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Real Time Measurement of Airplane Flutter via Distributed Acoustic Sensing. Bakhoum, Ezzat G.; Zhang, Cheng; Cheng, Marvin H. Report Sep 1, 2020 4036
Passing The Ride. Personal account Apr 1, 2019 326
BACKING UP AN ASPEN SUITE. Feb 1, 2019 402
Budget fuel totalizers: insight, Shadin tops: we favor Insight's TrueFlow500 sensor for primary GPS interface and the Shadin Flo series for its various mounting options. Anglisano, Larry Jun 1, 2016 2369
Eye aligner: a sight for flight: a portable version of the seat height adjustment spheres found in jets helps you dial in the proper view over the glareshield. We think it's worth a try. Anglisano, Larry Jun 1, 2016 469
Garmin GDL69 SXM: price ADS-B instead: Garmin has a replacement for older GDL69 XM receivers, but upgrading to the GDL88 ADS-B receiver could be a better long-term strategy. Anglisano, Larry Apr 1, 2015 1060
Latest ADS-B deals: install kills value. Anglisano, Larry Apr 1, 2015 652
Dynon's WiFi interface: simple, dirt-cheap. Anglisano, Larry Apr 1, 2015 485
Virtual glideslopes: your WAAS-enabled GPS navigator can lead you into the weeds when flying a published vertical descent angle or using a generated glideslope. Burnside, Joseph E. Oct 1, 2014 1250
Which approach is which? Oct 1, 2014 339
Regaining sa. Brief article Oct 1, 2014 149
High-latitude approach: most of us never look at the old whiskey compass in the cockpit, but it represents the cornerstone of navigation. Think you can get where you're going if you can't use it? Smith, Lee Jan 1, 2013 740
Buttonology. Dec 1, 2012 365
When you're only going IMC for the final 30 seconds. Oct 1, 2012 406
Making IMC transitions: it's often less than a minute of flight at the beginning and the end, but screwing it up can be expensive at best--and fatal at worst. The key is trusting instruments over eyeballs. van West, Jeff Oct 1, 2012 1453
How to train a drag-on: GA airplanes have redundancy of many critical systems, but the one pilot is still a potential single-point failure. We can offset that with whatever or whomever we have on hand. Vandersluis, Jeremy May 1, 2012 1215
When low IFR isn't low enough. Brief article Apr 1, 2012 255
EFIS owner survey: a few warts, not cheap. Jan 1, 2012 992
Prog'd precipitation: plenty of pilots peruse the prog charts with only the vaguest sense of what they really mean--especially when it comes to forecast precipitation. Here's what you need to know. Dennstaedt, Scott Dec 1, 2011 1013
Less than zero: sometimes success turns on noticing the oddball item that doesn't seem right, but is. Other times, something seems reasonable--but turns out to be dead wrong. Nov 1, 2011 905
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
TIS vs. TAS. Ritter, Bill Brief article Oct 1, 2011 153
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
Angle of attack. Froelich, Robert Brief article Aug 1, 2011 205
LESS precise, lower mins: with greater precision comes lower minimums, except when it yields precisely the opposite. sometimes TERPS rules foil the approach designer's best intentions. West Van, Jeff Jun 1, 2011 905
Homecooked approaches: loading an approach from the GPS database is the easy way to get all your needs met. but when it's not there, you can whip up your own version to compliment the basic needles. Singer, Neil Jun 1, 2011 1312
Too many altitudes. Lechner, Bob Brief article Apr 1, 2011 132
Talk to me, baby. Van West, Jeff Dec 1, 2010 551
Learning your retrofit panel: like flying a new type of aircraft, major avionics work can mean a huge new learning curve. Get quality formal training and try to avoid the local CFI who doesn't know the gear and will be learning it, too. Anglisano, Larry Jul 1, 2010 2090
Portable GPS in IFR: whether you have a high-tech cockpit or basic VORs, you can probably get more from a portable GPS than you think. Here are our top tips. Van West, Jeff May 1, 2010 2589
