Help Your Mechanic

Recently, my mechanic showed me the list of squawks I’d told him about in recent texts, phone calls, and even e-mails. At the top...

Build Your Own Sim, Pt. 4

You can think of your sim like a desktop operating system: By itself, it’s not extremely useful; only when you install third-party applications on...

Drilling Down

It’s not exactly a bad time of year to fly from Texas to New Mexico, but spring can bring fluctuating ceilings and local winds...

RADAR Revisited

Just 40 years ago, a pilot’s only real access to live radar data was in the cockpit of a sophisticated multi-engine aircraft. But thanks...

The Airport Diagram

For “land” aircraft, all flights start and end at an airport or airstrip, and an important aspect in planning an IFR flight to an...

IFR Muscle Builders

In the opening phases of World War II, our country was feverishly training pilots for war. Thousands of cadets earned coveted US Army Air...