Sometimes in Flight, There Is No Safety in Numbers

Formation-flight tragedy in California accentuates the importance of airside discipline.
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Do Flaps Make Lift?

A common thought is that deploying the flaps will improve your climb rate. But is it true?
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South Lake Tahoe LDA Approach Requires Key Points Not to Miss

Surrounded by lofty mountains, the instrument approach to KTVL requires your attention.
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A Flock of Geese Triggers Another Hazard

When hazy conditions combine with clouds of snow geese, a pilot learns the value of over communicating and ADS-B.
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Should I Take Off? It’s Not a Simple Decision

A pilot has to decide on the runway not to take off, and reflects on how things differed when he worked for an ...
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I.L.A.F.F.T.: The Glide Slope

A faulty glideslope connection fools a pilot into following the instrument's needle almost into the ground.
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To Fly Is To Learn—Every Time

A seemingly easy flight from Charlottesville to Tampa proves that there’s no such thing as an easy flight.
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FAA Name Change Signifies a Bigger Mission for NOTAMs

Alteration gives more information and a modern meaning for a common aviation abbreviation.
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I.L.A.F.F.T.: Just A Thin Layer From Disaster

A young pilot deals with compounding concerns on a short flight home.
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Airwork: San Pablo Aerodrome

Tom tries to help one aviation enthusiast get a flying club off the ground.
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Aftermath: Puzzling Personality

An unusual pilot’s dramatic crash in the Sunshine State leaves investigators guessing.
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Sky Kings: Innocent Pilots Face Down Guns, Handcuffs

Scary moments underscore the need for pilots to deal with a “traffic stop” calmly.
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Holland, Michigan, ILS or LOC Runway 26

A trip to the tulips on this approach
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FAA Moves Ahead With Airman Certification Standards for CFIs

The agency seeks to update certification standards to include risk assessment.
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Bombardier Marks 25th Safety Standdown

The symposium in Wichita, Kansas, has brought together professional pilots for crucial safety conversations.
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Gear Up: Maintenance Masters in the Hangar

Pilots without them are just pedestrians with sunglasses and cool jackets.
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Technicalities: Why Jets Fly High and Fast

Peter Garrison explains how jets produce thrust and recips produce torque.
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Gear Up: Flying Into Canada in the Age of COVID-19

Dick Karl had to go to Hamilton, Ontario, for a meeting recently. Turns out, he had no idea what he was signing up ...
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How to Winterize Your Flying

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to stay on the ground. CFI and FLYING Staff Writer Meg Godlewski shows you how ...
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How to Survive An Unscheduled Off-Airport Landing

As the nasty weather of winter approaches, CFI and FLYING Staff Writer Meg Godlewski tells you everything you need to know.
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