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IFR Fix: Tower, CFI help VFR pilot who takes off into clouds

IFR Fix | Sep 17, 2014

A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.

Safety

Article | Sep 12, 2014

Two tragic accidents that occurred within a week of each other, involved pilot incapacitation at high altitudes.

TBM owner’s group chair crashes after becoming unresponsive

Article | Sep 05, 2014

TBM Owners and Pilots Association chairman Larry Glazer and his wife Jane were on board an airplane that crashed off the coast of Jamaica after the pilot became unresponsive Sept. 5, the couple’s family confirmed to NBC News. The two are presumed dead.

California aviation regulation nixed

Advocacy | Aug 27, 2014

California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.

New generation of ADS-B receiver brings new features

Article | Aug 25, 2014

Stratus 2 is a partnership among manufacturer Appareo, Sporty's Pilot Shop, and Foreflight. Because Stratus 2 was built with Foreflight in mind, the level of integration is slick and complete. However, that partnership also is the product's Achilles' heel.

FAA warns flight sharing services

Article | Aug 20, 2014

While private pilots may share certain costs with passengers under certain circumstances, they cross the line when spreading the word.