Proficiency

Yikes, I've Gotta Land Gear Up »

You're near the end of a lovely flight, but the gear won't come down no matter what you do. Now what? More

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Prepping For Your IPC »

Maintaining your IFR currency isn't that hard. Just fly and log in actual or simulated conditions six instrument approaches, "holding procedures and tasks"... More

Night IFR Operations »

Most instrument rated pilots log about 10 percent of their flight time in IMC. That same percentage holds true for night operations. When you combine the... More

Summertime, and the... »

If you want to expand your aviation horizons into some more adventurous flying, why not get a tailwheel checkout and endorsement? If nothing else, it will... More

Creating an Emergency »

Flight instructors often note to the student, early in the training cycle, that there are back-up systems in case the primary equipment fails. However, using... More

The Temptation of the... »

Hey, who's to know if a CFI doesn't really fly with you? Where's the harm? More

Thunderstorm Safety »

As summer arrives and the days get longer, pilots may let their guard down when it comes to weather. Icing and large hail may certainly be less of a factor... More