CFI Bill Duffy

Thoughts From The Flight Deck

Thoughts From The Flight Deck
Thoughts From The Flight Deck

Description

TFTFD is a podcast about flying. Pilot/CFI Bill Duffy talks about flying and general aviation from the perspective of a pilot and Long Island, New York based flight instructor. The show is a mix of educational topics and hanger flying style chitchat.

Episodes

Feast or Famine!

Jun 25, 2017 25:05

Description:

Podcast 120 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII 

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 Feast or Famine!

 

CFI Bill 's thoughts flight training. 

Fear of check ride.  I don't see the need to be able to see green. Flying the pattern correctly. Small but busy airport. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Non-towered Airports Can Be Strange!

Apr 21, 2017 26:19

Description:

Podcast 119 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Non-towered Airports Can Be Strange!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Pilots with radios ignoring communication.

Out practicing with a C-17. Moving on a non-movement area again. Cover the RPM gage. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Hash marks on the runway!

Mar 16, 2017 14:36

Description:

Podcast 118 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Hash marks on the runway!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Calverton has hash marks on the runway.

Don’t fly the DME/DME NA? Always watch the weather Fly a wind correction angle or a constant turn. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Turns around the Point and more!

Feb 27, 2017 22:13

Description:

Podcast 117 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

 

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Turns around the Point!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Turns around the point.

Having a bad day Moving on a non-movement area Former student moves on to the big time. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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 Fly The Bug!

Jan 16, 2017 18:27

Description:

Podcast 116 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Fly The Bug!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

Happy New Year. Fly the bug! Don’t chase the needle? Instrument training overloads the brain? VOR moving on its own. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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A Bucket List Item Checked Off!

Dec 25, 2016 14:01

Description:

Podcast 115 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 A Bucket List Item Checked Off!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

Happy holidays to all. Small airports going away? New and better way to fly the pattern? Visiting the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center . Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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The $5000 Skycatcher Door!

Nov 22, 2016 22:05

Description:

Podcast 114 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

 

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 The $5000 Skycatcher Door!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 

A new door for the skycatcher cost $5000. Health concerns due to new FAA medical? Is 300 lbs. too heavy to fly a light sport? Are they rusty pilots or just poor pilots. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Should I move on to a private pilot rating from my sport pilot!

Oct 14, 2016 30:11

Description:

Podcast 113 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

 

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Should I move on to a private pilot rating from my sport pilot!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 

Visiting the New England Air museum. Elevator stalls? Is a Sport Pilot license still a valid choice? Reasons to move up to a Private Pilot license. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Approaching flight training as a hobby activity!

Sep 11, 2016 10:27

Description:

Podcast 112 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Approaching flight training as a hobby activity!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 How many times a week should I fly.

Flying as a social activity? Your flight instructor as a tour guide or social director? Work with your flight instructor to fit your needs. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Are you a better pilot today!

Aug 15, 2016 19:31

Description:

Podcast 111 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Are you a better pilot today!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Flight review.

Who scares flight instructors more? After earning your private pilot certificate have you become a better pilot? Never think it cannot happen to you. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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A Sad Story!

Jul 8, 2016 24:16

Description:

Podcast 110 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 A Sad Story!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

NY college flight school goes out of business. Yelled at by ATC again. Commercial drone operators no longer need a pilot certificate? Never think it cannot happen to you. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Squawking 1300!

May 23, 2016 22:53

Description:

Podcast 109 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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 Squawking 1300!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

Helicopter mayhem. Yelled at by ATC. Get your commercial rating in a Skycatcher light sport? Transponder malfunction. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Leave The Motor Running!

Apr 16, 2016 27:22

Description:

Podcast 108 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

 

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Leave the motor running!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Safety in the pattern.

CFI Weight. Skycatcher catchers on fire. Weather can change in a lap around the pattern. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Dancing with the helicopter!

Mar 15, 2016 24:38

Description:

Podcast 107 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI, CFII

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Dancing with the helicopter!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 

Strange communications. Student asking for recommendations. 300 no shows? Why do soft field landing have to be so hard. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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The Terminator on the ILS6!

Feb 12, 2016 20:50

Description:

Podcast 106 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 The Terminator on the ILS6!

 CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training.

 Student says talking to ATC is nerve racking.

Seasoned pilots can be worse then student pilots? How long does it take to learn ATC speak? Pilot sounds like the Terminator. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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141 Checkout!

Jan 15, 2016 16:09

Description:

Podcast 105 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 141 Checkout!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight training. 

CFI’s abused by flight school. Who hit the runway end identifier lights? Bad ignition switch causes engine shutdown! 141 checkout. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Practice Area Mayhem!

