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Emergency response experience center opens

Article | Sep 10, 2015

McMurdo’s new center immerses guests in the world of search and rescue with live demonstrations, educational sessions, and a next-gen MEOSAR satellite console.

Weather Wise: Gathering Information

Video | Sep 10, 2015

Preflight weather planning is one of the most important jobs we do as pilots. It’s the foundation for some of our most critical decisions. But with the sheer amount of weather information available these days, how can we be sure we’re getting what we need? In this short video—the first in a series focused on practical weather flying for pilots—we look at strategies for sorting through the chaff and pinpointing the information that really matters for your upcoming flight. 

Gulfstream crew attempted fatal takeoff with controls locked

Article | Sep 10, 2015

The flight crew of a Gulfstream G-IV business jet that crashed on takeoff from Laurence G. Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts, May 31, 2014, failed to perform a flight control check, resulting in critical controls still being locked during the takeoff attempt, the NTSB concluded Sept. 9.

Fly like a Fighter: Too tired to notice

Fly like a fighter | Sep 09, 2015

Every time we fly we need to assess whether we are rested enough to take to the skies. If not, then we should act as pilot in command and take charge to delay, reschedule, or cancel the flight.

Spot tracker links to Flight Service

Article | Sep 08, 2015

Spot, the satellite tracking device that can be carried aboard an aircraft, can tell Lockheed Martin Flight Service where you are and if you are still moving.

Like father, like son

Article | Sep 08, 2015

The similarities between Rick Mihalinac’s logbook and his late father’s pilot logbook are uncanny: Both had 69.5 hours of flight time when they took their private pilot checkrides; both of their checkrides lasted 1.2 hours; and Mihalinac’s checkride took place on Aug. 27—40 years to the day of his father’s first solo.

Training Tip: A scattering of storms

Article | Sep 08, 2015

If you determine that you and a storm are heading for the same destination, go elsewhere. Don’t get caught in a race to the field.

Pilot Getaways: Powder & the Polar Express

Article | Sep 08, 2015

In the corner of Colorado at the base of the imposing San Juan Mountains, Durango serves as a gateway to a huge array of unique adventures.