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IFR Quiz—February 2024

Occasionally it’s good to go back and review the basics. This quiz shares wake-turbulence information you may not know. Don’t let one catch you by surprise.

Difficult Choice

After over 20 years of ownership, it might be time for new engines in our Cessna 340.

Chocolate, Not Coffee

Into the gritty night you go, sneering at the need for rest before further flight. But rather than reheated FBO coffee in your hand, you hold … a chocolate bar?

Laser Events

Reasonably powerful lasers have grown cheaper and are generally available. Both innocent and malicious pranksters have caused real issues.

Download The Full January 2024 Issue PDF

  • Training for Fairytales
  • Stupid Pilot Tricks
  • Cold, and Other Issues
  • False Glideslopes
  • Wake Turbulence Quiz
  • Plans Change
  • Icing Encounters

Icing Encounters

Flying this time of year means dodging a whole new set of hazards. Depending on where you fly, those hazards frequently include the dreaded ice.

Cold, and Other Issues

Perhaps just a normal regional airport, Westfield-Barnes in Massachusetts, gives us more than its share of things to consider.

Plans Change

You do the most comprehensive planning and review that you can. But there are times when the situation changes. Have you considered contingencies?

Training for Fairytales

Some things in aviation never happen, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. And, it certainly doesn’t mean you’ll never encounter them.

On the Air – January 2024

I regularly make a 25-minute flight in my 1946 Piper Cub from our local home airport in Pella, Iowa, to a grass strip in...

False Glideslopes

Today’s autopilots can arm for glideslope capture to make life easier. But, it’s possible to intercept a false glideslope if you haven’t managed flight path and autopilot correctly.

IFR Quiz—January 2024

Occasionally it’s good to go back and review the basics. This quiz shares wake-turbulence information you may not know. Don’t let one catch you by surprise.