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Oops, but not busted: deviations happen, even to the best pilots. Some also may come with a heart stopping "call this number on the ground." Knowing how to handle the call can improve your odds of keeping it from becoming a violation. Dec 1, 2012 1773
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. Jan 1, 2011 1562
VFR practice in the Bravo: VFR practice approaches in Class B airspace can put you in a no-man's land between VFR rules and IFR procedures. A few simple rules should protect your backside. Oct 1, 2010 1757
Breath-taking flight: cruising the flight levels improves performance and the view, but it's deadly if you only inhale the thin air. Here's how to keep from getting winded while running up high. Jul 1, 2010 2027
What is "all information"? Regardless of what sources you use for preflight information, be sure these critical items are recorded somewhere in the world as insurance against the ire of the FAA. May 1, 2010 1777
Launching on the gauges: many instrument takeoffs have resulted in disastrously short flights. Having the right pre-takeoff discipline makes for a safer departure. Mar 1, 2010 2153
Busted on the altitude: only 300 feet high may get your ticket suspended. Tips from the pros can keep you off the enforcement radar screen. Feb 1, 2009 2506
Prep'd for the pop-up: when VFR is no longer an option, you may be ready to hit the gauges, but you've got to sing the right tune for ATC to play along. Jan 1, 2009 2012
Safety pilot safety: simulated instrument approaches are necessary for proficiency. Problem is that just having a safety pilot isn't always safe. Jan 1, 2008 1070

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