Session
07:47

A fan recently asked if there are any safety sessions available on continued VFR flight into IMC ... so here it is, aviators!  From allllll the way back in 2006, let's revisit TFP safety session #1.  Please enjoy TFP!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Apr 20, 2013
When The Thunder Rolls - Aviation Podcast
05:55

Hello Aviators!  This week we are reviewing the ingredients and life cycle of Thunderstorms.  Please enjoy TFP!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Apr 10, 2013
Aviation Safety Session
11:26

In this episode we discuss a message from a facebook fan about an actual engine failure on final.  We're learning from each other's mistakes this week on TFP!  Please enjoy the finer points!

Mar 31, 2013
Learn Your ABC's - Aviation Podcast
09:10

In this episode we review some of the basics of preparing for a possible engine failure.  Fly Your Best!

Mar 31, 2013
IFR Training - Aviation Podcast #194
09:08

Considering and instrument rating?  I recently received a facebook message from a fan who asked about when it's appropriate to start working on approaches during instrument training.  Here are some thoughts ... please enjoy TFP!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Mar 15, 2013
Aviation Safety Session #30
06:43

In this episode I share a story about an adventure training trip to the Pacific northwest.  After many days of flying fatigue and other factors contributed to an engine failure on final approach!  On the Aviation Safety Sessions we learn from each other's mistakes!  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Mar 11, 2013
The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent - Aviation Podcast #193
08:18

On this episode of TFP we're reviewing advection fog.  We cover how it forms, why it forms and how to predict it. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Jason

Feb 28, 2013
A Pane In The Glass - Aviation Podcast #192
05:56

In this episode we are reviewing some of the finer points of how to clear your aircraft windows.  If you are a renter you can look forward to clear windows ... if you are owner you get those and also maintain the value of your aircraft.  It's not about Pledge and it's not about Prist.  Listen to this weeks episode to find out how the Pro's reccommend cleaning your plastic windshield. You might be surprised.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Feb 22, 2013
It's a Belt Getting It Right! - Aviation Podcast #191
06:45

Learn how understanding seatbelt lawe can reduce your risk of collision. 

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Feb 18, 2013
A Brief Overview - Aviation Podcast #190
05:10

In this episode of TFP we review some of the finer points of arriving on the runway intact.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Feb 09, 2013
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #189
08:33

This week we pick up the discussion on whether or not to EVER use the phrase 'Any Pilot's In The Area, Please Advise'.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jan 31, 2013
Get It Straight - Aviation Podcast Episode #188
06:42

Welcome back aviators! In this flight training podcast we discuss how to effectively check your electrical system before you fly ANY airplane.  Please enjoy the finer points!

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Jan 18, 2013
Talkin' With Bob Gardner - Aviation Podcast #187
10:29

On this episode we're talking with author of 'Say Again, Please', Bob Gardner.  Bob has more than 40 years in the aviation industry and he is widely considered an expert on radio communications.  On this episode of TFP he gives away some secrets on how to perfect this part of your art form.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jan 15, 2013
The Commonest Common Error - Aviation Podcast #186
07:48

In this episode we discuss common errors and how you can perfect your skills by avoiding the common mistakes.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Jason

Jan 05, 2013
What makes a pilot great? - Aviation Podcast #185
11:10

In this episode we talk with AOPA author, former airline pilot, world speed record holder and internationally reknowned aviator, Barry Schiff on what makes a pilot great.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Dec 21, 2012
One on One weather 101 - Aviation Podcast #184
07:59

Hello Aviators.  On this episode of TFP we are discussing low pressure weather systems.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Dec 14, 2012
IFR no goes - Aviation Podcast #183
06:44

On this episode of TFP i'll give you the criteria that I use to make the sometimes tricky IFR go / no go decision.  Fly your Best!

Jason

Dec 06, 2012
Fear Not Stalls - Aviation Podcast #182
08:08

In this episode we hear clips from the audio instruction CD, 'The High Air Work'.  In depth discussion on Approach to landing (Power off) stalls and go arounds.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Be Safe and Fly Your Best!™

Jason

Nov 30, 2012
Goodbye Charlie - Aviation Podcast #181
08:42

On this episode of TFP we review Class Charlie radio communication procedures.  Please enjoy TFP!

Nov 16, 2012
A review of DME arcs part II - Aviation Podcast #180
08:32

This is part II of a series on DME arcs featuring tips and tricks that help assure you are proficient with the visualizations associated with this procedure.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Nov 09, 2012
A review of DME arcs - Aviation Podcast #179
09:39

In this episode we take a look at how to effectively visualize DME arcs on your flight instruments.  Although rare, these maneuvers do occur in the real world and are a part of the instrument rating curriculum.  Take a moment to review them and learn some tips on how to always get them right.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Oct 28, 2012
Aviation Safety Session #29
07:11

In this episode I tell you about a learning experience that I had over the summer while flying into the Grand Canyon at night.  The complexities of the real world are often hard to re create in training.  In these Safety Sessions we share our stories so that we may learn from each other and avoid repeating each others mistakes!  Please enjoy TFP. 

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Oct 19, 2012
IFR procedures for VFR pilots - Episode 178
05:59

On this episode of TFP we cover how pilots might standardize their procedures across IFR and VFR flight operations.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Oct 12, 2012
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #177
07:56

In this episode we hear from a listener with some questions regarding Adverse Aileron Yaw. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Mar 02, 2012
'Back Up Time' and the Benefits of the eLogbook
11:47

On this episode of tfp we are looking at upgrading to an electronic logbook, specifically LogTen Pro.

Fly Your Best.

Jason

Feb 02, 2012
After all those stalls - Aviation Podcast #175
07:23

On this episode of tfp we discuss common stall / spin scenarios that get pilots into trouble on both approach and departure.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!!

Fly Your Best™

Jason

Jan 18, 2012
Learn 2 Survive, SOPs 2 stay alive - Aviation Podcast #174
12:25

On this episode of TFP we discuss standard operating procedures for general aviaiton pilots and how they might help keep you alive in the airplane.

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Dec 05, 2011
Adverse Aileron Yaw - Aviation Podcast #173
06:51

On this episode of tfp we look at the finer points of using rudder to compensate for adverse aileron yaw.  A few practical tips to help you fly like a pro. 

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Nov 10, 2011
Lift Induced Drag - Aviation Podcast Episode 172
07:42

On this episode of TFP we are taking a closer look at Induced Drag.  You will learn how it works aerodynamically, how to discuss it and how it relates to ground effect.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Sep 26, 2011
Train For The Test Too - Aviation Podcast #171
06:03

On this episode of TFP we discuss how to achieve excellence in training and successfully prepare for and pass your FAA check ride on the first attempt.

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Sep 05, 2011
The Maneuvering Speed Bleed - Aviation Podcast #170
06:08

On this episode of The Finer Points we discuss why maneuvering speed changes with weight.  Fly Your Best!

