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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.

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.

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.

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