IFR On The Fly »

Getting a clearance without filing is easy when ATC cooperates. They will if you’re professional about it. More

Judgment Day »

No, it's not your relationship with your maker—but some serious thoughts on improving the ability to make better decisions in the cockpit. More

This Way or That-a-Way »

There’s a bit more nuance to ATC vectors than just saying, “Turn left.” There are many ways can a controller steer you around the sky, and multiple reasons for doing so. More

Real-World Alternates »

You may not have to file for one, but having a Plan B—and enough gas to implement it—requires some planning. More