Technique

Technique

Advocacy

Event launches Colorado’s spring flying season

Colorado aviators came together to strengthen ties, enhance safety of flight, and enjoy each other’s company in an annual meet-and-greet event at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Apr 17, 2015

Article

Make Salinas a weekend

A Friday golf tournament and Barnstormers Party, combined with camping and special hotel rates, make AOPA’s Salinas Fly-In a great weekend getaway.

Apr 15, 2015

Article

Three students take on 'One Week Ready to Solo'

A former Navy corpsman, a Harley-Davidson custom builder, and a global advertising manager for General Motors have been tapped for a one-week adventure that could change their lives—learning how to fly through the One Week Ready to Solo project.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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Aerobatics

Article

Make Salinas a weekend

A Friday golf tournament and Barnstormers Party, combined with camping and special hotel rates, make AOPA’s Salinas Fly-In a great weekend getaway.

Apr 15, 2015

Article

Three students take on 'One Week Ready to Solo'

A former Navy corpsman, a Harley-Davidson custom builder, and a global advertising manager for General Motors have been tapped for a one-week adventure that could change their lives—learning how to fly through the One Week Ready to Solo project.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

FAA recommends replacing Velcro-style ELT fasteners

The FAA on March 10 encouraged aircraft owners and operators with emergency locator transmitters secured by hook-and-loop fasteners to switch voluntarily to a metal strap type restraint.

Mar 11, 2015 | comments
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IFR

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Situational awareness a last defense in CFIT scenario

As you prepare to level off from the descent in instrument conditions, a ground proximity warning goes off. What's the correct response?

Apr 13, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Danger at the heart of embedded thunderstorms

The crew, struggling against severe turbulence, icing, and loss of altitude and bank control, had inadvertently penetrated an embedded thunderstorm.

Mar 30, 2015

Article

Fly into JFK in new 'Real World IFR' course

Geared toward already instrument-rated pilots, PilotWorkshops’ new “Real World IFR” video program features simulator scenarios and real flights from start to finish and offers practical tips for flying and dealing with air traffic control in actual instrument conditions.

Mar 19, 2015
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Takeoffs and Landings

Article

Training Tip: Aware in the air

Instructors caution student pilots to check notams carefully during flight planning, and to check again during the final weather update before takeoff. Are you aware of the different reasons notams are issued and how to find the information?

Apr 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Dogfight

To dazzle or not to dazzle—that’s this month’s “Dogfight” topic.

Apr 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Technique

This takeoff made me nervous, even though the performance tables in the pilot’s operating handbook assured me there would be plenty of margin.

Apr 06, 2015
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Mountain Flying

Advocacy

Event launches Colorado’s spring flying season

Colorado aviators came together to strengthen ties, enhance safety of flight, and enjoy each other’s company in an annual meet-and-greet event at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.

Apr 17, 2015

Article

NTSB alerts focus on transition training, mountain flying

Transition training, mountain flying, and post-maintenance preflight inspections are among the topics of four National Transportation Safety Board Safety Alerts issued April 7.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

National Bushwheel Awareness Week: Quirky gathering in the Idaho wilderness

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.

Apr 06, 2015
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