Dec 16, 2015 30:13

Description:

Podcast 104 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 Practice Area Mayhem!

 

CFI Bill’s thoughts on.

 

The practice area can be very crowded. Updated review of the Sport’s 400 radio. FAA controller does a outstanding job! More incorrect phraseology . Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Are your takeoffs really safe?

Dec 8, 2015 18:09

Description:

Podcast 103 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 Are your takeoffs really safe?

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight planning.

 

Using drones to inspect pipe lines? Headset reviews. FAA walking around the airport! Dent in the wing. Looking for a flight instructor on. Long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Flight planning with a slide rule, really?

Oct 16, 2015 19:11

Description:

Podcast 102 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy, CFI,CFII

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 Flight planning with a slide rule, really?

CFI Bill’s thoughts flight planning. 

E6B is outdated? We should be using modern day flight planning tools. What some FAA exaimers are saying about flight planning! Sky high Gear Freedom VII Compact Day Flight Bag review. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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The Poor Rudder!

Sep 21, 2015 14:00

Description:

 

Podcast 101 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

 

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

 

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The Poor Rudder!

 

 

 

1. Pilots, new and old, don’t know how the rudders work.

 

2. Flying with James Bond.

 

3. Flying with the Stratus !

 

4. Microsoft flight simulator updated buy Steam.

 

5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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 Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com

 

Summer Haze?

Aug 11, 2015 11:21

Description:

 

Podcast 100 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

 Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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  Summer Haze?

 CFI Bill’s  thoughts summer flying.

  1. Is it really VFR?

 2. MVFR is IFR.

 3. Student’s first flight in to a class “C” airport!

 4 Sporty's SP-400 Handheld NAV/COM Aviation Radio problem

 5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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  Email for people who would like to contact me williameduffy@cs.com

  

 

Anyone in the Pattern!

Jul 15, 2015 13:20

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 Podcast 99 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

 

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Anyone in the Pattern!

 

1. Communication at a non-tower field?

2. Using rudder vs ailerons.

3. How not to circle to land!

4. Bose’s aviation headset.

5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Thoughts on the Stall!

Jun 16, 2015 09:05

Description:

 

Podcast 98 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

 Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 Thoughts on the Stall!

1. Do all Cessna 152’s stall the same?

2. Student’s reaction to a stall introduction.

3. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Are you in the 80% group?

Feb 28, 2014 20:25

Description:

Podcast 97 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

 

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Are you in the 80% group?

CFI Bill’s thoughts on flying.

 

1. Are you part of the 80% who do not finish?

2. Decent planning.

3. The FAA needs to put things in proper perspective!

4. We need to worry about the aviation industry still.

5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Radios Have Stopped Working!

Sep 21, 2013 15:57

Description:

Podcast 96 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy

 

 Wow, My Radios Have Stopped Working!

 

1.   Lost communication!

2.   Disney Planes 3D

3.  KLNS airshow.

4.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

 

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I Want To Be A Pilot Because It Is Easy!

Apr 1, 2013 08:14

Description:

Podcast 95 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot/CFI Bill Duffy

  I Want To Be A Pilot Because It Is Easy!

1.   Use the check list.

2.   How lucky are we?

3.  Flying is easy.

4.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

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The Weather and Short Field Takeoffs.

Mar 11, 2013 12:37

Description:

Podcast 94 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy

 The Weather and Short Field Takeoffs.

               1.   Touch and goes with a C-130.

2.   Winter weather in the North East.

3.  Short field takeoff lesson.

4.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

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Flying The Skycatcher And Other Interesting Things.

Feb 28, 2013 23:05

Description:

Podcast 93 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy

 Flying The Skycatcher And Other Interesting Things.

 

1.   I finally fly the Skycatcher.

2.   Vector landing fee system double billing.

3.  Difficult flight review.

4.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

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Cloud Ahoy and the FAA?

Jan 7, 2013 18:30

Description:

Podcast 92 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy

 Cloud Ahoy and the FAA?

1.   Great new program, www.CloudAhoy.com

2.   Flying in the rain.

3.  www.cloudahoy.com/cgi-bin/fltShare.cgi?share=18MVJ4z4dWRdtUMhJGStA3

4.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

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Are You A Pilot Or A Driver?

Dec 1, 2012 23:43

Description:

Podcast 91 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy

 Are You A Pilot Or A Driver?

1.   Strong winds are back.

2.   Modern electronics erode pilot skills.

3.   Radar on an approach chart?

4.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

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Back In A Twin!

Nov 16, 2012 12:45

Description:

Podcast 90 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

 

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Back In A Twin!

 

CFI Bill’s  Thoughts on the flying.

