Technique

Technique

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Training Tip: Controlling crosswind takeoffs

Crosswind landings get all the glory when student pilots, pilots, and instructors share ideas about training techniques. But crosswind takeoffs are no less demanding.

Aug 31, 2015

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High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Aug 27, 2015

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Acro breakdown

Sometimes the best way to build something is to bust it into little pieces. An aerobatic competition sequence is one example.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments
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Aerobatics

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Acro breakdown

Sometimes the best way to build something is to bust it into little pieces. An aerobatic competition sequence is one example.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

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Among friends

Pilots count on friends and family to make organized aerobatic competition possible, and each contest poses a logistical challenge that requires many volunteers.

Aug 20, 2015 | comments

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Humble pie

Turning the wrong way in the aerobatic box makes competition, in the sense of being competitive, difficult. A sense of humor and resilient ego come in handy.

Aug 10, 2015 | comments
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IFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Precisely flown nonprecision

Flying the VOR RWY 9 approach into Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, how would you plan your descent to the minimum descent altitude?

Aug 18, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Debrief: Mastering the visual approach

Many of my clients admit their fear of flying under visual flight rules (VFR).

Aug 10, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: A show of hands

Pilots hold a variety of scenario-based attitudes about hand-flying versus autopilots on approach. In these two excerpts from the Aviation Safety Reporting System, see how each technique led to some unpredicted consequences.

Aug 03, 2015 | comments
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Takeoffs and Landings

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Training Tip: Controlling crosswind takeoffs

Crosswind landings get all the glory when student pilots, pilots, and instructors share ideas about training techniques. But crosswind takeoffs are no less demanding.

Aug 31, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Ownership

Two nearly identical Cessna 172S models take the runway side by side for a real-world test of whether vortex generators make a measurable performance difference.

Aug 07, 2015

Pilot Magazine

License to Learn

Responding to angle-of-attack warnings

Aug 06, 2015
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Mountain Flying

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High altitude, thin margins

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

Aug 27, 2015

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Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs set for October

The skills, technologies, and products that will be familiar to the next generation of pilots will be in focus at the Flying Aviation Expo.

Aug 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

AOPA Fly-In Colorado Springs, CO

A special section for the AOPA Fly-in at Colorado Springs, Colorado

Aug 11, 2015
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