Frontal Weather

Now that we’re staring at the weather picture from the depths of winter, perhaps you've been re-acquainted with how fronts make an impact on...

What’s the Vis?

Just one day is all it took for the weather at Dalton, Georgia, KDNN, to go from sunny skies to cloudy and grey. But...

Culling Procedures

Still carrying a chart case with leather binders of paper approach plates? Your back probably tells you that the FAA has been issuing Instrument...

Zooming to Zero-Zero

The weather tanked. Fuel is low. Your right arm even aches in homage to Jimmy Stewart’s plight from Strategic Air Command. The 1955 Hollywood...

Changing of the Guard

You’re flying along, listening to a controller issue instructions to many aircraft. From one second to the next, you suddenly start hearing a different...

Sussing SUA

Cruising along under IFR, there's an MOA or restricted airspace ahead. On FIS-B, you pull up a page that shows its size and status:...

Pitching Type Clubs, Again

When I needed (well, wanted) a step-up airplane 20 years ago, I decided it would be a twin. Ultimately, we sold our Mooney and...