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Thursday, April 1, 2004
10 Fast Fixes For Lousy Landings
Pilots put their passion and their pride on the line with every landing. Here’s some advice from the pros.
Monday, March 1, 2004
The NASA Report: Looking For Absolution
Should you make a mistake, filling out some simple paperwork might just save your bacon
Sunday, February 1, 2004
Faces Behind The Microphone
Twenty-six tips to help you get more from air traffic control
Sunday, July 1, 2001
Upset Recovery Training
More and more pilots are beginning to understand that anyone can find themselves in unusual attitudes
I hate roller coasters. Little tykes who are barely out of their diapers scamper away from the Superman Ride giggling and laughing. I, on the other hand, stumble away with nausea, posttraumatic stress and a desire to sue the park for mayhem, reckless endangerment and domestic terrorism. So what am I, a nonaerobatic pilot, doing here at 7,000 feet—with my eyes closed, mind you—falling inverted out of a tailslide in an airplane I’ve never flown before?