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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.

Topics VOR, Navigation

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?

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

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.

P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

Editor at Large Dave Hirschman and frequent contributor Chip Wright debate the merits of glass versus steam.

Proficient Pilot: Avionics evolution

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

In the beginning, a flight instructor sat in the front seat of an open-cockpit biplane and communicated with his student in the rear using hand signals and occasionally yelling over wind and engine noise.

Pilot Counsel: The hemispheric rule

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

The FAA flight rule that specifies VFR cruising altitudes is an important part of a collection of rules that is intended to help pilots to see and avoid other traffic.