ATC Watches - You Fly »

Major problems often start with minor issues. ATC minds the details of the big picture and steps up when pilots find themselves in tricky situations. More

Cheapgasitis »

Trying to reduce operating costs by chasing inexpensive fuel? It’s easy to be left high and dry. More

Aftermarket Plastic: Betters OEMs in Price »

There are plenty of options for replacing old plastic components. Save money and install them yourself, but don’t expect a fit that’s exactly like an OEM part. More

Public Benefit Flying: Safety Efforts Recognized »

The NTSB contacts the Air Care Alliance (ACA) and demands that it take action to increase the level of safety of Public Benefit Flying and Volunteer Pilot Organizations—the ACA does so and the NTSB says, “Well Done.” More

Out-of-Control Departures »

How to execute an IFR clearance that transitions you from Class G to Class E airspace—safely. More

Cessna 182 Pre-Buy Check »

The venerable C-182 is a legend in its own time with an array of models, including some with mogas capabilities. More

A Little Night Freight Music »

Flying freight in the not-so-good old days when the FAA looked the other way, operators cut corners and pilots died. More

Buttonology »

To cope with panels that are smarter than you, learn the system's flow and which buttons to push, then confirm with a checklist. More

Reading the Storms »

We use on-board datalink weather for a trip along the Gulf Coast. There's no ice, but there's ample IFR and unsettled weather. Take a ride with us to see how we use it. More