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Gramps from yesteryear. Wilbur, Ted Editorial Sep 22, 2014 492
Disoriented: a newly minted instrument rating couldn't keep this pilot out of the weeds. Did a medical condition contribute? Burnside, Joseph E. Apr 1, 2013 1241
One trip, two surprises. Apr 1, 2013 483
Psychological resources air force pilots use for self-regulation. Dolgova, Olena; Ivaniuk, Maryna; Tukayev, Serhiy Report Mar 1, 2013 1682
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
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
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
Tally two ... stars. Gastrell, Andrew May 1, 2012 660
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
Binge training vs. a proficiency diet. Apr 1, 2012 386
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. Cushing, Evan Apr 1, 2012 1702
Getting disoriented. Brief article Feb 1, 2012 164
It's about engagement. Van West, Jeff Nov 1, 2011 628
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
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
Planned abort points: some critical decisions must be made before you have time to think them through. Preload your actions so you don't get caught wondering, "Is this going to work out?". Sep 1, 2011 2525
Published missed missteps: we brief the missed approach procedure knowing full well we won't fly all, or even any, of it. But flying it will at least keep you out of harm's way, right? Maybe not. Adelizzi, Bob Sep 1, 2011 2337
ON the air. Sep 1, 2011 589
Video: IAF Pilots Soar From North to South on Independence Day. Brief article Apr 20, 2010 86
Stupid pilot tricks: everyone needs someone to look down on, but each year some of our fellow aviators make this need just too easy to fill. Perhaps it's a bit too easy to get and keep o pilot certificate. Garvey, Jane Jan 1, 2010 1842
On the air. Jan 1, 2010 731
Case studies in flying IFR: same aircraft and mission. Four different approaches to getting the job done. Do you see yourself anywhere in these pictures? Van West, Jeff Dec 1, 2009 1655
Inadvertent IFR: without an IFR ticket, avoiding IMC requires proper preflight planning. Since merely wishing you were back in VMC won't work, what comes next is crucial. Leis, Ray Oct 1, 2009 2468
Can't see nuthin': the zero-zero takeoff is much discussed, but would you ever attempt one? If you're brave enough, how would you go about it? Bowlin, Frank Oct 1, 2009 2491
Managing stability: most of the airplanes wetly are stable, well-balanced machines when properly managed and flown. Changing that balance can be upsetting. Higdon, Dave Oct 1, 2009 2098
Flight following: it's neither IFR, nor VFR. Getting it, keeping it and making it work requires some planning and patience. Burnside, Joseph "Jeb" E. Oct 1, 2009 1288
Video: F-16 Pilot Lands with Engine Off. Brief article Sep 3, 2009 81
Standards of separation: while you're IFR, controllers guarantee certain distances from stationary objects or other flying machines--unless you step in. Kramer, Tarrance Sep 1, 2009 1672
Cleared for the visual: simplicity can be deceiving. calling the airport in sight is one of many requirements for ATC to issue a visual approach. Krammer, Tarrence Jul 1, 2009 2056
Stay IFR legal and able: the FAA asks little in the way of legality and almost nothing on being safe. A little self discipline goes a long way toward doing both. Loeffler, Frank Jul 1, 2009 1073
Lost in translation: an NDB approach with a charted visual segment into a foreign country requires skills we may have forgotten--plus a few new ones. Smith, Lee Jul 1, 2009 1027
Got any HF? Lessard, Jeff Essay Jul 1, 2009 788
You're feeling sleepy ...: fatigue in the cockpit likely is something you brought with you. Learn to recognize when you might be too tired to fly and what you can do about it. Higdon, Dave Mar 1, 2009 2365
Spring-loaded to miss: the time that a missed counts most is when you're hoping you won't have to do it. Here's a simple system to handle the paradox. Bowlin, Frank Mar 1, 2009 1906
Using en route alternates: making good continue/don't-continue decisions would be a lot easier if you weren't flying at the time. So, just stop flying. Van West, Jeff Mar 1, 2009 923
The towers of Catalina: even with rough terrain around the field, the approach can look quite mundane. But watch out for lurking NOTAMs. McNamee, Jeff Mar 1, 2009 736
