TECHNIQUE

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...

The Honorable Pilot

Recently I got a request from an instrument student. He needed help fielding the inevitable systems and scenario-based questions about the G1000’s many failure...

Revisiting RAIM

Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring is a mouthful, but it's descriptive. RAIM independently assesses the integrity of positions reported by a GPS receiver.RAIM is essential...

Threading Needles

It’s not fun trying to make a left turn out of my neighborhood. It exits onto a busy, six-lane road. There's no traffic light,...

When Ya Gotta Circle

It's a cloudy, breezy day, and you're flying the family from northern Iowa to Chanute in southeastern Kansas. Other than a headwind and a...

Increased Workload

Since starting in 1984, I’ve logged over 1800 hours in more than 45 aircraft types. As much of this has been in the past...

Too Old To Fly?

For most of us, flying is a passion we absolutely do not want to give up. This article will discuss clues on when it...

Extending the Glide

Few of us will never need a 180-degree turn back to a runway following a power failure. But, if you ever do, here is...

Unpleasant Surprises

When I was learning to fly, my instructor would say, “A good flight comes from good information.”Surprises in the cockpit aren’t generally good things....

In The Zone

Thanks to some typical spring weather in the air, it's cloudy, hazy, and breezy at Chadron Muni, Nebraska. But you're well briefed on what...

TFR DOS AND DON’TS

On average, aviators know what a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is. However, do they know that depending on the TFR, there are exceptions to...

TURNING AROUND

You’re feeling pretty good as you descend towards your destination airport. Under Center’s watch, you’ve just checked the latest ATIS, briefed the advertised approach...