Features

Fire Extinguishers: Halon, Not Dry Chem »

Halon and its newer alternatives are effective aircraft fire extinguishing agents. Things you bring with you in the cabin can make a fire much worse. More

What's Under the Hood? Vacuum Pumps »

To follow up on its popular "Your Refurb" series of Feature articles, AVweb is starting a new, equally occasional, series on caring, feeding and upgrading your airplane: "What’s Under the Hood?" To begin the series, we're taking a look at vacuum pumps, how they work and how to make them last. More

Achieve Higher IFR Proficiency »

Flying instruments can be more enjoyable and less stressful if you renew some basic skills. More

The Contact Approach »

An often misunderstood outlier of IFR flight, the contact approach can be useful in certain, carefully selected situations. More

Near the Finish Line »

When your plane is almost completed, it’s time to shop for insurance. More

Spring Patterns »

Though pilots see a lot of weather maps, the playbook of what all these spring patterns mean and where they’re going is not often explained. So, we’ll explain it. More

Flight Training in Marginal VFR: Do It »

VFR-into-IMC accidents continue to rate high in aviation's hit parade and data shows that VFR-only pilots have poor weather analysis skills. Flight training needs to include and integrate weather evaluation with each lesson along with dedicated training in marginal VFR weather. More

Top Five Landing Tips »

Each landing is different, but they all demand managing energy to place the airplane over the runway so it has no choice but to land. More