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Article: Synthetic Vision

For instrument flight, the glass panels that are increasingly common in...

Also labeled: Avionics, Glass Cockpits

Article: Get The Balance Right

It was 1985, and I was refueling a Cessna 425 Conquest I at Tenerife in the Canary Islands on my way to Johannesburg, South Africa. I’d i...

Article: Myth Bustin'

Right up front I should post a very clear caveat: Myths within any technological field almost always have a grain of, if not truth, at least enough...

Article: Icing Folklore

Icing is already a terribly complex topic without the many old wives’ tales and rules of thumb making it even more...

Article: Cockpit Career Update Part 1: Is Now The Time To Prepare For An Airline Job?

After September 11, pilot careers ...

Article: Aviation Careers Outside The Cockpit

Not everyone who loves airplanes wants to be a pilot. Obviously, there’s much more to...

Article: Worst-Case Weather Scenarios

There is absolutely no excuse for...

Article: Known And Unknown Deficiencies

While the FAA makes the pilot responsible for determining whether or not an aircraft that he or she is about to fly is airworthy, the pilot must rely to a great extent on what others have...

Article: The 10 Dumbest Things Pilots Do

Ask ...

Article: Speed Is Life

Flying is a compromise. You can have cheap, and you can have fun, but you won’t n...

Article: World's Stupidest Pilot Errors

If you’ve ever been to a...

Also labeled: Flight Hazards, Safety

Article: Earn A Pilot’s License In Two Weeks?

A little more...

Article: Bernoulli Or Newton: Who's Right About Lift?

Just about every pilot would agree that studying certain aspects of flight can be a time-consuming mental workout. Any attempt to master complex aviation subjects can be frustrating, if not impossible, when pilots are given conflicting or incorrect...

Also labeled: Takeoffs and Landings

Article: Cockpit Career Update Part 2: Changes In Pilot Careers

United ...

Article: Devastating Details

One consequence of the nation’s economic downturn and the accompanying slump in general aviation was that some...

Article: Cockpit Career Update Part 3: The Future Of Pilot Careers

No one has the luxury of peering into ...

Article: Crosswind Landings FAQs

Article: Challenge Yourself

No ...

Article: The Last Spin

This is how it...

Article: Just Tires?

When we were student pilots, we were told to ...

Article: Taking On Extreme Runways

Article: A Deadly Sense of Euphoria

One of the subjects that is frequently emphasized in the materials that are published by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aeromedical Education Division is hypoxia, which is more commonly ...

Article: The New Sport-Pilot License Is Here!

Also labeled: Learn To Fly, LSAs, Sport Pilots

Article: The Silent Killer

Against the background of an aging fleet of general-aviation, piston-powered airplanes, the NTSB suggested that it’s time for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take a closer look at e...

Article: Learning From A Heavy-Iron Accident

A Boeing 727 is different from the airplanes that most of us fly. Nevertheless, there are some things that we can learn from the NTSB’s recently completed report on an accident involving a FedEx c...

Article: University of North Dakota/Aerospace

Most aviation insiders feel that the University of North Dakota (UND)/Aerospace is to aviation what Harvard is to law and business, partly because of its technologically advanced...

Article: Why Every Pilot Should Take Acro

Article: The 10 Commandments Of Aviation Safety

Article: A Needle In A Haystack

Sometime in 2009, the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system will no longer be receiving distress signals on today’s common distress frequencies, 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz. Instead, the satellites will...

Article: The Stigma Of Mayday

Face it, no one likes to admit mistakes. Probably because of the Superman syndrome, pilots are...