Jason

Aug 24, 2011
VFR Flight Following and Flight Plans - Aviation Podcast #169
07:32

On this episode of The Finer Points we are discussing VFR radar services, or VFR flight following, and VFR flight plans.  We will discuss who provides these services, the operating procedures and protocol and clarify how these two services provide very different things.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

 

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Jan 18, 2011
The 3 Big Hazards to VFR pilots - Aviation Podcast #168
09:06

Happy New Year Aviators! 2011 brings us a new season of audio podcasts and this week on TFP we're discussing the 3 big hazards to VFR pilots.  We're here to help you have fun and stay safe! Please enjoy The Finer Points ...

 

Fly Your Best!

Jason

Dec 31, 2010
Aviation Podcast #166 - Questions To The Max - Part II
08:05
This week we wrap up our 2 part question and answer series with Max Trescott.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Nov 25, 2009
Questions To The Max - Aviation Podcast #165
08:37
This week we begin a two part 'Question and Answer' series with Max Trescott.  Write to us with your GPS related questions and hear Max answer those questions on an episode.  All submissions due by September 16th, 2009.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Sep 09, 2009
Don't Bank On Your Stall Speed - Aviation Podcast #164
11
Stall Speed often varies with bank angle.  Understanding this variation will help us be safer pilots.  This week on TFP we discuss load factor and how stall speed varies with bank angle. Fly Your Best!

Jason
Aug 20, 2009
Review of the OSH Arrival - Aviation Podcast #163
11:06
This week on TFP we review the highlights of the arrival procedure to the greatest celebration in aviation, the EAA's AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Use this file as a last minute audio review as you prepare to fly into the show ... or couch fly the procedure from the comfort of your own home, if you can't make it this year. Please remember to keep your eyes out for other traffic and as always, be safe and fly your best!

Normal Podcasting will resume on August 7th upon our return to California.

Jason
Jul 25, 2009
Cross Winds Are Painless - Aviation Podcast #162
06:18
This week on TFP we look at how crosswinds will effect the pattern circuit from takeoff, all the way through landing. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 19, 2009
Un-Restricted - Aviation Podcast #161
08:36
This week on TFP we look at The Finer Points of getting cleared through Restricted airspace. Please enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 01, 2009
Aviation Safety Session #28
12:25
This week on TFP we talk with 2008 National CFI of the year, Max Trescott about the Colgan air flight 3407 crash near Buffalo, New York. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 22, 2009
Havin' Fun In The Sun III - Aviation Podcast #160
17:29
This week on The Finer Points we listen in on select highlights of a live radio broadcast from the broadcast headquarters of Sun N Fun Radio.
May 17, 2009
Aviation Safety Session #27
09:19
In this episode we talk with a 400 hour commercial pilot, Dave, who holds an instrument rating and flies out of the Pheonix Arizona area. Dave tells about a close encounter he had with a runaway autopilot. Please enjoy TheFinerPoints!
May 09, 2009
Truly Magnetic - Aviation Podcast #159
06:54
This week on TFP we discuss the difference between True and Magnetic with an emphasis on how it relates to wind forecasts and reports. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
May 02, 2009
Intro to Turbocharging - Aviation Podcast #158
08:07
This week on The Finer Points we will discuss turbocharging systems on aircraft engines. We’ll cover the purpose, basics of operation, and a few different types of systems that you might see in turbocharged airplane engines.
Apr 21, 2009
The Finer Points of Sectionals - Aviation Podcast #157
07:10
This week on The Finer Points we will discuss the nice to know details on VFR Sectional Charts. The sectional has a lot of great information on it, if you know where to look. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Mar 23, 2009
TFP - Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #156
09:48
Hello Aviators! This week on TFP we talk with student pilot Robert Schorr, student pilot. Robert has been having difficulty with his landings during 'calm wind' days and not so much in cross winds or head winds.

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Mar 20, 2009
Cross Country Tips - Aviation Podcast #155
06:37
For many of us, flying places is why we learn to fly. Lets discuss some tips and tricks to make your cross country planning easier. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Mar 05, 2009
Are you a-Wake? - Aviation Podcast #154
07:08
Hello Aviators! This week on TFP, we learn about the Wake Turbulence that is left behind by every airplane. Learn how it forms, how it moves, and how to avoid it. ---- Fly Your Best, Jason
Feb 27, 2009
In A Ditch- Aviation Podcast #153
08:03
Hello Aviators! This episode of TFP will analyze the process of ditching. Sometimes ditching on water is our only choice in an emergency situation.

Fly Your Best,

Jason
Feb 20, 2009
Intro To Gliding - Aviation Podcast #152
07:25
Hello Aviators, This week we will discuss unpowered flight. Understanding flight without power will help make us well rounded, safe pilots.
Fly Your Best

Jason
Feb 13, 2009
Multi Engine Flying - Aviation Podcast #151
07:55
Hello Aviators! This week on the Finer Points of Flying Podcast, weâll start a discussion about the transition from one engine to two, multi-engine flying.
Fly Your Best

Jason
Feb 06, 2009
Talkin' With Paul Craig - Aviation Podcast #150
21:25
This week on TFP we talk with Paul Craig, author of a revolutionary new book by ASA, that combines private and instrument training. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

Jason
Jan 29, 2009
Mountain Flying Fun - Aviation Podcast #149
06:51
This week on the Finer Points of Flying, weâll discuss why mountain flying deserves special considerations. Get ready for some fun and rewarding flying!
Jan 24, 2009
Aviation Safety Session #26
07:42
This week on TFP, weâre back with another Safety Session. We will examine an NTSB report with hopes to learn from others and inspire conversation about how to make ourselves safer pilots. We'll be talking about carburetor ice, how it forms and how to prevent it. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Jan 17, 2009
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #148
06:01
This week we consider the value of endorsing students for solo flight in class Bravo airspace. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason
Jan 10, 2009
Weather 101 - Aviation Podcast #147
06:04
This week on TFP we cover the basics of High and Low pressure systems. Review your weather theory this week on The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Jan 02, 2009
VSpeeds Revisited - Aviation Podcast #146
07:14
In this podcast we review some basic distinctions regarding VSpeeds and have a visit from ForeFlight co-founder, Tyson Weihs.  Happy Holidays!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Dec 26, 2008
Virtually Real - Aviation Podcast #145
11
This week on TFP we look at www.fs-mp.com, a multi player online group of pilots that participate in a very realistic virtual world. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,

Jason
Dec 19, 2008
Aviation Safety Session #25
06:03
This week we look at an accident that could have been prevented. Improve your flying safety with The Finer Points! Please enjoy!
Fly Your Best

Jason
Dec 12, 2008
Talkin' With Chris Burger - Aviation Podcast #144
09:43
This week we visit South Africa and talk with Chris Burger, author of 'Cockpit Procedures' now available from ASA. Chris is an expert in Aviation Psychology and Ergonomics and is working hard to increase safety. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

