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IFR Fix: The air down there

IFR Fix | Feb 16, 2016

IFR flight planning has a new wrinkle during the first winter of mandatory procedures in effect at cold temperature restricted airports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Globetrotter

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2015

Bill Harrelson’s weight-class world record flight over both the north and south poles almost ended before it began.

National Bushwheel Awareness Week: Quirky gathering in the Idaho wilderness

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

Turbulent plumes of swirling mountain air jostle our pair of Carbon Cubs as we approach Johnson Creek Airport (3U2) for the start of National Bushwheel Awareness Week, a quirky annual gathering that attracts more than 100 backcountry airplanes and the STOL fanatics who fly them.

Weather Watch

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

In convective seasons of yore, pilots were advised to check three big weather products for the best preflight advice concerning the location and intensity of any anticipated thunderstorms.