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Rules to Live By

Rules to Live By

Airlines, charter and corporate flight departments have standard operating procedures. Some GA pilots do, too, complete with a written document they rigorously follow

It’s no secret that general aviation’s accident rate is significantly worse than the airlines and corporate flight departments. According to NTSB studies over the first 10 years of this century, you’re 12 times more likely to have an accident when flying your own or a rented GA aircraft.

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On The Air: August 2019

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Self-Brief the Weather

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Deadstick: The Movie

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Going Around Weather

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Reading the Fine Print

 Subscribers OnlyRecently, we heard from a reader with a question about an approach into Carlisle, Pennsylvania (N94). The RNAV...

Readback: August 2019

 Subscribers OnlyIn the “Report Leaving” article in February, the approach clearance with a vector to FALIX did not include...

Briefing: August 2019

 Subscribers OnlyAllied Pilots Association President Daniel Carey vigorously defended the Ethiopian Airlines pilots who died when...

Living is Risky

Anyway, once we accept that GA flying is dangerous, we can focus on making it less so. Look at maintenance. Tony...

On The Air: July 2019

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