IFR Fix | 2014, 08 22
When it comes to establishing personal minimums, you need a working definition of the term.
IFR Fix | 2014, 08 19
If it’s been a while, try starting your next proficiency session by getting the weather with a pad, not the iPad.
IFR Fix | 2014, 08 12
The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.
IFR Fix | 2014, 08 04
The Center controller who had issued the flight’s late-night IFR clearance heard the truncated transmission but thought little of it.
IFR Fix | 2014, 07 28
The arcing dashed arrow that ushers in the missed approach lends it a deceptively simple appearance, but there’s more here than greets the eye.
IFR Fix | 2014, 07 22
Spot quiz: What is the METAR/TAF code for smoke?
IFR Fix | 2014, 07 15
In the satellite age, it’s still true that the less precision exists for navigation, the more precise the flying must be.
IFR Fix | 2014, 07 08
Raw-data aviation remains relevant in one respect: No one ever said that pilots flying raw-data approaches had sacrificed their airmanship on the altar of technology.
IFR Fix | 2014, 06 30
The trip’s unraveling began when approach control called with an amended IFR clearance, producing instant pandemonium in the complacent cockpit.
IFR Fix | 2014, 06 24
“Look out for Bud,” was all an instructor had to say to a trainee. Bud had unknowingly become a see-and-avoid metaphor for countless aviators.
IFR Fix | 2014, 06 17
Quiz: After a pilot changes airspeed in a standard-rate turn, is more or less bank needed to maintain the turn?
IFR Fix | 2014, 06 09
When sizing up a thunderstorm from a distance, what are the most important visual aspects?
IFR Fix | 2014, 06 02
Technology in the cockpit is only as good as the pilot operating it. Are you managing your avionics, or letting the technology manage you?
IFR Fix | 2014, 05 27
The pilot has just started a level-off at the assigned altitude when departure control calls with an unexpected request.
IFR Fix | 2014, 05 20
If your favorite instructor hasn’t already called to see if you want to add to your actual-IMC experience, reach out.
IFR Fix | 2014, 05 12
Descending in moderate turbulence through multiple cloud decks, the two pilots, who are unfamiliar with the destination airport and local approach architecture, are all business.
IFR Fix | 2014, 05 06
Pop quiz: What are you expected to say when picking up your clearance if you have filed a route, but revised it before departure?
IFR Fix | 2014, 04 28
After an instrument proficiency check lesson, your instructor gives a blow-by-blow critique of your flying. He wants to fly again before signing you off. You can’t resist mentioning that your flying never exceeded instrument rating practical test tolerances.
IFR Fix | 2014, 04 22
There is another aircraft nearby, and its pilot is going to unusual lengths to keep you in sight.
IFR Fix | 2014, 04 14
Discussing the pros and cons of possible routes, your CFII poses an unexpected question: “What is an air traffic clearance?”
IFR Fix | 2014, 04 08
The clouds were angry, but the passenger was angrier.
IFR Fix | 2014, 04 01
When the CDI became fully deflected, time was up for troubleshooting a glitchy GPS.
IFR Fix | 2014, 03 25
If the decision to take off was made knowing that no return to the departure airport was possible, what’s the backup plan?
IFR Fix | 2014, 03 18
CFIIs seeking material to use when administering instrument proficiency checks should note the results of the March 11 poll question.
IFR Fix | 2014, 03 11
At 500 feet per minute and 95 knots of groundspeed in the windless conditions, was the altitude gain per nautical mile sufficient?
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