 

1. Followed by a shadow

2. Practice pilotage while flying commercial.

3. Flying a Grumman Couger!

4. A Plane hits a car.

5. Plane Xtreme is a disappointment .

6. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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A Good Student Pilot Does His Or Her Homework!

Nov 1, 2012 16:50

Description:

Podcast 89 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

 

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A Good Student Pilot Does His Homework!

 

CFI Bill’s  Thoughts on the flying the G1000.

 

1. Flying figure eight landings

2. Student homework is super important.

3. My website gets hacked!

4. Friend calls to report a plane crash.

5. Plane Xtreme.

6. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

 

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Photo Mission

Oct 15, 2012 20:03

Description:

Podcast 88 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is CFI Bill Duffy

 

 Photo Mission.

 

1.   Flying my first photo mission.

2.   First impressions of the Red Bird Simulator

3.   Why be a CFI?

4.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

 

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Following yourself is hard to do.

Sep 27, 2012 13:25

Description:

Podcast 87 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill Duffy

 Following yourself is hard to do.

1.      Flying slightly over weight

2.      New job.

3.      Following the plane in front when it is you?

4.      www.foxfieldaviation.com

5.      Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

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Bad Tire Days

Aug 14, 2012 12:49

Description:

Podcast 86 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill

 Bad Tire Days.

1.   Two days two flat tires.

2.   www.foxfieldaviation.com

3.   Long Island, NY flight instruction.

 

Email for people who would like to leave a comment. .  tftfd@cs.com

 

Ghost Image

Jun 15, 2012 08:21

Description:

Podcast 85 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    
Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Ghost Image .
CFI Bill‘s thoughts on flying.

1. Garmin 430 traffic alert gives me a scare.
2. A funny and expensive misunderstanding!
3. Teaching 8 hours of flying is tiring  .
4. Find me at www.foxfieldaviation.com .
4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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ATC and Diets.

May 16, 2012 19:50

Description:

Podcast 84 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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CFI Bill‘s thoughts on how starting flight training is like starting a diet.

1. A bad day at the tower.

2. Pilot Bill gets a lesson from the tower.

4. Find me at

www.foxfieldaviation.com .

4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com

Space Shuttle, King Air and other things.

May 1, 2012 05:37

Description:

Podcast 83 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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1. The Space Shuttle..

2. Some new aviation apps!

3. Flying in the King Air.

4. Find me at

www.foxfieldaviation.com .

4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Flying In The Head.

Apr 15, 2012 09:49

Description:

Podcast 82 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying In The Head.

CFI Bill‘s thoughts on flight training and seat etiquette.

1. The correct radio procedure upon exiting the runway.

2. Flight training should be about the journey and not just the destination!

3. Flying in the bathroom.

4. Find me at

www.foxfieldaviation.com .

4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com

Top Gun and other things.

Apr 1, 2012 12:48

Description:

Podcast 81 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    
Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Top Gun and other things.
CFI Bill‘s thoughts on Top Gun and the EAA.

1. Top Gun remake.
2. EAA steps up in flight training materials!
3. Use the electronic calculator on the written test.
4. Find me at www.foxfieldaviation.com .
4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Microsoft Flight, what were they thinking?

Mar 15, 2012 11:58

Description:

Podcast 80 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Microsoft Flight !

CFI Bill‘s thoughts on Microsoft flight.

1. Microsoft Flight is a waste of time.

2. Are you prepared for the next flight?

3. Can I just get a commercial pilots license?

4. Find me at

www.foxfieldaviation.com .

4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com

Having Scruples!

Mar 1, 2012 22:06

Description:

Podcast 79 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    
Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Having Scruples!
CFI Bill‘s thoughts flying with a student in less then ideal conditions.

1. Are there times you when you should cancel a lesson?
2. Having fun and barfing!
3. The FAA proposed change in first officer rules doesn’t make sense.
4. Find me at www.foxfieldaviation.com .
4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY-  Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Email for people who would like to contact me .  tftfd@cs.com

Simpler Times!

Feb 15, 2012 12:42

Description:

Podcast 78 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Simpler Times!

CFI Bill‘s thoughts flying in a simpler airplane at a simpler airport.

1. Is flying the bigger faster airplane going to make you happy?

2. Cubs, Champs and Citabria’s are smile makers .

3. Low and slow is sometimes appreciated only after a long expensive journey!

4. Find me at

www.foxfieldaviation.com .

4. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Email for people who would like to contact me . tftfd@cs.com

Sometimes You Just Don’t Have A Good Answer!

Feb 1, 2012 23:13

Description:

Podcast 77 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Sometimes You Just Don’t Have A Good Answer! 

CFI Bill‘s thoughts on cost of flying, museums and color blind commercial pilots.

