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Article: 12 Tips To Beat The Heat

Most new-production and many high-performance aircraft have fuel-injected engines....

Article: Control The Crosswind!

There are several ways to start an argument. They range from the old favorites, politics...

Article: Fill ’Er Up

Running out of fuel and crashing is something you might expect from an inexperienced private pilot, but not from a crew of professional pilots or even experienced pilots. Yet that was exactly...

Article: Moving On Up

Is there life after the check ride? The obvious answer is a re-sounding yes, there is definitely life...

Article: Safety In Numbers

This past March, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released preliminary accident statistics for 2004. The numbers show a welcome overall safety trend for general aviation (GA),...

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: Light Sport Aircraft Are Here And Flying!

As some pilots may have heard, the FAA finally handed down its completed rulemaking regarding light sport aircraft (LSA) and...

Also labeled: Learn To Fly, LSAs

Article: Turbulent Times

A few weeks ago, New York was experiencing an extended period of rainy weather, accompanied by what seemed like constant low overcasts, reduced visibility and winds that were...

Article: Flying With Floats

You ready for your check ride?” asks Tom Brady of Traverse Air nonchalantly. What the heck i...

Article: Thunderstorms: Managing The Risk

It was June 1977, and I had climbed out of Reading, Pa., in a new Rockwell...

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: Deciphering Accident Statistics

The aviation industry sure loves its statistics—there’s an X% chance of this, and one aircraft is Y...

Article: Learn To Fly: Solo At 14

If anyone thinks that they can’t do what they put their m...

Article: Test Yourself

There’s a wonderful line in a Toby Keith song that...

Also labeled: Safety

Article: Earning A Tailwheel Endorsement

It’s still an airplane,” insisted Damian DelGaizo, as I hesitantly leveled out over a grass strip much...

Also labeled: Tailwheels

Article: Learning To Fly In A Cirrus SR22 Part II

After having successfully completed several solo flights in the Cirrus SR22, I entered...

Article: Upset Recovery Training

I hate roller coasters. Little tykes...

Article: Learning To Fly In A Cirrus SR22

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Article: Is 35 Hours Enough

The world’s flying community looks at the 35-hour yearly average for U.S. pilots and shakes its collective head. They bemoan what they perceive as a general lack of proficiency and place blame on the pilots, as though they’re doing it on pur...

Also labeled: Safety, Staying Current

Article: Learning To Fly Seaplanes

For many pilots, attaining ...

Article: Learn To Fly: Happy Birthday, Kristin!

The sun was...

Article: Extreme Flying: Winter, Part 1

It’s Gary Chamberlain’s...

Article: Spins

The “Shall we or shall we not teach spins?” debate has been...

Article: The Lowdown On Descents

Descents are too often regarded as throwaway maneuvers. Pilots place great emphasis on proper...

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...

Article: Balancing Act

Sometime back in the dark ages, I was getting ...

Article: Switching To Glass

It has finally happened. While...

Article: Aircraft And Engine Preheat Is A Big Deal

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