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Summer vacation flying: Maintenance tips for smooth trips

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 08, 2014

Any successful cross-country trip requires careful maintenance planning well in advance of the first leg of the trip.

‘Got some lift?’

Article | Jun 12, 2014

John Morrical wasted no time asking the burning question of the day on a recent Sunday morning. “We got some lift?” he asked as soon as he walked in the door of the Central Indiana Soaring Society’s clubhouse at Alexandria Airport June 1.

Flight schools to host AeroCamps

Article | Jun 09, 2014

Flight schools around the nation will host summer day camps to allow young people to explore aviation and aerospace.

Datalink dangers

Pilot Magazine | Jun 05, 2014

It was all so subtle. My inadvertent thunderstorm penetration took place so slowly that it didn’t fulfill my preconceived notion of a thunderstorm encounter—meaning one minute you’re OK, the next minute you’re deep in chaos.

Training Tip: Volatile virga

Article | Jun 03, 2014

Virga can be picturesque to behold, but don’t let its benign appearance breed complacency.

High schools compete in aerospace challenge

Article | May 22, 2014

Two hundred Kentucky and Tennessee high school students participate in an annual annual wing design and flight challenge competition.

SIUC Flying Salukis win top spot in 2014 NIFA Safecon

Article | May 21, 2014

The SIUC Flying Salukis won the 2014 national collegiate flying championship competition.

Safety

Article | May 12, 2014

Tips on Good Passenger Safety Briefings

Training Tip: A commanding presence

Article | Apr 29, 2014

Checklists complete and engine start accomplished, you start rolling toward the taxiway when the flight instructor's upheld hand gives you pause.