Weather

Weather

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The 'flexible safety buffer'

When it comes to establishing personal minimums, you need a working definition of the term.

Aug 22, 2014 | comments

Article

Port-A-Cool wants you to chill out

Port-A-Cool is trying to keep things cold with its new Hurricane evaporative cooler.

Aug 19, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Coded weather? GMAB!

If it’s been a while, try starting your next proficiency session by getting the weather with a pad, not the iPad.

Aug 19, 2014 | comments
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Autumn

Pilot Magazine

P&E Weather Watch: ‘Back door’ cold fronts

When we think of cold fronts we immediately conjure up a number of facts relevant to our flight planning—that they can be angry, fast-moving (say, 50-plus mph across the ground), and violent, packed with severe thunderstorms and the worst turbulence.

Aug 08, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Get out of jail free

ASRS is a partnership between the FAA and NASA whereby pilots, controllers, flight attendants, mechanics, ground personnel, and just about anyone who has anything to do with aviation safety can report a safety situation without fear of retribution.

Aug 05, 2014

Pilot Magazine

75 Years: There at the beginning

The Pylon Club—a flying club based at Patco Field in Norristown, Pennsylvania—was having another of its fly-outs.

Apr 04, 2014 | comments
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Hurricane

Article

Port-A-Cool wants you to chill out

Port-A-Cool is trying to keep things cold with its new Hurricane evaporative cooler.

Aug 19, 2014

Article

Pilots invited to help with humanitarian project in Bahamas

Bahamas Habitat is gathering pilots to fly to the islands Feb. 20 through 23 to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on projects ranging from putting up drywall in a medical center to painting the Zion Children’s Home.

Feb 05, 2014

Article

A careful balance

Pilots of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handle risk with teamwork, blending science and adventure in a unique flying job.

Nov 14, 2013 | comments
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Spring

Pilot Magazine

P&E Weather Watch: ‘Back door’ cold fronts

When we think of cold fronts we immediately conjure up a number of facts relevant to our flight planning—that they can be angry, fast-moving (say, 50-plus mph across the ground), and violent, packed with severe thunderstorms and the worst turbulence.

Aug 08, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: Flight for a cause

Two pilots from Fairbanks, Alaska, are flying to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer, and they’ve decided to make the journey a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Jul 31, 2014

Article

Father, son fly 'ultimate cross country'

At some point, Rodney Bowers recalled, “somebody called it ‘the ultimate cross-country’” and the name stuck.

Jul 10, 2014 | comments
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Summer

Article

Pilot Getaways: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is a premier resort destination of the inland Northwest. Surrounded by pine-carpeted mountains, Coeur d’Alene Lake has been called one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic. Consider visiting on your way to the AOPA Fly-In in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 16.

Aug 13, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

P&E Weather Watch: ‘Back door’ cold fronts

When we think of cold fronts we immediately conjure up a number of facts relevant to our flight planning—that they can be angry, fast-moving (say, 50-plus mph across the ground), and violent, packed with severe thunderstorms and the worst turbulence.

Aug 08, 2014
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Thunderstorms

Pilot Magazine

The Bonanza goes to war

Few students of the Vietnam War know much about the QU–22B Pave Eagle, the most unusual Bonanza you’ve never seen. Well, it’s mostly Bonanza; the highly modified airframe has a number of unique parts. Only 27 were built, plus six predecessor YQU–22A models.

Aug 06, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Weather Watch: Gusts and squalls

A gust front at EAA’s AirVenture in 2011, about to attack AOPA’s tent site.

Jul 31, 2014

Article

Safety

Thunderstorms cause relatively few accidents – on average, about five per year – but 75 percent of them are fatal.

Jun 16, 2014
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Winter

Pilot Magazine

P&E Weather Watch: ‘Back door’ cold fronts

When we think of cold fronts we immediately conjure up a number of facts relevant to our flight planning—that they can be angry, fast-moving (say, 50-plus mph across the ground), and violent, packed with severe thunderstorms and the worst turbulence.

Aug 08, 2014

Article

Big city seaplanes

A seaplane base on the East River turns an hours-long drive from Manhattan to the Hamptons into a brief flight.

Jul 15, 2014

Article

‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments
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