Jason
Dec 05, 2008
Don't Pass On Glass - Aviation Podcast #143
09:32
This week on TFP we discuss a couple of the many benefits of using new modern cockpit systems such as the G1000 or Cirrus Perspective. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best


jason
Nov 24, 2008
Talkin' With Ed Pasquale - Aviation Podcast #142
11:28
This week, we'll talk with Ed Pasquale, Flight Line Professor at Seneca  College in Toronto, Canada.  He is also a contributor to Punkstar Studios who is currently responsible for producing numerous iPhone applications for aviation, diving and more.  For more information, search Punkstar Studios in the iTunes Application store.
Nov 14, 2008
Talkin' With John Fisher - Aviation Podcast #141
13:35
This week on TFP we join Anais Radonich Galvin as she talks with John Fisher, Operations Manager at Oakland Center. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your

Jason
Nov 07, 2008
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #140
11:10
This week we answer a letter from a fan who is concerned about staying current and keeping safe. We look at some options to keep your head in the game while considering the limitations of your current lifestyle.
Fly your best,
Jason
Oct 31, 2008
Aviation Safety Session #24
08:54
In this safety session we examine an accident report involving spin training and an article in Flight Training Magazine.
Fly your best.
Jason


Oct 24, 2008
Talkin' With David Howarth - Aviation Podcast #139
11:02
In this weeks podcast Anais and David Howarth give us a taste of bush flying in South Africa. Please enjoy the finer points.
Fly your best!
Jason
Oct 17, 2008
Mixing The Point - Aviation Podcast #138
08:54
This week we discuss the practice of CFI's pulling the mixture and actually killing the motor during single engine training. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best

Jason
Oct 10, 2008
Talkin' With Becky Bock - Aviation Podcast #137
11:02
This week we talk with Becky Bock, ASA author and flight attendant extraordinaire. Please enjoy TFP!
Fly Your Best!
Jason
Oct 03, 2008
Aviation Safety Session #23
07:56
This week we discuss an accident that happened on a dual training flight. Both the CFI and the student were OK but it brings up a great discussion about the positive exchange of flight controls.
Fly Your Best
Jason
Sep 26, 2008
Sky High Hope - Aviation Podcast #136
11:31
This week on TFP we talk with Kevin Query, founder of Sky High Hope, and organization that brings flight simulators in to hospitals. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best
Sep 20, 2008
The Talkin' Pilot Proficiency Blues - Aviation Podcast #135
09:15
This week on TFP I'll sing you a song about the FAA ... safety.gov ... that, is. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason
Sep 12, 2008
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #134
10:47
This week on TFP we address some concerns from the forums. Hear a review of take off callouts, IFR lost comm procedures, and how to fly neighborly. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason
Sep 05, 2008
Talkin' With Dr.Michael Hayes - Aviation Podcast #133
10:44
This week on TFP we're talkin' with the author of the ASA Oral Test Prep guides, Dr. Michael Hayes. These common little books help aviators everywhere make it through check rides where others have failed. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best
Jason
Aug 29, 2008
Talking With Steve Benedict - Aviation Podcast #132
06:37
This week we sit down with Steve Benedict, a designated examiner. He talks about common mistakes and has some helpful advice to pass your check ride. Thanks for listening to The Finer Points!

Fly your best,
Jason
Aug 21, 2008
It Sounds Like Silence - Aviation Podcast #131
08:19
This week on TFP we discuss the controversial idea of partial power takeoffs as a noise abatement procedure.
Fly Your Best!
Jason
Aug 15, 2008
Oshkosh 2008 - POD-A-PALOOZA PART II - Aviation Podcast #130
57:13
In this week's double posting you'll hear part II of the annual Pod a Palooza. Please enjoy!
Aug 10, 2008
Oshkosh 2008 - POD-A-PALOOZA PART I - Aviation Podcast #129
50:31
In this episode of TFP we listen to the first half of Pod a Palooza 2008, live from the EAA forums at Oshkosh.
Aug 09, 2008
Live at Osh Kosh 2008 - Aviation Podcast #128
08:28
This week I join you live from a camp fire at Osh Kosh 2008.

