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Article: Knowing The NOTAMs

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

Article: Why Learn To Fly?

Pete runs a dental practice and learned to fly so he...

Article: Flight Guide Online

Flight Guide Online, by Airguide...

Article: Time To Get Typed

A few months ago, a friend who’s getting a Citation Mustang called and asked if I’d be...

Article: Home Sims Fly To New Levels

The world of flight simulation has...

Article: Wingipedia

The computer generation has come to depend on...

Article: Learn To Fly: March 2008

To learn to fly is to step off the...

Article: Take A Good Look

Back when I was a student pilot, I developed a habit during the preflight inspection of stepping back and pausing to get an overall visual impression of the control surfaces on the airplane. It started after I had noticed that one of the ailerons on a...

Article: Faces Behind The Microphone

Pilots and air traffic controllers share a unique...

Also labeled: Airports, Pilot Skills, Top 10s

Article: Get The Most Out Of Winter Part 2

Read the owner’s manuals for...

Article: Gone With The Wind

With apologies to Margaret Mitchell, most pilots would welcome the opportunity to be “gone with the wind” and let Mother Nature help keep a lid on upwardly creeping fuel costs. Just a few days ago, a friend of mine found that favorable winds aloft...

Article: The NASA Report: Looking For Absolution

Before you ask, yes, I’ve...

Article: Learn To Fly!

Learning how to fly means, among...

Article: Learning From Mistakes

One of the best things that the FAA ever did to promote aviation safety was to provide immunity from FAR violations prosecution for pilots who voluntarily report problems and incidents to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) before the FAA g...

Article: Prime Time For Icing

The first hints of warmer weather can cause a sigh of...

Article: The Ultimate Preflight

The operative word there is “almost.” “Almost zero”...

Also labeled: Flight Hazards, Pilot Skills

Article: Got Insurance? Are You Sure?

A pilot rents an airplane...

Also labeled: Finance, Insurance

Article: 10 Fast Fixes For Lousy Landings

Article: The Wellstone Accident

The NTSB has released its final report on the October 25, 2002, accident in which U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota and seven others were killed at Eveleth, Minn. The twin-engine turboprop King Air A100 didn’t have a cockpit voice recorder, so...

Article: WAAS Up?!

Lately, several new acronyms have entered the GPS field; most notable among them is WAAS, which stands for Wide Area Augmentation System. ...

Article: When The Propeller Stops Propelling

There aren’t many m...

Article: New Instrument Rating?

Congratulations! I heard that you called from...

Article: Winter Flying: A Strategic Approach

Winter...

Article: The FAA’s Capstone Project

General aviation in Alaska is different. Changeable weather and difficult...

Article: Chelton's Magic Boxes

Before they were booted up, the ...

Also labeled: Glass Cockpits, IFR How To, Safety

Article: VMC Vs. VFR

In basic flight training, student pilots memorize the cloud clearance and visibility...

Article: Soloing At 14 Years Old

Jamail Larkins took his first...

Article: Severe Weather Flying

Article: What’s RVSM?

The problem was simple: too many airplanes and too little sky. This flies in the face of traditional wisdom...

Article: Designing Your Flight Review

Like many newly minted instructor pilots, my first “dual g...