Aeronautical Proficiency Training

Leading Aviation Experts on Safety, Technique, Maintenance, and Human Factors

Our episodes provide the audio from a wide variety of archived LIVEVideo Aviation Safety Broadcasts. FAA WINGS continuing education credits are available for all programs. Some programs qualify for AMT credits. See podcast details or notes for links to more information.

Airport Surface Safety - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - March/April 2021 IssueChallenge & Response - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - January/February 2021 IssueAvoiding Control Flight Into Terrain - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - November/December 2020 IssueGeneral Aviation Awards - 2020 National Honorees & Their Top Safety TipsAviation Communications - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - May/June 2020 IssueData Driven Decision Making - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - September/October 2020 IssueHuman Factors - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! - July/August 2020 IssueWeather Research Tools & Technology - FAA Safety Briefing Live! - March/April 2020 IssueKnow Your Aircraft - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! January / February 2020 IssueSafety Culture - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! July / August 2019 IssueResource, Threat & Error Management - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! November / December 2019From Proficiency to Mastery by Tom Turner
This is the audio version of a live presentation from the FAA Safety Center in Oshkosh Wisconsin during AirVenture 2018.  The video presentation can be access here to view and earn FAA WINGS credit too.  https://www.faasteamtv.com/SafetyCenter/Mastery2018About this PresentationMost aviation training and evaluation is done to minimum standards. Safety, performance and efficiency are greatly enhanced when you go beyond the bare minimums of proficiency and strive for mastery of the aircraft and the environment in which you fly. There are specific techniques—not often taught in the rush of certificate and ratings training—that will significantly improve your flying performance and help you pursue mastery of flight.Topics we cover include:Why mastery is such an important goalKeys to mastery and command of your aircraftExercises to hone your expertise in normal, day-to-day flyingThe Rule of 10s for extreme precision during instrument approachesSimplifying emergency procedures for the most important things you need to doHow to develop a personalize plan of continuing mastery education PresenterThomas P. Turner is president of Mastery Flight Training, Inc., and the Executive Director of the American Bonanza Society Air Safety Foundation. An ATP with CFI, CFII and MEI, he holds a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety, was the 2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year and the 2010 National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year. In 2015 Tom was inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame.  Mastery Flight Training, Inc.Since 1994, Tom’s Mastery Flight Training has delivered personalized, type-specific flight and ground instruction, as well as thousands of articles, podcasts and webinars on aviation technique and safety. MFT’s signature FLYING LESSONS Weeklyblog is read by thousands around the world each week, and is free at www.mastery-flight-training.com. American Bonanza SocietyThe American Bonanza Society serves Beechcraft enthusiasts by sharing valuable safety, technical and educational resources, and by promoting interaction among and advocacy on behalf of its members.ABS is the premier association for Bonanza, Baron, Debonair, and Travel Air enthusiasts, with 9,600+ members who own, fly, or have a sincere interest in these Beechcraft models.Learn more at www.bonanza.org
Sep 17 2019
1 hr 9 mins
Emergency! - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! September / October 2019American Bonanza Society "Do Not Fear Your Engine"
This is the audio version of the American Bonanza Society Video Broadcast "Do Not Fear Your Engine"  presented by Thomas P. Turner.  The original LiveVideo broadcast can be accessed at https://www.absweb.org/1.html  and qualifies for FAA WINGS Credit.Engine management and mixture control are common topics of conversation among Beech pilots. Faced with a universe of data and opinions, many pilots are uncertain precisely what to. That leads to concern or even fear of their engine. You don’t have to live in fear of your engine. If you understand the basics of engine management, and realize that engine control isn’t as critical and all-consuming as some might say, you’ll replace your fear with confidence, and be able to focus on the total picture of flying your Beechcraft.Thomas P. Turner is an ATP and Flight Instructor with CFII and MEI ratings. A NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame inductee, Tom has over 4,600 hours with 2,600 dual given, specializing in type-specific transition and recurrent training in high performance singles and light twins. He is the 2010 National FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year and the 2008 FAA Central Region CFI of the Year, and holds a Master’s Degree in Aviation Safety. Tom directs the education and safety arm of a 9,000-member pilots’ organization and publishes the free FLYING LESSONS Weekly blog at www.mastery-flight-training.com. Tom writes, lectures and instructs extensively from his home at THE AIR CAPITAL--Wichita, Kansas.
Jul 30 2019
58 mins
General Aviation Awards - 2019 National Honorees & Their Top Safety TipsU.S. Coast Guard Aux - Ditching And Water Survival
