Pilot Proficiency

Planning the Big Trip

Planning the Big Trip

Tips from an instructor before you take that long summer cross-country flight

Ask FLYING: What is a G-AIRMET?

Ask FLYING: What is a G-AIRMET?

An aviation meteorologist explains how a graphical AIRMET is different from a traditional one.

Why Are Flaps Used in Some Soft-field Takeoffs?

Why Are Flaps Used in Some Soft-field Takeoffs?

Why Would Fire Extinguishers Be Required for Engine Starts?

Why Would Fire Extinguishers Be Required for Engine Starts?

Ask FLYING: What Kind of Precip Will Fall First?

Ask FLYING: What Kind of Precip Will Fall First?

Are You Night Current?

Are You Night Current?

Chart Wise: Chattanooga ILS or LOC RWY 2

Chart Wise: Chattanooga ILS or LOC RWY 2

The approach to KCHA holds a few less common things to watch out for.

Rocky Mountain Metro (KBJC), Denver RNAV (GPS) Rwy 30R
El Monte, California VOR-A: A Deceptively Simple Approach?
South Lake Tahoe LDA Approach Requires Key Points Not to Miss
Holland, Michigan, ILS or LOC Runway 26

Holland, Michigan, ILS or LOC Runway 26

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

When you share you experiences and knowledge with your passengers they may catch the aviation bug.

Racing a Storm Is Not the Best Choice

Racing a Storm Is Not the Best Choice

In Winter, It's Not the 'Flying' Part That Gets to You
A Flutter in the Gauge

A Flutter in the Gauge

A Flock of Geese Triggers Another Hazard

A Flock of Geese Triggers Another Hazard

Improvisation Is Not a Flight Plan

Improvisation Is Not a Flight Plan

Habit born from overconfidence plus nonchalance add up to a deadly combination.

A Pilot Gets Caught Between Procedure and Instinct

A Pilot Gets Caught Between Procedure and Instinct

The Danger of Repeated Omissions

The Danger of Repeated Omissions

For One Low-Time Pilot, A Pattern of Small Errors Proves Fatal
A Pilot Goes One Airport Too Far

A Pilot Goes One Airport Too Far

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