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IFR Fix: 'What should I have done?'

IFR Fix | Dec 29, 2015

After experiencing an alternator failure in instrument conditions, the pilot and his flight instructor could receive but not transmit, but the transponder still worked. What should the pilot and CFI do?

IFR Fix: Building time, squeezed for space

IFR Fix | Dec 14, 2015

If you are one to seek approach procedures that challenge your workload-management abilities, the ILS or LOC/DME RWY 35 approach to Colorado’s Greeley-Weld County Airport offers a test.

PilotWorkshops releases 'Real World VFR'

Article | Nov 25, 2015

Find a remote island airport at night, land at Boston’s Logan International Airport in a Cessna 172, fly the Hudson River VFR Corridor, encounter VFR flight into instrument conditions, and more in PilotWorkshops’ “Real World VFR” video program released Nov. 25.

FAA begins decommissioning VORs

Advocacy | Nov 24, 2015

The FAA is launching the first phase of its plan to decommission lesser-used VORs and create a minimum operational network.

Garmin systems improve runway safety

Article | Nov 18, 2015

A new combination of Garmin products, dubbed Terminal Safety Solutions, proposes to improve safety on and near the runway by boosting pilot situational awareness.

Universal Avionics offers training, discounts

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Universal Avionics offers computer-based training to get you started on using Universal equipment in the Future Air Navigation System.

Wyoming's Hot Springs County Airport opens

Advocacy | Nov 17, 2015

Aviation safety was enhanced and night operations began when the new Hot Springs County Airport near Thermopolis, Wyoming, opened to the public Nov. 7.

Gulfstream announces cabin, performance enhancements

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Gulfstream has revised the G600 cabin after customer input during the past year, and added guidance software for tighter approaches in the G650 and G650ER.

Many instrument approaches spared elimination

Advocacy | Nov 11, 2015

The FAA has significantly reduced the number of standard instrument approach procedures it proposed eliminating this spring from 736 to 334, citing public comments and the need for further review.

Letters From Our October Issue

Pilot Magazine | Nov 10, 2015

Have complicated modern avionics affected airmanship? Barry Schiff’s take on the subject struck a chord with readers.

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

It’s worth reviewing RNAV (GPS) approaches with an eye to their specifics—as well as their gotchas.

New FAA Web page debugs notam searches

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2015

The FAA’s new website for researching notices to airmen, designed to eventually replace the existing PilotWeb notam page, has received its finishing touches.

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Back from the Colorado Springs fly-in

Training Tip: A sketchy understanding

Article | Oct 30, 2015

Runway holding position markings combine solid and dashed lines indicating where an aircraft should stop. Can you draw the markings from memory?

Watch your flying

Article | Oct 23, 2015

The Apple Watch needs a lot of help from its iPhone cousin to help you navigate in the air. Not many apps are available, although ForeFlight is the first to try to put flying on your wrist.

Oregon's Aurora State unveils new tower, Class D airspace

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Pilots flying near Oregon’s Aurora State Airport should be vigilant about aviating, communicating, and navigating in the new Class D airspace after the debut of their air traffic control tower Oct. 15.

Seaplane Pilots Association moving to Winter Haven lakefront

Article | Oct 14, 2015

The Seaplane Pilots Association struck a deal to move from its landlocked Lakeland, Florida, headquarters to a more float-friendly Winter Haven facility on Lake Hartridge.

GA groups seek feedback on GPS failures

Advocacy | Oct 14, 2015

AOPA and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are launching a survey to gauge the amount of GPS interference and number of outages pilots flying in both countries have experienced.

IFR Fix: Cones of silence

IFR Fix | Oct 13, 2015

You may derive comfort from knowing that you can keep flying legacy approaches for now—but there are fewer there than meets the eye.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

An icy encounter in the Banning Pass

Watch for wildfire TFRs

Article | Oct 01, 2015

With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.

IFR Fix: A lot like work

IFR Fix | Sep 30, 2015

What's 160 feet worth on a close instrument approach? It could be the difference between a quick landing and a lengthy missed approach, followed by a diversion.