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. Pestal, Mark Feb 1, 2009 2506
Near miss on Pennsylvania runway with two trainees in the tower. Brief article Jan 1, 2009 150
Declaring the emergency: you still have to fly the airplane, but what happens next isn't something to fear. Durden, Rick Jan 1, 2009 2208
Fly like a freight dog: you don't have to stay up all night to find out how cargo pilots get the job done year-round. Here are five easy steps. Smith, Lee Dec 1, 2008 1712
Flat light flying: when mother nature plays illusionist, knowing her tricks in advance may prevent you from being duped. Holston, Ken Dec 1, 2008 1962
Mission mind: stop thinking go/no-go and start thinking "How am I going to make this work?" When you do, new options appear. Van West, Jeff Dec 1, 2008 1628
Not on my frequency: don't think you need that ADF anymore? It might still be useful for getting the right altimeter setting out in the hinterlands. Dec 1, 2008 408
Busting the control zone: you know the ceiling and vis requirements for Class E to the surface, right? Don't forget them when you're scud running at 180 knots. Parnau, Jeff Dec 1, 2008 1324
On the air. Dec 1, 2008 591
ATC makes a deal: pilots follow controllers' requests to stay clear of each other and terrain. But sometimes those requests do exactly the opposite. Berge, Paul Nov 1, 2008 2637
On the air. Nov 1, 2008 672
Montauk lighthouse landing. Tobias, Jim Nov 1, 2008 1150
Panels of the past: after nearly 80 years of keeping the dirty side down using round gauges, the age of attitude-instrument flying may be on its way out. Rozendaal, Doug Oct 1, 2008 1190
Leading the turns: lead radials are a thing of mystery to the new instrument pilot, but a pro can get nearly perfect leads every time. Here's how. Brenneman, Dog Aug 1, 2008 2658
Old-school storm flying: satellite-smart avionics are great, but storm savvy and level-headed resolve are equally important tools for the T-storm season. Rozendaal, Doug Aug 1, 2008 2161
Don't sound like a rube: becoming a radio pro is just as much about what you say as how you say it. Don't insert your foot into these common traps. Russo, J. Ross Aug 1, 2008 1246
On the air. Aug 1, 2008 613
Complacency. May 1, 2008 401
Complacency is a dangerous thing--it's a killer! Stocker, John Mar 1, 2008 584
Another day on the flight line. Fout, Theodore D. Mar 1, 2008 635
Where's all that smoke coming from? Michel, Mike Mar 1, 2008 1687
IFR into VMC: pilots who regularly file and fly IFR can find themselves with some very rusty VFR skills right when they might need them the most. Pardo, Jeff Sep 1, 2007 2516
Can I land on that? Suburban areas present open areas for emergency landings when we need them. Do mall parking lots and warehouse rooftops offer safe alternatives? Saini, Meredith Sep 1, 2007 2599
Why it went wrong: why do pilots come to make blatantly bad decisions? Can we catch those bad choices before it's too late? Turner, Thomas P. Sep 1, 2007 3210
Habits, not checklists: get your act together by taking a fresh look at how you tackle the tasks of flight. The less you think about it, the better off you'll be. Bowlin, Frank Jul 1, 2007 1967
Sky-high careers: jobs related to airlines. Dillon, Tamara Jun 22, 2007 5276
What ATC wants from you: controllers do their best for us, but sometimes pilots don't make it easy. We found out what ATC wishes we did better. Shelton, Joe Jun 1, 2007 2003
ADM for get-there-itis: the best cure for mounting pressure to go just might be a check of the big picture. Harrold, Kevin Jun 1, 2007 1020
Getting into trouble. Van West, Jeff Jun 1, 2007 520
The CFI-I's top ten: if you gather a bunch of pilots and ask 'em what makes a good pilot, you can anticipate an earful. Here's the best of the chatter. Holston, Ken May 1, 2007 1696
Takeoff expectations: apply full power at one end of the runway and the airplane should be airborne before the other. But do you have a plan for when the engine coughs? Pardo, Jeff Apr 1, 2007 2612
That stupid MFD. Van West, Jeff Apr 1, 2007 549
Personal Minimums? Whether to use the FAA's minimum standards depends on you, the airplane and the weather. Sometimes, you just have to say "No.". Burnside, Joseph E. Nov 1, 2006 2903
Juiced! Success comes when you're excited about what you're doing. Wiesner, Pat Oct 1, 2006 619
Hurricane daredevils. Carson, Mary Kay Oct 6, 1995 836

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