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Precautionary Landings: Before It's Too Late »

How many pilots flying VFR and dealing with deteriorating weather have died because no one taught them that when things are bad, landing in a decent farm field can make the difference between being dead and merely inconvenienced? More

Partial Panel Prognosis »

For most pilots the risk of instrument failure is remote. But when it happens, you have to be prepared. More

Hello, Tech Support »

Im trying to build this airplane, but I have literally never even tightened a bolt in my life. More

Portable Cabin Coolers: Comfort From Ice »

While number four for takeoff on a 95-degree day, windows and doors open to catch any puff of moving air, every pilot ever minted has wished for air conditioning. With installed units starting at over $4500 and eating up at least 50 pounds of useful load, most owners are willing to sweat a bit and then climb to cooler air. More

IFR: Gaming the System »

Nasty reroutes and swamped controllers can put you in a bad spot. Through creativity, persistence and compromise, you can - sometimes - get a break. More

Power-Deficient Engines »

A look at a very common complaint and suggested cures; many of which only require a visual inspection. More

Why Johnny Can't Fly »

Inflight loss of control leads the accident-cause statistics. To help avoid it, learn from the mistakes of others. More

IMC—Fear and Foolishness »

Often in life we allow unwarranted fears to impede the fulfillment of our ambitions. But how can we know when to challenge fear and when to respect it? More