No More Happy Landings

Some of life’s twists and turns cause a pilot to no longer feel like he should be called a pilot.
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Summer Haze and Low on Fuel

A sloping problem leads to less fuel on board.
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A Bug Interrupts a Flight Lesson

Learning to keep your cool with a student
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Hawaii Lessons in an Ercoupe

From a Luscombe to flying on floats, one instructor’s journey informs his teaching.
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Overloaded Takeoff in the Outback

A pilot in Australia runs out of runway—and options.
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Final Turn in the Azores

When the automation in a Lockheed C-141 makes a rookie mistake.
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Detonation Grounds a Mooney

A hiccup in the engine drives a pilot to a precautionary landing.
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I Learned About Flying From That Podcast to Drop This Week

Flying’s I.L.A.F.F.T. podcast series begins on Thursday, December 17.
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Leaving the Controls Locked on Takeoff

From the days when copilots remained silent
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Flying During a Solar Eclipse

When a daytime flight becomes a nighttime experience.
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Aerobatics and the Importance of Altitude

A pilot tries a loop in a Fairchild PT-19.
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An Alpha Male Flirts with Bravo Airspace on a Sightseeing Excursion

A flight in the Great Lakes biplane tangles with San Diego airspace.
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A Visit to a Grass Strip Teaches a Pilot Valuable Lessons

When the field is truly soft—and muddy—it pays to check conditions beforehand.
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A Pilot Recalls the Most Basic Lesson of Airmanship

It was a great day for instrument approaches in the Cherokee 180.
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When Flying By Your Own Rules Nearly Causes a Midair Collision

The hazardous attitudes of other pilots may make you come to grief.
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Lesson Learned on a Flight in Unfamiliar Territory

Flight instruction is the ultimate teaching environment—for a CFI.
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A Student’s First Flight to a Towered Airport Nearly Goes Terribly Wrong

It leads to a close call with a Boeing 707.
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Oxygen Issue in a Cessna CJ2

A pilot quickly finds the reason for his pressurization problem.
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Panic Over Pacific Thunderstorms

When the weather is not as bad as you think, don’t let it affect your emotions.
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It’s Called the CTAF for a Reason

Use the traffic advisory frequency to coordinate with other pilots.
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