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Segmented Standard Taxi Routes--A New Way to Integrate Remotely Piloted Aircraft into Airport Surface Traffic. Finke, Michael; Lorenz, Sandro Report Jun 1, 2020 10441
Review of Conflict Resolution Methods for Manned and Unmanned Aviation. Ribeiro, Marta; Ellerbroek, Joost; Hoekstra, Jacco Report Jun 1, 2020 19467
Pareto Optimal PID Tuning for Px4-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Using a Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm. Gomez, Victor; Gomez, Nicolas; Rodas, Jorge; Paiva, Enrique; Saad, Maarouf; Gregor, Raul Report Jun 1, 2020 8819
Trajectory Optimization and Analytic Solutions for High-Speed Dynamic Soaring. Sachs, Gottfried; Gruter, Benedikt Report Apr 1, 2020 8422
Agent-Based Distributed Planning and Coordination for Resilient Airport Surface Movement Operations. Fines, Konstantine; Sharpanskykh, Alexei; Vert, Matthieu Report Apr 1, 2020 14544
A Review of Aircraft-Subsistence Harvester Conflict in Arctic Alaska. Stinchcomb, Taylor R.; Brinkman, Todd J.; Fritz, Stacey A. Report Jun 1, 2019 13875
Keeping his memories alive. Jun 1, 2019 1028
A REALITY CHECK AT TIEDOWN ROW NUMBER FIVE. Anglisano, Larry Mar 1, 2019 738
After The Prop Stops: Your options for dealing with an engine failure may not be good, but they aren't non-existent. Kenny, David Jack Mar 1, 2019 2086
Clouds In Your CAVU. Essay Mar 1, 2019 447
The No-Go Decision. Burnside, Jeb Editorial Feb 1, 2019 483
Top Ten Tips For Managing Risk: These aren't secrets, but if your preflight planning tells you some of the risks you're facing are too great, consider these tips to help mitigate them. Burnside, Joseph E. Feb 1, 2019 2122
Lack Of Peer Pressure: Discussing a proposed flight with a pilot-friend can be the difference between success and disaster. Burnside, Joseph E. Feb 1, 2019 1249
Shock And Yaw: Don't be surprised when you need to apply some rudder input. Burnside, Joseph E. Jan 1, 2019 1282
Shortly After Takeoff. Jan 1, 2019 515
Catching A Wave: It's one way to find yourself in turbulence. If you can't avoid the bumps, you'll need to make the best of it. Kenny, David Jack Dec 1, 2018 1802
Five Tips For Flying Turbulence. Brief article Dec 1, 2018 210
Who's In Charge? Ossowski, Jerry Brief article Dec 1, 2018 274
Two Guys In A Learjet. Burnside, Jeb Editorial Nov 1, 2018 480
Undoing An Upset: If all else fails and you can't prevent a loss-of-control event, some formal upset training may come in handy. Get it now, before you need it. Kenny, David Jack Nov 1, 2018 2138
Trajectories: Airmanship is not about getting from A to B. It's about managing the various tasks and completing them in sequence. It's called staying ahead of the airplane. Burnside, Joseph E. Nov 1, 2018 1463
Fixations. Nov 1, 2018 520
Diversionary Tactics: Even if it's clear and a million, you might not be able to land at your destination. Knowing what's nearby can save a lot of drama. Kenny, David Jack Oct 1, 2018 1628
Playing 'What If?'. Brief article Oct 1, 2018 209
ELEMENTS OF THE VFR-ON-TOP CLEARANCE. Brief article Oct 1, 2018 124
THAT BEECHJET AT ROME. Brief article Oct 1, 2018 153
Pothole. Sep 1, 2018 549
The Catalyst: One rather innocuous experience delivered the most exhilarating, victorious, and perfect moments of my life. Poulin-Kinnard, Kellie Sep 1, 2018 1087
Good Days In The Plane. Burnside, Jeb Sep 1, 2018 976
Flying For Money: What challenges does a Part 91 pilot face when transitioning to commercial operations under Part 135? Hart, Mike Aug 1, 2018 2508
Losing Control Is Easy. Aug 1, 2018 417
Rationalization. Burnside, Jeb Editorial Jul 1, 2018 529
The FAA 709 Checkride: Protecting Yourself: Don't Panic. If the FAA demands that you take a 709 re-examination checkride, some flying and evaluation time with a CFI should pay big dividends. Durden, Rick Apr 1, 2018 2013
Smoke In The Cockpit! A Baron pilot confronts one of the worst scenarios pilots can face, at night and in IMC. Fill, David J., II Personal account Feb 1, 2018 1413
ANALYSIS. Brief article Feb 1, 2018 128
Which Airspeed? The one you want to fly in certain conditions may not be marked on the airspeed indicator or the instrument panel. But maybe it's not that important? Burnside, Joseph E. Feb 1, 2018 1988
