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Article | Nov 14, 2014
Especially in northern regions, ‘tis the season when ficons—a notam contraction that translates to" field conditions"—should become a routine preflight item to check.
Article | Nov 14, 2014
Randall Greene and the late Leonard Greene of Safe Flight Instrument Corp. have been awarded the sixth annual Joseph T. Nall Award.
Article | Nov 13, 2014
Whether you have a club member preparing for a checkride or you’re looking for ways to sharpen the skills of pilots in your club, the Air Safety Institute has you covered with its online Safety Spotlights. They make it a breeze to find ASI’s free aviation safety education programs, neatly arranged by subject.
Advocacy | Nov 12, 2014
Two FAA and industry working groups issued a combined report offering 29 safety enhancements that could reduce general aviation loss-of-control accidents.
Fly like a fighter | Nov 12, 2014
An Air Force student gets a surprise when his solo flight is deemed unsatisfactory for safety of flight. You might not be graded on every flight, but a “You can’t bust me” attitude is dangerous.
Pilot Magazine | Nov 12, 2014
Your “Reimagined” AOPA 2015 Sweepstakes 152 is just like all the 30-something trainers you’ve ever flown—and it’s nothing like them.
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Article | Nov 12, 2014
Holiday flying can involve more distractions than usual. Read tips for safe flying.
Pilot Magazine | Nov 11, 2014
Last year, during a predawn instrument approach in instrument meteorological conditions, a UPS A300 was destroyed and its crew killed when it struck terrain just short of the runway.
IFR Fix | Nov 10, 2014
You have your clearance, have made the “go” decision, and are taxiing toward the active runway. Gusty winds and rain are making this a more demanding task than usual; if anything unexpected comes up such as a last-minute routing change or an anomalous indication on the panel, will you be able to sort everything out without error?
Article | Nov 07, 2014
For Daniel Bier, “Flight of Passage” is more than a book that tells the story of two teens who buy a dilapidated Piper Cub and restore it to take a flight across America in 1966. It’s the reason he and his father started taking cross-country flights in a Piper Archer a few years ago.