Proficiency

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

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What Hypoxia Sounds Like »

Listen to this and you'll understand why hypoxia makes you stupid. More

New This Week »

In their weekly perusal of developments in aviation, AVweb's staff turned up news of an expansion of SocialFlight, insurance benefits for customers of... More

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

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

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

New This Week »

This week, AVweb’s review of what’s new in aviation revealed new, worldwide coverage of a popular app, an airport advocacy program from a major... More