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WHY GPS DOESN'T WORK: In the post 9/17 world, security is clashing with utility and aviation is on the front lines, with consistent and reliable GPS signals at the center of the conflict. Oct 1, 2019 1285
PARTY IN THE PATTERN. Apr 1, 2019 1868
MASTER AND COMMANDER: Maybe it's time we re-examined our approach to safety as a separate topic, and adopted an overall mastery of the flight that includes all appropriate safety concerns. Aug 1, 2018 2240
KILLER CHARTS: With some chart formats changing, we examine the risks associated with charts. Most are amazingly accurate, but a few charted goofs could be dangerous. Jul 1, 2018 2090
MORE MOS. Jun 1, 2018 1832
Using RNAV/RNP: having a modern GPS navigator gives us a lot of capability, but unfortunately, there are still profiles that are out of bounds. Oct 1, 2017 2003
RNAV versus RNP. Aug 1, 2017 2466
A date with AIRAC. Jul 1, 2017 2307
IFR/VFR separation. Jun 1, 2017 2396
DIY weather briefing. Apr 1, 2017 2394
New Jepp SIDs and STARs. Feb 1, 2017 2340
Traffic displays. Aug 1, 2016 2045
CFIT on departure. Aug 1, 2016 2128
Loss of control. Feb 1, 2016 2458
When 3/8 mile = 1/2 mile. Dec 1, 2015 1032
Sight and vision. Nov 1, 2015 1881
Authorization required. Oct 1, 2015 1819
ICAO flight plan update. Sep 1, 2015 2279
How far can you see? Aug 1, 2015 2039
FA swan song. Jul 1, 2015 1540
Do you know ice? We chase cowboys and cowards through a bureaucratic bullring to find out just exactly what constitutes the known ice that we're supposed to avoid. May 1, 2015 1722
Angle of attack. Mar 1, 2015 2093
Good-bye PTS; hello ACS: rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of the Practical Test Standards, the Airman Certification Standards are arriving. Feb 1, 2015 2304
Cowboys and cowards. Feb 1, 2015 2265
Instrument currency: often it's easy to maintain or obtain; sometimes it's more difficult. take it beyond the basics, though, and it can get quite convoluted and not at all or logical. Dec 1, 2014 1566
It's just a certificate: is that a pilot's license you've got? not from the faa it isn't. thinking of adding a commercial rating? nope, wrong again. yeah, we're confused too, so here's the straight scoop. Oct 1, 2014 1174
Gas games: fuel can be measured in miles, minutes, pounds and dollars. manipulating its use can save all of them, but not all at the same time. like most things, time is money. Aug 1, 2014 2508
Alternate alternatives: we put a lot of effort into selecting a legal and safe alternate, but once airborne the best bet can often turn out to be another airport entirely. Jul 1, 2014 1408
Airline-crash trifecta. May 1, 2014 2239
Steam gauges are safer: you'd think technically advanced aircraft would be safer with all that in formation and fancy displays. Why they're not has a lot to do with how our brains work. But, there's hope. Feb 1, 2014 2484
ATC: friend or foe? The controller is usually a great resource. But sometimes other demands can produce some real challenges. Nov 1, 2013 2308
It's time for GPS: GA happily adopted GPS approaches long ago because they are easier and more common. It's time airlines and big city ATC get the message. Nov 1, 2013 1528
Missing the point: sure, we practice missed approaches in the sim and under the hood, but in those environments we have a good idea what's coming. Are you as well prepared in real weather? Sep 1, 2013 1986
All fixed up: initial approach fixes, intermediate fixes, final approach fix, final approach point, missed approach point ... it's easy to get confused. A roadmap can fix all that. Jun 1, 2013 1326
Automation awry: who doesn't love a fancy panel? They can save you time, simplify your life, enhance safety or, sometimes divert your attention from the primary task at hand. May 1, 2013 1399
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. Oct 1, 2012 1253
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. Sep 1, 2012 1293

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