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.
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