STERILE COCKPIT? Brief article Feb 1, 2018 281
Downdraft Dual. Clayton, Kenneth Feb 1, 2018 436
Mountain Flying: Training Required: When the rocks and the density altitude are high, special operating techniques are required. We recommend ground and flight training before going. Durden, Rick Jan 1, 2018 3089
A Machine Learning Approach to the Detection of Pilot's Reaction to Unexpected Events Based on EEG Signals. Binias, Bartosz; Myszor, Dariusz; Cyran, Krzysztof A. Report Jan 1, 2018 7044
Peer Pressure. Essay Dec 1, 2017 695
Nine rules to help you avoid the rabbit hole of distraction. Sep 1, 2017 254
Sumped. Cornelson, Rollie Essay Sep 1, 2017 409
Fleet-wide complimentary cirrus training. Sep 1, 2017 536
Flight following, Part II: more tips and tricks on getting and keeping VFR flight following, plus what to do when ATC cancels the service and you want it back. Burnside, Joseph E. "Jeb" Jun 1, 2017 1808
Trajectory tracking control of a four rotor unmanned aerial vehicle based on continuous sliding mode controller. Basci, Abdullah; Can, Kaan; Orman, Kamil; Derdiyok, Adnan Report Jun 1, 2017 4002
Squaring off. Burnside, Jeb Editorial Apr 1, 2017 417
Fly it like you stole it? Welch, Boyd Essay Apr 1, 2017 511
Circular patterns: it turns out rounding off the corners is rather easy if you take it step by step. Hand, Terry Mar 1, 2017 2192
Listen up. Gunnerson, Mark Essay Mar 1, 2017 501
Basicmed: mixed views from pilots. Mar 1, 2017 819
LVC to be foundation for future pilot training. Blondin, Lgen Ret Wan Feb 1, 2017 2149
When ATC screws up: it doesn't happen often, but when it does you might be on your own. A solid understanding of expectations and your situational awareness are imperative. Burnside, Joseph E. Feb 1, 2017 2356
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE PAPER ABSTRACTS. Feb 1, 2017 548
Air cadet stores: building a foundation for success. Jan 1, 2017 954
Climbing On Top: flying VFR over the top of a cloud deck and the IFR clearance "VFR on top" both have their value when conditions are right. Hart, Mike Jan 1, 2017 2361
Multi-UAVs Cooperative Localization Algorithms with Communication Constraints. Fu, Xiaowei; Bi, Haiyang; Gao, Xiaoguang Report Jan 1, 2017 3341
Defense Strategy of Aircraft Confronted with IR Guided Missile. Huang, Hesong; Tong, Zhongxiang; Li, Taorui; Jia, Lintong; Li, Shenbo Report Jan 1, 2017 5394
Mean Mr. Mustard. Goodin, David Essay Dec 1, 2016 597
Flying club leaseback: magical triangle. Anglisano, Larry Column Dec 1, 2016 707
Upset training: recurrency is key. Durden, Rick Dec 1, 2016 3724
Getting out of here: Did anybody weigh this stuff? Hart, Mike Dec 1, 2016 1744
Fuel burned. Phipps, Todd Essay Nov 1, 2016 511
Takeoffs and landings: the highest-probability Flight phases. Brief article Oct 1, 2016 241
Stalling in the age of the Angle-of-Attack indicator. Oct 1, 2016 389
Leaking fuel line. Essay Oct 1, 2016 500
Predictive Analytics for Turbulence Avoidance and Aircraft Fatigue Diagnostics. Rao, Ajay; Karan, Vivek; Kumar, Pradeep Report Sep 1, 2016 4846
Go west, young man. Burnside, Jeb Editorial Aug 1, 2016 406
Phone or ForeFlight? Even with all the automated flight-planning tools we have today, a quick call to Flight Service often can help us focus on the important stuff. Hart, Mike Aug 1, 2016 2340
Best. Nordo. Ever. Burnside, Jeb Editorial Jul 1, 2016 519
Three strikes. Ossowski, Jerry Essay Jul 1, 2016 449
OPA. Stevens, M. Essay Jun 1, 2016 442
High-risk flights: we flirt with increased risk because we either ignore the obvious or fail to consider more subtle hazards. Wright, Robert May 1, 2016 1964
Flying sideways. Donnelly, Ralph E. Apr 1, 2016 2785
Hydration. Moncure, David Feb 1, 2016 482
Flight Tests of Autopilot Integrated with Fault-Tolerant Control of a Small Fixed-Wing UAV. Wang, Shuo; Zhen, Ziyang; Jiang, Ju; Wang, Xinhua Report Jan 1, 2016 3924
Combat Network Synchronization of UCAV Formation Based on RTBA Model. Ruan, Chengwei; Yang, Haiyan; Yu, Lei; Kou, Yingxin Report Jan 1, 2016 6735
