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The Pilot's Lounge #97: Precautionary Landings
You probably only flew an approach to an off-airport field as part of your "power-failure" training -- and you probably didn't actually land on that crop field (balloons and gliders excepted, of course). But if that's the only thing that will save your life when you get caught scud-running, shouldn't you practice?
Radar contact. Paul Berge identifies the differences in meaning for both VFR and IFR pilots when a controller says "radar contact". He also tells you what it doesn't mean for any pilot engaged in either type of flight. Click through to learn.