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The contact approach: an often misunderstood outlier of IFR flight, the contact approach can be useful in certain, carefully selected situations. May 1, 2015 1519
GA takeoff minimums. Apr 1, 2015 1568
Are you established? Feb 1, 2015 1050
Winter runways: in winter, understanding runway and taxiway conditions becomes paramount. Where does the information come from, what does it mean, and what do we do with it? Jan 1, 2015 2241
Position reports: in the last two clinics, we reviewed all of the IFR reports required by the regulations and the AIM other than required position reports. This month, we'll wrap up with those. Dec 1, 2014 1642
More required reports: there are 75 required reports for the IFR pilot. Last month we covered six of them. This month we continue the journey through the memory aid, MARVELOUS VFR 500. Nov 1, 2014 2057
Required reports: remember all those reports to atc that are scattered around the regulations and the aim? nah, we can't either. in this first of three articles, we'll grind 'em down for you. Oct 1, 2014 1552
Departures revisited: all departure procedures, regardless of type, help us safely depart an airport on our way to the safety of the enroute structure. but, there are limitations you should know. Sep 1, 2014 1575
Terminal Arrival Areas: Terminal Arrival Areas provide most of the same considerations and cautions as their minimum safe/sector altitude cousins--but they can tell you a lot more. Jul 1, 2014 1431
Ever check your VOR? May 1, 2014 1727
Gettin' turned around: in our modern radar-everywhere environment, we tend to forget about procedure turns. But even if you do fly them often, there may still be some nuances you're lacking. Mar 1, 2014 1967
ASR approaches: ever flown an ASR approach? Few pilots have, but they're still around and one might just save your bacon someday. If you need one, it'd be a good idea to know what it is. Mar 1, 2014 1614
Jeppesen vs. AeroNav: Cessna vs. Piper. High-wing vs. low-wing. Jeppesen vs. AeroNav are all classic ongoing aviation debates. No matter what you prefer, chart familiarity is essential for the IFR pilot. Jan 1, 2014 1220
Do the side-step: you can land from an approach in one of three different ways. Straight in is common and circling is much discussed, but did you know you can be cleared to side-step? Oct 1, 2013 1456
On your own in Class G: like the Old West of the American frontier, Class G airspace has little law, fewer restrictions and even less control. Jul 1, 2013 1127
Smooth talker: like bad breath at a cocktail party, no one tells you you've got a problem; they just won't want anything to do with you. follow these tips and you'll never be "that guy" on the radio. Apr 1, 2012 1702
Mastering short-haul IFR: when the flight time is short, staying ahead of the aircraft includes offloading tasks from the toughest parts of the flight to whatever low-load moments you may have. Nov 1, 2010 2510

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