Memorable moments: distractions, judgment lapses, peer pressure and poor decisions quickly can turn an otherwise uneventful flight into a memory. Hart, Mike Dec 1, 2015 1406
Flying blind. Rumon, Robert Nov 1, 2015 754
Smoke in the cockpit! Goodin, David Essay Nov 1, 2015 727
Five things to get right on your next flight: the accident record tells us a lot about what we can do to prevent adding to it. Oct 1, 2015 1547
Lessons learned from a polar plunge. Dimarco, J. Trevor Sep 1, 2015 1069
Blowin' in the wind: the FAA calls prop wash "thrust stream turbulence. " Whatever you call it, ignore it at your peril. Hart, Mike Aug 1, 2015 1931
Stoppage. Brief article Aug 1, 2015 220
Some weight in the back? It can be easy to pick up a knot or two with an aft CG, but stability may suffer. Be sure to consider fuel burn and plot the expected CG at the end of the flight, too. Burnside, Joseph E. Aug 1, 2015 1633
IFR on the fly: getting a clearance without filing is easy when ATC cooperates. They will if you're professional about it. Durden, Rick Jul 1, 2015 1981
I'm special. May I come in? Brief article Jul 1, 2015 327
A tale of two clearances. Jul 1, 2015 440
Briefing between the lines. Kyzer, Jacob Jul 1, 2015 3018
Mid-pacific international medevac. Langan, Justin Jul 1, 2015 1547
Spin training: understanding how they can develop and how to get out of them really only comes after performing them. Lowe, Clint Jun 1, 2015 1202
Which way will it go? Brief article Jun 1, 2015 316
Can you spin your flivver (intentionally)? Brief article Jun 1, 2015 206
Where we're going, we don't need roads. Brief article Jun 1, 2015 326
Freebie. Jun 1, 2015 427
Not seeing the forest for the trees. Rice, Nathan May 1, 2015 1231
Text message finds exceptional service. Anglisano, Larry Column Mar 1, 2015 225
A freezer in the desert. Devuono, Douglas Mar 1, 2015 1061
Night electrical fire over the Northern Arabian Gulf. Abbot, Spencer Jan 1, 2015 1767
Tingling sensations. Boyer, Daniel Jan 1, 2015 1029
Managing my gross weight. Chalkley, Justin Jan 1, 2015 1552
2nd time around. Tarr, David Jan 1, 2015 2199
Mastering the zen of flying: to have options, one must be single-minded. Hart, Mike Dec 1, 2014 2694
This is war! Dec 1, 2014 371
Illegal entry? Brief article Dec 1, 2014 248
Selected Performance Maneuvers. Brief article Dec 1, 2014 291
Briefed. Stevens, Mike Essay Dec 1, 2014 478
Crossing half the country in one flight. Nov 1, 2014 419
Throttled. Nov 1, 2014 375
Flight-planning margins. Oct 1, 2014 484
Timing is everything. Brief article Oct 1, 2014 201
Looking out the window: there's more to it than just taking in the view. Laboda, Amy Oct 1, 2014 2037
The NTSB On Asiana 214. Brief article Oct 1, 2014 142
Regaining sa. Brief article Oct 1, 2014 149
Advanced stalls: straight-ahead stalls are no fun, and they're usually easy to avoid, while other kinds of stalls can hurt you if things get out of whack. Burnside Joseph E. (JEB) Sep 1, 2014 1598
Checklist complete: defining the moment and its meaning. Laboda, Amy Aug 1, 2014 2240
Secondary controls. Aug 1, 2014 2151
Higher is (usually) better: don't be reluctant to spend a little extra time climbing. Some things improve, and you have more options. Jul 1, 2014 1853
Why there are two. Moncure, D. Jul 1, 2014 471
Things that go bump in the air: learn to avoid turbulence, and let your passengers keep their lunch. Laboda, Amy Jun 1, 2014 5283
Failure to feather: did the pilot know the props on his high-time engines couldn't be feathered at or below 1000 rpm? Burnside, Joseph E. Jun 1, 2014 1227
Go? Or No-Go: It's often not a simple yes-or-no decision, and the answer can change with the phase of flight. Wright, Robert May 1, 2014 2928
The grief of Chinese relatives of the passengers of missing Malaysian jet has turned to anger. Mar 21, 2014 358
In-flight alignment using [H.sub.[infinity]] filter for strapdown INS on aircraft. Pei, Fu-Jun; Liu, Xuan; Zhu, Li Report Jan 1, 2014 3901
PilotWorkshops.com: excellent for proficiency: the courses, GPS manuals and scenario-based workshops on Pilot Workshops.com provide a good way for pilots to keep their skills sharp. Durden, Rick Jan 1, 2014 1791
