Instrument Flight

Too Laid Back? »

Aviation lore is full of heroes like Chuck Yeager, who saved the day while calmly muttering on the radio something about "some little fire going in them engines" or such. The quiet, unflappable, laid-back flyer has been the role model for young pilots since the days of the Lone Eagle. But is there such a thing as "too laid-back?" More

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Stupid Pilot Tricks »

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Old Aviation Truths for a... »

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Your Margin of Safety? »

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