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Aug 01, 2008
IFR Lost Comm Scenario - Aviation Podcast #127
10:43
This week we respond to TFP aviator, Kiko Lobo, who recently asked about IFR lost comm procedures. To read Kiko's forum post click HERE. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best
Jason
Jul 25, 2008
Talkin' With Jim Pitman - Aviation Podcast #126
10:56
Jim Pitman, the western regional manager of the Cessna Pilot Training Center, joins us this week for a discussion about creating more pilots and putting competition in perspective. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best
Jason
Jul 18, 2008
Talkin' With Arlynn - Aviation Podcast #125
12:49
Designated Pilot Examiner and Chief Flight Instructor, Arlynn McMahon, takes some time to discuss the benefit's of scenario based training. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best
Jul 11, 2008
The Ten Commandments of Weather - Aviation Podcast #124
07:53
This week on TFP we go over the 10 commandments ... of weather. Please enjoy, The Finer Points.
Fly Your Best,
Jason
Jul 05, 2008
Avoid The Common Errors - Aviation Podcast #123
07:05
This week we review maneuvering speed and the effect the wind has on the airplane. Avoid common mistakes on your private pilot check ride and learn some tips on how to succeed. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 27, 2008
Super Turbo Normalized - Aviation Podcast #122
04:14
Super Turbo Normalized - Aviation Podcast #122
Jun 20, 2008
Lions, Tigers and Bears ... oh my - Aviation Podcast #121
09:00
Last week storms rolled over the east coast and created delays that meant ground times of up to 4 hours for aircraft at JFK International. The controllers had their hands full. This week we listen in to some of the more stressful moments and reflect on the system we use to get the message across. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 13, 2008
When The Thunder Rolls - Aviation Podcast #120
06:55
Thunderstorms can be deadly. Understanding how they form can help you avoid them in your flying. This week we discuss the ingredients required for thunderstorms to form and the three main stages of any thunderstorm. This knowledge will increase your safety. Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 06, 2008
Talkin' With Rich Batchelder - Aviation Podcast #119
14:01
This week Anais Radonich Galvin interviews designated pilot examiner, Richard Batchelder. Rich goes over some of the common mistakes pilot's make when going for the Private certificate. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 30, 2008
Talkin' With Greg Brown - Aviation Podcast #118
10:37
This week on TFP we are talking with AOPA columnist and ASA author, Greg Brown, about the benefits of becoming a CFI. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 23, 2008
For Those About To Gawk - Aviation Podcast #117
08:47
This week I'll give you some very specific tips on how to safely transition from 'old' radios to the G1000. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 16, 2008
Aviation Safety Session #22
11:52
In this safety session we look at an accident that occurred on a training flight during ground reference maneuvers. We review some basics about operating at low altitudes and I tell a story from my CFI check ride. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 09, 2008
House Of Glass - Aviation Podcast #116
12:16
This week we dig a bit deeper into the question about whether or not it's best to do your instrument training with a G1000 or in a standard panel airplane. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 02, 2008
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #115
14:37
This week we discuss leaning procedures and the difficulty in transitioning from the G1000 to a standard panel. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Apr 25, 2008
Havin' Fun In The Sun Part II - Aviation Podcast #113
09:53
Sun-N-Fun is this week and aviators all over the country are celebrating in Florida. This week on TFP we visit with Will Hawkins from the Pilot Flight Podlog. Will's grandfather was one of original lead engineers at Lockheed's 'Skunk Works'. Will tells some great stories about the U2 spy plane and more. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Apr 11, 2008
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #112
10:18
This week we look at perfecting radio calls in busy airspace and avoiding frustration during training. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Apr 04, 2008
The Thoughtful Owner - Aviation Podcast #111
10:57
This week we hear from Pilot and aircraft owner, Marty Kuhrt. Marty breaks down what he went through in his first year of aircraft ownership and lease back. Fly Your Best, Jason
Mar 28, 2008
Movin' On Up - Aviation Podcast #110
11:03
This week we talk with private pilot and Cirrus SR22 owner, Dan Richard. Dan gives us some insight into what it is like to be a Private Pilot with a new certificate and upgrading to a sophisticated airplane. Fly Your Best, Jason
Mar 21, 2008
Aviation Safety Session #21
08:08
How about an unintentional spin in IMC! No thanks. This week, aviation lecturer, Fred Abrams shares his knowledge and experience with us in the latest TFP Safety Session. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Mar 14, 2008
Captain Barry Schiff - Aviation Podcast #109
13:17
This week we hear from ASA author, AOPA columnist and internationally renowned aviator, Barry Schiff on what makes a pilot great. Please enjoy The Finer Points. Fly Your Best, Jason
Mar 07, 2008
Talkin' With Paul Hamilton - Aviation Podcast #108
12:16
Sport Pilot certificate expert and ASA author, Paul Hamilton, joins us for a discussion about this exciting new training option. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Feb 29, 2008
Report, Please! - Aviation Podcast #107
07:01
This week you'll hear an example of a PIREP being issued in flight. Review the importance of this essential communication line between aviators. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Feb 22, 2008
Talkin' With Max Trescott - Aviation Podcast #106
21:51
This week, Max Trescott visits the TFP Base Camp for a discussion about the G1000, User Fees, and the future of GA. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Feb 15, 2008
Own It - Aviation Podcast #105
08:30
This week we discuss the training and safety issues to consider when purchasing your first airplane. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Feb 08, 2008
Aviation Safety Session #20
09:44
In this safety session we continue thinking about spatial disorientation and continued vfr into imc. Hear an actual accident report of an unfortunate pilot who got in over his head. We can learn from each others mistakes. Fly Your Best, Jason
Feb 01, 2008
Talkin' With Fred Abrams - Part 2 - Aviation Podcast #104
14:25
This week we check in with Fred Abrams about continued VFR into IMC. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jan 25, 2008
Comm 2 is 4 U - Aviation Podcast #103
07:14
This week we head back into the discussion about whether or not a Private Pilot can LEGALLY hand control of the airplane to a non pilot passenger. Also, I will give you a tip that will help you keep things organized during high stress, high workload flights. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jan 18, 2008
Back To Base - ics - Aviation Podcast #102
13:26
This week we go over some of the things you should always remember to do when you get to that very important part of your VFR landing procedure ... the base leg. Please enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jan 11, 2008
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast 101
12:57
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This week we discuss VFR flight following, managing your radios on cross country flights and discuss maintaining visual separation while on an IFR flight plan. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jan 03, 2008
Talkin' With Fred Abrams - Aviation Podcast #99
12:43
Fred Abrams is a nationally known aviation lecturer, humorist, veteran instrument instructor, volunteer FAA Aviation Safety Counselor, and aviation technical writer. This week on TFP Fred gives us his unique insight into getting the most out of ATC. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Dec 21, 2007
Aviation Safety Session #19
08:36
This week Sasa Pocek, developer of Aerobid.net, tells us a remarkable story of an encounter with a mad man at his local airport. This story is a reminder to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity at your field. Be safe ... and fly your best, Jason
Dec 14, 2007
The Great Lazy Eight - Aviation Podcast #98
07:43
This week we continue our discussion of Commercial flight maneuvers. Specifically, the Lazy Eight. Develop your understanding of the aerodynamic changes that occur as your airplane changes speed. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Dec 07, 2007
Oh Chandelle - Aviation Podcast #97
08:30
This week we discuss the commercial flight maneuver, 'The Chandelle'. Hear how commercial flight training can be valuable for any pilot. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Nov 30, 2007
Bob Gardner Part I - Aviation Podcast #96
10:49
This week we talk with veteran flight instructor and author of "Say Again, Please", Bob Gardner. This week on TFP, Bob gives us some tips on how to effectively communicate. His book, "Say Again, Please" is available at www.asa2fly.com Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Nov 16, 2007
Start Riding The Rails - Aviation Podcast #95
07:47
This week I will give you a procedure that will help you nail rate / airspeed decents during Instrument Flight. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Nov 09, 2007
Aviation Safety Session #18
17:04
This week on TFP we discuss mid air collision avoidance. Hear actual ATC recordings of a mid air collision and get some suggestions on how to avoid other airplanes in flight. Enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason
Nov 02, 2007
Oh, That Sinking Feeling - Aviation Podcast #94
11:44
This week on The Finer Points we continue our discussion of better and best glide speeds. Learn to make a Glide Polar for your aircraft this week on TFP. Please enjoy! Fly Your Best, Jason
Oct 26, 2007
Your BEST and your BETTER glide speeds - Aviation Podcast #93
08:34
This week we discuss the difference between your best glide speed (L/Dmax) and a speed slightly slower, minimum sink. Please enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason
Oct 19, 2007
Get Down, Now - Aviation Podcast #92
08:57
This week on TFP we discuss Emergency Descents, a maneuver often under emphasized in flight training. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Oct 12, 2007
Tom Gilmore - Aviation Podcast #91
09:51
Tom Gilmore is an expert on using flight training devices to teach instrument skills. After more than 12,000 flight hours and 40 years in the flight training business, Tom Gilmore has published this knowledge in a book called, "Teaching Confidence In The Clouds". This week we chat with Tom about this topic and how it is covered in his book. You can find Tom's book online at http://www.asa2fly.com Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Oct 05, 2007
Lou Fields Part III - Aviation Podcast #90
12:25
Former FAA examiner and Naval Aviator, Lou Fields, describes some harrowing experiences during his time flying jets. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Sep 28, 2007
Mora, Oroca, Moca Polka - Aviation Podcast #89
09:52
This week I address some of the details of the low altitude enroute chart, the difference between, OROCA and MORA ... and how MOCA fits in there. 

Also, visit the TFP forums for a discussion on the use of 121.50 in search and rescue operations.


Until next time,

Fly Your Best!

