THERE ARE REALLY TWO PILOTS IN YOUR HEAD, AND BOTH ARE COMPETING TO BE IN CHARGE
HANDLING AN EMERGENCY AT 29,000 FEET WHEN THE WINDSCREEN FRACTURES WITHOUT WARNING
Log Books Aren't Just For Entries
A NOSTALGIC LOOK BACK AT AVIATION MEMORIES
Back To Basics
FLIGHT THROUGH MY NEPHEW’S EYES
The VOR Approach
The VOR Approach
Turns In The Traffic Pattern
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LANDING AT UNCONTROLLED AIRPORTS
Tail Wags Dog
“JUST GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND,” ARCHIMEDESS AID
Getting To Know You
A PILOT MARRIES A NEW AIRPLANE
The MMU 6 SID
Although the Morristown Six could easily be confused with a ’60s rock-and-roll band, the name actually applies to a standard instrument departure procedure, also known as a SID. SIDs look and feel different from traditional approach procedures, often including far more information arranged in a complex layout some pilots might find confusing.
A BUCKET - LIST FLIGHT IN A TIMELESS CLASSIC
Let's Quit Talking About Safety
SUCH DISCUSSION IS OFTEN SELF-DECEPTIVE
Ground Icing Operations - Deice And Anti-Ice Fluids
GROUND ICING CONDITIONS"No pilot may take offin an aircraft that has frost, ice or snow adhering to any rotor blade, propeller, windshield, wing or stabilizing or control surface, to a power-plant installation, or to an airspeed, altimeter, rate-of-climb or flight-attitude instrument system," according to the FAA basis for the “clean-aircraft concept.”
AFTER 50 YEAR S OF FLYING AND FOUR PREVIOUS TYPE RATINGS, A FAILURE
A HEAVY-IRON ENCOUNTER OVER THE MOJAVE DESERT NEARLY ENDS IN DISASTER
'From Tragedy We Draw Knowledge'
BEHIND THE SCENES AT NTSB HEAD QUARTERS
Since the introduction of the internal combustion engine, engineers and entrepreneurs alike have searched for ways to squeeze more horsepower from each gallon of fuel.
Young And Dumb - On Surviving Inexperience While Gaining Experience
I grew up and learned to fl y on the snow-swept plains of Minnesota, but I really grew up in the crowded, smoggy skies over Southern California. It’s where I spent a couple of lean years fl ight instructing and freight dogging, making lifelong friends while scrambling to make ends meet on some vanishingly small paychecks.
By attaching tiny pieces of specially cut aluminum to an airfoil in a particular order, an aircraft owner can dramatically improve that aircraft’s low-speed handling qualities, including stall behavior, and at a relatively inexpensive price.
Take Your Pick - What's More Important? Exceptional Judgment Or Exceptional Skill?
Imagine I asked you the following question during your next fl ight review: If you had the choice, would you rather fl y directly through a line of embedded thunderstorms along your planned route of fl ight or use datalink radar imagery on your iPad to deviate around the weather system?
So Near, Yet So Far - Last - Minute Hiccups While Buying The Airplane Of Your Dreams
She’s sitting there, right outside those double glass doors, resplendent in the Midwest afternoon sunlight. I am imprisoned with three others in a conference room just a few feet from the ramp. If I lean back I can see her, all detailed, shiny and standing remarkably tall.
Piston Engine Combustion
ALL ABOUT DETONATION, PRE-IGNITION AND BACKFIRING
Groundhog Day Intermission
A Break In The Normal Trip Routine
Looking For A New Airplane
It’s Gotten Complicated
The Greatest Airport Party Ever
Down-home Aviation at Its Best in the American Heartland
The Vomit Comet
Passengers Do the Darndest Things
VTOL Rides Again
Why Not Be Able to Do Everything?
Brave New World
I Have Seen the Future, and It Will Be Closely Monitored
Fire Works, Flash Lights And Fire Flies
A Dark Landing After Losing Electrical Power
XCUB Gets Non - TSO' D Avionics
In what appears to be a first since the FAA put forth the revised version of Part 23 certification standards, CubCrafters has received the green light from the FAA to install Garmin’s G3X touchscreen PFD/ MFD glass combination along with a digital autopilot, designed for the Experimental market, into the recently Part 23-certified XCub.
Why Be An Airline Pilot?
Present-day Considerations for An Aspiring Aviator