Technique

Technique

Article

Training Tip: A short refresher

What’s your definition of a short field? Your answer might weigh factors including your skill level, aircraft performance, the airport environment, weather, and more.

Mar 30, 2015

Article

Group flights to head for National Parks

The combination of companionship and the expertise of a professional guide is part of the appeal of Northern Adventures' “America the Beautiful” air tours.

Mar 26, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Fuel injection systems: You still need to maintain them

If you are flying behind a fuel-injected aircraft engine, it pays to thoroughly understand how it works, how to maintain it, and what typically goes wrong when you encounter a problem.

Mar 25, 2015 | comments
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Aerobatics

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

Pilot Magazine

Ageless aviators

Even in Florida, where Ponce de Leon searched in vain for a fountain of youth, the Mavericks know there’s no such thing.

Mar 10, 2015

Article

A life in general aviation

J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.

Feb 24, 2015
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IFR

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

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Snowflake approaches

An aircraft is flying at 10,000 feet msl. Outside air temperature is 5 degrees Celsius. Is the aircraft higher or lower than its altimeter indicates?

Mar 16, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: On Instruments

To many instrument-rated pilots, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach rates as the gold standard.

Mar 10, 2015
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Takeoffs and Landings

Pilot Magazine

Good morning, Los Angeles

NewsChopper 4’s mission is to cover as much traffic as possible during the morning commute.

Feb 05, 2015

Pilot Magazine

My toughest student

My most challenging flight student was the one I wanted most to succeed: My mom, Wilma Melville.

Feb 04, 2015

Article

Letters

A good pilot is always learning—and readers agree with Dave Hirschman that the white line matters.

Feb 03, 2015
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Mountain Flying

Article

Group flights to head for National Parks

The combination of companionship and the expertise of a professional guide is part of the appeal of Northern Adventures' “America the Beautiful” air tours.

Mar 26, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Technique

I asked mountain flying instructors in Colorado how we can improve our mountain flying skills.

Mar 10, 2015

Article

Mineral Canyon, Utah

The most profound reason to visit Mineral Canyon is simply to experience the natural wonder of the picturesque, river-worn canyons. The canyons are a spectacle to behold from the air.

Mar 09, 2015 | comments
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