NTSB: glass cockpits do not improve safety. Brief article May 1, 2010 103
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. Burnside, Joseph E. (jeb) Mar 1, 2010 2528
Today's RMI pointers: the ADF and RMI are becoming tools of a bygone era, but their descendant has a useful niche even in an all-glass cockpit. Shelton, Joe Oct 1, 2009 1298
Make your G1000 sing: take a swing back at information overload by customizing the displays to show what you want, when you want it. Shelton, Joe Mar 1, 2009 1713
ELT alternatives: older, 121.5 MHz ELTs won't be monitored by satellite starting this month. While pricier 406 MHz units are available, you also have some portable options. Feb 1, 2009 1948
Glass cockpit partial panel: sophisticated panels in otherwise simple airplanes have unique failure modes not all pilots are trained to handle. What you should look for in your training. Turner, Thomas P. Jan 1, 2009 2692
Flying all the angles: why measuring your wing's angle of attack can increase your flight safety. Emberson, Cory Nov 1, 2008 2411
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
The Spin I'm In. Rycquart, Barbara Letter to the editor Jul 1, 2008 213
Everyday partial panel: flying needle-ball-airspeed when everything is working and without covering the gyros will help you stay sharp when you need to be. Straw, Bill Jun 1, 2008 1932
Running cool. Thilmany, Jean Brief article May 1, 2008 186
Attitude in a box: some kind of backup attitude system is a great idea. But is a portable system really good enough to fly an approach in IMC? Van West, Jeff Oct 1, 2007 1255
Beachfront beacon: NDBs may seem passe, but the accomplished pilot still knows how to grease the bearings. Holston, Ken Oct 1, 2007 1014
Go/no-go in today's GA: do high-end avionics and safety equipment affect the go/no-go decision? You bet. The real question is: Should they? Dennstaedt, Scott C. Sep 1, 2007 1953
Letting down easy: a smooth descent to your destination doesn't have to be magic. All it takes is a little planning and some basic math. Here's how. Merager, Randall S. Sep 1, 2007 2913
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
Night vision: a pilot's first logged night flight in more than 15 years put him too low and too far from the runway. Burnside, Joseph E. Sep 1, 2007 1226
Ground reference. Feign, David Sep 1, 2007 509
Read the fine print: instrument flying is all about the details. Some approaches have more than their share of minutia, and not all of it is obvious. Aug 1, 2007 858
NAV in the hand: while you can't shoot GPS approaches with a handheld, you can still reap nearly all of the benefits of a panel-mount. Van West, Jeff Jul 1, 2007 1549
How to fly the HSI: when the display is digital, you can bet it's an HSI. Even a portable GPS will have one, so it's worth knowing how to use it well. Dennstaedt, Scott Jun 1, 2007 2366
The glass half full: many of us have a mix of high and low tech in our panels. Getting the most from the mix may require some revisionist thinking. Shelton, Joe Apr 1, 2007 2690
Step on the ball in IMC: you're in IMC, in a multi-engine airplane. There's a loud bang and a horrible vibration. Where do you look next and what do you do? Robinson, Frank Apr 1, 2007 1325
Tune up your scan: from IFR newbies to crusty old freight dogs, the scan is the foundation for flying in the soup. Sometimes it needs a fresh look. Kilcourse, Craig Apr 1, 2007 1152
The Quiz. Mar 1, 2007 468
On the air. Johnson, Dan; Pulver, David; Rosenthal, Herbert; Davis, Charles; Lester, Ted; Cook, Marc; Craig, Lut Mar 1, 2007 580
Lurking in the murk: breaking out into marginal VFR after an instrument approach can put you head-to-head with VFR traffic. What's out there, and what you can do about it. Saini, Meredith Mar 1, 2007 2664
Montezuma's revenge: sure, there are bunch more gizmos to look at, but you're up to the task of flying some big iron, aren't you? Singer, Larry; McCloy, John Oct 1, 2006 1406

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