1. Helping a person justify the cost of flying can be a problem.

2. Aviation museums are part of the flying hobby.

3. Color Blind Commercial Pilots?

4. Find me at www.foxfieldaviation.com .

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What are some of the things a student pilot needs?

Jan 16, 2012 14:05

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Podcast 76 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    
Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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What are some of the things a student pilot needs?
CFI Bill‘s thoughts on books, supplies and websites for the new student pilot.

1. Books
Airplane Flying Handbook
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Student Pilot Guide
Private Pilot Practical Test Standards for Airplane (SEL, MEL, SES, MES) (FAA-S-14A with Change 1)
FARAIM
Private Oral Exam Guide
Private Pilot Test Prep (ASA)
AVIATION" WEATH ER [PDF]
Aviation Weather Services Handbook - Federal Aviation ...
Runway diagram - www.airnav.com
FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

Pilot Supplies
Pilot's Flight Log Book
Sectional Charts
VFR Terminal Area Charts
Airport/Facility Directory
Classic VFR Kneeboard by Sporty's
Black ball point pen
Flashlight

Recommended Apps for your phone and/or WEB sites
www.LiveATC.net
AeroWeather
www.Aopa.org
www.EAA.ORG

Items to think about
Headphones
iPad
Flight bag


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Flying the Flight Design CTLS

Jan 3, 2012 10:48

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Podcast 75 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying the Flight Design CTLS

CFI Bill‘s impressions on flying the CTLS.

1. The Flight Design CTLS is a very nice plane to fly.

2. My first student barfs on the plane. 

3. My brother calls me to tell me about the plane crash he just witnessed. 

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Understanding ATIS!

Dec 15, 2011 14:48

Description:

Podcast 74 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    
Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Understanding ATIS!
CFI Bill‘s tutorial on ATIS.

1. ATIS has a fixed format, which helps a Pilot decode it.
2. KFRG ATIS compared to KISP ATIS.
3. Live ATIS recordings to help you learn to interpret them.
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Starting Out Right!

Dec 1, 2011 12:26

Description:

Podcast 73 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Starting Out Right!

CFI Bill on electronic logbooks, free iBooks, and too old for ATC.

1. Electronic logbooks are the way to go .

2. How to get free aviation iBooks.

3. When are you too old for a ATC Job.

4. Find us at

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Another Crazy Day!

Nov 15, 2011 14:47

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Podcast 71 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Another Crazy Day!

CFI Bill  on  WINGS, Groupon’s and crazy days.

1. CFI Bill was thinking the WINGS program is a good thing .

2. Another crazy day at the airport.

3. Groupon is already doing what EAA wants to do.

4. Find us at www.foxfieldaviation.com 

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Careful What You Wish For!

Nov 1, 2011 10:46

Description:

Podcast 71 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Careful What You Wish For!CFI Bill on flying in gusty cross-winds.

1. CFI Bill was thinking he needed some x-wind practice.

2. When is a x-wind too strong.

3. Unexpected wind shear.

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Flying Groupon’s!

Oct 15, 2011 10:58

Description:

Podcast 70 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying Groupon’s!

CFI Bill  on new flying job.

1. CFI Bill is working for a company giving intro rides.

2. The dream of being a Pan Am Pilot.

3. Loving traffic information systems.

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God Doesn‘t Think He‘s A Pilot!

Oct 1, 2011 11:58

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Podcast 69 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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God Doesn‘t Think He‘s A Pilot!

CFI Bill  on learning to fly with minimum instrumentation.

1. The FAA retains the complex requirement for the commercial certificate.

2. Local knowledge and reporting points.

3. A most rewarding flight review.

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Flying Partial Panel VFR!

Sep 15, 2011 06:57

Description:

Podcast 68 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying Partial Panel VFR!

CFI Bill on learning to fly with minimum instrumentation.

1. All pilots are too dependent on instruments .

2. Cover up all your non essential instruments and learn how to fly.

3. Scan problems flying the Garmin G1000.

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A Student Pilot(?) Experiences Class Charlie Airspace!

Sep 1, 2011 21:05

Description:

Podcast 67 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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A Student Pilot(?) Experiences Class Charlie Airspace!

CFI Bill Relives His Commercial Check Ride.

1. Without proper training a trip to a controlled field can be exciting .

2. Why it is good to practice your radio calls.

3. Listen to liveatc.com and learn the language.

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There is nothing like real grass!

Aug 15, 2011 08:38

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Podcast 66 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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There is nothing like real grass!

CFI Bill Duffy's  Thoughts on teaching soft field takeoffs and landings!

