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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
20 Things You May Not Know About Night Flying
Darkness comprises roughly half of every day, but that’s no reason to avoid flying at night, if…
To that end, I studied with one of Hollywood's hardest-working studio lead trumpet players, Bud Brisbois.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Change your mind-set to improve your flying
Precision and approximation: These are contradictory terms that, when applied to flying, have more to do with the pilot's mind-set than they do with skill.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A Part 142 Flight Review
Why simulator training could save your life
Like so many aeronautical adventures, this was a quest for a signature.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Transitioning from a piston to a turbine
Making the transition from a fixed- gear piston into a turbine isn't easy, cheap or quick, but it's possible.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
How Low Should You Go?
Speed never looks so spectacular as when you’re close to the ground
The indiscretions of youth. It's all too easy to examine stupid pilot tricks and dismiss them as functions of immaturity.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Airline Transport Professionals
Preparing pilots for professional airline careers since 1984
As it prepares to celebrate its 28th anniversary, ATP has grown into one of the largest and most highly respected professional flight-training academies in the world.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Do Something Magical: Learn To Fly
Innovation continues to change flight training, but it’s still about the fun
I'm still learning to fly. Even three decades after earning my private pilot certificate at 17, I'm still a student pilot, and I'm okay with it.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Landing Without Flight Controls
Under some conditions, it’s possible to land an airplane without using normal aerodynamic controls
The airplane had been climbing through 8,000 feet out of Baghdad for Bahrain when it was hit in the left wing by a shoulder-launched, surface-to-air missile, fired by a Fedayeen terrorist.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Angle Of The Wing
Angle-of-attack indicators, coming to a glass panel near you
I was introduced to an angle-of-attack indicator back in the early '80s. I was ferrying a V35B Bonanza from Atlanta, Georgia to Palo Alto, Calif., where it was to be fitted with one of Victor Aviation's balanced, blueprinted, Black Edition engines.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Do we know what we don’t know?
Risk management is a solid concept, and an often-used term in aviation, medicine, firefighting, insurance and business.