Proficiency

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

More Proficiency Articles

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

The Last 400 Feet »

Diving for the runway after a precision approach is a really bad idea, especially when waiting a bit longer will take us right to the runway if we let it. More