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Pilot Magazine

Letters: From Our August Issue

Readers enjoyed Tom Horne’s fun look at a classic, easy little flyer—the Ercoupe, as it celebrates its seventy-fifth birthday—with stories of their own.

Sep 04, 2015

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Saluting America's aviation team

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

P&E: ADS-B

Experimentals, Light Sport get another option

Sep 03, 2015
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Advanced Training

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King Schools adds choice to FIRC

King Schools has added a number of new electives to its flight instructor refresher course.

Sep 02, 2015

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ATP Flight School airline transport pilot course gets FAA approval

ATP Flight School’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 21.

Aug 24, 2015

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FAA approves Pan Am International Flight Academy ATP program

Pan Am International Flight Academy’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 19.

Aug 21, 2015
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Instrument Rating

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Precisely flown nonprecision

Flying the VOR RWY 9 approach into Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, how would you plan your descent to the minimum descent altitude?

Aug 18, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: A show of hands

Pilots hold a variety of scenario-based attitudes about hand-flying versus autopilots on approach. In these two excerpts from the Aviation Safety Reporting System, see how each technique led to some unpredicted consequences.

Aug 03, 2015 | comments

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IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.

Jul 28, 2015 | comments
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Flight Training

Article

Saluting America's aviation team

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

Article

King Schools adds choice to FIRC

King Schools has added a number of new electives to its flight instructor refresher course.

Sep 02, 2015

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn: I'm a fan

My experience suggests that students who join flying clubs are more likely to complete their training compared to attending traditional flight schools.

Sep 01, 2015
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Student Pilot

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Saluting America's aviation team

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

Sep 03, 2015 | comments

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Training Tip: Spotting 'hangar rash'

What is “hangar rash”? Is it a cosmetic condition, or a syndrome that subverts safety?

Aug 24, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Safety Pilot Landmark Accident

A botched approach in a Cirrus SR22

Aug 10, 2015
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