Proficiency

The Contact Approach »

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

More Proficiency Articles

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

Choice Words For A Forced... »

Every pilot has the message drummed into him or her that if it suddenly goes quiet, they must “aviate, navigate, communicate” and “fly the... More

Lab Rat in a Learjet »

Flying as a evaluation pilot assessing an upset recovery guidance system in the development process. More

Merely a Flesh Wound »

How bad does a flight situation have to get before we recognize that we need help? More

Flying Classics and Antiques »

Pilots trained on modern airplanes sometimes do not realize how easy they are to fly and experience culture shock when they discover that older airplanes... More

IFR Gone Good »

The nature of IFR flight is that we train, prepare and even plan for the worst. It’s enough to make us lose sight of the great utility and satisfaction... More