Articles written by Jim Zurales

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 By Jim Zurales    Faast    June 1, 2022

Taking Responsibility For Engine-Out Proficiency

Think back to the last time you practiced engine failure procedures. Was it your most recent FAA checkride or Flight Review? Then ask yourself how PROFICIENTLY you'd perform today if your engine...

 By Jim Zurales    Faast    February 1, 2022

Don't Bounce On Porpoise!

Inappropriate bounced landing responses can lead to spectacular (and pricey) landings! You must avoid stalling and avoid a porpoise. (No, Flipper is not on the runway!) First, if you bounce EXCESSIVELY or you’re just not comfortable, execute an...

 By Jim Zurales    Faast    October 1, 2021

Avoid 'Expectation Bias' In Critical Situations

“Money is the the root of all evil.” Did you notice the extra “the” in that sentence? Expectation Bias led us to expect the same familiar phrase. This concept can apply in many aviation situations such as the following: Coming in from the...

 By Jim Zurales    Faast    September 1, 2021

'The Perfect Pilot' Requires An Honest Appraisal

Although we can dream, there is no such animal as a perfect pilot. It’s a myth, much like strong tailwinds roundtrip! Consider this, though: if you STRIVE for perfection and fall short, you land in a very good, safe place making you a more...


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