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Article: Winter Flying Tips

Winter is as inevitable as aging, and for pilots who live in or fly to the northern latitudes, every winter will present significant challenges.

Article: Lessons Learned Part 2

After earning my private pilot’s license in Alaska in 1980, I wasn’t sure what was next. I loved to fly.

Article: Lessons Learned Part 1

My first flight lessons might have been different than yours, but as with all pilots, those early experiences are still tattooed in my mind. ...

Article: Blocked Pitot Tubes

The crash of Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330, in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, during a flight from Brazil to Paris focused attention on pitot tubes, although many people had never heard of them before.

Article: Knowing When To Cancel

The other evening, I got a call from a friend who operates a Piper Navajo for his business. He filled me in on what had happened with a flight from his home airport in the Northeast to Miami, Fla.

Article: The Pilot Decides

Each year, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), the union representing FAA controllers, honors members who’ve helped save pilots from dangerous situations that might have resulted in accidents.

Article: Should You Reset A Circuit Breaker?

Article: More Than Monitoring

While I was...

Article: Survivable Ditchings

Without...

Article: Icing Awareness

Ten years ago, the...

Article: The Go/No-Go Decision In Winter

It had been a long day. It...

Article: Extreme Flying

The horizon is overrated," quips Major Bryan Elsworth from the right seat of the LC-130. I think he's joking, but I'm not positive.

Article: Get The Most Out Of Winter Part 1

It may come as a surprise to pilots from...

Article: Get The Most Out Of Winter Part 2

Read the owner’s manuals for...

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: 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: TKS Ice Protection

Publishing an aviation magazine can be a lot ...

Article: Extreme Flying: Winter, Part 1

It’s Gary Chamberlain’s...

Article: Aircraft And Engine Preheat Is A Big Deal

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