Jason
Sep 21, 2007
Fight Watch, Out - Aviation Podcast #88
07:46
Learning how to give Pireps is a critical part of flying and is often overlooked in Flight Training. This week on TFP we review the procedure for giving Pireps in flight. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason Check out "The Aviation Video Podcast by On The Flight Line" in itunes and on youtube.
Sep 14, 2007
The Greater Simulator - Aviation Podcast #87
10:25
Using simulators during IFR training can be incredibly effective. Learn The Finer Points of using this great training tool. Fly Your Best, Jason
Sep 07, 2007
Keeping Track Of Time - Aviation Podcast #86
09:36
Keeping track of fuel is one thing ... knowing where the most fuel remains at any given moment is quite another. This week on TFP I will give you a procedure to help with fuel management. Check out the new podcast, simply called "The Aviation Video Podcast by On The Flight Line" It's free and it's on You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/ontheflightline Fly Your Best, Jason
Aug 24, 2007
Going Down Slow - Aviation Podcast #85
08:51
Non Precision approach descent rates. Should they be faster than preciscion approach descent rates? This week on TFP we discuss the benefits of being able to control your rate of descent and your airspeed, IFR or VFR. Learn specific techniques and enjoy The Finer Points. Fly Your Best, Jason
Aug 17, 2007
Find Yours, Keep Yours - Aviation Podcast #84
11:40
Finding a flight school and a CFI is something that we all contend with ... during primary training and recurrency training. This episode of TFP is dedicated to all of those 'soon to be aviators' who are interested in learning to fly. Direct all of your non - aviators friends to this link, where they can get basic questions answered on how to find a good school and CFI. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Aug 10, 2007
Pod a Palooza from Oshkosh 2007 - Aviation Podcast #83
30:29
At Oshkosh this year I had the opportunity to sit in with many other aviation podcasters and wax nautical. No lectures this week, just these highlights from the pod a palooza in Wisconsin. Fly Your Best, Jason
Aug 03, 2007
Beams Me Down Scotty - Aviation Podcast #82
12:23
1947 - The war is over and the aviators are coming home. We are using the knowledge we attained during combat to build a civil aviation system. This week on TFP I thought it would be fun to honor the hereos of yesterday by reading from a 1947 edition of FLYING magazine. Being discussed are the pro's and con's of Ground Controlled Approaches vs Instrument Landing Systems. Enjoy TFP! Be Safe and Fly Your Best, Jason Look for us at OSH!
Jul 27, 2007
Aviation Safety Session #17
08:54
Good decisions keep pilots safe. In this aviation safety session, learn about a recent experience of mine where a turn of events meant the difference between life and death.

Also, check out an awesome new safety tool at www.foreflight.com Fly Your Best, Jason
Jul 20, 2007
Hold On A Minute - Aviation Podcast #81
07:10
It's Holding Patterns this week on The Finer Points. Learn some tips for hold entries. Please enjoy TFP! Jason
Jul 13, 2007
Rules To Remember - Aviation Podcast #80
06:04
3 Rules to keep you safe on your way to the big show ... or anywhere you fly. Enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason Check out our HD video tutorials at www.ontheflightline.com
Jul 06, 2007
Aviation Safety Session #16
10:38
In Flight Training we are often told that turning back to the airport in the event of a power loss is NOT what you should do and yet it still happens that some pilots try. This week on TFP I tell a story from my own flight training about a real power loss on takeoff. Be Safe and Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 22, 2007
Summer's Here and It's Back To School - Aviation Podcast #79
06:53
Interested in IFR training? This week I answer a listener request and give you four solid tips for IFR training. Enjoy TFP! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 15, 2007
The Spin Cycle - Aviation Podcast #78
09:49
This week we address spin modes and spin recovery. Hear what Ben Freelove from Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety has to say about spinning the Cessna 152 Aerobat. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 08, 2007
A Perfectly Curved S - Aviation Podcast #77
05:24
Ground Reference Manuevers ... Oh My! Join me and my guest Anais Radonich Galvin as we offer up tips and tricks to make ground reference manuevers easy as pie. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jun 01, 2007
The Sky Is Falling - Aviation Podcast #76
09:32
Sometimes airplanes hit skydivers. This week on TFP we hear from a seasoned jumper and jump pilot. Get tips on how to avoid ever having that happen to you. Thanks to Dave, SkyDive Radio.
Be Safe and Fly Your Best,

Jason
May 25, 2007
Tune, Twist, Identify, Oh My - Aviation Podcast #75
08:16
Learn a procedure that will make your IFR flying safer and more efficient. This week on TFP I discuss re-arranging the order of the common VOR procedure, Tune, Identify, Twist. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 18, 2007
Aviation Safety Session #15
08:18
It's time for another Safety Session. How can CFI's effectively balance their safety responsibilities to their students with their financial responsibilties to their employers. Find out, this week on The Finer Points! Enjoy. Be Safe and Fly Your Best! Jason
May 11, 2007
With Your Lights Knocked Out - Aviation Podcast #74
07:11
Can you fly when one of your strobes is burned out? What if you have a beacon too? Are you still legal? This week on TFP, I go over the regulations regarding aircraft lights. Keep yourself legal and avoid trouble, those are two ingredients to happy flying! Fly Your Best, Jason
May 04, 2007
3 Things You Should Always Never Do - Aviation Podcast #73
05:39
This week on TFP I'll help you make life simple ... live by 'always' and 'never' in the cockpit and add safety to your flying. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Apr 27, 2007
Learn Your ABC's - Aviation Podcast #72
09:24
Practice your simulated engine failure by couch flying this weeks procedure. Make sure that if the worst happens to you it doesn't catch you off guard. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Apr 06, 2007
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #71
11:33
Welcome back aviators! This week on TFP I answer some questions from the Forums at www.thefinerpoints.net. We are discussing why Va gets lower with weight and how to log cross country time. Please enjoy, The Finer Points. Fly Your Best! Jason
Mar 30, 2007
Train For The Test - Aviation Podcast #070
08:14
This week on TFP I talk about the Student / Instructor relationship, rigidity in the training environment and how training for the test and training for safety are one and the same. Fly Your Best! jason
Mar 23, 2007
What's It All A Belt? - Aviation Podcast #69
06:54

This week on TFP I go over the seatbelt requirements for Pilots and Passengers alike. Sometimes the details need to be heard over and over again before they stick, find out how well you know what's what when it comes to seat belts. Please enjoy The Finer Points!



Fly Your Best,Jason

Mar 16, 2007
TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #68
08:18
This week on TFP I answer questions about retracting flaps during a power off glide and how simulators can be effectively used during IFR training. Until next time ... Fly Your Best! Jason
Mar 09, 2007
What To Do If It's Not You - Aviation Podcast #67
13:46
It can sometimes be difficult to tell another pilot that you are uncomfortable with the way they are flying. This week on TFP I address that problem and give some suggestions for how to deal with it. Plus, listen to in flight audio from an aerobatic flight lesson. Enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Mar 02, 2007
Aviation Safety Session #14
08:02
Three Strikes and you're out.  This week on the Finer Points I tell a story about a recent seaplane trip from Vancouver to Saltspring island on the west coast of Canada.  We can all learn from each others experiences.  Please enjoy The Finer Points. 

