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Pilot Proficiency

11 Mistakes that Student Pilots Make

11 Mistakes that Student Pilots Make

Mistakes are part of the learning process. Expect to make some as you learn to fly, or when you pursue additional...

When VFR Turns into IFR

When VFR Turns into IFR

Use A Syllabus

Use A Syllabus

Aviation Safety Report Offers Blueprint During Flight Instruction
Approaching a New Airport

Approaching a New Airport

What Is the Difference Between RNAV Z and Y Approaches?

What Is the Difference Between RNAV Z and Y Approaches?

Broadly speaking, the Y approach is more geared toward single-engine, piston-powered aircraft, and the Z approach more appropriate for jets.

A Guide for Retraining After Revocation

A Guide for Retraining After Revocation

What Prompted Congress to Change the FAA’s Original ‘Dual Mandate’?
Is Freezing Fog Considered ‘Known Icing Conditions’?

Is Freezing Fog Considered ‘Known Icing Conditions’?

Can a Pilot Be Colorblind?

Can a Pilot Be Colorblind?

Half Moon Bay RNAV (GPS) Runway 30

Half Moon Bay RNAV (GPS) Runway 30

The GPS approach to Runway 30 at Half Moon Bay in California could just end up being the approach any...

Tri-Cities/Bristol, Tennessee ILS or LOC Runway 23

Tri-Cities/Bristol, Tennessee ILS or LOC Runway 23

Pine Bluff, Arkansas ILS LOC RWY 18

Pine Bluff, Arkansas ILS LOC RWY 18

RNAV (GPS) RWY 25L: Deer Valley, Arizona

RNAV (GPS) RWY 25L: Deer Valley, Arizona

Flying the MON

Flying the MON

Leaving in the Chocks

Leaving in the Chocks

Bill Kershner thought that most everyone in aviation has had a humorous experience with those devices used to keep an...

Engine Failure Turns Puppy Ferrying Flight Into Glider

Engine Failure Turns Puppy Ferrying Flight Into Glider

When a Tweet Turns into a Smokin' Hot Jet

When a Tweet Turns into a Smokin' Hot Jet

Life Lessons of an Iced-Up Mooney

Life Lessons of an Iced-Up Mooney

Astray Into the Zone

Astray Into the Zone

A Skymaster Taking Off on One Engine?

A Skymaster Taking Off on One Engine?

The NTSB links a potentially preventable Cessna 337 Skymaster accident in remote Alaska to an inadvertent stall.

Twin-Engine Troubles

Twin-Engine Troubles

A Harmless Prank

A Harmless Prank

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

The Fatal Desire to Impress

The Fatal Desire to Impress

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