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Sid Mayeux

Sid Mayeux
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Sid "Scroll" Mayeux has over 25 years of experience in aviation training, safety, and risk management in the military, civilian, airline, and general aviation sectors. He currently trains Boeing 777 pilots, and he built and is flying a Van's RV-7A.

Risky Business

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Surviving the unplanned pitch trim loop. By Sid Mayeux.

Risky Business

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Amateurs and Experimental aircraft. By Sid Mayeux.

Risky Business: Stick to the Plan

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Mission planning-stick to the plan.

Risky Business: Checklists

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Giving the madness method.

Risky Business

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Mission planning-in the air and hangar.

Risky Business

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Target fixation in the air and the hangar. By Sid Mayeux.

Risky Business

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Hot doggin. By Sid Mayeux.

Risky Business

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Distractions-stay focused in the air and the hangar. By Sid Mayeux.

Risky Business

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Unforeseeable risks in kit aircraft projects. By Sid Mayeux.

Risky Business

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The dress rehearsal-in the shop and in the air. By Sid Mayeux.

In Case You Missed it

Spin Class

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Spin class.

Building Trust—Reliability vs. Redundancy

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It is hard to fly without a little trust. Call it faith if you...

Terms of the Trade

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I’ve been a teacher most of my life, but my first paid gig in...

Build Your Skills: Fabric

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Fabric has been used to cover a wide variety of aircraft since the Wright brothers first started tinkering with flying machines. But fabric-covering processes have changed a lot in the last century, becoming more systematic in addition to being more reliable. Part 1 of this new series by Ron Alexander details the evolution of fabric covering and discusses some of the basics of getting started.