1. Soft field landings and takeoffs should be experienced on grass.

2. Always get a checkout in a new airplane.

3. Golf courses make great emergency landing sites.

4. Find us at www.foxfieldaviation.com 

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Did you loose your medical? You can still fly!

Aug 1, 2011 11:26

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Podcast 65 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Did you loose your medical? You can still fly!

CFI Bill  Thoughts on flying after you loose your medical.

1. Even if you loose your medical you can fly with a flight instructor.

2. Flying the Beech E33 Bonanza.

3. Dealing with pre check ride  anxiety.

4. Find us at www.foxfieldaviation.com 

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Make Flight Training A Family Affair?

Jul 15, 2011 09:14

Description:

Podcast 64 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Make Flight Training A Family Affair?

CFI Bill  Thoughts on passengers during flight training.

1. Try bringing your kid(s) or wife to flight training.

2. Try being more consistent, it helps.

3. Fly while on vacation!

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WHY SHOULD YOU LEARN SHORT FIELD LANDINGS?

Jul 1, 2011 16:09

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Podcast 63 Thoughts from the Flight Deck     

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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WHY SHOULD YOU LEARN SHORT FIELD LANDINGS?

CFI Bill‘s thoughts on short field landings.

1. More on the Bose A20 aviation headphones. 

2. Short field landings.

3. When and what should you read back.

4. Should you turn base if not cleared to land.

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Are the new Bose aviation headsets really better?

Jun 15, 2011 12:41

Description:

Podcast 62 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Are the new Bose aviation headsets really better?

 

CFI Bill flies with the new Bose headphones.

1. Bose X10 vs. A20 aviation headphones.

2. Garmin introduces 3D sound.

3. Flying over Donald Trump’s private jet.

4. AOPA seems to be grubbing money.

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You can fly, but can you teach?

May 15, 2011 14:24

Description:

Podcast 61 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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You can fly, but can you teach?

 

CFI Bill’s Observation on the CFI practical test.

1. The CFI oral and flight test is about teaching.

2. The FAA should still eliminate the Sport Pilot instructor.

3. Dowling college aviation program.

4. More thoughts on Light sport.

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Sport Pilot, the Good, Bad and the Ugly?

May 1, 2011 16:22

Description:

Podcast 60 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Sport Pilot, the Good, Bad and the Ugly?

 

CFI Bill’s Observation on sport Pilot.

1. Flying in Florida.

2. The FAA should eliminate the Sport Pilot instructor.

3. Flying in to Homestead(X51) and La Belle(X14) airport.

4. Cessna 152 should be a light sport.

5. Safety comes first!!!

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Save money by studying your preflight procedures!

Apr 15, 2011 14:24

Description:

Podcast 59 Thoughts from the Flight Deck    

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

 

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Save money by studying your preflight procedures! 

 

CFI Bill’s  Observation on inefficient preflight procedures.

 

1. Study your checklist at home.

2. Practice your preflight checklist on MS flight simulator.

3. Flying in to Goodspeed airport.

4. Flying in to Chester airport.

5. Safety comes first!!!

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How Many Hours To Solo?

Apr 1, 2011 14:24

Description:

 

Podcast 58 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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 How many hours to solo?

 CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the many factors that determine how many hours a student pilot should have to safety solo.

 1. Don‘t rush the solo.

 2. Not all airports lend themselves to the quickie solo.

 3. The time of day may influence the time needed.

 4. The more time you have before the solo the safer you will probably be.

 5. Safety comes first!!!

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Flying Alaska

Mar 15, 2011 06:47

Description:

Podcast 57 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying Alaska

 

CFI Bill’s Thoughts the TV show flying Alaska.

1. Everyone starts in a small plane.

2. There are 450 airports in Alaska.

3. $600 an hour for a small Cessna.

4. Flight simulator pilots should fly some of the airport approaches from the show.

5. There are airport cams.

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Relatively Inexpensive flying Is Out There!

Feb 15, 2011 11:17

Description:

Podcast 55 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Relatively Inexpensive flying Is Out There!

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CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the pilot dropout rate.

1. Today’s generation is just not that in to flying.

2. We need a new Top Gun movie.

3. Part time instructors give good value for the money.

4. Sell the aviation industry.

5. Crosswind landing hint.

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Is Your ILS Protected

Feb 1, 2011 12:29

Description:

 

Podcast 56 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Is Your ILS Protected?

CFI Bill’s Thoughts many things.

1. Learning from listening to the radio.

2. Is your CFI current.

3. Never too old to fly.

4. Flight simulator pilots should fly with an instructor.

5. Save money flying, be prepared.

6. Looking for a flight instructor on long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Flying the G1000? Part 3“Final Thoughts“!

