Instrument Flight

Danger Below MDA? »

Not long ago, an airline began to receive notices that crews flying the RNAV (GPS) RWY 36 approach into Birmingham, Alabama (BHM) were receiving GPWS alerts while descending from the MDA to the runway. Since it wasn't an isolated incident, the airline suspected that the approach was flawed and notified the FAA, who flight checked the approach. The results of that inspection are educational to instrument-flying pilots at all levels. More

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one-G simulation:... »

We're interested in the attractively-priced flight simulators developed by one-G simulation, a Seattle-based company made up of CFIs and commercial pilots.... More

The Invisible Hand »

The Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Warrenton, Virginia is responsible for the entire National Airspace System. Unlike tower or radar... More

Cub vs. Champ: Which to Pick? »

Well, I'd prefer to have one of each, actually. They're more different than you might imagine. More

Partial Panel Peculiarities »

In developing training scenarios, it's important to tailor the training to the actual configuration of the aircraft with regard for the likelihood of... More

You Landed — Now What? »

I love GPS. It's absolutely great the way you can program the most complex route from anywhere to anywhere else. With a little help from your friends at the... More

Missing the Point »

Few situations require quick judgment like deciding to go missed with weather at minimums. Arriving at missed approach point or decision altitude, the pilot... More