The Tragic Day When a Pilot Was Literally Flying Blind

Oregon incident can teach us all a lesson in being honest with yourself.
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Aftermath: Puzzling Personality

An unusual pilot’s dramatic crash in the Sunshine State leaves investigators guessing.
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The Danger of Irrational Exuberance

Learning a new aircraft takes time. Not taking that time can be a treacherous decision.
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Lost Horizons in a Helicopter

A yellow rotorcraft gets entangled in IFR conditions.
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A Takeoff Into the Clouds

Just a few seconds in IMC lead to disaster
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Good at Slowing Down

There are no pills for low energy in flight.
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Aftermaths: A New Book

A compilation of Peter Garrison’s beloved column in Flying magazine, Aftermath.
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An Attitude Indicator Fails at the Worst Time

A stroke of bad luck leads to instrument failure in IMC.
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Unqualified Pilots—But Not Disqualified

Several colleagues knew this pilot’s limitations.
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The Case of the Absent Avgas

Can fuel supplies be legal and still inadequate?
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Flying an Imperfect Game

A pilot falls for an Icon with fatal results.
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Clarity in Communication

Uncertainty makes for an accident waiting to happen.
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Unknown Fuel System Problem Leads to Unfortunate Ending

If you don’t know where it went, is it really gone?
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Aftermath: Mountain, Cloud, Highway

There are so many ways for this recipe to go wrong.
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Aftermath: A Siege of Troubles

Altitude is the best defense.
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Aftermath: Midair

Pilots are endowed with the right to take risks.
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Aftermath: Undetermined Reasons

When an accident’s cause is not easily found.
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Aftermath: Between Procedure and Instinct

Doing what comes naturally as a pilot includes making mistakes.
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Aftermath: At Pilot’s Discretion

A simple ILS approach ends in an unexplained disaster.
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Careless Pilots & Instrument Failures

When equipment doesn’t work, pilots need to work a little harder.
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