Feb 1, 2011 10:55

Description:

 

Podcast 53 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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  Flying the G1000? Part 3“Final Thoughts“!

 

CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the flying the G1000.

1. Just some final thoughts on the Glass Cockpit.

2. Your mind hears what it wants to hear.

3. What the heck is a “punch out”

4. Sell the aviation industry

5. Flying a KFMY ISL 5 approach with the G1000.

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Flying the G1000? Part 2!

Jan 15, 2011 13:15

Description:

Podcast 52 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying the G1000? Part 2!

CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the flying the G1000.

1. KJFK VOR 13 approach is crazy.

2. A C130 Coast Guard fly-by.

3. Flying a GPS WAAS approach with the G1000.

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Flying the G1000? Part 1!

Jan 1, 2011 11:59

Description:

 

Podcast 51 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying the Garmin G1000? Part 1!

CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the flying the Garmin G1000.

1. First, flying through the New York Bravo on Thanksgiving weekend?

2. How I prepared for my first G100 lesson.

3. Flying a VOR approach with the G1000.

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Are You A Pilot? Part 2!

Dec 8, 2010 10:12

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Podcast 50 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Are You A Pilot? Part 2!

CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the quality of pilots and the industry.

1. Yes you can fly a plane, but are you a pilot?

2. Do you really know what you are suppose to.

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Are You A Pilot?

Dec 1, 2010 10:05

Description:

 

Podcast 49 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Are You A Pilot?

CFI Bill’s Thoughts on the quality of pilots and the industry.

1. Yes you can fly a plane but are you a pilot?

2. Dangers of leaning to fly at a small airport.

3. We are too preoccupied with the number of pilots!

4. We need to worry about the aviation industry.

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Medical Miracle!

Nov 15, 2010 14:57

Description:

 

Podcast 48 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Medical Miracle!

CFI Bill’s account of his dealings with the FAA medical system.

1. There is a new FAA medical process?

2. There are some very nice FAA medical people and they are very helpful.

3. How bad can unused TP be?

4. Is” line up and wait” worth all the talk.

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Taxi Practice Day!

Nov 1, 2010 15:05

Description:

 

Podcast 47 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Taxi Practice Day!

CFI Bill’s account of a taxi practice lesson.

1. The importance of overlooked taxi skills.

2. Runway safety.

3. You can fly an airplane, but are you a pilot?

4. Do you look at runway/taxi signs?

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The Cirrus Jet.

Oct 15, 2010 13:52

Description:

 

Podcast 46 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Pilot Bill’s account of a Cirrus invitation and a up close visit with the Jet..

1. Attending “Inside Cirrus 2011“ at KOXC?

2. Getting a close look at the Jet!

3. Looking at the Cirrus SR22T.

4. Dinner at 121 restaurant at KOXC

5. Looking for a flight instructor on. long Island, NY- Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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The Cirrus Jet.

 

 

 

The Multi-Engine Rating.

Oct 1, 2010 15:05

Description:

 

Podcast 45 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Pilot Bill’s thoughts on his Multi-Engine rating.

1. Why would you need or want a multi-engine rating?

2. Sky King flew a multi-engine airplane!

3. What things to read, watch, do and buy to prepare for the multi-engine rating.

4. What is different about flying a twin?

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The Multi-Engine Rating.

 

 

 

Flying The Hudson River Corridor

Sep 15, 2010 10:19

Description:

 

 

Pilot Bill’s thoughts on flying the river and other things.

Podcast 44 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

 

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Flying The Hudson River Corridor

 

1. Being prepared for the flight?

2. Objects always seem taller then they are! 

3. Keep the ball in the center.

4. Nascar and flying coordinated.

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The New Microsoft Flight Non-Simulator is Announced!

Sep 1, 2010 08:55

Description:

 

Podcast 43 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Pilot Bill’s thoughts on Microsoft’s announcement of Microsoft Flight

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1. What was Microsoft thinking when they let the whole simulator team go?

2. Redbird Flight Simulator and Microsoft Flight Simulator X?

3. Why did Microsoft sell ESP and the Flight simulator code to Lockheed Martin?

4. Without Flight simulator there is no need for a PC! ( This is coming from a longtime windows/PC fan.)

5. Looking for a flight instructor, Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

The New Microsoft Flight Non-Simulator is Announced!

(and is Microsoft reinventing the wheel?)

 

Are You A Proficient CFI?

Jul 1, 2010 10:34

Description:

Podcast 42 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Are You A Proficient CFI?

Pilot Bill’s thoughts on CFI proficiency and other things.

