USCG Taps Pilotsafety.org for Avionics Training | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-06.17.24

Airborne-NextGen-06.18.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.12.24 Airborne-FltTraining-06.13.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.21.24

Thu, Mar 21, 2024

USCG Taps Pilotsafety.org for Avionics Training

Operators Going Back to Master the Basics

Gary Reeves of Pilotsafety.org has been making the rounds in Texas, setting up back to back training courses with the US Coast Guard and Houston Police Department. 

Reeves brought his compendium of advanced avionics know-how to the USCG first, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the capabilities and flows of their nifty new glass panels, before hopping on to a 3-day 'Mastery, Not Minimums' clinic with the PD. Reeves has been flying for 20 years in the fray of GA operations, with more than 8,500 hours of real IFR soup time in his book. As such, he's picked up all the ins and outs of the average GA instrument panel, whether that's a Garmin, Bendix King, Avidyne, or even Foreflight. As 2019's National Instructor of the Year, Reeves is ready to show up and walk any FLOPS department through everything they need to master to be a truly safe low and slow instrument pilot.

"We were thrilled to partner with Gary Reeves and Pilotsafety.org to make our crews even safer," said Matthew Stuber of the U.S. Coast Guard. “His real-world mastery  of using RNAV, autopilots and, glass displays in the national air space is part of our  commitment to maintaining the highest standards of training, safety and, proficiency  in executing our critical missions.”

Reeves made sure that the Houston team was on it, since their mission often requires a constant patrol using a GA8 Aerovan. Single pilot IFR missions can be deadly if the operator isn't on top of things, so he pushed them to become masters of their flight deck, learning everything about the GTN750xi, G500 Display, and KFC225 autopilot. 

"I am honored to work alongside the U.S. Coast Guard and Houston PD in advancing aviation safety and proficiency," said Reeves. "By harnessing the advanced level of understanding  and power of advanced avionics technology, we can empower pilots with the tools  they need to navigate complex missions with precision and confidence."  
The partnership between the U.S. Coast Guard, Houston PD, and Gary "GPS" Reeves underscores a shared commitment to excellence and innovation in aviation operations. Together, they are poised to set new standards in safety, efficiency, and  effectiveness in aerial law enforcement and search and rescue missions."

FMI: www.pilotsafety.org

Advertisement

More News

Aero-TV: SUN 'n FUN Medical - Ready to Treat More Than Sunburns

The Medical Team of SNF Is Prepared For Just About Anything After a little medical incident of the Aero-News team, ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell stopped by the medical facility >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.24)

Aero Linx: The Air Charter Safety Alliance The group, called the Air Charter Safety Alliance, will raise awareness of illegal charter flights among potential customers, charter bro>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.21.24)

“We’re getting set to host the biggest FlightSimExpo ever. See you for another unforgettable weekend of product launches, hands-on exhibits, educational seminars, re-co>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.24): Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning Dead reckoning, as applied to flying, is the navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction, and speed,>[...]

NTSB Prelim: Frost Dean C Rans S-12XL Airaile

(Witnessses) Reported That The Airplane Was Flying Close To The North Side Of The Peak And Subsequently Impacted The Ground About 81 Ft Below The Peak On June 8, 2024, about 0721 m>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC