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IFR Fix: Danger at the heart of embedded thunderstorms

IFR Fix | 2015, 03 30

The crew, struggling against severe turbulence, icing, and loss of altitude and bank control, had inadvertently penetrated an embedded thunderstorm.

IFR Fix: Snowflake approaches

IFR Fix | 2015, 03 16

An aircraft is flying at 10,000 feet msl. Outside air temperature is 5 degrees Celsius. Is the aircraft higher or lower than its altimeter indicates?

IFR Fix: Cold and calculated

IFR Fix | 2015, 03 02

The caustic combination of crosswind and an ice-crusted runway sent the aircraft skidding into a snow bank built up by plowing along the runway edge.

IFR Fix: Alternate realities

IFR Fix | 2015, 02 18

For a pilot who flies IFR infrequently, should weather requiring an alternate raise a caution flag about the go/no-go decision?

IFR Fix: One hour to burn

IFR Fix | 2015, 02 02

What would you choose to work on if offered a complimentary hour to tackle the IFR proficiency challenge of your choice?

IFR Fix: An uneasy compromise

IFR Fix | 2015, 01 12

The pilot wasn’t the first “expert” ever humbled by an icing encounter. Here was a chance for redemption.

IFR Fix: Keene expectations

IFR Fix | 2014, 12 29

Your preparedness to fly the ILS or LOC RWY 2 approach to Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene, New Hampshirethis, is a result of your hour-long preflight ground review.

IFR Fix: Power, and distraction

IFR Fix | 2014, 12 19

After a complete electrical failure during an initial climb from the departure airport, the pilot of a Beech King Air 200 learned a valuable lesson from a simple but costly omission.

IFR Fix: Timing the handoff

IFR Fix | 2014, 12 12

No one likes to blow a radio exchange with ATC, but it's not possible to know exactly when a handoff from one center sector to another, or from a center to approach, is going to happen.

IFR Fix: In uncharted territory

IFR Fix | 2014, 12 08

When was the last time you were instructed by a controller, or requested by an instrument flight instructor to fly an uncharted hold?