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Article: Is The Compass Dead? Is Technology Now King?

Without meaning to, the majority of the population of the industrialized world (and much of the rest) has become wildly dependent on personal technology. ...

Article: Pop Quiz!

We made up a quick list that includes general, basic questions that fit any airplane or condition, so they aren't specific to any given bird. ...

Article: Get A Free Type Rating

Let's be honest: What aviator wouldn't jump at the opportunity for a free ATP rating and a free type rating from one of the premier advanced training flight schools in the world—if that was an option? It is.

Article: Advanced Ratings

Once in a while, you'll hear someone ask why they should take training past what's required to get a PPL.

Also labeled: Advanced Ratings, Features

Article: From The Ground To The Tropopause

As owner-pilots, we're pretty much on our own when it comes to gaining firsthand weather experience, and there's often a fine line between learning something and getting in over your head.

Article: How V-Speeds Change

Many of us may consider short-field operations in the context of an arrival or departure from a runway that we don't normally operate from. ...

Article: Learn To Fly: Adventures Are Waiting

Looking out across 100 different shades of blue, broken up by sandbars swirled like the inside of a marble, I banked the trusty Cessna 182 Skylane toward the pink-sand beaches of Eleuthera—one of the islands in The Bahamas.

Article: Short-Field Ops

Wanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?

Article: What’s The Rudder’s Real Purpose?

Here's a black-and-white statement that's more fact than opinion: The rudder is easily the least understood and most misused control in an airplane. ...

Also labeled: Features, Learn To Fly

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: Advanced Training

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

Article: Kansas State: Affordable Excellence

Headlines across the media have recently focused on the shortage of regional airline pilots.

Article: Embry-Riddle: Biggest, Oldest, Boldest

In 1925, when barnstormer John Paul Riddle and entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry founded the Embry-Riddle Company at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, they probably had no idea their company would turn into one of the most recognized private aviation...

Article: Spartan: Giving The FAA What It Wants

The last few years have brought some of the most sweeping changes to commercial pilot training that we've ever seen in the industry.

Article: Learn to Fly: A Practical Guide

Though not from any official poll or study, the desire to learn to fly is one of the most often unrealized dreams in our society.

Article: Live Interaction: A New Way To Learn

Just when you thought everything had been done in the world of ground school/knowledge exam preparation, along comes somebody with a twist on tradition. ...

Article: Fire In The Cockpit

It 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.

Also labeled: Features

Article: A New Beginning

Careers in aviation are nothing if not dynamic. Aviation Career Update 2013

Article: 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. ...

Article: Turbine Matters

So far, the flight was going well, but I couldn't shake the feeling that things were going almost too well.

Article: The Reality Of Deep Stalls

Aviation 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. ...

Article: Pilot Fatigue

Most often, when we use the term "fatigue" in aviation circles, it refers to the airplane's fatigue life.

Article: Hot Starts

When 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?

Article: Beyond The Checkride

So now what? You've earned the private certificate and are happily amassing flight time with all kinds of aerial adventures.

Article: What Is Proficiency?

Aviation is awash in proficiency-oriented literature and training courses. But, what exactly is proficiency?

Article: The Eyes Have It

We'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. ...

Article: Aviation Careers: We’ve Only Just Begun

As a kid in love with flying and all things related to it, I couldn't fathom the idea of getting paid for it.

Article: Expand Your Iceberg

I was a stick-and-rudder pilot with very little knowledge of instrument flying. Steeped in flying wires, tube and fabric, I never thought I'd need or want an instrument rating.

Article: 10 Flying Techniques From Great Aviators

One of the great joys of this job is that I've been allowed to interview and get to know some of the most interesting pilots in aviation.

Article: 10 Tips For VFR Flying In Marginal Weather

It was the classic example of baby- bird stupidity.