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Jul 19, 2019

114 Get-There-itis Accidents, Red Flags, and Tips for Avoiding Them + General Aviation News

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Max talks about Get-There-itis accidents, and the time he got Get-There-itis, even though he was familiar with the phenomena. In that case, a crying 3-year old prompted him to continue flying into a storm where he began picking up ice. Max also talks about meeting astronauts Wally Shirra, Alan Shepard, and Chief Flight Director, Gene Kranz, who directed Gemini and Apollo missions.

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Max's Emergency Descent Video in SR20
FedEx Captain's letter to Family of Girl who Died while Soloing
Family dies in Get-There-itis accident in SR22 in Colorado
NTSB Report - Get-There-itis accident in SR22 in Colorado
FAA PAVE Personal Minimums Checklist
FAA Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide
AOPA Video - Bakersfield, CA Get-There-itis accident
Get-There-itis Study - France
NPR Article - Interview with Apollo Engineers

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