1. Do you lose some of your stick and rudder skills teaching flying?

2. Redbird Flight Simulator and Microsoft Flight Simulator

3. A visit to Jack Brown’s seaplane base at Winter Haven (F57 and KGIF)

4. Lunch at Bartow Municipal Airport (KBOW)

5. Looking for a flight instructor, Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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The Different Faces of an Airport.

Jun 15, 2010 10:11

Description:

 

Podcast 41 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

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Pilot Bill on how an airport can have a different look and feel depending on where you are..

1. The different parts of an airport.

2. The hanger is a social center.

3. The Vice President of the USA, Joe Biden and his plane landing at KISP.

4. Making the tower controllers laugh.

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The Different Faces of an Airport.

 

 

Four Years To Get A Tailwheel Rating?

Jun 1, 2010 13:39

Description:

Podcast 40 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

Pilot Bill on his tailwheel rating and why it took four years.

1. Flying a Citabria.

2. The fun in flying low and slow.

3. It is part of the feeling like a whole pilot.

4. The small world of flying.

5. Looking for a flight instructor, Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Four Years To Get A Tailwheel Rating?

 

Flying Is As Easy As Riding A Bike.

May 16, 2010 12:00

Description:

 

Podcast 39 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

Pilot Bill on how to explain slow flight.

1. Slow flight is much like riding a motorcycle slowly.

2. Win an airplane at the 1940 Air terminal museum

3. Why fly in a charley airspace?

4. Only pay for hobbs time.

5. Looking for a flight instructor, Bill Duffy -CFI, CFII

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Flying Is As Easy As Riding A Bike.

 

 

Saving money on your instrument training.

May 3, 2010 12:53

Description:

 

Podcast 38 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

Pilot Bill on a way to save money earning your instrument training.

1. Instrument training is the hardest and therefore the most expensive.

2. Fly with a friend.

3. “Buddy Training”

4. Commercial pilot has a bad day on the radio.

5. Looking for a flight instructor, CFI Bill Duffy

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Saving money on your instrument training.

 

 

All traffic in the area please advise, Not!

Apr 15, 2010 13:58

Description:

 

Podcast 37 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

All traffic in the area please advise, Not!

Pilot Bill on a recent trip hears things that are just not right.

1. AIM 4-1-9 says do not do this!

2. Pilot Bill buys an iPhone

3. Funny things you hear on Liveatc.net

4. Flight following is just more then traffic advisories.

5. Looking for a flight instructor, CFII Bill Duffy

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The High Performance Endorsement!

Apr 1, 2010 09:20

Description:

 Podcast 36 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

61.31(f)? The High Performance Endorsement!

Pilot Bill gets his high performance endorsement.

1. It is hard to find the suitable airplane.

2. One horsepower makes a big difference?

3. Flying the Cessna 182.

4. Flying at Mid Island Air Service

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

Please visit them at  

www.midislandair.com

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Pilot Bill Takes You On A flight.

Mar 15, 2010 11:13

Description:

 

 

 

 

Podcast 35 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

Hi All

This is a video I put together at school. At the time I was producing podcasts at school and felt this would be a great way for kids to vicariously take a flight. One of my students, Joe was the lucky student to win a drawing for the free flight provided by Mid Island Air Service flight school. There is also a few minutes of me flying in Florida( KPGD) introducing the Video. Enjoy the Video!

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Pilot Bill Takes You On A flight.

 

 

Aviation- Are You Staying Mentally Current?

Mar 1, 2010 07:35

Description:

 Podcast 34 Thoughts from the Flight Deck1. Staying current mentally.

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFII

Pilot Bill talking on some random subjects.

 1. Don't believe eveything you hear.

2. The uFly Mike.

3. Pilot Bill's opinion on the movie Amelia.

4. Preview of the up and coming videocast.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

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Amount of money to get your CFI?

Feb 27, 2010 09:01

Description:

 

Podcast 32.5 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI,CFII

Amount of money to get your CFI?

Pilot Bill gives his thoughts on the cost of a CFI ticket.

1. How much time to get pilot ratings?

2. Is becoming a CFI worth the money?

3. Always try to do things you love to do.

4. If you received this twice, sorry. I accidentally erased it and had to re-published it.

 

 

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Flying The Glide Slope.

Feb 15, 2010 07:08

Description:

 

Podcast 33 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFII

Pilot Bill Talks About Flying The Glide Slope.

Pilot Bill looks at two techniques to getting the job done.

1. The Throttle, is it for airspeed or altitude?

2. Thoughts on flying the glide slope.

3. Pitch for airspeed, yes sometimes.

4. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

 

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Feeling Like A Whole Flight Instructor, aka CFII!

Feb 1, 2010 13:39

Description:

Podcast 32 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

 Your host is Pilot Bill

Feeling Like A Whole Flight Instructor, aka CFII!

