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New resource explains cold-temperature altitude correction

Advocacy | Feb 08, 2016

A new online resource helps pilots who fly approaches to cold temperature restricted airports understand the mandatory altitude-correction procedure to use in extremely cold weather.

Fly like a fighter: 'GPS direct'

Fly like a fighter | Feb 08, 2016

Retired U.S. Air Force pilot Larry Brown explains one circumstance where it may be a good idea to fly a longer route rather than filing and flying GPS direct.

Sport Aviation Expo loses leader

Article | Feb 01, 2016

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will continue in 2017 under new leadership. Bad weather has dampened attendance in recent years, and the event may adjust its schedule.

Digging out, days later

Article | Jan 28, 2016

Snow fell by the foot across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia Jan. 23, and many runways and taxiways remained closed days later.

Winds, rain curtail Sport Aviation Expo

Article | Jan 28, 2016

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo had two good days, one rained out, and one that was nearly blown away.

FAA seeks comments on updated weather circulars

Advocacy | Dec 29, 2015

The FAA is seeking comments on two draft advisory circulars that update the agency's reference material on aviation weather.

Training Tip: Weather in transition

Article | Dec 07, 2015

A pilot who made the mistake of launching VFR based only on a serene surface observation might be in for a rude surprise.

Pilot Getaways: Killington, Vermont

Article | Dec 07, 2015

Surrounded by one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, Killington, Vermont, is a destination for all ages.

IFR Fix: 'Not only false, but fatal'

Article | Nov 30, 2015

With ice accreting, and the aircraft no longer able to climb, and peaks of the Sierras nearby, all the pilot wanted was escape.

Training Tip: A deceptive calm

Article | Nov 30, 2015

As the student pilot climbs to a higher altitude for air work, he is caught off guard by a strong jolt of turbulence.

Bad Elf launches ADS-B Kickstarter

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Bad Elf has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver it plans to sell for $299.

Budget-friendly aviation gift guide

Article | Nov 18, 2015

The holiday season is here, and there are a variety of aviation-oriented gifts to keep pilots happy and safe without breaking the budget of friends, loved ones, or fellow pilots.

IFR Fix: When to look out below

IFR Fix | Nov 18, 2015

Unlike in summer when high temperatures create performance-robbing high density altitude conditions, cold air is the villain of this piece, actually impugning an altimeter’s credibility.

The drone pro

Article | Nov 04, 2015

A pilot who long ago built a general aviation business in New Jersey was also among the first unmanned aircraft operators approved for commercial work.

FAA updates list of cold temperature restricted airports

Advocacy | Nov 04, 2015

The FAA has updated the list of airports where temperatures can fall so far in cold weather that altimeter error may require approach altitude adjustments.

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Back from the Colorado Springs fly-in

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

The ‘standard’ minimums

Watch your flying

Article | Oct 23, 2015

The Apple Watch needs a lot of help from its iPhone cousin to help you navigate in the air. Not many apps are available, although ForeFlight is the first to try to put flying on your wrist.

Disaster relief continues after Hurricane Joaquin

Article | Oct 14, 2015

General aviation pilots are still needed to help deliver relief supplies in South Carolina after severe flooding, caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin, devastated the area.

South Carolina floods documented by air

Article | Oct 08, 2015

After two feet of rainfall flooded South Carolina, general aviation aircraft documented the disaster and assisted in recovery efforts.

Weather Watch

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

From on high, now comes the fateful word: Area forecasts will go away on December 31.

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Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

An icy encounter in the Banning Pass