Instrument Flight

Out-of-Control Departures »

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

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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

Don't Mess Up the Miss »

So there you are, coming down to the decision height (DH) watching as the approach lights emerge from the clag—all configured and at the right speed. In... More

ATC Routing Realities »

It had been a fun morning. The heater had broken in the TRACON radar room. It was 20 degrees outside, not much better inside, and the hot chocolate I was... More

Rusty Pilot: Back From the... »

Our blogger's second semi-periodic IPC with zero preparation has some surprises. And you should definitely try this at home. More

Flying IFR in Older Aircraft »

A reader recently questioned the wisdom of flying IFR in "old" aircraft with traditional flight displays that lack modern accouterments—GPS in... More

Turbulence V-Speeds »

Structural failure accidents, often from getting too friendly with thunderstorms, kill both people and what little good press GA is able to garner. In the... More