5 Safety Spotlight Pilot Tips
1. Fly the aircraft as far into the crash as possible
●This is a no-brainer, but it’s worth repeating: if you are in a crash, you want to be as far away from the ground as possible. The simple reason for this is that if you are flying low and slow, it will take longer for your plane to stop than if you are flying higher and faster. When aircraft get involved in accidents, they usually do so because of human error or poor situational awareness on behalf of the pilot or crew. Pilots should strive for excellence in their performance at all times so that they can avoid such incidents altogether (or mitigate them when they occur).
●Be cognizant of company policies regarding minimum altitudes when operating near mountains or other terrain features that may cause hazards during flight operations (elevation changes due to mountain waves). While many companies have strict rules about how high pilots must stay above terrain features like mountains and valleys surrounding runways where there might be potential obstructions on final approach paths/departure procedures off initial climb out altitudes; some also require pilots operating within certain airspace zones around airports—such as Class B/C controlled areas around busy metropolitan airports where commercial air traffic often takes place—to maintain certain minimum altitudes above ground level whenever conducting either precision instrument approaches at low altitudes due to visibility requirements set forth by FAA regulations which protect both pilots flying these types of approaches along with those using visual references outside
2. Use the three fingers rule to help spot relevant traffic
●Use the three fingers rule to help spot relevant traffic
●If you hold up your hand, spread your thumb and forefinger apart from each other by a distance that is roughly equal to the wingspan of a small airplane (the size of a Cessna 150 or 172), you have an adequate visual “safety bubble” around yourself. This is called the three-fingers rule. When flying with others, use this rule to make sure everyone has enough room in their bubble.
●Don’t forget about terrain clearance! A good way to ensure that no matter how close someone flies behind you, they will always be high enough not only for their own safety but also yours as well!
3. Use the water bottle technique to determine whether cloudsare above or below your flight path
●The water bottle technique is a way to determine whether clouds are above or below your flight path.
●If you are flying along and the water in your glass is level, then you know that there are no clouds above. However, if the water in your glass is leaning to one side, then it means that there is a cloud bank above that direction and vice versa.
4. Establish a ladder of priorities to help with task saturation
If you’re someone who gets easily overwhelmed, it’s important to establish a ladder of priorities. Being prepared by creating checklists helps greatly—especially when you have lots going on at once. Secondly, setting aside time each week where nothing else gets scheduled in advance so that you can clear your head and think through upcoming projects or activities will help keep things from getting overwhelming throughout the week too!
5. The best thing you can do to improve your skills is go fly
●Join a flying club.
●Get a mentor (and be one).
●Get a job as a pilot (a good one).
●Read books, then read some more
●Do cross-country flights—and go farther than you think is possible in that small airplane of yours, just because you can!
●Take courses like instrument ratings and check rides, so that when the time comes for an upgrade or career change, you’ll have covered all your bases!
If you want to be a great pilot, practice these 5 pilot tips!
Practice will improve your skills and understanding of every aspect of flying. It doesn’t have to be perfect; in fact, it shouldn’t be perfect. The more you practice something, the better you get at it. This can include things like landings or just talking about flight with other pilots in the airfield café over tea and biscuits (or coffee). Enjoy the skies!
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