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Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2016

Recent NTSB ruling protected pilot’s procedural rights

Pilot Counsel: FAA’s new compliance philosophy

Pilot Magazine | Jan 05, 2016

Followers of this column know that over the years I have devoted attention to the FAA’s enforcement activities, particularly those seeking to suspend or revoke a pilot’s certificate.

Pilot Counsel: VFR weather minimums, the hard part

Pilot Magazine | Dec 09, 2015

This month I’ll discuss the more complicated, but generally less stringent, minimums that are available in some airspace for particular operations.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

The ‘standard’ minimums

Pilot Counsel: Aircraft lights

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

The FAA flight rule that specifies the requirement for aircraft lights is an important part of the collection of rules intended to help pilots to see and avoid other traffic.

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.

The ‘see and avoid’ rules

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

Faithful readers of this column recognize that over many years I have reviewed for pilots and aircraft owners the general operating and flight rules of the federal aviation regulations.

Pilot Counsel: Some miscellaneous rules

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

Here are a few miscellaneous rules about which you might enjoy being reminded.

Pilot Counsel: IFR to a VFR airport

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

The bottom line is, an alternate airport must be included in every case if the destination airport does not have an instrument approach procedure.