Instrument Flight

The Unflyable Clearance »

14 CFR §91.123 says, "When a pilot is uncertain of an ATC clearance, that pilot shall immediately request clarification from ATC." Complying with the reg seems easy enough, but under pressure of time, heavy weather and busy controllers we are tempted to assume that ATC knows its intentions and to accept a clearance as given. More

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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... More

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