Windshear is quite simply rapidly changing wind... it could be horizontal (such as from a low level jetstream) or vertical (such as from convective weather). The term windshear literally means a “tearing” of the wind as it changes abruptly. What many pilots cannot easily define though is how much tearing ...
November 5, 2017Michael Schuster
Most instrument rated pilots are now familiar with the requirement to conduct Stabilized Constant Descent Angle (SCDA) approaches – sometimes referred to as a Constant Descent Final Approach (CDFA). The SCDA is a method by which we no longer “step down” on a non-precision approach (NPA); rather we calculate ...
October 15, 2017Michael Schuster
VNAV is a very useful tool in aircraft that have a Flight Management System (FMS) - in fact, we can even set up VNAV in many stand-alone GPS units! But before a pilot jumps into programming their VNAV, it's first important to look into, and understand, what VNAV is. In ...
March 7, 2017Michael Schuster
This is the third in a series of articles on incorporating airline best practices into ab-intio flight training, by Scott Peters. When I became a more “seasoned” flight instructor, it would be a common occurrence to command a go-around, missed, or overshoot. This was often followed by a transfer of control ...
November 6, 2016Scott Peters