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Fly On the 4th of July »

It's the Fourth of July—go fly. On a basic level, it's summer in the northern hemisphere so enjoy it in the air—if you're in the southern hemisphere, it's the dead of winter, you probably haven't been flying enough, so go get some of the rust off. On another level, unapologetically, it's my country's Independence Day, and I think that one of the best ways to celebrate it is by going flying. More

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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

The Overwater Argument »

If you live near the coast, especially in Florida, to go or not to go on overwater shortcuts is a perennial argument. Properly equipped, why not? More

Dancing With the Crosswind »

It never seems to fail. You reserve the airplane for an early morning departure for the family vacation. Then the delays add up and you arrive at beautiful... More

I'm Glad I'm Not Flying That »

But through the wondrous hell of YouTube, you can watch other pilots try to land in blistering crosswinds. And succeed. More

AVweb Classic - Pelican's... »

That which is legal in the traffic pattern is not always safe, and that which is safe is not always legal. More