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IFR Fix: Sorry, wrong number

IFR Fix | Feb 21, 2014

Two go-arounds and a rejected takeoff would provide a day’s drama at many airports. When they all happen at once, with the go-arounds head-on, only luck averts disaster.

Pilot Counsel: ATC instructions

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

A recent interpretation by the FAA’s chief counsel answers the question whether the rule requiring compliance with ATC instructions applies to a pilot flying under visual flight rules in Class E airspace.

Fly like a fighter: Radio silence

Fly like a fighter | Dec 03, 2013

Your mission: Fly with eight F-15s to the Philippines, rejoin, refuel with air tankers, engage an unknown number of Red Air fighters, refuel again, and then return home to Okinawa. And fly with radio silence up to the first contact with the Red Air fighters.

Training Tip: 40 degrees of separation

Article | Nov 22, 2013

Heed the published warnings about airport hazards and hotspots.

FAA issues final rule on air carrier pilot training

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2013

The FAA has published a final rule that stresses basic pilot skills and better tracking of remedial training for crewmembers to avoid "events that, although rare, are often catastrophic," such as the February 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y.

Automatic traffic

Article | Oct 28, 2013

An automated system being developed in West Virginia shows potential for traffic advisories at airports not served by towers.

Ownership: Salute to situational awareness

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Inbound on an ILS to Runway 23 with a stiff breeze out of northwest, imagine my surprise when I glanced down at the horizontal situation indicator to find the localizer and glidepath indicators perfectly centered.

IFR Fix: BADDA BINGG

IFR Fix | Sep 13, 2013

Even if you never fly to this destination, the IAP makes good review material for a ground session of an IFR proficiency session.

FAA to release easier-to-read notams

Article | Sep 12, 2013

The FAA Safety Team is advising pilots of several changes to the format of notices to airmen and the contractions used in notams.