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.
The NTSB looked at accident records between 1990 and 2012 for what was a retrospective review of data.
Wanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?
The potential effects of a wake turbulence encounter are routinely covered during pilot training.
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. ...
The hard reality of twin-engine accidents is that the vast majority are a function of loss of control during single-engine operations. ...
I thought my instructor, John, was testing me to see how I'd react.
Pilots tend to be creatures of habit, often flying the same type of mission every time.
If your auto mechanic doesn't get something quite right when making a repair to your vehicle, chances are good that you'll survive.
Night flying isn't for everyone. Much of the joy and wonder of flying disappears when the sun goes down.
Most pilots agree that summer is the favored season for flying.
By now you know about the FAA's fascination with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) testing for pilots and controllers.
While there are many factors and influences that can cause pilots trouble in flight, weather is one of the most pervasive and prominent. ...
You don't have to live in the high plains or the mountains to appreciate the benefits of turbocharging.
VFR flying can be more difficult than you might imagine.
The program that data shows isn't needed, according to the AOPA/EAA exemption petition, is the third-class medical requirement for pilots who fly day/VFR for recreation. ...
Everyone reading these words has flown with a lot of other pilots.
When Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013, it became apparent very quickly that the Boeing 777 wasn't stabilized during the final portion of its approach to runway 28L.
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. ...
The first time I ever engaged an autopilot, it did something completely unexpected, and I quickly turned it back off.
The previous day of training had gone great. The Piper Seminole was easy to handle.
Aviation has a rich and colorful past and, over the years, many people have made noteworthy contributions to help keep history alive.
Since its start nearly 30 years ago, Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has grown into the largest provider of pilots to regional airlines. ...
I was cruising high for a normally aspirated twin, scoring a ground speed of 200 knots at 13,000 feet in a freshly restored Cessna 310R.
If I were to declare that an approach and landing in a twin-engine airplane with one engine inoperative is essentially the same as a two-engine approach and landing. ...
I recently stumbled across the study, which was sponsored by the FAA's Office of Aerospace Medicine. I don't recall hearing about it when it was completed in May of 2006. ...
Aviation is awash in proficiency-oriented literature and training courses. But, what exactly is proficiency?
As of mid-2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Satellite Operations Center in Suitland, Md., had about 355,000 of the newer 406 MHz emergency beacons registered in its SARSAT database.
Today, a wide range of tools are available to help avoid those dangers, but each has limitations that must be understood in order to use them safely. ...
Browse through the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and you'll see specifications for experience in many areas of piloting.