Flying Tips

Updated!  Effectively Using ADS-B
Hangar Talk Presentation on ADS-B (in pdf).
ADS-B Handouts (2016)
Handouts for the ADS-B Hangar Talk presenation (in pdf).
How to file a NASA ASRS report
How to file a NASA ASRS report. From the December 2013 meeting.
Law Enforcement Stop
What to do if stopped by Law Enforcement. Handout by AOPA Pilot Protection Services.
Garmin 430 Handout 2016
Gary Baluha's Hangar Talk 2016 presentation handout (in pdf).
Garmin 430 Presentation Notes 2016
Gary Baluha's Hangar Talk 2016 presentation (in pdf).
Avionics Presentation Notes 2015
Basic Avionics Presentation Presentation Notes (in pdf).
Advanced Avionics Presentation Notes 2015
Advanced Avionics Presentation Presentation Notes (in pdf).
Hudson River Hangar Talk Notes
John Barrett's notes from the Hangar Talk session from February 18, 2012
Hudson River VFR Changes
Hudson River VFR corridor changes, John Barrett Hangar Talk session from February 18, 2012
ScheduleMaster Hangar Talk notes
John Butross' Hangar Talk PowerPoint presentation slides.
Collision avoidance
External site - The Air National Guard's collision avoidance compendium running over Google maps.
Special Use airspace
External site - The FAA's web page depicting special use airspace.
Angel Flight Dave McCormick on being an Angel Flight pilot and volunteering to fly people needing medical care and support.
2013 AOPA seminar notes
Gary Baluha's notes from the 2013 AOPA Summit: 
In-flight emergencies  ||  Avionics Upgrades  ||  Mike Busch on Engine Airworthiness.
PDF document
2012 AOPA seminar notes
Gary Baluha's notes from the 2012 AOPA Summit: 
FAA Enforcement  ||  IFR Approaches  ||  FAR Refresher.
PDF document
2011 AOPA seminar notes
Gary Baluha's notes from the 2011 AOPA Summit: 
Tips from Controllers  ||  New England Weather  ||  Aging Aircraft and more.
PDF document
2010 AOPA seminar notes
Gary Baluha's notes from the 2010 AOPA Summit: 
Tips from Controllers  ||  Ditching  ||  Real World IFR and more.
PDF document
2009 AOPA seminar notes
Gary Baluha's notes from the 2009 AOPA Summit:
Night Flying Safety  ||  How To Pass Any Checkride   ||  Tips From Controllers
PDF document
2008 AOPA seminar notes
Gary Baluha's notes from the following 2008 AOPA seminars:
Surviving After a Forced Landing  ||  Single-Pilot IFR  ||  Stall/Spin Awareness  ||  The PARE spin recovery procedure  ||  Single Pilot Flying Strategies (Rod Machado)  ||  Managing Your Engine for Peak Performance
PDF document
Pinch Hitter flight guide
1.9 MB Word 97 document by Jose Helu.  It is an early version of the flight guide given to our pinch hitters, and goes over the basics of pinch hitter piloting.
FAA Official Intercept procedures
External site - Important to know! This is the official version.
Intercept procedures.
External site - FAA Safety's version with diagrams.
Danbury Airport diagram External site - Link to Airnav airport diagram in pdf format for Danbury.
Digital A/FD External site - Link to FAA Digital A/FD.
DC SFRA Presentation 2014
Gary Baluha's DC SFRA presentation (in pdf).
WX-500 Stormscope operations
a 1 MB power point presentation by Brad Freeman in 2008
See How It Flies
External site - John S. Denker's excellent (html) book on how airplanes behave, and why they behave that way.
VOR demo External site - A Java applet for visualizing radio navigation.  It shows two user-selectable instruments (VOR, HSI, ADF, etc) along with a map view with an airplane you can navigate.  Programmable wind too.  Takes some time to load.
Water-finding paste
External site - The source for this was "Over the Airwaves" Dec 31, 2006 issue (see the Useful Links" tab).