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Article: Busting TFRs

Once upon a time, you could pull the airplane out of the hangar, fire up the engine, point it into the wind and fly....

Article: The Touchdown Set-Up

One of the really great things about most light general aviation airplanes is that they generally are highly responsive to control and power inputs, and touchdown speeds are comparatively...

Article: Back In The Saddle

The first thing I did was introduce myself to her. I...

Also labeled: Learn To Fly, Staying Current

Article: Deciphering Accident Statistics

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

Article: Flight Level Fliers

We live in the best of times and the worst of times. Imagine flying with glass panels that allow you to...

Article: Test Yourself

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

Also labeled: Learning Center

Article: Box Canyon Hazards

The visibility isn’t the best going up the mountain pass. On the far side lies better weather and home. Behind are a...

Also labeled: Flight Hazards

Article: Winter Flying

Winter—it’s cold, it’s dark and sometimes it seems like spring will never come. But, lots of pilots live in cold count...

Article: Face Weather With More Confidence

The trip was to be a long one: Watsonville, Calif., to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was supposed to take...

Article: The Go/No-Go Decision

It’s probably the toughest ...

Article: Upset Recovery Training

I hate roller coasters. Little tykes...

Article: The Littlest Emergency

Picture this: You’re cruising straight and l...

Also labeled: Flight Hazards

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...

Article: How To Keep Older Aircraft Flying

Article: ADS-B: The FAA’s Bold New Bid To Change The Way We Fly

Aircraft owners usually cast a wary eye when the FAA introduces a new technology. With each announcement, owners are concerned about paying a price to retain their rights to use the country’s...

Also labeled: FAA Regulations

Article: TKS Ice Protection

Publishing an aviation magazine can be a lot ...

Article: Bright Idea!

Every pilot knows...

Article: Avoiding CFIT

It seems as though every time you read a paper, there’s something about a pilot crashing a perfectly good airplane into the ground. These sad events are typically referred to as controlled f...

Also labeled: CFIT, Flight Hazards

Article: High Test Flying

I’m fortunate to be able to fly a late-model Bonanza ...

Article: Overstressing The Airframe

Some pilots may believe that an instrument rating and a fair amount of flight time are good insurance against getting into a situation that results in losing aircraft control or exceeding...

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: How Old is Too Old?

In just the last few...

Article: Switching To Glass

It has finally happened. While...

Article: How High Are We Now?

If you have a GPS and a blind encoder in your ...

Article: Aircraft And Engine Preheat Is A Big Deal

Your...