Visit us online at

http://www.ontheflightline.com

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Feb 23, 2007
Get Lost Comm Straight - Aviation Podcast #66
06:10
Aviators?  Do you copy?  This week on TFP we talk about lost comm procedures and some of the specific rules regarding Class D airspace.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Feb 16, 2007
Aviation Safety Session #13
07:43
They're back!  Now integrated into the weekly podcasts Aviation Safety Sessions are back in your iPod.  This week Anais Radonich Galvin joins me in the studio for a discussion about Go Arounds.

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Feb 02, 2007
Feelin' Loopy Too - Aviation Podcast #64
06:15
Ben Freelove from Tutima School Of Aviation Safety - Sean D. Tucker visits us this week and breaks down the procedure for doing a ballistic aileron roll.  Enjoy TFP!

Check out the On The Flight Line Sneak Peek page at

www.ontheflightline.com/sneakpeek

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Jan 19, 2007
How Do You See The Class E - Aviation Podcast #63
13:25
Class E airspace is often difficult to spot on VFR charts. This week on TFP I review where class E exists and how it is depicted on the VFR Charts. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best, Jason
Jan 12, 2007
The Lean, Mean 91.213 - Aviation Podcast #62
06:57
This week we discuss 14 CFR 91.213, Inoperative instruments and equipment.  What do you do when you find a piece of equipment is not working?  This episode of TFP will go through the decision making process required to stay within the law.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Check out our new video website sneak peek at OnTheFlightLine.com

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Jan 05, 2007
The Early Daze - Aviation Podcast #61
10:39
This week on TFP I answer an email regarding traffic pattern operations and give some tips on the early stages of flight training.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Dec 22, 2006
Billboards In The Sky - Aviation Podcast #60
12:31
 Is Skywriting a lost art?  This week on TFP I answer an email from a listener 'Down Under' who is curious about the lost art of skywriting.  Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,

Jason
Dec 15, 2006
Get Your Ticket Wet - Aviation Podcast #59
09:24
Happy Holidays Aviators.  This week on TFP I lay out a plan for those of you planning on pursuing an instrument rating.  Learn a methodology that will help bring focus to your training.  Enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Dec 08, 2006
When The Wing Flaps - Aviation Podcast #58
14:37
Understanding the aerodynamic effect of flap application can be difficult for primary students.  This week on TFP we are joined, once again, by Torea Rodriguez as we work to uncover the mystery of the flaps.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Dec 01, 2006
Thanksgiving Day Mail Call - Aviation Podcast #57
19:10
Happy Thanksgiving Aviators!  It's a Mail Call this week on TFP.  I answer email questions on:

-Using a GATS jar
-Using an autopilot during IFR flight
-Aviation gear for the beginning Pilot
-Working while you train


Also, there will be no Aviation Safety Session this month.

Have a very happy holiday and until next time,

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Nov 24, 2006
Get Clear on Your Clearance - Aviation Podcast #56
05:55
ATC directives can be challenging, particularly in the IFR environment.  Learn to break your approach clearance into components to understand the information you are receiving and hopefully reading back.  Turkey Day is getting close and I hope you enjoy The Finer Points! 

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Nov 17, 2006
On An Angel's Wings - Aviation Podcast #55
07:18
This week we visit with Mark Merrill.  Northern California Wing Leader for Angel Flight West.  Angel Flight provides a service that connects pilots with medical patients who need rides, visit them on line at

www.angelflight.org

Until next time ... Fly Your Best.

Jason
Nov 10, 2006
Analyzing Landings Part II - Aviation Podcast #54
10:20
This week we continue with landings.  Learn specific exercises to improve your landings.  Enjoy The Finer Points.

Jason
Nov 03, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #12
10:09
This month we review an accident that happened as a result of the pilot not performing weight and balance computations before takeoff.  Review the computation and graph method of determining whether or not you are operating within CG limits.  Also learn a weight shift formula for when your passengers ask you, "Is it ok if I put this bag in back?".  Enjoy The Finer Points.

Jason
Oct 30, 2006
Analyzing Landings - Aviation Podcast #53
11:38
This podcast will help you differentiate the good from the bad during landing analysis.  Learn how to divide the landing into five specific segments. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Until Next Time,

Fly Your Best.
Oct 27, 2006
Gettin' There Without A Scare - Aviation Podcast #52
28:22
AOPA columnist, Greg Brown, joins us this week and gives some advice on how to complete your flights safely.  Sometimes the go / no-go decision isn't black or white.  This week on TFP you'll hear some tips from an industry expert.

Fly Your Best,

Jason


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visti greg online at paperjet.net

visit pilotsharetheride

Oct 20, 2006
Down But Not Out - Aviation Podcast #51
14:43
 This week we talk with Captain Rod from the Civil Air Patrol.  Learn techniques that will increase your chances of survival in the event of an off airport landing.  Enjoy The Finer Points!

Jason
Oct 13, 2006
Answers About Avidyne - Aviation Podcast #50
15:38
This week we talk with Thom Leveque, Northern California Regional Sales manager for Cirrus Design.  Thom anwers some questions about the Avidyne Entegra Avionics Suite.  You'll enjoy hearing concrete examples of why Cirrus believes the Avidyne Suite is a superior product. 

Also, hear an excerpt from our High Airwork CD and learn a few tips about Slow Flight.  Enjoy TFP!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Oct 06, 2006
How To Play With The TSA - Aviation Podcast #49
15:21
Review the TSA requirements to begin training.  If you are a CFI, be sure that you and your students are in compliance.  The ASFP is doing a fantastic job at streamlining the process and can be found online at www.flightschoolcandidates.gov

Also, I recently completed an online CFI renewal course with Gleim Publications and it was great!  Visit Gleim online at their website, www.gleim.com


OneSixRight is on tour and coming to a theater near you!  Don't miss this beautiful movie.  You can find the dates and times at www.onesixright.com

Until next time ...

Fly Your Best!
Jason


Sep 29, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #11
16:15
This month we examine a Cirrus Design SR - 20 accident from August.  Learn from this pilot's descisions and improve safety in your own flying.

Fly Your Best,

Jason

Sep 25, 2006
Weather or Not, You Call - Aviation Podcast #48
21:37
This week we listen to in-flight audio of an F-16 intercept and discuss the importance of receiving weather briefings before every flight. Review the different types of briefings and listen to a discussion about the importance of talking to an FSS.

Fly Your Best,
Jason

Visit Clarity Aloft at clarityaloft.com
Sep 22, 2006
It's Severe Not To Clear - Aviation Podcast #47
10:53

Learn a procedure for clearing airspace that will help ensure you do it. Every time! Sometimes the secret to dilligence is having a procedure that never changes. Adopt this procedure for clearing turns and do it the same way every time. Thanks for listening and enjoy The Finer Points.

