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Short Final: An Abundance Of Caution

From IFR Magazine reader Ashok Joshi: Taxiing to depart for our home in New Hampshire after picking my wife up at New York JFK Airport...

Short Final: Seeing The Light

From AVweb reader Adam Broun: I was flying in the Northeast a few days ago, monitoring 121.5. I heard seven clicks on guard, then a...

Short Final: Quick Avionics Upgrade

During my primary flight training, I hung out a lot at the local airport, getting to know the pilots and their airplanes. One guy in...

Short Final: Better-Than-Passing Grade

From an AVweb reader: I conduct airfield vehicle driver training at a large-hub Part 139 airport with a very complex layout. The training for each...

Short Final: Student Workout

One morning on departure from Peoria International Airport: Peoria Approach: “I bet you didn’t think you were going to get this type of workout when...

Short Final: Mirage Alert

I was inbound for landing at Reid‐Hillview airport and had a traffic alert off to my left, 300 feet higher and faster. About a...

Short Final: More Information, Please

Overheard on the airwaves, somewhere, sometime ... maybe: Air Traffic Controller: “Cessna 1234X, say position.” Student Pilot : “I’m, ahhhh, approaching the XYZ VOR.” Air Traffic Controller...

Short Final: Good Guidance

As a fresh pilot and first-time aircraft owner back in the early 1980s, I was excited to fly my little two-seat Grumman on a...

Short Final: Aircraft Identification

From AVweb reader Ron Rands: Overheard on the radio while en route to Oshkosh. (An Albatross is a Grumman-built Amphibian. See photo): Albatross: “Peoria approach, Albatross...

Short Final: Consider This

The aviation safety culture can be brutal and unforgiving. Consider this sage advice from Angus Kydd, one of the instructors at my home-base airport,...
Last week's tragic Bonanza crash featured two elements that reinforced long-standing stereotypes - which may or may not apply here. We just don't know, yet.

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Featured Video: A Tribute To Bud Anderson

EAA put together this nice tribute to Brig. Gen. Bud Anderson and his favorite mount during the 2019 AirVenture.