Stabilized approaches help us avoid obstacles and loss of- control accidents as well as approach-and-landing accidents. They also provide more time for you to cope with ATC, weather, and to make the critical land-or-go-around decision. Test your knowledge of stabilized approaches and sharpen your approach skillset with these questions.
Visiting wineries has become a bit of a hobby of yours, and a perfect excuse to load up your Piper Malibu Mirage to make weekend getaways in the sometimes-remote places wineries seem to proliferate. You’ve exhausted most of what Northern California has to offer, so you’re now exploring further down the coast. You skipped out […]
You’re flying along under IFR, and ATC says, “Possible pilot deviation. Advise you contact Center. Advise when ready to copy phone number.” You have just received a “Brasher” warning. See if you know what to do.
Until very recently you had been on your way to Roswell, New Mexico for completely benign reasons, like meeting a long lost cousin. Yeah, that was it. Certainly not to follow up on a lead from someone who really knows what happened that night. No, definitely not that. You recently acquired a Mooney 201 (M20J), […]
Recently the FAA learned of some pilot confusion regarding compliance with climb gradients on IFR departures and/or missed approaches. Assuage the FAA’s angst and fly safer by demonstrating that you completely understand climb gradients through this quiz.