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Sep 15, 2006
When It All Goes Pink - Aviation Podcast #46
14:23

Have you ever failed a checkride? Got Pink? This week on TFP we visit with our friend Lou Fields, a designated pilot examiner for more than 30 years. Lou tells us some of the things to avoid when preparing for a checkride. Also, listen to excerpts from The High Airwork CD as I throw in some of my own suggestions. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Fly Your Best,
Jason
Sep 08, 2006
Sparky On The Spot - Aviation Podcast #45
16:56
Mountain Flying Expert Sparky Imeson joins me this week for a discussion about some of the general principles of back country flying. This podcast is a good compliment to Episode 28 and Safety Session 6.
Check out Sparky's website here www.mountainflying.com
Until next week ....
Fly Your Best!
Sep 01, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #10
07:29
This month we discuss Comair flight 5191 and discuss procedures that might prevent departure from the wrong runway. Be safe and fly your best!
Jason
Aug 30, 2006
A Version Of Diversion - Aviation Podcast #44
10:27
VFR Diversions are a skill every pilot should have down cold. This week on The Finer Points you will learn the order of operations required for a successful diversion. Practice this procedure before you ever go to the airport and save time and money. Enjoy The Finer Points!
Aug 25, 2006
Two Plan Scan - Aviation Podcast #43
10:44
I'm married aviators! The wedding was marvelous and we're back to work this week talking about IFR scan techniques. Learn techniques for scanning the instruments when you lose reference to the horizon and learn to avoid the common pitfalls.
Fly Your Best,

Jason
Aug 18, 2006
This Old Guitar - Music from TFP
02:27

No lecture this week, aviators ... just my wedding! ... and this John Denver song 4 U.

thanks for listening, we'll resume next week.

Jason
Aug 11, 2006
The One-Six Right Delight - Aviation Podcast #42
14:05

Hello Aviators! We're back from Oshkosh and this week we're talking to Brian Terwilliger, producer and director of One Six Right. One Six right is a documentary film about the struggle for survival of the Van Nuys Airport. Learn more about One Six Right by clicking here.

Well Aviators ... today is my birthday and I've got one to week to go before I get married. It's a great year so far and I thank you for your listening and your support!

Fly Your Best!

Jason
Aug 04, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #9
06:08
In this month's safety session we look at an accident that occured recently at Hayward Executive Airport, Hayward California. This tragic accident is a reminder of the dangerous inherent in this sport we all love so much. Be safe!
Fly Your Best
Jason
Aug 01, 2006
Positively Dynamic - Aviation Podcast #41
08:06

Dynamic Stability refers to stability in pitch around the lateral axis ... over time. This week on The Finer Points we wrap up our discussion of longitudinal stability by going over the three types of dynamic stability. This podcast compliments 'Don't Give Me Static, Stability - Aviation Podcast # 26'.

Please remember that next week we are on our Audio Airventure publication schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We will resume the normal program the week after Oshkosh.

Fly Your Best!
Jason
Jul 21, 2006
Down With The Ground - Aviation Podcast #40
16:13
Do you perform magneto grounding checks before shutting down your engine? If so, what procedure do you use? This week on The Finer Points we welcome special guest Justin Louw, former Navy mechanic and owner of Oakland Aircraft Maintenance. Justin and I discuss the different procedures for confirming your magnetos are grounding properly. Eleven Days to Oshkosh ... one month to my wedding ... life is good! Enjoy The Finer Points!
Fly Your Best,
Jason
Jul 14, 2006
You Are My Density - Aviation Podcast #39
16:22
Density altitude can be an issue for all pilots. Each year pilots from the flatland experience the effects of density altitude on trips to higher terrain and sometimes find themselves in trouble. This week on The Finer Points we have a conversation about the effects of air density on aircraft performance. Enjoy The Finer Points!
Jul 07, 2006
Goodbye Charlie - Aviation Podcast #38
11:11

Departing class C airspace can be challenging if you are not familiar with the required radio procedures. This week we go over the correct procedures when departing class C airspace.

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Check them out online at www.clarityaloft.com

Thanks for Listening and Fly Your Best!

Jason
Jun 30, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #8
09:24
In June there were at least two fatal accidents as a result of engine failures. This month we review these as a reminder of the importance of practicing simulated engine failures.

Be Safe and Fly Your Best

Jun 26, 2006
The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent - Aviation Podcast #37
12:03
Advection fog is the reason the coldest winter you'll ever spend is a summer in San Francisco. This week on TFP we learn about what it is and how it works.

Also on this weeks show I introduce the Clarity Aloft aviation headset. Aloft Technologies makes one of the industries best headsets.

For more information www.clarityaloft.com

Fly Your Best, Jason

Jun 23, 2006
Tell Me Why We Fly - Aviation Podcast #36
27:43

AOPA columnist, Greg Brown, talks with me this week about the joy and freedom of flying. Listen while we discuss one of aviation's biggest mysteries - why do pilots spend so much time and money in training and stop flying when they get their ticket?

Visit Greg's website at
www.paperjet.net

Greg writes a column called, Flying Carpet, for AOPA's Flight Training magazine.
Visit AOPA online at
www.aopa.org
Jun 16, 2006
Dare To Stay Aware - Aviation Podcast #35
12:27

Hello Aviators!

Break radio silence! Learn proper communication techniques in a non-towered environment and contribute to flying safety. Review common traffic advisory procedures with this podcast and enhance your skills. Last night there was a beautiful full moon over the bay and I am looking forward to an awesome summer. Almost one month to Oshkosh and two months to my wedding! Wow. Thanks for listening.

Fly Your Best,

Jason
Jun 09, 2006
O Teacher, My Teacher - Aviation Podcast #34
21:00

This week on TFP we talk to Gordon Henrie, a teacher to teachers. Gordon's book, "Instructional Methods For Flight Instructors" is full of invaluable knowledge gathered over 50 years of flying. Also, at the request of a listener we address tipping practices as they relate to line service personnel.

