Proficiency

The Risks of Maneuvering Speed Myths »

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

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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

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