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Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

Veteran airline captain and GA legend Barry Schiff enters the paper versus electronic chart debate with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman.

Waypoints: Coming to terms

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

It’s a simple Sunday afternoon flight on a very VFR day, and yet I feel anxious and uncertain.

Quick Look: Bombardier Learjet 45

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

When it was introduced in the early 1990s, the Learjet 45 was the first clean-sheet Learjet design since the first-generation Model 23 helped bring business aviation into the jet age in the early 1960s.

IFR Fix: The RASS factor

IFR Fix | Oct 28, 2013

The weather broadcast should be audible by now. Great time for a glitch to show up.

IFR Fix: ‘The runway seemed very close’

IFR Fix | Oct 21, 2013

The crew credited their awareness of contrary indications to their company's policy of backing up all approaches with available navaids, which is a good practice for any pilot.

IFR Fix: The 40-mile miss

Article | Oct 11, 2013

“Are you tough enough?” is the tourism motto of Battle Mountain, a mining and ranching town ringed by mountains in Nevada’s Humboldt Valley.

IFR Fix: 'Probably just the gauge'

IFR Fix | Oct 07, 2013

On course, on altitude—but what’s this? The oil pressure gauge gets your attention—its needle is deflected low of normal.

Dogfight: Tower or no tower

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Uh, oh. Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes on his boss—Editor in Chief Tom Haines—in this discussion on which is the better airstrip: one with an air traffic control tower or one without.

IFR Fix: 'Go ahead and land'

IFR Fix | Sep 27, 2013

You have a mere 2,944 feet to work with down there, and here you are, coming over the displaced threshold at 90 knots.

IFR Fix: 'Awfully close to the houses'

IFR Fix | Sep 23, 2013

Two retired airline pilots were shooting instrument approaches and taking turns acting as safety pilot. On the day’s last approach, something didn’t look right.

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.

IFR Fix: Radar contact lost

IFR Fix | Sep 06, 2013

What’s an unusual feature of an instrument approach procedure in your aviation neighborhood—a quirk that makes you glad you can practice it at will?

IFR Fix: Two whooshes

Article | Aug 30, 2013

The last transmission from the aircraft before it struck trees on short final was the pilot canceling the IFR flight plan.

IFR Fix: A glint of sunlight

IFR Fix | Aug 19, 2013

Now it’s clear why your instrument instructor asked you for confirmation that all your nav systems were working for today’s proficiency flight. You’ll need a full panel to complete the ILS RWY 5 approach to Anniston (Ala.) Regional Airport.

IFR Fix: The vertigo vaccine

IFR Fix | Aug 12, 2013

Are you vaccinated against vertigo? That would be useful, but don't look for the cure within the health care system. Start in your logbook.

IFR Fix: 'To avoid confusion'

Article | Jul 26, 2013

It’s hard to argue that having to copy a detailed set of alternate missed approach instructions at 300 feet above minimums is highly disruptive.

IFR Fix: Full steam ahead?

Article | Jul 23, 2013

How should an instrument trainee choose between a "steam gauge" aircraft and a glass cockpit?