Pilot Proficiency

In Winter, It's Not the 'Flying' Part That Gets to You

In Winter, It's Not the 'Flying' Part That Gets to You

Snow and ice present particular challenges for pilots, especially when getting from the hangar to the taxiway.

Why Haven’t Leaps in Engine Tech Reached GA?

Why Haven’t Leaps in Engine Tech Reached GA?

We see huge leaps in automotive engine technology, but GA piston engines appear to retain 1950s technology mainly due to...

Should You Use Lead-Reducing Fuel Additives?

Should You Use Lead-Reducing Fuel Additives?

How to Minimize the Risk of Flying Older Aircraft

How to Minimize the Risk of Flying Older Aircraft

Does Xanax or Zoloft Disqualify a Pilot?

Does Xanax or Zoloft Disqualify a Pilot?

What’s Up With These Aircraft Prices?

What’s Up With These Aircraft Prices?

Rocky Mountain Metro (KBJC), Denver RNAV (GPS) Rwy 30R

Rocky Mountain Metro (KBJC), Denver RNAV (GPS) Rwy 30R

KBJC is a great option for those flying to Denver, but there are a few things to watch for on...

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

Anchorage ILS Runway 15

Anchorage ILS Runway 15

A Flutter in the Gauge

A Flutter in the Gauge

An imminent problem turns into a dramatic night.

A Flock of Geese Triggers Another Hazard

A Flock of Geese Triggers Another Hazard

I.L.A.F.F.T.: The Glide Slope

I.L.A.F.F.T.: The Glide Slope

No More Happy Landings

No More Happy Landings

Summer Haze and Low on Fuel

Summer Haze and Low on Fuel

A Pilot Gets Caught Between Procedure and Instinct

A Pilot Gets Caught Between Procedure and Instinct

Familiarity in flying has several components. There is the foundational element of general familiarity with airplanes and how to fly...

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

Trouble Flying Low Upon the Suwanee River

Trouble Flying Low Upon the Suwanee River

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