 Pilot Bill adds CFII to the end of his name!

1. Bill takes his check ride and yes, he passes.

 2. Check ride anxiety.

 3. Pre check ride Anxiety

4. Flying at a non-towered(uncontrolled!!!!) airport can be great fun and very exciting.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

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New Year's Resolutions!

Dec 19, 2009 04:57

Description:

Podcast 31 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI

New Year's Resolutions!

Pilot Bill makes a New Year’s Resolution .

1. Fly with a friend.

2. Help a fellow pilot get back in to flying.

3. Save money flying!

4. Have a New Year’s resolution flying plan.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

 

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Aviation Day at Page Field and Other Things

Dec 1, 2009 08:32

Description:

Podcast 30 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI

Aviation Day at Page Field

Pilot Bill and pilot Ray go to Aviation Day. .

1. Aviation Day at Page Field(KFMY)

2. Pilot controlled lighting surprise.

3. Flying a Grumman Lynx.

4. Sitting in a Pilatus.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

 

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Sometimes You Just Have To Laugh At Yourself

Nov 18, 2009 13:34

Description:

Podcast 29 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI

Sometimes You Just Have To Laugh At Yourself.

Pilot Bill and pilot Rich were picking up a couple of passengers at Trenton Mercer(kttn) in NJ. What a couple of Dogs!

1. Flying the south shore beach route below the New York bravo.

2. Night flying.

3. Airports are sometimes hard to find!

4. Talking to ATC.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

 

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Flying and Golf, Different Yet The Same!

Nov 1, 2009 10:03

Description:

Podcast 28 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI

Flying and Golf, Different Yet The Same!

Pilot Bill was thinking about golf?

1. Flying and golf are different yet the same.

2. Landings!

3. A flight instructor is a lot like a golf pro.

4. Flight instructors are really coaches.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

 

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The Aviation Industry Continues To Shoot Itself In the Foot!

Oct 15, 2009 14:10

Description:

Podcast 27 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI

The Aviation Industry Continues To Shoot Itself In the Foot!

Pilot Bill is just annoyed at some of the things people do in aviation.

1. Flight schools doing the wrong thing.

2. Third class medicals are not enforceable.

3. Flying to Block Island.

4. High performance endorsement.

5. Centerline Aviation -http://www.centerlineisp.com/

 

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TFTFD’s Special Cross Country Check list.

Oct 1, 2009 10:04

Description:

Podcast 26 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill, CFI

TFTFD’s Special Cross Country Check list.

Pilot Bill has some thoughts on additions to the standard x-country check list.

1. Fly your flight plan on a flight simulator.

2. Goggle Earth you destination and fly the Goggle Earth simulator.

3. Watch other pilots fly in to your destination airport on www.youtube.com.

4. If available, listen to the www.liveatc.net feed of your new airport.

5. It never hurts to call ahead, if only to find out if the restaurant is open!

 

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The FAA has been busy!

Sep 15, 2009 17:07

Description:

Podcast 25 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill

The FAA has been busy!

Pilot Bill has some thoughts on the FAA’s new pilot training rules.

 

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Back to Work!

Sep 1, 2009 11:35

Description:

Podcast 23 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill

Back to Work!

1. Pilot Bill goes back to work!

2. Flying to Atlantis on Jet Blue.

3. Always call ahead!

4. New Hand signals!

5. The frustration of sitting on the taxi way and waiting to takeoff($).

 

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Milestones!

Jul 31, 2009 08:59

Description:

Podcast 24 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill

Milestones!

1. A pilot‘s first solo.

2. Very few people can claim they can fly an airplane.

3. A new kidney, a new lease on life, and an old dream.

4. Pilot Bill is now a CFI!!!!!!!!!!!.

5. Podcast 23 is temporally delayed.

 

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Flying the Beach!

Jul 15, 2009 12:10

Description:

Podcast 22 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill

Flying the Beach!

1. Taking friends and family flying.

2. Granddaughter number two gets her first flight at 3 years old.

3. The best way for a new pilot to learn the KJFK beach transition.

4. Communication is a big part of flying and paramount for a CFI candidate.

5. Airport ID Badge at KISP

 

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Life’s little trials and flying a Gobosh

Jul 2, 2009 10:00

Description:

Podcast 21 Thoughts from the Flight Deck

Your host is Pilot Bill

Life’s little trials and flying a Gobosh

1. The need for a teacher discount to fly cheaper!

2. Crazy rain stops my flight training!

3. Is your school really preparing you to take your check ride.

4. Flying the Gobosh. www.gobosh.aero/

5. Yoke vs. stick, low wing vs. high wing

 

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