Proficiency

Real-World Takeoff Performance »

Botched takeoffs are the second most common accident cause, and while some are purely stick-and-rudder lapses (e.g., runway excursions in crosswinds), more than half—including nearly three-quarters of those that prove fatal—arise from errors of planning or procedure. More

More Proficiency Articles

Suit Filed In Mountain Crash »

Family members of passengers killed in the 2016 crash of a Cessna 182 in Tennessee are claiming controllers should have warned the non-instrument-rated pilot... More

Helicopter Rescue In Alps »

A French helicopter pilot got the job done in a tight rescue operation in a back country ski area of the Alps on Jan. 2. More

Flying For Money »

What challenges does a Part 91 pilot face when transitioning to commercial operations under Part 135? More

Shutdown Straining System »

As the government shutdown grinds on with no end in sight, calls from the aviation industry to restore funding are getting more strident and the system is... More

Autoland Runway Excursion... »

German investigators say a runway excursion by Boeing 777 that was on autoland was the fault of the pilots. More

Christmas Day Crash Kills Two »

Two people aboard a pressurized Beech Baron were killed but there were no injuries on the ground when the twin crashed into a residential area of Sioux... More