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
The pilots who survived the 8th Air Force's bloody year of 1943 grow ever fewer. It's worth it to remember their determination and courage. More
Kevin Quinn of Olympic Valley, CA takes to the air for the spectacular view that is our latest winning "PotW." Click through for more reader-submitted photos.