Tornadic Storms

Whether you’re in meteorology school or ground school, the tornado undoubtedly captures the attention. I’ve often noticed how a room goes silent when a...

Master Your Medical

Maybe it’s time to renew your medical certificate or even obtain your first. The first step is to complete the online application at MedXPress.faa.gov....

Future Automation

Once a great add-on, wing levelers have been relegated to museums. The current automated flight control systems (AFCS or autopilots) have all the lateral...

Misheard Mistakes

Beyond separating and sequencing aircraft, air traffic controllers are responsible for managing expectations. When I’m working traffic, I must ensure that what each pilot...

We Still Need NAVAIDs

While even the classic aircraft typically have at least a portable GPS on board, going IFR can mean relying on something like a localizer...

On Your Marks

Despite normal/recurrent training and obvious statements in the AIM and advisory circulars, I’ve had a lot of pilots recently be very confused on where...

Private Approaches

Frequently we discuss that complying with the regulations isn’t necessarily safe. The common example is instrument currency where six in six isn’t always enough...