This is the audio version of a live presentation from the FAA Safety Center in Oshkosh Wisconsin during AirVenture 2018.  The full video presentation can be access here and earn FAA WINGS credit too : https://www.faasteamtv.com/SafetyCenter/DitchingSurvival2018How do you plan your flight so you won’t have to ditch? And how do you stay alive and get rescued if you do? Topics covered will include:• Planning To Prevent Trouble – Preventative SAR (Search And Rescue)• What To Do If Things Go Very Wrong – Ditching Technique• How To Call For Help – Signaling• How To Stay Alive Until Help Comes – Water Survival• Stuff To Use To Help Stay Alive – Equipment• Why You May Need A New ELT – Is anyone listening to your old one?• Make the Switch to 406 – Your best chance of being located when you are in trouble.This is important information for all pilots who fly over water.Commodore Robert Shafer is the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assistant National Commodore for Recreational Boating Safety (RBS). His responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of the USCG AUX RBS programs. Earlier national positions include Assistant National Commodore for Response and Prevention, Director of Response and Chief of Aviation. COMO Shafer holds a commercial pilot certificate, with ratings for instruments, single and multi-engine airplanes and helicopters. He is aflight instructor and FAASTeam Representative. He has been trained and certified in aircraft ditching, underwater egress and survival. He and his wife, Susan, (also a pilot), are the proud owners of two airplanes and a helicopter.
May 21 2019
1 hr 13 mins
Commercial Drone Pilot: CFR Part 107
This is the audio version of a live presentation from the FAA Safety Center in Oshkosh Wisconsin during AirVenture 2018.  The full video presentation can be access here and earn FAA WINGS credit too: https://www.faasteamtv.com/SafetyCenter/UND2018A 70 minute presentation filmed before an audience on 25 July 2018 during EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Includes a brief overview of law enforcement use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and then focuses on a comprehensive explanation of 14 CFR Part 107: “The Small UAS Rule”.Alan Frazier is an associate professor within the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Courses taught include: Public Safety Aviation; Helicopter Aerodynamics; General Aviation Management and Operations; Instrument Regulations and Procedures; and Advanced Helicopter Operations. He also serves as a flight instructor and stage check pilot providing instruction in airplanes (land and sea) and helicopters. He has accumulated over 8400 hours of pilot-in-command flight time with over 4600 hours as a flight instructor. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and is rated to fly airplanes (single and multiengine), helicopters, gliders and small unmanned aircraft.Professor Frazier was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s UAS Award. The UAS Unit Frazier supervises received the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2016 Excellence in Police Aviation Award.
May 21 2019
1 hr 3 mins
FAA Weather Technology In The CockpitAdvanced Performance Planning and Decision Making: Life of a Ferry Pilot
This is the audio version of an FAA Safety Center - Presentation.The full video broadcast can be accessed at https://www.faasteamtv.com/SafetyCenter/FerryPilot2018 and qualifies for FAA WINGS Credits.  As an international ferry pilot flying limited range and often VFR airplanes, performance planning and decision making are critical to a safe flight. This seminar will discuss advanced weather, performance planning, and decision making involved with long cross country flights. This seminar will provide a guide to successfully be able to use your small aircraft to travel longer distances no matter the type.Sarah Rovner is currently an FAA Safety Team Lead Representative, NAFI Master Instructor, and flies the 757/767 for a major Part 121 airline. Since changing careers after years as a senior network engineer for the oil & gas industry, Sarah has obtained her ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI and has flown about 5000 hours. As the owner of an international ferry pilot company, FullThrottle Aviation LLC, Sarah has flown over 115 different types of general aviation airplanes in 15 different countries including oceanic crossings in small aircraft. She continues to stay involved in general aviation through mentoring and education; volunteering at many different events and presenting original seminars on aviation safety and human factors. Although much of her flying is now professional in nature, she still enjoys flying her Super Cub on her days off. As a regular attendee of Oshkosh and local fly-ins, she enjoys the company and camaraderie that general aviation brings.FullThrottle Aviation offers international & domestic ferry pilot services. We provide pilots to move airplanes that have been recently purchased or just need to be transported for a variety of reasons. Although FullThrottle Aviation specializes in small aircraft ocean crossings; we also can ferry agricultural aircraft, tailwheel aircraft, experimental aircraft, vintage aircraft, and many modern aircraft such as G1000 aircraft. We offer experience in international operations, tracking, constant and quick communication, and a level of combined experience that goes unparalleled in any other operation.Learn more here - http://www.fullthrottleaviationllc.com
May 21 2019
1 hr 6 mins
Future of Aircraft Certification - FAA Safety Briefing LIVE! May / June 2019 Issue