Technique

IFR On The Fly »

Getting a clearance without filing is easy when ATC cooperates. They will if you’re professional about it. More

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Judgment Day »

No, it's not your relationship with your maker—but some serious thoughts on improving the ability to make better decisions in the cockpit. More

Thunderbirds F-16 Flips On... »

Wind and rain were possible factors in the overturning of the Air Force's Thunderbird two-seater at Dayton International Airport on Friday but earlier... More

This Way or That-a-Way »

There’s a bit more nuance to ATC vectors than just saying, “Turn left.” There are many ways can a controller steer you around the sky, and... More

Preflight: Obsessive... »

There has to be a happy medium between a preflight inspection that takes 30 minutes and none at all, but where is it? More

Real-World Alternates »

You may not have to file for one, but having a Plan B—and enough gas to implement it—requires some planning. More

Achieve Higher IFR Proficiency »

Flying instruments can be more enjoyable and less stressful if you renew some basic skills. More