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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Understanding VFR Into IMC Accidents

A study of situational and pilot-related factors

Understanding VFR Into IMC AccidentsWhile there are many factors and influences that can cause pilots trouble in flight, weather is one of the most pervasive and prominent.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014


The benefits of getting high

TurbochargingYou don't have to live in the high plains or the mountains to appreciate the benefits of turbocharging.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

20 Tips For VFR Flying

These ideas may not save your life, or maybe they will

20 Tips For VFR FlyingVFR flying can be more difficult than you might imagine.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Learn to Fly: A Practical Guide

Today, it’s easier than ever to fulfill your dream of flying

Learn to Fly: A Practical GuideThough not from any official poll or study, the desire to learn to fly is one of the most often unrealized dreams in our society.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Live Interaction: A New Way To Learn

Pro Aviation Trainers combines Internet learning with live instructors

Live Interaction: A New Way To LearnJust when you thought everything had been done in the world of ground school/knowledge exam preparation, along comes somebody with a twist on tradition.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Your Best Friend Or Worst Enemy

How well do you know your autopilot?

Your Best Friend Or Worst EnemyThe first time I ever engaged an autopilot, it did something completely unexpected, and I quickly turned it back off.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fire In The Cockpit

Like fire in a ship at sea, fire in the cockpit can be the scariest emergency you hope you’ll never encounter

Fire In The CockpitIt had been a long day. Fatigue gnawed at me like the blade of a dull knife, numbing my senses, sapping my strength and fogging what little brain power I had left. Flying the Southwest in July isn't always fun.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Earn Your Multi-Engine Rating

ATP’s 10-hour Course Trains You In A Piper Seminole In Just Four Days

Earn Your Multi-Engine RatingThe previous day of training had gone great. The Piper Seminole was easy to handle.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Airline Transport Professionals

ATP’s nationwide centers offer top-notch ab initio training

Airline Transport ProfessionalsSince its start nearly 30 years ago, Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has grown into the largest provider of pilots to regional airlines.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Lowdown On Go-Downs

Descents should be more than simply throwaway methods of losing altitude

The Lowdown On Go-DownsI was cruising high for a normally aspirated twin, scoring a ground speed of 200 knots at 13,000 feet in a freshly restored Cessna 310R.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A New Beginning

As ma­jor airlines hire for the first time in a decade, pilot demand heats up

A New BeginningCareers in aviation are nothing if not dynamic.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Engine Loss: How Will You React?

When an aircraft engine loses power, the pilot’s initial response can mean the difference between life or death

Engine Loss: How Will You React?We don't want it to happen, but it can. An engine loss will cause surprise and denial, so you need to be mentally prepared with a plan of action.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Turbine Matters

A gauntlet of ratings, currency, and proficiency—it’s worth it!­­­­

Turbine MattersSo far, the flight was going well, but I couldn't shake the feeling that things were going almost too well.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Surviving Ramp Check

It doesn’t have to be the encounter most pilots dread

Surviving Ramp CheckWillits, Calif., is one of those happy getaway locations that pilots love.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Reality Of Deep Stalls

Stalls are simply stalls, except when they’re not

The Reality Of Deep StallsAviation educators like to hope that all pilots learned everything they'll ever need to know about stalls when they earned their private pilot's license.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pilot Fatigue

Are you safe to fly?

Pilot FatigueMost often, when we use the term "fatigue" in aviation circles, it refers to the airplane's fatigue life.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hot Starts

Fuel injection is a wonderful feature—most of the time. In hot-weather restarts, however…

Hot StartsWhen was the last time you drove down to 7-Eleven on a sizzling-hot summer afternoon to buy a Lotto ticket, came back with what you hoped were the winning numbers, and your car refused to start because of the heat?
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Beyond The Checkride

Advanced training means new skills, reduced insurance premiums and renewed passion

Beyond The CheckrideSo now what? You've earned the private certificate and are happily amassing flight time with all kinds of aerial adventures.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What Is Proficiency?

Ten ways of telling whether you’re actually as good as you think you are

What Is Proficiency?Aviation is awash in proficiency-oriented literature and training courses. But, what exactly is proficiency?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

No Ghosts In The Air…No Privacy, Either!

The Great ADS-B Scare of 2012

No Ghosts In The Air…No Privacy, Either!After speaking with people in a position to know how the system works, now I can confirm that ADS-B won't make U.S. airspace less secure—far from it.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Eyes Have It

The difference between “looking” and “seeing”

The Eyes Have ItWe're about to kick the sacred cow that is peripheral vision right in the butt and, in the process, probably generate a bunch of letters to the editor.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Aviation Careers: We’ve Only Just Begun

With UAV careers leading the charge, aviation is booming

Aviation Careers: We’ve Only Just BegunAs a kid in love with flying and all things related to it, I couldn't fathom the idea of getting paid for it.

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