Vertical Air Movement

Heading into another winter season, our thoughts begin shifting to cold-weather flying hazards—fog, icing, and widespread precipitation. Most pilot training considers each of these...

When Plans Unravel

Diversions to an alternate, while achievable in an instant by selecting “Direct To” from the “Nearest” list, might not be so quick when facing...

Go Speed Racer

Today's sim challenge is a race from Riverside, CA (KRAL) to Santa Monica, CA (KSMO), with stops along the way at Hawthorne (KHHR) and...

Your Instructor Lied

Whether it’s a result of faulty instruction or an accumulation of bad habits over time, I often see pilots who come in for a...

Multitasking

Mental processes of multitasking are not well understood and probably few of us look at this from the perspective of flying. We scan and...

Be an FAA Whisperer

Should it become necessary, you really need to know and understand ways to deal with the FAA. These days it’s more likely you will...

Safe Enough

Many of my previous Remarksmhave touched on what’s safe in general aviation, but that's a conversation worth continuing. Long ago I concluded that “safe” is...