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Article: 20 Tips For The Pattern

It's a corollary to one of the most popular mantras instructors have been preaching for years: A good landing is nearly always the result of a good approach. ...

Article: Searching For Missing Aircraft

Questions heard with increasing frequency during the first weeks of fruitless searching for Malaysia Air-lines Flight MH370 concerned whether the search would eventually be abandoned, and whether it's possible that we might never know what happened to...

Article: Oh, No! Not More Changes!

I first noticed it when one of our newer controllers, whose voice I didn't recognize, told us we were cleared for takeoff on Runway Tree. Tree? Huh! ...

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Treat Vmc with Respect

The hard reality of twin-engine accidents is that the vast majority are a function of loss of control during single-engine operations. ...

Article: License Next Step: Commercial Certificate

I thought my instructor, John, was testing me to see how I'd react.

Article: July 2014 Readback

Solar Flight has been test flying the first solar-powered airplane with a passenger seat, the Sunseeker Duo. Sunseeker Duo's First Solar-Powered Flights

Article: From The Editor: Flying History

Each year, the Collings Foundation flies a selection of rare warbirds around the country, stopping at more than 110 towns.

Also labeled: Columns, People and Places

Article: Noise Fatigue

As one who has struggled across a few oceans in a variety of single- and twin-engine piston and turbine airplanes, I've been subjecting my ears to a long-term deluge of noise pollution.

Article: Ghosts In The Machine

You can feel the history in these aircraft just by walking up to them.

Article: Advanced Training

Pilots tend to be creatures of habit, often flying the same type of mission every time.

Article: More Alerts For GA Pilots

If your auto mechanic doesn't get something quite right when making a repair to your vehicle, chances are good that you'll survive.

Article: TFRs And The Little Guy

My student was from England. The first hop of the day was normal: from calling ATIS to flying the flight, nothing unusual.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Top 20 Tips For Night Flying

Night flying isn't for everyone. Much of the joy and wonder of flying disappears when the sun goes down.

Article: Retrofit Roundup: 15 Hot Panel Upgrades

It's comical that when we look at an instrument panel today, the array of gear that would have launched waves of envy 10 years ago looks, sadly, like a thrift-store bargain.

Article: From The Editor: Dream Flight

As pilots, we all have strong opinions on the best day-to-day airplane to own.

Also labeled: Columns, People and Places

Article: Let’s Get The Kids Involved

In keeping with the bylaws of ethnocentrism, everyone judges the rest of the world by their own standards.

Article: Affordable In-Flight Internet!

Time matters, and in today's fast-paced world, Internet connectivity can be vital.

Also labeled: Gadgets, Pilot Resources

Article: Sun ’n Fun Roundup 2014

Fantastic weather, thrilling shows by the Blue Angels, record-setting crowds and a visit from the governor: The 40th Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, held April 1-6 in Lakeland, Fla., had much to celebrate this year.

Article: When Is A Hobby Not A Hobby?

Maybe it's a personal thing, but to apply the term "hobby" or "pastime" to flying sounds somehow demeaning.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Breaking The Accident Chain

Mistakes are a part of life, but when it comes to aviation, sometimes even a simple mistake can lead to disaster.

Article: ForeFlight Changing Aviation One Device At A Time

ForeFlight is a classic American success story and a proven innovator in the world of aviation. I

Also labeled: Gadgets, Pilot Resources

Article: Training With Seminoles

Piper has always been famous for producing light twins.

Article: What’s Up With Diesel?

Diesel engines have been around for flying machines since the German rigid airships of the early 20th century.

Article: Planning A Long Cross-Country

As pilots, we're used to planning flights, and we know preparing for all eventualities helps ensure safer and less stressful flights. ...

Article: 2014 Hot Aviation Careers

In terms of careers in the aviation industry, all the attention has been focused on regional airlines and the hand-wringing as the supply of pilots is drying up. ...

Article: Light-Sport Chronicles: The LSA Decade

Personal flight has never been quite the same since.

Article: Survivors In The Pattern

I had an emotionally wild and totally unexpected thing happen last week.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: The Stall Warning System

Whether it's a comparatively simple system (a leading-edge vane operates a switch to complete an electrical circuit and sound a horn or illuminate a bulb), or a complex system (which generates signals to activate a stick shaker), a properly operating...

Article: The Season Of Turbulence

Most pilots agree that summer is the favored season for flying.

Article: From The Editor: Flying North

Some places were simply meant for pilots. ...