Check out Gordon Henrie's website at

www.imfi.net

*NOTE TO LISTENERS - Gordon's audio is mono so please make sure your balance setting are centered

Jun 02, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #7
13:14
In 1996 a Gulfstream G-IV crashed at Palwaukee Municipal Airport. This month we discuss the importance of communication in a two-crew environment. Learn from this accident and improve your flying safety.
May 29, 2006
The Fife T's - Aviation Podcast #33
12:13
IFR flying is some of the most challenging flying you will do. To be prepared for it you have stay ahead of the airplane. This week we take a fresh look at using the 5 T's. Even if you are a VFR pilot you benefit from this podcast.
May 26, 2006
Flow Like A Pro - Aviation Podcast #31
11:19
Hello TFP listeners! This week on The Finer Points we talk with Wright Bass, a local contract pilot who has had experience as a CFI, a cargo pilot and an airline pilot. Wright tells us how flow checks and dry time can really help with check rides at any level. Also, a reminder that the TFP / Zuluworks open house is one week from today at 3180 17th st., San Francisco. There will be music, snacks and us. :) The party starts at 7pm ... see you there!
May 12, 2006
Read It Back, Jack - Aviation Podcast #30
14:36
Hello Finer People! This week we hear 'The Finer Points' of communications, especially the read back. Learn when it's important to repeat what ATC says to you and when it's not. Stay tuned through the outro and hear the antithesis of last week's podcast, 'A Classy Bravo Transition' - Part II. Enjoy
May 05, 2006
A Classy Bravo Transition - Aviation Podcast #29
13:13
Learn the communications procedures required to transition Class B airspace. Hear in flight audio of an actual bravo transition. Often Private Pilots are not comfortable with complex airspace because as students they are taught to avoid it. Learn procedures that will make you a safer more versatile pilot! If you are a bay are listener click here for information about the Finer Points / Zuluworks open house, Thursday May 18 at 7:00 PM.
Apr 28, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #6
14:38
Mountain flying can be challenging. Avoid making the mistakes I made as a young instructor. This month's Safety Session is a story from my experience that will help improve safety in the community. Enjoy The Finer Points!
Apr 24, 2006
File The Plan Stan - Aviation Podcast #28
14:46
Listen to in-flight audio and learn the proper techniques for filing VFR flight plans. Search and Rescue is a free service offered to pilots. Unfortunately, in VFR flying it is rarely used. Perhaps this is because pilots are not familiar with the filing procedures. Well ... worry no more! This week's podcast clears that up. Enjoy The Finer Points.
Apr 21, 2006
For The Love Of Flying - Aviation Podcast #27
11:51
Hello aviators! I'm back from Sun N Fun and I couldn't help posting a file about one of my favorite industry magazines, FLYING. FLYING was founded 1927 and is currently distributed to more than 1.3 million readers making it the most widely distributed aviation magazine in the world. This is a nod to aviation's oldest and most trusted source of information. Enjoy The Finer Points!
Apr 14, 2006
Don't Give Me Static, Stability - Aviation Podcast #26
07:34
Static Stability is what we're dealing with this week on The Finer Points. We are going to work on The aircraft's initial tendencies in longitudinal stability. Look for a podcast on dynamic stability to follow. Oh, I look up to the sky!
Apr 07, 2006
Havin' Fun In The Sun - Aviation Podcast #25
11:19

Hi Friends, this week the whole industry is getting ready to head off to Sun N Fun in Lakeland Florida. On this episode of the The Finer Points we talk with Max Trescott, speaker at Sun N Fun and industry expert on the G1000. Max shares some insight into the benefits of glass cockpit systems and how to learn them. Enjoy The Finer Points!

Own Your very own G1000 Book!

The G1000 Book is now on sale in our store.
You can Help support The Finer Points and learn how to use the G1000!
Our Pilot Shop is located here.
Max Trescott's site is located at G1000book.com

 

Mar 31, 2006
A Pane In The Glass - Aviation Podcast #24
09:40
Hi Friends, this week we discuss the proper techniques for cleaning your aircraft windshield. Using information provided by LP Aero Plastics, we get to the bottom of which cleaners are the best to use on acrylic plastic windshields. Enjoy The Finer Points!
Mar 24, 2006
Aviation Safety Session #4
10:53

Hello finer people! One of the coolest things about podcasting is that it's global ... in this month's Safety Session we answer the letter of a friend down under. When over a city ... and the engine quits ... what about the freeway option? Listen here and continue the discussion in the new TFP Forum. Cheers, Jason

Feb 27, 2006
Honorable Discharge - Aviation Podcast #20
08:11

Well friends it was great talking with Lou and there will be more of that to come, but it's back to work this week on The Finer Points. This week I discuss checking the electrical system prior to takeoff. Learn a system that will help you be sure that you leave the ground with a healthy electrical system. Fly Your Best!

Feb 24, 2006
Lou Fields Part II - Aviation Podcast #19
06:39

Hello aviators. This week on The Finer Points we talk again with Lou Fields. If you haven't heard part one with Lou ... you've got to check it out. He describes techniques used in carrier landings. It' podcast #17. Anyhow this week Lou describes basic Navy training in the late 1940's. Please enjoy. :)

Feb 17, 2006
Roll Away The View - Aviation Podcast #16
07:25
Hi Friends this week we take a look at the flippers and fins ... ailerons and rudder that is :) Learn why you need more rudder with faster roll rates.

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Jan 27, 2006
Level Headed - Aviation Podcast #11
06:50

This week I'm going to give you a flying procedure that will help you capture and hold altitude when leveling off from a climb. We're going to talk about how the trim tab works and why pitch, trim, and then power is the desired order of operations.

Dec 23, 2005
Crazy Drunk Drivers - Aviation Podcast #9
06:28

Whether you are flying for fun or enrolled in flight training, this weeks lecture will give you a procedure to be sure you have checked everything during taxi. Take notes and use these call outs to enhance your flying safety.

Dec 09, 2005
For Callin' Out Loud - Aviation Podcast #7
06:06

Hi friends ... Happy Thanksgiving! This year I am thankful for so many things! My beautiful fiance, Jessica, has a turkey in the oven and we are with some of our closest loves. I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed day....But when you're done with dessert get your pen out and take notes because we're going to work this week on The Finer Points. In this episode I speak to the point of using call-outs in your flying. Give yourself procedures that will make your flying safer.

Nov 25, 2005
Putting Your Work To The Taste - Aviation Podcast #6
03:49

Hi Friends ... my co-producer Raleigh, Rob from Zuluworks and myself flew down to check out the podcast expo last week and were interviewed by Macworld! I was trying to get some remote recording tips off of a guy with some really cool recording equipment and next thing I know he wants to talk to us! You can hear that interview at http://www.macworld.com/2005/11/downloads/mwpodcast14.mp3 Thanks Cyrus :) In this weeks lecture I give some tips on how to measure the quality of your work as a CFI. Tips and tricks for students to bring to their CFI and vice versa. Enjoy!

Nov 18, 2005
The Final Base Turn - Aviation Podcast #3
05:32

In This episode of The Finer Points I unravel the mystery of the stall / spin accidents that have occurred during the base leg as the pilot turns onto the final approach. Don't make the same mistakes hundreds of others have made. Enhance your flight training by listening to this lecture.

Oct 29, 2005
Check The Do List - Aviation Podcast #1
03:49

My First aviation podcast ... in this episode I speak to the point of checklist usage. Here are ways to make sure that your system is as safe as it can be. Build redundancy into your flying. Enjoy! :)

Oct 20, 2005
The Finer Points of Flying - Aviation Podcast #0
02:29

Hi everybody! Welcome to my aviation podcast. This is an educational series about the fine details of flying. In this episode I introduce myself . In this medium I am able to blend my love of music with my love of flying. Enjoy the Finer Points!

Oct 14, 2005