Episode 02: Flying into a Thunderstorm, Part 2

August 14, 2017, 1:49 PM

In the second episode of AIN's The Human Factor, we pick up with Tim Valentine just after flying his SR22 into the back of a thunderstorm. This is part 2 of Tim's story. If you have not yet listened to part 1, please do so before continuing. As he deals with radio and flight instrument failures and violent turbulence, we follow along as Tim relives the decisions that got him safely back on the ground.   

In this episode we will hear from:

  • Tim Valentine—pilot of the SR22
  • Brian Lloyd—flight instrucor and member of SAFE (The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators)

Topics in this episode will cover:

  • Precipitation static or P-static
  • Instrument failures
  • Cirrus parachute system
  • Fear management
  • Determining cloud tops
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