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QPT0012 - Military Training Routes
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:15:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Let's say you're flying along, when suddenly high-speed military traffic whizzes by. How did this happen? Are you where you're supposed to be? Find out how military training routes work.

qpt0012-military_training_routes.mp3


QPT0011 - Localizer Glideslope Interference
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:08:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
If you've flown lots of ILS approaches, you might have noticed occasional interference with the localizer and glideslope needles. This has operational implications that the pilot has to know about.

qpt0011-localizer_glideslope_interference.mp3


QPT0010 - RAIM
Sun, 31 May 2015 15:07:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
RAIM is an essential part of GPS usage in the IFR system. Pilots should have a basic understanding of RAIM's function, because it has implications that can affect your IFR operations.

qpt0010-raim.mp3


QPT0009 - Proper Terminology
Sun, 24 May 2015 16:13:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
If you don't say things properly in the cockpit, bad things can happen. This primer on good communication will help you prevent communication-related errors that can cause an accident.

qpt0009-proper_terminology.mp3


QPT0008 - Gusty Wind Landings
Sun, 17 May 2015 16:13:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
It's tough landing in gusting winds. This episode discusses ways pilots can stay safe and make successful landings in gusty conditions.

qpt0008-gusty_wind_landings.mp3


QPT0007 - Engine Failure After Takeoff
Sun, 10 May 2015 09:03:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Engine failure after takeoff is a serious issue for any pilot, but it's especially important in a single-engine aircraft. Find out what you can do to increase your chances of successfully managing an engine failure after takeoff.

qpt0007-engine_failure_after_takeoff.mp3


QPT0006 - CFIT Part 3
Sun, 03 May 2015 11:00:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Controlled Flight Into Terrain is a persistent cause of crashes. We'll talk about VFR flight in VFR conditions, and situations where pilots lost control in visual conditions.

qpt0006-cfit_part_3.mp3


QPT0005 - CFIT Part 2
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:40:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Controlled Flight Into Terrain is a persistent cause of crashes. We'll talk about IFR flight into IFR conditions, and situations where instrument-rated pilots lost control in IMC conditions.

qpt0005-cfit_part_2.mp3


QPT0004 - CFIT Part 1
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Controlled Flight Into Terrain is a persistent cause of crashes. We'll talk about VFR flight into IFR conditions, a common area where CFIT accidents occur.

qpt0004-cfit_part_1.mp3


QPT0003 - What Is FIS
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:40:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Flight Information Services is a new technology that gives general aviation pilots new capabilities in the air, but it comes with some strings attached.

qpt0003-what_is_fis.mp3


QPT0002 - What Is Controlled Airspace
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:43:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Controlled airspace is a confusing topic, and here we discuss why pilots need to know what it is, as well as when they'll be talking to a controller.

qpt0002-what_is_controlled_airspace.mp3


QPT0001 - Laser Illumination Event
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0600 | Aviation Tutorials
Laser illumination events are very dangerous to pilots, and the perpetrators frequently get sent to the pokey. Learn about this topic and stay safe!

qpt0001-laser_illumination_event.mp3


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