Dissecting the PIO: getting out of synch with the airplane's pitch attitude is known as pilot-induced oscillation. It easy to stop, but only at the right time. Cavagnaro, Catherine Dec 1, 2013 2429
Inadvertent near Whidbey. Adams, Robert Nov 1, 2013 673
"It'll be fine". Keith, Steven Nov 1, 2013 472
The day started out perfect. McAnally, Christopher Nov 1, 2013 957
Hawkeye workout. Vasiloff, Greg Nov 1, 2013 1556
"There I was ... And other ways complacency can wreck your day.". Hunt, James "McGruff" Sep 22, 2013 1452
The fast and the furious: oceana drift. Vey, Billy Sep 1, 2013 1018
Watch your nose. Hanson, Brian Sep 1, 2013 1075
Too many MAFs. Wiermaa, Jordan Sep 1, 2013 969
Humans and acceleration. Sep 1, 2013 370
Wing shape and ice: some airplane wing designs handle icing better than others. But it's all relative, and the best solution is to avoid ice or get out of it as soon as possible. Laboda, Amy Sep 1, 2013 2692
Avoidance tactics. Sep 1, 2013 430
Master the rudder: minimizing drag and maximizing performance through superior footwork. Turner, Thomas P. Aug 1, 2013 2131
In the valleys of good and evil: perspectives on performance flying below terrain from a former flatlander. Hart, Mike Jul 1, 2013 2676
Clearance, we don't need no stinkin' clearance! O'Brien, Brendan Jul 1, 2013 1778
My shortest flight. Miller, Zachary Jul 1, 2013 1839
Who needs ailerons? Turner, David Jul 1, 2013 1171
Bravo Zulu. Jul 1, 2013 482
Key West bliss: we can ill afford to add the element of human error to the causal factors of hypoxic incidents. Fuemmeler, James L. Jul 1, 2013 624
DCS over Afghanistan. Lang, Josh May 1, 2013 1251
HMLA-467. Brief article May 1, 2013 185
Traffic 1 o'clock. Kurtz, Dave May 1, 2013 943
Perceived pressure. Persiani, Matt May 1, 2013 1105
Jamming the music. Lehman, Mike May 1, 2013 816
I was a safety hazard. Ritter, Chris May 1, 2013 737
Climb considerations: you perform at least one on each flight, but the math may dictate the best efficiency is found by flying much faster than the published speeds for your airplane. Higdon, Dave Apr 1, 2013 2381
Silver suits. Blersch, Milton Mar 1, 2013 504
Complacency. Thom, Charles F. Feb 1, 2013 419
On the air. Feb 1, 2013 632
FlyQ EFB for iPad: intuitive, full-featured: Seattle Avionics Software brings the AOPA FlyQ app to a higher level. We think it has useful functionality. Anglisano, Larry Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2013 438
Riding the storm out: entering turbulence means you need to slow down, but how much? Below the airplane's maneuvering speed to its turbulence penetration speed. Banner, Michael J. Jan 1, 2013 2577
Remember your training. Jan 1, 2013 366
There's time to do it right. Mondloch, Monica Jan 1, 2013 693
Talk about it later. Wedel, Jared Jan 1, 2013 891
Bravo Zulu. Jan 1, 2013 373
Stupid pilot tricks: pilots don't normally try to be amusing. But when it comes to providing fodder for the NTSB reports, well, sometimes we're downright hilarious. Berge, Paul Jan 1, 2013 2137
Everywhere but there: they tell you to turn. You turn. They tell you to descend. You descend. Sometimes you wonder why they can't just let you fly the airplane. What's up with all that guidance? Kramer, Tarance Jan 1, 2013 2372
Good habits gone bad: there's no dispute: good pilots have good habits and good habits help make good pilots. But, good habits performed at the wrong time or without thinking can have bad results. Shelton, Joe Jan 1, 2013 1280
Texas three-step: an innocuous approach in the middle of nowhere offers a bit more than meets the eye. Even with a moving map, you'll want to think hard about what you should be doing next. Van West, Jeff Jan 1, 2013 820
On the air. Jan 1, 2013 655
An editor's checkride. Bowlin, Frank Editorial Dec 1, 2012 626
Classic on the air. Dec 1, 2012 631
Buttonology. Dec 1, 2012 365
Do what's necessary. Greenfield, Jeremy Nov 1, 2012 1188
Deadly disorientation: we make a lot of noise about pilots busting minimums or botching departures, but the two heavy-hitting IMC killers we found were failure to climb and simply losing control. Report Nov 1, 2012 2939
Unpublished holds: you want me to what? Where? En route holds are a rarity but fly enough, especially in high-traffic areas, and you'll get one eventually. You should be prepared. van West, Jeff Nov 1, 2012 1434
