Proficiency

Flying The Nosewheel »

Just because the vast majority of the airplanes most of us fly have their little wheel mounted on the nose instead of the tail doesn't mean the nosewheel is immune to abuse. More

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Blowing Off the Regs »

Maybe it's my imagination, but I think the number of pilot scofflaws is growing. More

Unpublished Holds »

There are situations where you'll be blithely minding your own IFR business and hear ATC say, "… I have holding instructions for you. Advise ready to... More

When It All Goes Dark »

Aircraft electrical system failures are serious, but not usually life-threatening emergencies. Here's how to handle them expediently and safely. More

Categories of the ILS »

The category of ILS approach refers to how low a visibility you can legally fly your airplane down to during the approach. Here's what they are and who and... More

What The Frederick Crash... »

Nothing specifically, other than to illuminate a strongly positive improvement in accident rates that probably isn't happenstance. More

It Wasn't Remarkable »

The aircraft involved was a 1973 Cessna T210L. It had a current annual inspection, was ADS-B compliant, had a GPS approved for IFR operations and the... More