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The Finer Points is the original educational aviation podcast. Launched in 2005, TFP delivers expert CFI wisdom from award winning certified flight instructor, Jason Miller. Over the last 20 years Jason has been working to perfect the art of flight instruction. He was named FAA Wester Pacific CFI of the year in 2009 and 2016, works as an AOPA Air Safety Institute instructor, and writes monthly columns for FLYING magazine. Jason is passionate about conveying accurate, meaningful information to pilots.

The Finer Points is the original educational aviation podcast. Launched in 2005, TFP delivers expert CFI wisdom from award winning certified flight instructor, Jason Miller. Over the last 20 years Jason has been working to perfect the art of flight instruction. He was named FAA Wester Pacific CFI of the year in 2009 and 2016, works as an AOPA Air Safety Institute instructor, and writes monthly columns for FLYING magazine. Jason is passionate about conveying accurate, meaningful information to pilots.
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The Finer Points is the original educational aviation podcast. Launched in 2005, TFP delivers expert CFI wisdom from award winning certified flight instructor, Jason Miller. Over the last 20 years Jason has been working to perfect the art of flight instruction. He was named FAA Wester Pacific CFI of the year in 2009 and 2016, works as an AOPA Air Safety Institute instructor, and writes monthly columns for FLYING magazine. Jason is passionate about conveying accurate, meaningful information to pilots.

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Episodes

Engine OUT, Landing SHORT - Aviation Podcast

8/31/2018
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In this podcast I talk with pilot, Tyler Duffy, who experienced a total engine failure on his second solo flight. Hear the actual ATC audio, listen to my conversation with Tyler, and learn what you can from this valuable experience. Fly Your Best, Jason I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/ Proudly...

Duration:00:13:21

TFP Mail Call - 08/17/18

8/17/2018
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The questions answered in this podcast came from listeners on Instagram. We cover how to get ahead as a CFI, which is the best training airplane, and Part 61 vs Part 141 ... and much more! You can find me on Instagram @learntfp. I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website - https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/ Proudly Sponsored by ForeFlight....

Duration:00:17:37

The Flying Cowboys - Aviation Podcast

7/30/2018
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In this episode I talk with Cory Robin, Jason Sneed, and Kevin Quinn - three STOL pilots who are part of the group known as the "Flying Cowboys". This episode was recording live at Oshkosh 2018 and was arranged by Cory Robin, founder of the Flying Cowboys. We discuss everything from "what is STOL" to best practices for off airport landings. Please enjoy The Finer Points! A complete list of the Flying Cowboys: Cory Robin @flyctrobin Jason Sneed (find him on YouTube) Kevin Quinn...

Duration:00:18:20

My Teacher's Teacher - Talkin' with Rod Machado

7/13/2018
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In this podcast we talk with expert flight instructor, Rod Machado. This conversation includes many topics including what to avoid when looking for a good CFI, how to vet instructors properly, and how to navigate the forest of online instruction. Please enjoy The Finer Points! Fly Your Best,

Duration:00:38:32

Filing In Flight - Aviation Podcast

6/18/2018
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In this podcast we hear an example of how to file an IFR flight plan with flight service while in flight. The days of your "pop up IFR clearances" might be over ... Fly Your Best! Jason

Duration:00:16:24

TFP Mail Call - Aviation Podcast

6/7/2018
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In this episode of The Finer Points I answer listener questions that have been piling up in my inbox. We cover: How to perform power off approaches How to make a living as a CFI What are the best flying shoes and, How to curb anxiety in flight training Thanks to all who sent in questions. If you'd like a question answered on the podcast you can email me at jason@learnthefinerpoints.com or find me on Instagram @learntfp Fly Your Best!

Duration:00:21:51

A Conversation With Peter Lert - Aviation Podcast

5/19/2018
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In this podcast Peter and I discuss ditching. This is part II of "How to Crash and Airplane". Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Duration:00:22:00

How To Crash An Airplane - Aviation Podcast

5/7/2018
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In this episode we talk with Peter Lert, a former Burt Rutan test pilot who spent many years ferrying airplanes across the North Atlantic. Peter has over 20,000 hours of flight time and 50 North Atlantic crossings under his belt and on this episode he relates his experience of crashing an airplane and what he did to make it survivable. Fly Your Best, Jason

Duration:00:19:42

The Art Of Instruction - Aviation Podcast

4/20/2018
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Join me as we talk with Dr. Howard Donner about the art of instruction. We review the laws of learning and talk strategies for teaching people how to fly from the basics on up. Fly Your Best! Jason

Duration:00:20:02

Accident Waiting To Happen - Aviation Podcast

3/30/2018
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In this podcast we talk with Rod Rakic about the fact that recreational drone operators are not bound by Part 107 UAS laws. In fact, they are not bound by much at all.

Duration:00:12:44

Zero / Zero, Some Game - Aviation Podcast

3/16/2018
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On February 17, 2010, three top engineers from Tesla Motors died when they attempted to take off in 0/0 conditions from Palo Alto airport. In this episode we discuss this accident, IFR takeoff minimums, and strategies professional pilots use to stay safe. Fly Your Best, Jason

Duration:00:09:41

Phil Is Stoked - Aviation Podcast

3/3/2018
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In this podcast we talk with Phil Stokes, an amputee pilot with a whole lot of story to tell. Phil lost his left arm to a motorcycle accident when he was 17 and spent a large part of the next decade learning lessons we can all benefit from. You can find Phil on instagram at @Phil.Is.Stoked ... Fly Your Best! Jason

Duration:00:25:15

Houston, We Have A Problem - Aviation Podcast

2/15/2018
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In this podcast we learn a little bit about hypoxia and a lot about our responsibility to set a good example in the age of YouTube. Fly Your Best, Jason

Duration:00:12:52

Staying Found - Aviation Podcast

1/20/2018
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In this episode we talk with Lt. Nate Gilman, a SARSAT operations officer, who informs us it is not longer appropriate to check your ELT in the first five minutes of the hour. Ever. Fly Your Best, Jason

Duration:00:18:59

If A Tree Fell - Aviation Podcast

1/6/2018
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In this episode we discuss a specific tool you can use to think in front of the airplane. Fly Your Best!

Duration:00:08:14

The In's and Out's of ADS-B

12/23/2017
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In this podcast I review the basics of ADS-B and make it really simple to understand. Also, learn a tip that will help you nail your glide slope / glide path! Fly Your Best! Jason

Duration:00:10:16

Stay A Wake - The Atrophy of Vigilance

12/1/2017
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In this episode we discuss wake turbulence encounters and avoidance procedures. We dig deep into the concept of "practical drift" when it comes to safety procedures. Fly Your Best! Jason

Duration:00:15:37

Don't Get Upset - Aviation Podcast

11/6/2017
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In this podcast we discuss upset recovery training strategies with Rich Stowell (http://www.richstowell.com/). Learn tips for your next training mission. Fly Your Best, Jason

Duration:00:10:45

The Semantics of Slips - Aviation Podcast

9/8/2017
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In this podcast we review forward slips, side slips, and skidding turns. Fly Your Best! Jason

Duration:00:07:02

Horses Eat Grass - Aviation Podcast

8/10/2017
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In this podcast we discuss some of the finer points of flying and how experience with horses can benefit you there. We also cover some basic tips on how to have a light touch on the controls and stay ahead of the airplane. Fly Your Best, Jason

Duration:00:07:46