A 17,000-hour lightplane pilot offers some fine points on using the sferics technology (as in Stormscopes and Strikefinders) for keeping clear of the nasty stuff. More
The accident database and university research seem to agree: if your attitudegyro quits while you're in thick soup, you're probably gonna die. So how come you don't have a backup? More
A special supplement to Mike Busch's " Ode to the Needle-and-Ball " from IFR Magazine . More
The gyroscopic turn instrument once represented the cutting edge of aviation technology. Its invention first made "blind flying" possible. But nowadays, eclipsed by fancy HSIs and Flight Directors and stashed away in the lower left corner of the instrument panel, the lowly needle-and-ball has become the Rodney Dangerfield of gyro instruments. So ... how proficient are you at flying partial-panel? More
Although Boeing has discouraged it, simulator instructors around the world are conducting interesting experiments. The results are eye opening. More
While we haven't caught up to the blood moon pics from this past week, the silver lady is on our minds this week, which could explain why we're leading offing this edition of "PotW" with a shot from Brian Buck of Irmo, SC. Click through for more reader-submitted photos.