Today we’re going to pick apart a couple of Cirrus crashes, but not just any cirrus crashes. These are serious fatal accidents. In each case, the accident aircraft had a pilot plus 2 passengers. And the reason Max and I are talking about these In particular, is because ATC played an interesting part in each one. Not necessarily a causal one, as we’ll see from the NTSB reports, but the interactions with ATC were key in one way or another in the events leading up to the occurrence. And that’s, of course, where our worlds overlap!
Max Trescott is a fulltime flight instructor. He started flying at age 15 and finished his pilot certificate in college. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Psychology, and a MBA. He spent 25 years working in sales and marketing for Hewlett-Packard.
In 2004 he left HP and he now devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, and giving speeches and seminars. He’s written two books, including Max Trescott’s G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, now in its fifth edition. He holds an ATP certificate for all four airplane categories.
Max specializes in teaching in Cirrus Aircraft and a week ago he finished his type-rated in the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet. In 2008, he was named by the FAA as the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year to represent the 96,000 flight instructors in the U.S.
He has a weekly podcast focused on General Aviation in which he shares GA news from around the world plus pilot skills and safety tips. The show is Aviation News Talk, and you can find it in the Apple App store and Google Play Store or wherever you get your podcasts.
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