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Budget IFR Upgrades: Used Garmin 430W Wins »

But put a sharp pencil on new equipment first. Expect sizable cost overruns to replace supporting accessories and for adding ADS-B equipment. More

Abort! Abort! Abort! »

Aborting a takeoff isn't a failure on the part of the pilot; it's a pilot showing the right stuff by recognizing the wrong stuff and taking action to keep people alive. More

Responding to the Unexpected »

In-flight anomalies can have serious consequences when a pilot encounters them for the first time. More

Surviving VFR into IMC »

VFR into IMC events have a distressingly high fatality rate. Here's why they happen and some strategies for surviving based on research into reports from pilots who successfully handled the challenge. More

Against the Flow »

A few tense moments can change the way ATC operates forever. In the process it might mean changes or at least challenges for you. More

Savvy Analysis: Valve Protection; Report Cards »

Savvy Analysis was created to help aircraft owners do a better job of operating and maintaining their aircraft through analysis of uploaded engine monitor data. It has recently launched new tools in that quest: A report card comparing operating data on the customer's airplane to other airplanes of the same time; a system of alerts to warn an aircraft owner of items of potential concern based on their engine data and an early warning of exhaust valve failure. More

Making The Low-Vis Takeoff »

It’s usually not a good idea—and there are no emergency takeoffs—but it’s doable if you and the airplane are ready, you’ve practiced and you follow some simple steps. Otherwise... More