IFR under pressure: we're not talking about the anxiety of a slam-dunk vector. The subtleties of the mundane altimeter setting really matter--especially for IFR in the high hills. Dennstaedt, Scott C. Nov 1, 2012 1761
VORs for Armageddon: with everything going to GPS for navigation and position on ATC scopes, what happens if GPS fails? Fear not, the FAA has a plan. Don't you feel better now? Simonds, Fred Nov 1, 2012 1191
The quiz. Nov 1, 2012 803
Your route on the visual: instrument flight rules are spelled out in meticulous detail, and we yet still uncover ambiguity day after day. Unfortunately, some people seem to seek out ever more. Brenneman, Dog Nov 1, 2012 1534
Classic on the air. Brief article Nov 1, 2012 594
It sounded good at the time. Scott Nov 1, 2012 418
Hey, is IT supposed to do that? van West, Jeff Oct 1, 2012 548
When ATC says "unable": most controllers want to grant pilot requests. When they decline, it's not just for amusement or out of lassitude. There can be a lot going on backstage the pilot can't see. Kramer, Tarrance Oct 1, 2012 1453
Pilot to act: I'm unable, too. Bowlin, Frank Oct 1, 2012 953
Making IMC transitions: it's often less than a minute of flight at the beginning and the end, but screwing it up can be expensive at best--and fatal at worst. The key is trusting instruments over eyeballs. van West, Jeff Oct 1, 2012 1453
When you're only going IMC for the final 30 seconds. Oct 1, 2012 406
Mag course mismatches: how many direct magnetic courses can there be between two points? Sometimes the answer is three. How many can possibly be right? Actually, all of them. Miller, Jordan Oct 1, 2012 1253
Threats and errors: pilots find creative ways to die, while human-factors geeks look for creative ways to stop us. Airlines use "Threat and Error Management." Could it work for GA? Bowlin, Frank Oct 1, 2012 1263
On the air. Oct 1, 2012 626
What drives tower nuts: pilots and ATC may not always get along, but they all agree that "special" pilots can ruin everyone's day. Don't be that loose gear in the big machine, especially in the pattern. Kramer, Tarrance Sep 1, 2012 1946
Handling ILS anomalies: even though the ILS is still the gold standard for instrument approaches, it has an Achilles heel that catches even the professionals off guard. Don't let it happen to you. Miller, Jordan Sep 1, 2012 1293
The ASOS blind spot: ASOS myopically reports conditions when unattended. It won't spew out random observations, but it can't be counted on for an accurate and complete picture in all situations. Dennstaedt, Scott Sep 1, 2012 1586
The quiz. Sep 1, 2012 1140
Tales of iPad mischief: pilots love their iPads, but this pilot's experience with one app makes us wonder if there's a bigger potential fall in going paperless than most of us believe. Keeping, Bob Sep 1, 2012 2223
On the air. Sep 1, 2012 666
Minimum airspeed: use this skill to learn and demonstrate how an airplane handles when slow, like when landing or taking off. Sep 1, 2012 2586
Unclear on the concept. Van West, Jeff Aug 1, 2012 493
Meet the crash crew. Isom, McClain Jul 1, 2012 732
Keep those NASA forms handy. Van West, Jeff Jul 1, 2012 621
Into some spicy soup: departure procedures are one of the most overlooked areas of IFR flight. Yet even when you follow all the steps, mother nature can throw in a wrench. Jul 1, 2012 1312
Searching the sky: GPS touches many more systems than most pilots realize. How would a GPS-swaddled pilot do if that one bit of information was denied to every system on the aircraft? Aetna, Oliver Jul 1, 2012 2102
On the air. Jul 1, 2012 633
Low over water: ATC is in charge of traffic management, and we're in charge of getting to our destination alive. When those responsibilities are in conflict, it's up to us to prioritize. Haber, Dennis R. Jun 1, 2012 1090
The quiz. Jun 1, 2012 859
On the air. Jun 1, 2012 616
Bravo Zulu. May 1, 2012 320
Looking for eight more lives. Van West, Jeff May 1, 2012 668
Thanked, spanked or dead: the frequency is can't-get-a-word-in-edgewise busy and ATC's call was unclear, blocked or just missing. You think you know what's next, but you're not sure. What should you do? Ludlow, Chet May 1, 2012 1705
