Instrument Flight

Creating an Emergency »

Flight instructors often note to the student, early in the training cycle, that there are back-up systems in case the primary equipment fails. However, using the backup system may require some skill and one wonders why a pilot would depart with the primary system inoperative. More

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Thunderstorm Safety »

As summer arrives and the days get longer, pilots may let their guard down when it comes to weather. Icing and large hail may certainly be less of a factor... More

Saab To Test Remote Control... »

Two of Ireland's busiest airports, Cork and Shannon, will soon get remote control towers operated from a third airport in Dublin in what appears to be the... More

Automation Awry »

An increasing amount of instrument flying is done using technologically advanced airplanes and sophisticated avionics. Correct use of automation improves... More

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... More