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Article: Avoiding CFIT Incidents

The NTSB began 2008 by issuing a Safety Alert aimed at...

Article: LSA Safety

We seem to be at the dawn of a new era of hope for general...

Article: Knowing The NOTAMs

Accident investigators sometimes discover that pilots don’t have...

Article: Worst-Case Weather Scenarios

There is absolutely no excuse for...

Article: Top 10 Pilot Errors

One of the most disturbing statistics about general-aviation accidents is that more than 75% of them are made...

Article: Avoiding Midair Collisions

It was over so fast, it was almost as if it hadn’t h...

Article: The Go/No-Go Decision

Every pilot has his own tolerance for risk, but most of us who fly ferry across the oceans on a semi-regular basis have developed our own set of guidelines for when we will or won’t fly. We l...

Article: The Go/No-Go Decision

It’s probably the toughest ...

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Article: Overstressing The Airframe

Some pilots may believe that an instrument rating and a fair amount of flight time are good insurance against getting into a situation that results in losing aircraft control or exceeding...

Article: Top 10 Rules Of Thumb

Pilots are expected to know lots of stuff. So it should come as no surprise that they like all...