Proficiency

Cub vs. Champ: Which to Pick? »

Well, I'd prefer to have one of each, actually. They're more different than you might imagine. More

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Your Flight Review —... »

What's not to love about a flight review? You get to spend a bare minimum of two hours doing something virtually everyone hates—being evaluated. Getting... More

Partial Panel Peculiarities »

In developing training scenarios, it's important to tailor the training to the actual configuration of the aircraft with regard for the likelihood of... More

Five Tips From ATC »

We bow to no one in our willingness to reject ATC clearances and forcefully but politely seek what we want and need from a controller. Since our chair... More

You Landed — Now What? »

I love GPS. It's absolutely great the way you can program the most complex route from anywhere to anywhere else. With a little help from your friends at the... More

Missing the Point »

Few situations require quick judgment like deciding to go missed with weather at minimums. Arriving at missed approach point or decision altitude, the pilot... More

Five Landing Fixes »

Especially when looking at recent accidents involving scheduled airliners, it occurs that some people are still having problems with their landings. Yes,... More