"Over the Airwaves" the aviation journal.

Spreading the word about flight safety is every proficient pilot’s responsibility.

Welcome to the “Over the Airwaves” aviation journal. Its aim is to promote flight safety, encourage students and new pilots, and to build enthusiasm for aviation in general.

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“Instrument proficiency - as perishable as strawberries in December!”

Bob Miller, ATP, CFII, discusses this and much more in Vol. III No. 11 issue of overtheairwaves.com/ dated May 29, 2006.

Vol. III No. 14 is ready for your reading!!

But his FlightAware clickable link is linked to the wrong page.

Vol. III No. 15 dated Sunday, July 23, 2006 is available at overtheairwaves.com/

“I don’t want monitors here. I want pilots. Our whole philosophy is that the pilot is in charge of the airplane. We’re very anti-automation here at this airline.”
Greg Crum, System Chief Pilot Southwest Airlines, 1996

The Sunday, October 8, 2006 issue of Over the Airwaves is now available. Simply click on the link below:


the Sunday, November 19, 2006 Vol. III No. 23 issue is ready for your read. :slight_smile:

The Sunday, December 3, 2006 Over the Airwaves is now available at:

“Fly no hands . . .
I (Bob Miller, Over the Airwaves) have an unusual approach to teaching aircraft control to instrument students. It begins by having the student trim the airplane for straight and level flight at a low cruise power setting. Once trimmed, I give the student a series of turns, climbs and descent instruction which he or she executes with rudder and throttle only.”

The Sunday, December 17, 2006 Over the Airwaves is now available at:


For those who missed this last issue, open overtheairwaves.com/ now!
View a “short video that provides a dramatic look at the anatomy of a spin. You will see how incorrect control inputs exacerbate the spin. More importantly, you will see how the CORRECT control inputs return spinning the airplane immediately to stable, wings level flight.”

He panics. Up suddenly becomes down. Down is up. His altimeter begins to unwind. He pulls back on the yoke to restore lost altitude. The increasing air-stream and engine noise becomes deafening. His passenger starts to scream. Nothing makes sense.

Things begin to whirl around in the cockpit. He fights for control. The gauges are spinning. His ears are popping as he races to the ground at over 5,000 feet per minute. He and his passenger will die in about one minute.

VFR flight into IMC . . . the #1 weather-related cause of fatal accidents!

Over the Airwaves
- The Bi-weekly Journal for the Proficient Pilot

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"Reading about stress in the cockpit and actually hearing pilots with real in-flight emergencies are two different things. How would we react if we lost control of a Cessna Caravan in icing conditions? What if our Lear suddenly encountered severe icing rendering its control surfaces useless?

Imagine commanding an airliner with 178 people aboard when a fire in the lav is reported to you. Ever imagine B-747 with genuine low fuel emergencies? This stuff happens.

CNY Aviation.com assembled several dramatic recordings of actual pilot/ATC communications of the above REAL in-flight emergencies.

Click HERE to listen. Pay close attention to how each of the pilots and controllers deal with the situation. As you will hear, each reacted differently!"


Vol. IV No. 11, dated Sunday, June 3, 2007 is available. from Bob Miller, ATP, CFII, rjma@rjma.com at

"General aviation is a classic good news/bad news industry. Better, faster, sleeker airplanes, amazing avionics, affordable light sport aircraft, and the realization of very light jets (VLJs) gives us all reason for celebration.

From recreational pilots to the serious business pilots happily by-passing oppressive and invasive security lines and sardine-can seating on today’s airliners, general aviation is proving to be the best thing since color TV and Monday night football.

That’s the good news! Now for the bad . . .

Is it user fees? Is it the loss of reliable Flight Service Station (FSS) support? Is it escalating fuel prices? Perhaps . . . . but there is a far greater threat to general aviation than these commonly talked about factors.

For you and me, it is the distinct possibility that our next flight may be our last. It was, in fact, the last flight for the pilots and passengers of 28 flights that never made it to their destination this past month.

Sure, we do not like to think about the bad side of general aviation. This bad side is like that dirty little family secret we’d like to forget or sweep under the carpet.

But there is something we can do about it!

Curiously, however, there is something we can do about this dirty little secret. We can STOP making blundering mistakes in airplanes. We can take our recurrent training requirements seriously. We can become proficient pilots.

When we do these things, much of the bad side of general aviation will evaporate! A new day of excitement will emerge.

Our capability as pilots will finally match the capability of our aircraft. Our pilot numbers will increase. Our political strength will approach that of the gun lobby. User fees will be buried. We’ll have enough clout to permanently fix the FSS problem.

Yes . . . we do have a safety problem. It is a serious one. It touches every pilot who steps into his or her GA airplane. It could very well reach out and touch any of us as we depart on our next flight!

It doesn’t have to be this way, however. The solution is up to each of us!"

the Sunday, July 15, 2007 Vol. IV No. 14 issue is ready for you at overtheairwaves.com/
some great topics this month to include spatial disorientation. for a review see,

discussions.flightaware.com/view … rientation

I just love over the airwaves and donated small amount…!!

“You know, a lot of unexpected things happen, and usually they’re not the ones you practice; but the fact that you practiced a lot of different things puts you in the proper mindset to handle whatever it is that comes along, even if it isn’t the one that you’ve experienced before.”

– Former astronaut, Neil Armstrong (first man to land on the moon)

another must read is available
Sunday, October 28, 2007 Vol. IV No. 21

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As usual a very informative issue!

Unfortunately, it’s going to a once a month release. It is a good publication to read.


The JANUARY, 2008 issue of Over the Airwaves is NOW available at: