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Stretching The Glide: A recent fatal accident highlights what can happen when we ignore signs warning of imminent engine failure and lose control in the aftermath. Oct 1, 2021 1776
Hard IFR? The term isn Y well-defined, but can involve weather, complex airspace and much more. Making it easier means better training, automation and planning. Oct 1, 2021 2184
How High Will It Go? If you're going to climb into the teens to find visual conditions, you might want to carry some oxygen. Oct 1, 2021 1249
Behind The Airplane: Sure; you can fly a business jet like it's a single-engine Cessna, but not all the time. May 1, 2021 1275
Engine Monitor Tricks: They've become mandatory for managing piston engines but a big part of their utility is testing and diagnosing problems with ignition, fuel-injection and other systems. Jan 1, 2021 1562
Mountain Madness: Launching on a night flight across the mountains without a weather briefing can have consequences. Jan 1, 2021 1281
Hold Everything: Holding patterns are aviation's equivalent of 'hurry up and wait.' They can appear complicated, but they all have some basic features in common. Nov 1, 2019 1661
When The Bottom Drops Out: Any of us can bounce a landing. It's what comes next that counts. Nov 1, 2019 2393
Home For The Holidays? Get-there-itis is particularly acute this time of year, and led to this classic VFR-into-IMC event. Nov 1, 2019 1181
Cockpit Communication: Especially in a training situation, it's important that everyone in the cockpit knows the plan and what they reasonably can expect from everyone else. May 1, 2019 1675
Losing Attitude: There's really no excuse today for not having backup attitude instrumentation when flying hard IFR. May 1, 2019 1173
Single-Stage Go-Around: When close to the runway, immediately adding full power during a go-around can mean losing control. Apr 1, 2019 1208
Separation Anxiety: How we think about airspeed, stalls and stall warnings while maneuvering may have a major role in loss-of-control accidents. Oct 1, 2018 1631
Familiarity, Contempt: Accomplishing several no-drama flights over the same route doesn't mean the next one won't pose a problem. Oct 1, 2018 1016
Fly The Airplane: When, not if, a door pops open at liftoff, either land on the runway remaining or fly the airplane around the pattern. Jul 1, 2018 1242
Touch-And-Goes: They're nothing more than a takeoff following a landing, but directional control on the ground and checklists are key. Oct 1, 2017 2087
Risk and consequences: Personal aviation's substantial benefits come with potential costs we can't ignore. But we can take steps to eliminate the worst-case scenarios. Apr 1, 2017 2109
All of the performance: No matter how many times we've taken off from a challenging strip, we always need some margin for error. Apr 1, 2017 1159
Low-level flying: it continues to be a leading cause of fatal accidents. If you're going to do this, at least do it right. Nov 1, 2016 2043
Too much automation? Autopilots usually fly just fine when everything's working. When it's not, the pilot needs to step up. Nov 1, 2016 1326
Course reversals: holds, procedure turns and their siblings all have the same basic purpose: realign the aircraft with the final approach course. Except when they can't. Jul 1, 2016 1965
Unsecured Cargo: even if the items we're carrying are relatively soft and light, failing to secure them can have a bad outcome. Case study Jul 1, 2016 1251
Replacing area forecasts: the new, experimental graphical forecast for aviation, which replaces the text-based area forecast, puts a powerful tool in a web browser near you. But it still has some bugs. Apr 1, 2016 644
978 UAT or 1090ES? Which ADS-B Out standard is right for you depends on where you plan to fly. An all-in-one box offers the best of both. Apr 1, 2016 946
Running the scud: proliferating cell towers and wind turbines make scud running riskier than ever. Apr 1, 2016 1318
Are you experienced? We measure experience in hours and ratings, but being comfortable with the proposed operation is as good a yardstick as any. Dec 1, 2015 1656
No, your other icing: ice on the airframe is just one winter hazard. it also can shut down our engines if we're not careful. Dec 1, 2015 1225
Crosswinds on rails: using both a sideslip and crab until flaring gives us the most control and the smoothest ride. Jul 1, 2015 1650
Crossing the streams: we've been told wake turbulence is a hazard only if we're behind and below a larger aircraft. That's...incomplete. Jul 1, 2015 1064
Extreme Maneuvering: the performance maneuvers required for the commercial certificate are rarely used, but they can get you out of a situation. Dec 1, 2014 1321
Bulletproof: all the panel-mounted bells and whistles can't help us if we're too complacent to heed their warnings. Dec 1, 2014 1061
Deviant Behavior: how you pick your way past thunderstorms depends on the storms themselves and the tools you have. But always stay in VMC. Aug 1, 2014 2137
Good samaritan. Aug 1, 2014 1195
Hover mode is mop: four helicopter pilots aboard an overloaded SR20 discover it can't outclimb terrain--or stop. May 1, 2014 1274
Handle with care: that's what to do when you're flying the airplane over its maximum weight. Apr 1, 2014 2445
Rust-colored water: lack of maintenance and an improper 0-ring allowed water into the fuel system, brining down a baron. Apr 1, 2014 1225
Ambiguous ATC. Feb 1, 2014 1257
Which approach? The procedure with the lowest MDA or DH may not be your best choice. Think about your equipment, weather, circling, the miss and nearby terrain. Nov 1, 2013 1935
Showmanship: the pilot's "ostentatious" display would have worked out much better at a higher altitude. Nov 1, 2013 1289
Gear emergencies: they usually come down the first time. When they don't be patient, go someplace where you We out of the way, fly the airplane and run the checklists. Aug 1, 2013 1718
High, hot, downwind: a takeoff begging for gentle handling instead saw a medium-banked turn after liftoff with predictable results. Aug 1, 2013 1275
