Proficiency

Facing Lake Effect Conditions »

In addition to demanding we get through icing layers quickly, winter weather can force us to consider strategies we wouldn’t use in summer. More

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Wingsuiters Jump Into Airplane »

Thousands of people jump out of airplanes every day but a couple of wingsuit experts have managed to jump into an aircraft in flight after leaving the ground. More

Military Accident Rate Up »

The military aircraft accident rate has jumped significantly in the past year and Sen. John McCain has said it’s the natural result of years of penny... More

Flying IFR in the Mountains »

It’s the time of year when many are planning a flight to their favorite winter resort. Here are a few items to consider in addition to a good ski wax. More

Good Students Know Their... »

The best students know the areas on which they need to work. That's information an instructor needs to know. More

IFR Practice Approaches »

You and your safety pilot always need to have the same plan in mind, but you also can fly them solo when conditions are right. More

Filling in the Gaps »

Even if you’ve missed some key details in your flight planning, ATC can help keep you out of trouble. But, you should do your part, too. More