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IFR Fix: The sig in sigmet

IFR Fix | Dec 13, 2013

Two CFIIs plunge into icing conditions after failing to recognize the significance of a sigmet for icing.

IFR Fix: That was the easy part

IFR Fix | Dec 09, 2013

Contemplating IFR flight scenarios for airports like Delta, Utah, is excellent review for any instrument pilot. That's because briefing for a flight into and out of Delta covers bases unlikely to be encountered on your next two-hour tour of your home field approaches.

IFR Fix: Few clouds at 700

IFR Fix | Nov 22, 2013

You might get in at Aurora, Mo., might not. Hard to know.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 20, 2013

From reader John Ritchie: True or False? It is impossible for a jet fighter to shoot itself down by flying into its own gunfire.

Five more instrument simulator apps

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Five instrument simulator apps cover everything from improving radio nav skills to showing an altimeter.

Apps to practice, review your flight

Apps of the week | Nov 04, 2013

With everything that needs to be managed and monitored in a cockpit, pilots need to be at the top of their game. Developers have created apps to help pilots practice on the ground through simulation and record flight information in the air that can be reviewed and shared after a flight.

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?

Stay sharp with simulation

Article | Oct 12, 2013

PC simulator expert Bruce Williams covered the multitude of ways simulation can help pilots in a seminar at AOPA Aviation Summit.

IFR Fix: The 40-mile miss

Article | Oct 11, 2013

“Are you tough enough?” is the tourism motto of Battle Mountain, a mining and ranching town ringed by mountains in Nevada’s Humboldt Valley.

IFR Fix: 'Probably just the gauge'

IFR Fix | Oct 07, 2013

On course, on altitude—but what’s this? The oil pressure gauge gets your attention—its needle is deflected low of normal.