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Training Tip: Saved by a stall

Article | 2015, 01 12

You never would have taken off if you knew it was going to get this bumpy.

IFR Fix: An uneasy compromise

IFR Fix | 2015, 01 12

The pilot wasn’t the first “expert” ever humbled by an icing encounter. Here was a chance for redemption.

Brent Taylor to lead Antique Airplane Association

Article | 2015, 01 06

The Antique Airplane Association has named its veteran executive director, Brent Taylor, its new president.

Proposed AD would require more wing lift strut inspections

Advocacy | 2015, 01 05

A proposed airworthiness directive would expand an existing AD by adding about 200 aircraft to those required to be inspected for wing lift strut corrosion.

Training Tip: Speed reader

Article | 2015, 01 05

Quick, what’s the Vso for your trainer? What’s 30 percent of that airspeed?

Pilot to overfly both poles in earth-rounding bid

Article | 2014, 12 30

A retired airline pilot flying a modified Lancair IV single-engine airplane has launched a new bid to fly around the world and over both poles.

Tower-marking rules approved in Oklahoma

Advocacy | 2014, 12 30

Oklahoma’s new rules will require the marking, painting, and flagging of towers that are at least 50 feet high.

Glider certificate leads to powered flight, scholarship

Article | 2014, 12 30

Chris Zaboji of Reston, Virginia, was a certificated sailplane pilot long before he earned a private pilot certificate in a single-engine airplane in November at age 17. But that wasn’t his only accomplishment of 2014: Zaboji also earned a $5,000 grant from the Soaring Society of America.

IFR Fix: Keene expectations

IFR Fix | 2014, 12 29

Your preparedness to fly the ILS or LOC RWY 2 approach to Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene, New Hampshirethis, is a result of your hour-long preflight ground review.

Training Tip: Never exceed speed

Article | 2014, 12 29

An airspeed excursion toward the aircraft’s never exceed speed (VNE) may seem unlikely. But in scenarios such as recovering from a stall, a spin, or a spiral dive, airspeed would increase quickly toward the critical value.