Flying way off track. King, Peter Brief article Apr 1, 2012 354
Proficiency in pieces 2.0: it's easy to lull yourself into believing you're IFR proficient just because you've logged cloud time recently set up a real proficiency program and you'll never fool yourself again. Robinson, Frank Apr 1, 2012 1797
If you don't practice it, you'll likely screw it up. Brief article Apr 1, 2012 166
Stalking the elusive LP: the plate says it's an option. Your GPS software and database are up-to-date. Yet that new LP approach refuses to load. That could be a plus if you like vertical guidance. Collins, John Apr 1, 2012 976
A fling at the dalles: helicopter ifr requires some serious equipment and its own instrument rating. but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun trying it out, at least virtually. Apr 1, 2012 1386
Predicting future IFR: getting real utility out of your aircraft requires confidence you can get home after several days away. here's how to see lifr coming days in advance. Dennstaedt, Scott Apr 1, 2012 1189
When low IFR isn't low enough. Brief article Apr 1, 2012 255
Down to the driggs: every airport with an instrument approach must have some blessed IFR departure. But that doesn't mean you can fly it, and the problem might not be climb rate. Van West, Jeff Apr 1, 2012 813
On the air. Apr 1, 2012 678
Gimme a brake. Michaels, Steve Column Apr 1, 2012 505
Bad waves: "Hornet rep, 405, I broke off my refueling probe.". Hayter, Christopher Essay Mar 1, 2012 1113
I felt the plane shake. Wich, Anthony Mar 1, 2012 594
Bravo Zulu. Mar 1, 2012 611
The only hurdle. Kissell, Trier Essay Mar 1, 2012 674
Ready to return in IMC: we espouse always being ready to miss an approach no matter how much we expect to land. How about being ready to call it quits only minutes after we enter the clouds?. Van West, Jeff Mar 1, 2012 1736
Ice equipment failures: flying safely when ice builds on the airframe is challenging enough when everything is working right Here are a few tricks for when it doesn't. Smith, Lee Mar 1, 2012 3035
Back in the saddle: removing the winter's patina of disuse will be a lot easier if you have a good plan. Putting one together requires an honest assessment of what you need. Burnside, Joseph E. (Jeb) Mar 1, 2012 2361
Climb, talk, live: getting a pop-up IFR clearance isn't difficult the hard part is knowing when you need one and acknowledging it's the best solution. Durden, Rick Mar 1, 2012 2658
Portability. Mar 1, 2012 486
Engine-related: when trying to resolve in-flight engine issues, success depends on your systems knowledge and having access to the proper tools. Laboda, Amy Feb 1, 2012 2837
Getting disoriented. Brief article Feb 1, 2012 164
Too close for comfort. Kaufman, Randy L. Essay Jan 1, 2012 1341
Aircrew safety. Brief article Jan 1, 2012 206
Pilot safety. Brief article Jan 1, 2012 209
PT in the days of RNAV: simple in principle, procedure turns can turn ugly if the pilot and the controller aren't on the same page. GPS has made this worse, not better. But that's easily remedied. Ewing, John Jan 1, 2012 1443
Parkersburg express: a well-designed GPS approach makes the process simple for both you and ATC. That's so long as you're both reading off the same sheet of music about procedures and regulations. Jan 1, 2012 1257
Filing for a lat/long: sometimes just knowing the preferred route isn't enough. You need the secret code for putting that route into the system. Collins, John Jan 1, 2012 1002
On the air. Jan 1, 2012 670
No fast hands. Bellinghausen, Dan Jan 1, 2012 1852
Fire on the line. Haake, David Jan 1, 2012 1139
Too much of a good thing. Van West, Jeff Dec 1, 2011 653
Prog'd precipitation: plenty of pilots peruse the prog charts with only the vaguest sense of what they really mean--especially when it comes to forecast precipitation. Here's what you need to know. Dennstaedt, Scott Dec 1, 2011 1013
The IFR-ready pilot: we asked instructors and examiners where pilots fall short in readiness for real-world IFR. Not surprisingly, it comes down to the basics--even in regards to high-tech. Van West, Jeff Column Dec 1, 2011 1687
