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Rules to Live By

Rules to Live By

Airlines, charter and corporate flight departments have standard operating procedures. Some GA pilots do, too, complete with a written document they rigorously follow

It’s no secret that general aviation’s accident rate is significantly worse than the airlines and corporate flight departments. According to NTSB studies over the first 10 years of this century, you’re 12 times more likely to have an accident when flying your own or a rented GA aircraft.

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On The Air: March 2019

I fired the flight attendant. And the ticket agent. Pick your own seat. Pour your own glass of wine. There’s no...

Ceiling and Visibility

 Subscribers OnlyThese early pilots depended on a network of rotating beacon towers at four-mile intervals, like lighthouses in the...

Depart Midway, Again

 Subscribers OnlyOur February 2018 clinic (“Chicago’s Scenic Route”) discussing a particular procedure at Chicago...

Logging vs. Being PIC

You are an instrument-rated private pilot. Your friend is working on the rating and you have acted as her safety...

Overlay Approaches

 Subscribers OnlyLet’s connect some dots. In 1969, NARCO (now defunct) introduced the CLC-60 VORTAC Offset Control Panel that...

Exploring Every Angle

 Subscribers OnlyWhat happens if you depart on the original IFR squawk? In a word: confusion. While, you are technically VFR—you...

Flying High

Ever wonder how the FAA came up with §91.211 requiring oxygen use above 12,500 feet MSL for more than 30 minutes...

Readback: March 2019

The answer to Question 5 in your December Quiz says, “Circling approaches require left-hand turns unless the...

Briefing: March 2019

The Airbus A220 became the smallest airliner to be approved for 180-minute extended diversion time operations (EDTO),...

Old Friends

Look around the ramp and in hangars at almost any GA airport in the country, and you’ll find some amazing...