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The first thing that might be on your mind is; “Aren’t there fewer rules if you are IFR?” Well, kind of. The main example...

How We Die, Part 1

(This is the first of a four-part series of articles in which contributing editor Fred Simonds will fully explore common, oft-fatal mistakes that we...

Readback: April 2020

Who Cancels Flight Following? When receiving VFR flight following who has the authority to cancel? I haven’t found any clear guidance for situations where ATC,...

Briefing: April 2020

BRYANT CRASH RAISES HELICOPTER EQUIPAGE QUESTIONS Crashes that kill celebrities tend to be a catalyst for safety changes in aviation and the tragic crash of...

Old School, New School

Admiral Grace Hopper was an amazing person, well known for her contribution to modern computing. Less well known than her famous nanoseconds (look it...

April 2020 Quiz

Until very recently you had been on your way to Roswell, New Mexico for completely benign reasons, like meeting a long lost cousin. Yeah,...

Download The Full April 2020 Issue PDF

  • HOW WE DIE, PART 1
  • AIRSPACE REVIEW
  • IFR FILES: RUIDOSO
  • LOAs: TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE
  • A DME/DME RNAV FUTURE?

On The Air: March 2020

I was a new controller and just assigned to my first duty station, Falcon Field in Mesa Arizona. I had a pretty good working...

Skew-T Simplified

Skew-Ts aren’t the sort of thing you learn about in ground school, but I’m quite outspoken about how important they are to understanding the...

Pick and Choose

When was the last time you actually had to fly a missed approach due to weather at or below minimums? I’m talking for real,...

Ski Country Flying

Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE) is the main airport that services the Vail ski area. At over 6000 feet field elevation, it presents many...