Author: mooneysafety

Improving aviation safety for Mooney pilots

Tight Grip, Not Good and Not Easy

By Jerry Proctor, MAPA SF I am not sure why, but at the young age of 66, I decided to learn how to play golf.  What also is special is, it was at my Wife’s urging and she even paid for my first ever golf lessons.  Well, how do you turn down a deal like…
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Know where you are!

Jerry Proctor CFII (Previously published in MAPA Log) I bet you think this is another watch the landmarks, know your surroundings, and check magnetic deviation article.  Nope, not this time.  So what do I mean? A couple of years ago, I gave a Flight Review and then an Instrument Proficiency Check to a Mooney Pilot…
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Look Ma, No Airspeed!

Jerry Proctor CFII (Previously published in MAPA Log) An experienced Mooney friend provided the material for this article; it is sort of an old classic but well worth reviewing.  I won’t use his real name, but let’s call him Jack. Jack has an 11 year old Acclaim.  He has owned it for a couple of…
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The 180 Degree Decision

Jerry Proctor CFII (Previously published in MAPA Log) I spent 40 years in the Army and more than a few times I heard the less than famous battle cry, ‘OK boys this isn’t looking so good, let’s do a ‘360’ and get the heck out of here’.  I have heard this stated in jest, both…
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