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ASF - Weather

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Weather and Flight Experience Thunderstorm It was the month of February in 1983, and the weather front started on the North West Coast, as most do. The major difference with this one was that it was bearing down on the North part of Texas with a speed and intensity like no other I had seen or heard of.

ForeFlight crosses a frontier

Article | Mar 13, 2013

When Frontier Airlines announced that it had begun an FAA-approved program to evaluate Apple iPads as electronic flight bags in its cockpits, the news marked a new frontier for a maker of intelligent apps for general aviation pilots.

'We got a rogue vehicle': ATC honored for assists

Article | Mar 07, 2013

The airliner was on short final, descending from a 600-foot overcast, when Philadelphia Tower controller Dave Giberson shifted his attention from the airborne radar to ground radar and saw a blip. He ordered the airliner to abort, and saved lives. Giberson was one of many controllers honored with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award. Find out what caused the blip.

Glacier glory

Article | Feb 14, 2013

Pines flash by in the periphery as Chet Todd approaches Cabin Creek Landing's Runway 20. The tense approach demands full attention, pushing the majestic scenes from moments earlier--the snow-capped mountain peaks, valley fog layers, and frozen lakes of Montana's Glacier National Park--from the mind.

Life vests, fast action key to survival in Hudson

Article | Feb 06, 2013

Even with their personal floatation devices, the 35-degree-Fahrenheit Hudson River nearly claimed the lives of the pilot and passenger of a Cherokee Six on Jan. 27.

Time in type

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

As six gloved hands pull six mixture controls to idle cutoff, the rumble of six idling Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engines gives way to a metallic tink, tink, tink as the Hamilton Standard constant-speed propellers spin to a stop. Seven pilots (two in the lead airplane) simultaneously open their canopies, take off their helmets, dismount, and position the propellers so their blades are horizontal.

Visual Approach

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Aviation photography by Mike Fizer

Wx Watch: Snow watch

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Spotting winter storms before they strike

'Think twice; no shortcuts'

Article | Jan 24, 2013

The recent solo of a student marked a happy milestone for CFI Matt Cole, who sustained serious burns in an aircraft accident in 2001, defied some experts' expectations about his prospects, and returned to aviation.

Sanctuary boundary study raises new overflight concerns

Advocacy | Jan 10, 2013

The possible expansion of boundaries of two national marine sanctuaries in California could result in new restrictions on overflights of the affected areas, AOPA said.