It's about engagement. Van West, Jeff Nov 1, 2011 628
The play-by-play as seen from from ATC's seat. Brief article Nov 1, 2011 279
You cleared me to what? Almost everything ATC tells you to do is old hat. However, some clearances are NASA forms looking for paper. Let's cover the most likely offenders. Bowlin, Frank Nov 1, 2011 1877
Cleared to do what I meant, not what I said. Brief article Nov 1, 2011 317
Aircraft cheat sheets: if you fly irregularly, in more than one type of aircraft, or are just learning to fly on instruments, cheat sheets go a long way towards confidence in IMC. Coyne, Michael Nov 1, 2011 1573
Learning to love stalls: stalls should be respected, not feared. Understanding how they develop and progress can go a long way toward eliminating any unreasonable fears. Burnside, Joseph E. Nov 1, 2011 2424
How not to file a pop-up: converting from VFR to IFR in the air is usually a simple matter of asking the nearest controller. There are times when other strategies are better bets, or your only option. West, Jeff Van Sep 1, 2011 1533
What makes you so special? Sep 1, 2011 455
Designing for RNAV (RNP): progressive approach design promises more safety and utility with less obstacle clearance. Here's how that's supposed to work. Simonds, Fred Sep 1, 2011 1858
Progress in reverse: just when the pilot population was really getting the groove of terminal arrival areas, the FAA is regulating them right out of the approach book. Read on. You won't believe this one. Sep 1, 2011 993
My first sea story. Magno, Patrick Sep 1, 2011 1281
A deeper threat. Boucek, John Sep 1, 2011 1527
I was a Hawkeye test dummy: I felt stupid, like a real dummy for flying the aircraft to Fallon ... Fitzpatrick, Mike Sep 1, 2011 889
Same ol' emergency. Bell, Patrick Sep 1, 2011 1233
Departure deviation: failing to climb and fly the initial leg of a published departure procedure had predictable results. E., Joseph E. Aug 1, 2011 1251
Open-door policy. Aug 1, 2011 454
Launching with failures: stuff breaks with utter disregard for the fact that you've got places to go. How far are you willing to stray from a book-perfect aircraft and still lift off into the clouds? Aug 1, 2011 2229
The Quiz. Aug 1, 2011 444
What makes RNAV (RNP)? If you've been paying close attention, you've probably seen some RNAV (RNP) approaches appearing amidst the RNAV (GPS) ones. Here's a primer on what RNP really means. Simonds, Fred Aug 1, 2011 1615
Angle of attack. Froelich, Robert Brief article Aug 1, 2011 205
Under pressure. Worthy, Crista Brief article Aug 1, 2011 202
Dissecting the hold: despite currency requirements, for-real holds are too rare for us to stay proficient. Understanding them is easy if we break them down to the basics. Burnside, Joseph E. Aug 1, 2011 2443
Backing into corners. Spann, Rob Jul 1, 2011 1966
Breaking all the rules. Dumlao, Christian Jul 1, 2011 1000
Struck by lightning and pressing on. Arnold, Ed Jul 1, 2011 1110
Think to the future, act in the now. Van West, Jeff Column Jul 1, 2011 638
Emergency descent in IMC: that stabilized descent stuff is fine, so long as you've got time and at least one working engine. Too bad catastrophic failures don't always wait for clear skies. Van West, Jeff Jul 1, 2011 2152
Big deal in Redding: the pressure is on, which may mean it's time to bail. But in your gut you feel this approach is doable, if you just play your cards right and pay attention to the details. Ewing, John Jul 1, 2011 1312
Route planning today: ATC radar combined with GPS direct has simplified IFR flying, but has it trashed good airmanship? Not if you use the free time wisely before you kick back and relax. Smith, Lee Column Jul 1, 2011 1488
Shootin VORs with a GPS: regulations dictate what you must use for course guidance, but systems that simply assist you can likely use any navigation source you want. Jul 1, 2011 667
DenAlt denial. Gregory, J. Derek Jul 1, 2011 488
Replica of Ely's 1910 aircraft gets 21st-century analysis. Babb, Colin E. Jun 22, 2011 338
Off the end. Jun 1, 2011 716
Failure to project the consequences. Van West, Jeff Jun 1, 2011 572
