Proficiency

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

More Proficiency Articles

IFR En Route... »

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

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