Proficiency

IFR En Route Blues?—Hardly »

Bored and restless in your seat as you wile away the hours on the en route phase of a long trip? Consider the following to keep you alert. More

More Proficiency Articles

GPS Makes Us Lazy »

If you’re always flying the magenta line and arriving via pre-loaded RNAV approaches, maybe you’re not working hard enough. In the process,... More

CL-415 Clips Barge,... »

Some holidaygoers in a riverside community in the south of France got an airshow plus some drama on Sunday when an air tanker taking off from the Rhone River... More

Timed-Out Takeoffs »

Your decision to abort, return or continue if there’s a problem may get complicated by a clearance void time. It shouldn’t. More

I Scud Run for a Living »

Flying pipeline patrol seems easy enough—just fly level while looking out of the window. The reality is far more complicated and challenging. More

Savvy Pilots Fly Better IFR »

The dictionary defines savvy as practical, knowledgeable and perceptive. Here are some examples to help determine how you measure up. More

Crew Forgets To Raise Gear »

An Air India flight was diverted last week because the crew didn’t raise the landing gear. There were apparently lots of clues that something was... More