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A PSYCHIATRIST TOLD ME SO!  Jim Trusty 2011             I flew with a doctor/pilot recently and did not feel he was in total control of the […]

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 . . . and some proven tips on how to pass it . . .OR NOT! Jim Trusty 2012 On the road back from my semi-annual FAA Physical, I thought […]

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The fact that an individual holds a pilot’s license does not guarantee that he is a good pilot. Nor does the fact that he has managed to survive a number […]

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Passengers come in all sizes, shapes, and temperaments. It is not uncommon for a pilot to take up a friend who is ordinarily calm and relaxed, only to find that […]

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Your attitudes and general mental state are just as important to safe flight as the condition of your aircraft. Any disturbing feelings which affect your ability to concentrate are a […]

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At what age are you considered an “undependable” pilot? The natural process of aging is of more interest to you as a pilot than for most other groups because of […]

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Noise has always been accepted as one of the prices to be paid for the pleasure and convenience of flying. However, if you are not armed with the knowledge of […]

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Fatigue is a general term which is difficult to define medically. Usually thought of simply as “tiredness,” fatigue may be more aptly described as a depletion of body energy reserves, […]

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Although motion sickness is uncommon among experienced pilots, it does occur once in a while. If you have ever been its victim, you know how uncomfortable it is. Most important, […]

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An archaic definition of disorientation literally meant “difficulty in facing the east.” To the pilot, it more often means “Which way is up?” Disorientation, or vertigo, is actually a state […]

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