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Question of the week: IFR flight plan

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Question: You've filed an IFR flight plan and departed from an airport that underlies a Class B airspace floor of 2,000 feet. The weather is great so you planned on obtaining your IFR clearance once airborne. You've contacted ATC and the controller replied with your call sign and instructed you to stand by. May you continue your climb into Class B airspace?

IFR Fix: An uneventful flight

IFR Fix | Nov 11, 2013

The pilot attributed his errant decision-making to "my determination not to disappoint a friend." Has your determination not to disappoint a passenger in your aircraft ever degraded your piloting judgment, putting you in a tight spot?

IFR Fix: 'Random impromptu routings'

IFR Fix | Nov 01, 2013

Which word in the instrument pilot's vocabulary is so prized that it commands its own button on navigation units?

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

From reader David West: What was the North American T–6 Mosquito?

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.