Instrument Flight

Pitch? Or Power? »

Seemingly for generations pilots have argued over which controls speed and which controls altitude: power or pitch. To achieve optimum performance in any setting requires balancing the two to best match the needs of the moment. More

More Instrument Flight Articles

The Risks of Maneuvering... »

Sure, we know what maneuvering speed is, we learned it in private pilot ground school. It turns out that we were rather badly mislead. More

Lockheed-Martin:... »

Sometimes I feel as if Lockheed-Martin Flight Services is the Rodney Dangerfield of aviation—no matter how sophisticated, cool and user-friendly its... More

Hey! Why's the Horizon Over... »

It's happened to every pilot at some time or another—suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Most of the time recovery is routine.... More

Transition to Glass »

IFR Refresher and IFR Magazine have kept pace with the glass invasion over the years and many articles have appeared to help pilots safely master these new... More

Your IFR Ticket: The First... »

The first year following the instrument rating checkride is a critical one. For too many pilots, the checkride represents a high point in skills and... More

Are Personal Minimums... »

Maybe they're really just personal demons by another name. But I've never found them particularly compelling. More