Advanced Flight Training

Ratings and Endorsements

Whether it's your favorite seaplane, tailwheel, complex, or high-performance airplane that you hope to someday fly as pilot in command, the FAA requires training and testing, or an endorsement by an authorized instructor, to have an additional category, class, or operating privilege added to your credentials.

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Going to High Performance Aircraft

AOPA continues to receive questions regarding endorsements needed by pilots to fly complex and high-performance aircraft. With the changes to 14 CFR 61.31 in mid-1997, the FAA changed the requirements for a person to act as PIC of these aircraft. The wrong endorsement could mean a violation or invalidate your aircraft insurance.

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Turbine Magazine

Pilot Magazine

Hello TBM 900

The TBM series of turboprop singles has proven a winner in the marketplace, with more than 684 sales since deliveries began in late 1990. Part of the reason for this success has been a pattern of constant design evolution.

Mar 12, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Cheyenne III/IIIA

Last month, we looked at Piper’s Cheyenne II. This month, we take another step up the Cheyenne pyramid.

Mar 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

First Look: Breaking a link in the chain

n March 20, 2009, the crew of an Airbus A340 began a partial-power takeoff in Melbourne, Australia.

Mar 10, 2014

Pilot Magazine

An icy long weekend

We all know the hassles associated with winter-weather flying.

Mar 10, 2014
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IFR Fix

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: What is a clearance?

Discussing the pros and cons of possible routes, your CFII poses an unexpected question: “What is an air traffic clearance?”

2014, 04 14 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Deviate as necessary'

The clouds were angry, but the passenger was angrier.

2014, 04 08

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: A full-scale deflection

When the CDI became fully deflected, time was up for troubleshooting a glitchy GPS.

2014, 04 01 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'A calculated risk'

If the decision to take off was made knowing that no return to the departure airport was possible, what’s the backup plan?

2014, 03 25
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