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Power out!

Pilot Magazine | Jun 06, 2014

Passing 5,400 feet we heard a muffled pow/blam, had immediate white smoke in the cabin, and a spray pattern of oil on the windscreen. I put out an immediate mayday, and opened the window to clear the smoke.

IFR procedure changes coming to Houston area

Advocacy | May 15, 2014

Changes to the Houston metroplex are coming on May 29 that will affect general aviation pilots.

Charlotte T-route changes will improve GA's airspace access

Advocacy | Mar 26, 2014

The FAA has issued a final rule modifying RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in Charlotte, N.C., effective May 29.

IFR Fix: Sorry, wrong number

IFR Fix | Feb 21, 2014

Two go-arounds and a rejected takeoff would provide a day’s drama at many airports. When they all happen at once, with the go-arounds head-on, only luck averts disaster.

New Atlanta T-routes a successful collaboration

Advocacy | Feb 19, 2014

The FAA has set an April 3 effective date for nine new RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) in and around Atlanta's Class B airspace.

IFR Fix: 'The dark side of automation'

Article | Feb 07, 2014

The unpronounceable object is a computer navigation fix (CNF). Now that you know that, ignore it.

Stakeholder panel urged for RNAV route development

Advocacy | Jan 22, 2014

AOPA is urging the FAA to improve its development of RNAV terminal routes (T-routes) as ground-based navaids are decommissioned.

FAA urged to improve RNAV route development

Advocacy | Jan 02, 2014

Satellite navigation offers great efficiency for terminal airspace routings, but the FAA’s use of it has not always improved on existing Victor airway-based transitions.

Mentor Matters: Missing glideslope in San Juan

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

With the release of its WAAS-equipped flight decks and stand-alone navigation units, Garmin introduced advisory vertical navigation capability for nearly all RNAV approaches, not just those that have published WAAS minimums.

Boeing 747 Dreamlifter mistakenly lands at Jabara Airport

Article | Nov 21, 2013

The pilots of an Atlas Air Boeing 747 Dreamlifter en route from John F. Kennedy International Airport to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., mistakenly landed 8 nautical miles away at Colonel James Jabara Airport Nov. 20.

GA-friendly routes proposed for Atlanta

Article | Nov 20, 2013

The FAA, in a welcome change of approach, has taken general aviation into account in a proposed airspace optimization for Atlanta.

IFR Fix: 'Random impromptu routings'

IFR Fix | Nov 01, 2013

Which word in the instrument pilot's vocabulary is so prized that it commands its own button on navigation units?

Flight plan changes take effect

Article | Oct 24, 2013

Effective Oct. 24, the FAA has replaced some of the suffixes used to describe on-board equipment in domestic flight plans.

DC routes reduce access, snub GA

Article | Sep 12, 2013

A final rule adopted by the FAA curbs GA access to the Washington, D.C., area, AOPA said.

FAA final rule modifies Northeast airways

Article | Sep 03, 2013

The FAA has issued a final rule to modify airways in the Northeast.

FAA proposes Northeast airway modifications

Article | Jul 09, 2013

The FAA has released a proposal that would offer modifications to several airways in the northeast upon the decommissioning of the Lake Henry VOR.

Washington, DC, T-route plan sets back NextGen goals

Article | Jun 18, 2013

NextGen was intended to improve access and efficiency in the nation’s busiest airspace. But two new RNAV terminal routes proposed west of Washington, D.C.’s, Class B airspace do just the opposite.

FAA releases final rule on two DC T-routes

Article | May 28, 2013

The west T-route in the FAA's Washington, D.C., Class B airspace is poorly designed, while the east route is considered beneficial.

AOPA calls proposed DC T-routes missed opportunity

Article | May 08, 2013

The FAA's notice of proposed rulemaking to establish T-routes west of the Washington, D.C., Class B airspace fails to address the issue of access or efficiency for general aviation operators, according to AOPA.

New T-routes to replace Oregon airway segment

Article | Apr 16, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule establishing two new low-altitude RNAV routes (T-routes) in Oregon to replace segments of a Victor airway that will be removed as a result of the planned decommissioning of the Portland, Ore., VOR/DME this year. The new T-routes, designated T–302 and T–304, will be activated on June 27 between existing fixes with new waypoints added as described in the rule.

Weather Curiosity - Flight Preparations

Article | Mar 25, 2013

The Weather Briefing --> The Weather Briefing Check these elements for a good preflight decision BY JACK WILLIAMS (From Flight Training, February 2004.) Imagine that soon after earning your private pilot certificate you're taking a friend -- who knows nothing about aviation -- for an airplane ride. Both of you are belted into a Cessna 152 and you've just started going through the prestart checklist when your friend says, "I thought you have a pilot's license.