Want to Improve Your Landings? Learn Aerobatics »

Aerobatics aren't just a tremendous amount of fun, the skills learned in controlling the airplane at low speed and making large control inputs can help reduce a pilot's risk of a landing accident. More

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Don't Mess Up the Miss »

So there you are, coming down to the decision height (DH) watching as the approach lights emerge from the clag—all configured and at the right speed. In... More

Jammed Controls Led To... »

An Air Force investigation has determined that intentionally jammed controls led to the loss of a C-130J and the deaths of 14 people in Afghanistan in... More

Handle With Care »

In his timeless classic Fate Is The Hunter, Ernest K. Gann regales readers with several tales of in-flight emergencies, hairy takeoffs and grateful landings.... More

Your Checkout: An... »

When the vast majority of American pilots want to go flying they rent an airplane from their local FBO, flight school or flying club. That means they have to... More

Flying IFR in Older Aircraft »

A reader recently questioned the wisdom of flying IFR in "old" aircraft with traditional flight displays that lack modern accouterments—GPS in... More

AVmail: March 21, 2016 »

Reader Eric Smith takes us to task for recent comments on the "AVweb Insider" blog about appropriate chatter on the radio: "Anyone who flies on VFR weekends... More