IFR Fix | 2013, 10 21
The crew credited their awareness of contrary indications to their company's policy of backing up all approaches with available navaids, which is a good practice for any pilot.
IFR Fix | 2013, 10 07
On course, on altitude—but what’s this? The oil pressure gauge gets your attention—its needle is deflected low of normal.
IFR Fix | 2013, 09 27
You have a mere 2,944 feet to work with down there, and here you are, coming over the displaced threshold at 90 knots.
IFR Fix | 2013, 09 23
Two retired airline pilots were shooting instrument approaches and taking turns acting as safety pilot. On the day’s last approach, something didn’t look right.
IFR Fix | 2013, 09 13
Even if you never fly to this destination, the IAP makes good review material for a ground session of an IFR proficiency session.
IFR Fix | 2013, 09 06
What’s an unusual feature of an instrument approach procedure in your aviation neighborhood—a quirk that makes you glad you can practice it at will?
IFR Fix | 2013, 08 22
What’s the altitude of the freezing level in your area today? Don't peek. Just take an educated guess.
IFR Fix | 2013, 08 19
Now it’s clear why your instrument instructor asked you for confirmation that all your nav systems were working for today’s proficiency flight. You’ll need a full panel to complete the ILS RWY 5 approach to Anniston (Ala.) Regional Airport.
IFR Fix | 2013, 08 12
Are you vaccinated against vertigo? That would be useful, but don't look for the cure within the health care system. Start in your logbook.
IFR Fix | 2013, 05 24
Sometimes it's unavoidable: If you want to get where you're going, you must file IFR. At other times, it's a choice between convenience (VFR) and certainty (IFR). Then how will you play it?
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