Proficiency

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 what can fly the various categories. More

More Proficiency Articles

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

Making IMC Transitions »

Mark Twain once said, "If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way." That's also true of flying a Cat I ILS to minimums.... More

Pitch? Or Power? »

Seemingly for generations pilots have argued over which controls speed and which controls altitude: power or pitch. To achieve optimum performance in any... More

What Hypoxia Sounds Like »

Listen to this and you'll understand why hypoxia makes you stupid. More

New This Week »

In their weekly perusal of developments in aviation, AVweb's staff turned up news of an expansion of SocialFlight, insurance benefits for customers of... More