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Waypoints

Article | Sep 01, 2001

Thomas B. Haines has served as editor in chief of AOPA Pilot since 1994.

Ounce of Prevention Part 3 of 12

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2001

"Just a little bit lower..." Lack of aeronautical information was killing too many pilots in 1930 and 1931, prompting Elrey B. Jeppesen to start his famous black book.

After an Accident

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2000

Everyone in aviation knows that certain emergencies are just too dangerous to practice with any degree of authenticity. The off-airport landing and the low-altitude engine failure on takeoff are good examples; no one is going to ask you to land in the treetops, or demand that you make a critical maneuvering decision with no margin for error, 500 feet above the runway, just to see if you can carry it off.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 1999

"Tasks" on my electronic scheduler turn from black to red when the item's due date passes. In case Bill Gates is reading, I don't really like the term task.

Infrequent Flyer Points

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 1998

Been flying? Been up lately? Unless we are burning up the airways, most of us tend to answer these questions with studied vagueness — "A little, here and there" or "always looking for the $100 hamburger" are casual code words that betray our relative inactivity. None of us wants to admit to our buddies at the airport that we aren't flying much; to do so would subject us to pity or ridicule.

Instrument Insights Part 2 of 12

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 1998

How to work with the new regulations Out of instrument currency again? Chances are you and your fellow instrument-rated pilots have never been heard to say, "Gosh, it sure is easy and fun to maintain instrument currency." But it has to be done, and as painlessly and inexpensively as possible. After all, the goal is to have a flying budget left over for the personal flights, while still maintaining a safe level of skill.