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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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Displacement Effect

 Subscribers OnlyDisplaced thresholds are just for landing in the direction of the displacement. So back in 2008 when the 4800-foot...

DIY Weather Briefing

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Capital Line Items

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DIY SOP Considerations

 Subscribers OnlyGood single-pilot resource management calls for three basic elements: Knowledge of one’s aircraft systems and...

The Spartan Approach

 Subscribers OnlyYou’re eager for your day trip to meet the gang and head to East Lansing, Michigan for a Spartans football...

Reverse Sensing - HSI

In last month’s IFR Clinic we discussed how VORs work. Boring and repetitive as that is, we needed to start...