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Wx Watch: A slow-moving IMC-maker

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

I was taking an intensive flight training course earlier this year, and it ended up being a real workout. By this I mean instrument weather for much of the nine hours I flew during the weeklong course.

Staying alive: Survival training for after a ditching

Article | Jun 20, 2013

In the chilly ocean off the Southern California coast, GA pilots learned what it feels like to hit the water in a ditching.

Tornadoes, floods beset the heartland

Article | Jun 03, 2013

The tornado that struck El Reno, west of Oklahoma City, on May 31 tossed aircraft. Meanwhile, Mississippi River flood waters near St. Louis submerged two runways of a GA airport north of the city.

Aircraft maintenance tips: Spring cleaning

Aircraft Maintenance | May 23, 2013

Before you jump back into the air after a long winter and cold spring, it's wise to take some time to prepare your airplane for the busy flying season.

Custom content for the Apr. 12, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 12, 2013

training tips A new kind of fog? It's certain that you have taken an important leap forward in your aviation weather knowledge when you can study an outlook briefing and know that tomorrow morning’s cross-country departure will likely be delayed by fog. Forecast conditions—clear skies, no wind—invite the formation of radiation fog, and as expected, the morning brings an obscured ceiling and low visibility.