Southwest 737 comes within 100 feet and a tenth of a mile of a Cirrus SR22. Brief article Jun 1, 2011 142
Changing destinations: you filed a destination and accepted a clearance to go there, but that doesn't mean you have to follow through. there are plenty of reasons to say one thing but execute another. Van West, Jeff Jun 1, 2011 1453
The quiz. Jun 1, 2011 468
The IFR preflight: a serious look in the logbooks of many "IFR-legal" aircraft would have even a St. Christopher statue booking seat 23D instead. blind trust has no place in blind flying. Brenneman, Dog Jun 1, 2011 1764
A rogue gust in IMC? A pilot encounters violent, unforecast winds on an approach and the aircraft is lost. A mistake was made, but was it by the forecaster or the pilot? You might be surprised. Dennstaedt, Scott Jun 1, 2011 1894
No old, bold pilots. Wagner, Bert May 1, 2011 793
It'll make you feel like pooh. Sicola, Craig May 1, 2011 1130
Shattered expectations. Sagunsky, Dave May 1, 2011 736
Not for the MOA. McNicoll, Steven P. Brief article May 1, 2011 227
No personal minimums: to paraphrase Dirty Harry, "a pilot's got to know his limitations." When it comes to personal minimums, though, arbitrary numbers are worse than no limitations at all. Smith, Lee May 1, 2011 1754
The quiz. May 1, 2011 643
Think ouside the box: managing an in-flight emergency involves training and understanding the failed system. But keeping a cool head and flying the airplane are key. Flokringa, Sue May 1, 2011 2660
Get with the program, or get out. West, Jeff Van Apr 1, 2011 619
Watch that crane. Herr, Dan Brief article Apr 1, 2011 206
Don't brief the approach: pilots can fall behind by thinking too far ahead. Instead, focus in detail on the next action point and have a general idea what must happen next. Pello, Herb Apr 1, 2011 2830
Fast lane to La Guardia: most IFR flights end with a visual approach, sometimes formalized by a charted visual procedure. CVPs usually aren't complicated, but they're not always trivial, either. Ewing, John Apr 1, 2011 1268
Lapse-rate fundamentals: it's the foundation of what makes clouds benign or vicious, and explains much of the turbulence you'll find in clear air. If you want to take your WX savvy to a new level, start here. Dennstaedt, Scott Apr 1, 2011 1861
Oddball chart notes: oh, the persnickety minutia of notes. Most chart notes don't amount to much. But sometimes they really matter, even if only for a chuckle. Shelton, Joe Apr 1, 2011 1006
Climb it up. Klobucher, Matthew Mar 1, 2011 2172
Underpower pressure, underpowered. Dwyer, Matthew T. Mar 1, 2011 1327
Laptop emergency. Berg, Brian Mar 1, 2011 953
Glider lessons: adding the glider rating can teach powered pilots a lot about how to handle an engine-out emergency and squeeze into a small landing area. Gibb, Steven Mar 1, 2011 2750
What saves a beaver and slays a Cirrus. Van West, Jeff Jan 1, 2011 526
Fly an illegitimate NDB: no, not in actual IMC. But just because your ADF hasn't worked since the Clinton era doesn't mean you can't fly an NDB just for the fun and challenge of it. Van West, Jeff Jan 1, 2011 1465
Paperless corner cases: launching on a 6500-mile trip with no more paper than a notepad for clearances will put any paperless solution to the test. Surprisingly, there were few surprises. Robinson, Frank Jan 1, 2011 2160
Finding the right key: is it get-there-itis when the weather behind you is as bad as the weather ahead and ATC can't even offer a helpful vector? You're on your own to work this one out. Ewing, John Jan 1, 2011 1094
Those mysterious MVAS: unpublished minimum vectoring altitudes tell ATC how low you can go, even if your TAWS display starts turning yellow with concern. Ewing, John Jan 1, 2011 992
Stupid pilot Tricks: our fellow aviators continue to find creative ways to mix aluminum and misfortune, and walk away. Tips to the wise: add some gas, do the math and try to stay awake. Berge, Paul Jan 1, 2011 1803
What is "legal weather"? Do you scour the internet for your preflight weather and then download a DUATS briefing you never read just to prove you got the weather? If so, you're wasting your time. Pestal, Mark Jan 1, 2011 1562

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