The downwind turn: combining gusty winds and an overloaded, tail-heavy airplane is a recipe for an unrecoverable stall/spin. Jun 1, 2013 1328
Trying to reason with thunderstorm season: staying out of them and in VMC is our best advice. Meanwhile, the NTSB wants you to know in-cockpit imagery can be misleading. But you knew that. Aug 1, 2012 1951
Close to zero: a non-instrument-rated pilot flies into a thunderstorm. What did he think his chances were? Aug 1, 2012 1260
Staying on the runway: loss of directional control on the runway remains a major problem. smart use of rudder and aileron, along with airspeed control, can cure most ills. Apr 1, 2012 1866
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. Mar 1, 2012 2361
Trust, but verify: maintenance is not finished until the paperwork is done. If it's not, some tasks may not be complete, either. Mar 1, 2012 1201
Five reasons your landing suck: to improve them, pay attention to planning, airspeed, configuration, directional control and your sight picture at various points in the pattern. Feb 1, 2012 1985
IFR emergencies: system failures under IFR must be handled differently than when the weather's good. Above all, remember to fly the airplane first, then deal with the problem. Jan 1, 2012 2019
Gethomeitis: a ferry pilot launches an overweight Skyhawk into icing and severe turbulence. Jan 1, 2012 1239
Safety pilot concerns: even if we stay painfully current for IFR, it's always a good idea to do some proficiency work with a safety pilot, except when you both try to fly the plane. Dec 1, 2011 2387
Iced-up departure: a sky lane pilot tries to outclimb icing conditions in low IFR, with deadly results. Nov 1, 2011 1266
Nailing the straight-in approach: fly it as you would a rectangular pattern and don't squeeze the time from your last configuration change to touchdown. In other words, don't change a thing. Jul 1, 2011 3139
Unapproved mod: hypoxia results from hacking a built-in oxygen system with a pulse-demand regulator. Jul 1, 2011 1150
Known deficiency: did problems with the airplane's quantity indication system make a fuel-exhaustion accident inevitable? May 1, 2011 1261
Overwater gear: if you plan to spend any significant time flying over water, you need to think about what survival gear to carry and how it will fit into your overall operation. Feb 1, 2011 2049
Positive rate: instrument takeoffs are a busy time. One of the keys is establishing and maintaining a positive climb rate. Feb 1, 2011 1309
Going soft: soft-field operations mean reduced performance, but you also need to adopt different techniques, depending on your airplane. Airspeed control is key. Sep 1, 2010 1792
Open-door policy: flimsy doors and windows are prone to popping open, but we still have to fly the airplane. Sep 1, 2010 1275
Airborne airbags? None of us plan to crash, but stuff happens. When it does, your seat belt/harness may not keep you from hitting the panel but an AmSafe airbag probably will. Aug 1, 2010 1460
Follow the yellow-brick road: ground accidents are some of the most preventable kinds out there. Planning, technique and paying attention are key to avoiding additional drama. Jul 1, 2010 2014
Botched bounce: when a bounced landing leads to a prop strike, the only smart thing to do is close the throttles. Jul 1, 2010 1237
Dissecting the NTSB's glass-panel study: the NTSB's recent study indicating glass panels may be less safe than steam gauges raised a lot of eyebrows. It also should raise awareness of the need for training. May 1, 2010 1720
Ready to land? Preparing to land is also a mental process requiring more than just configuring the aircraft. May 1, 2010 1311
Flying the ball: part of understanding turning flight means knowing if what's going on is a skid or slip. That's what the smallest instrument in the panel is for. Mar 1, 2010 2528
Dark departure: night flying is tricky enough when we're current. Don't mix in little recent experience and complacency. Mar 1, 2010 1259
First time out: installing a bunch of new toys in the panel doesn't make you a safer pilot. Jun 1, 2009 1347
Gusty go around: the go-around from a balked landing, even in a gusty crosswind, shouldn't be this hard. Apr 1, 2009 1253
Night in the mountains: most flight training doesn't prepare us for what can happen when we venture beyond the practice area. Mar 1, 2009 1334
Revisiting the Brazilian midair: the final reports are in, and lessons can be learned. Feb 1, 2009 2265
Night visual: even when we're familiar with the destination, a dark night approach is a bad time to be outside the system. Feb 1, 2009 1224
Six SPIFR tips: single-pilot IFR isn't the huge challenge it once was. Use these tips, along with your automation, to make it a non-event. Dec 1, 2008 2073
Air work: when exploring an unfamiliar airplane's slow-speed handling, altitude is your friend. Dec 1, 2008 1264
Departure downdraft: right after takeoff--when we're low, slow and heavy--is a lousy time to encounter convective activity. Nov 1, 2008 1299
Overgross: flying your aircraft above its maximum gross weight can be done, but not in all circumstances. Oct 1, 2008 1221
Job one: when your single's engine fails shortly after takeoff, you've got one chance to get the next landing right. Sep 1, 2008 1254
Hot ice: carburetor ice can form at any altitude or power setting, irrespective of what the tachometer reads. Aug 1, 2008 1211
Bad-weather departure: think before taking off into approaching bad weather. Waiting a few minutes can make all the difference. Jul 1, 2008 1254
Riding the beam: when the weathers down, stay on the ILS glideslope. It'll take you where you want to go. Jun 1, 2008 1193
The MOA mess: a recent episode involving two civilian airplanes in an active military operations area should be a reminder there are times we really shouldn't be there. May 1, 2008 1858
Speak no evil: don't ask, don't tell is a bad policy with which to tackle thunderstorms. May 1, 2008 1234

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