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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

Mail Call - Aviation Podcast

3/22/2019
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In this episode I give you 3 tips to try on your next flight and discuss whether or not it's appropriate / effective to train in a complex aircraft for your Private. Please enjoy The Finer Points!

Duration:00:12:19

Common Mistakes in Border Crossings - Aviation Podcast

3/8/2019
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On this episode, we talk with Canadian Air Traffic Controller, Ryan Van Haren, to learn some of the common mistakes made by US pilots crossing the border to the north. Learn tips that apply to all border crossings and how to avoid making these same mistakes yourself! Fly Your Best, Jason I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -...

Duration:00:13:58

5 Tips for Working in Crosswinds - Aviation Podcast

2/17/2019
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In this episode, I answer questions from listeners on: 1. Things pilots can work on outside the airplane 2. How CFIs can stay passionate We also talk with Harry from the UK about some differences between the FAA and EASA. Lastly, I'll give you 5 tips for working in crosswinds. Fly Your Best! I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website...

Duration:00:20:09

Over the Hawthorne and Through the Bravo

2/9/2019
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This podcast answers some listener questions on flying in IMC and when to use additional CFIs and also includes additional info on how to fly the Special Flight Rules Area through the LAX class B airspace. This podcast covers how that process works. Please enjoy The Finer Points! I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2019. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website -...

Duration:00:15:36

Lessons From The Titanic - Aviation Podcast

1/19/2019
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In this podcast I will answer some listener questions and read a piece I wrote that carries forward lessons that can be learned from the R.M.S Titanic. Yes, the steamship that sank over 100 years ago. What could this possibly have to do with aviation? Well, you'd be surprised. Please enjoy The Finer Points! I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for all the updates and for more information on The Finer Points visit our website...

Duration:00:14:48

Stalling In A Turn - Aviation Podcast

12/15/2018
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In this podcast we talk with the spin doctor, Rich Stowell, about the nature of stalling in a turn. Please enjoy The Finer Points! 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. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here: https://foreflight.com/ Proudly...

Duration:00:15:48

Flying Freaks Me Out - Aviation Podcast

11/30/2018
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I recently received a letter from a listener saying that lately flying has been freaking him out. He does everything right and still can't shake the feeling like something terrible is going to happen. In this podcast we discuss what to do when flying starts to freak you out. You can emulate the professionals and build confidence through standardization. For more information on standardization, check out my iBook, Setting The Standard available on itunes...

Duration:00:12:55

Lost Radio? IFR!!? - Aviation Podcast

11/9/2018
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Big thanks to John Ewing, you can find john on Twitter @avimentor 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. Download ForeFlight - The essential app for aviation - here: https://foreflight.com/ Proudly Sponsored by BOSE. These videos are listener supported by the generous...

Duration:00:13:46

Mail Call - 4 Important Questions Answered

10/26/2018
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In this podcast I answer 4 listener questions from Instagram and Facebook. 1. Tips for wing drops during the stall 2. Emergency Landing on Highways? 3. Staying current of getting back into flying 4. Relative Humidity on performance charts? Please enjoy The Finer Points! 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 Proudly Sponsored by...

Duration:00:18:22

3 Tips for Better Communication - Aviation Podcast

10/12/2018
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This podcast answer two listener questions: 1. In training - how much is "too much" iPad? 2. Will you please do a podcast on how to operate the radios in a more effective way? You, too, can send me questions on instagram @learntfp. Please enjoy! 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...

Duration:00:13:21

We all depend on PIREPS - Aviation Podcast

9/29/2018
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PIREPs are some of the most valuable weather information we can get as pilots. Forecasts are forecasts, METARs are surface condition, but PIREPS are in flight reports of weather that pilots are actually encountering. In this podcast we review how to contact Flight Service to issue a PIREP. A great review for all pilots! 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...

Duration:00:09:41

TFP Mail Call (When To Skip Your Check List)

9/25/2018
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In this podcast I answer a listener question about if (and when) it's ever OK to skip your check list. This listener found a flight school that specifically AVOIDS the use of check lists during primary training and wanted some deeper insight into the validity of this technique. There is a video version of this podcast available at The Finer Points YouTube channel, come check it out! I've got videos and podcasts coming pretty much week over week in 2018. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for...

Duration:00:10:35

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