Proficiency

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 aviation insurer, a pilot proficiency program at EAA Oshkosh and a new app that finds nearest airports at an unfamiliar destination. More

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Are Personal Minimums... »

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

When ATC Says 'Unable' »

Judgment is the cornerstone of the air traffic control profession. This basic trait, common among thousands of successful air traffic controllers worldwide,... More

A Considered Decision »

A pilot who had been trained in emergency procedures for the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System acted in accordance with his training and saved two lives in a... More

Dancing With the Crosswind »

It never seems to fail. You reserve the airplane for an early morning departure for the family vacation. Then the delays add up and you arrive at beautiful... More

I'm Glad I'm Not Flying That »

But through the wondrous hell of YouTube, you can watch other pilots try to land in blistering crosswinds. And succeed. More

AVweb Classic - Pelican's... »

That which is legal in the traffic pattern is not always safe, and that which is safe is not always legal. More