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Helicopter SVFR

Special VFR helicopter operations are different. For one thing, the “NO SVFR” admonition at many Class B airports in the U.S. doesn’t apply to...

Aim Guidance On SVFR

If you still have questions after perusing FAR 91.157, the FAA’s Aeronautical Information Manual may help. Highlights from its discussion (at para. 4-4-6) include: 1....

SVFR – What The FARS Say

The FAA regulation describing SVFR weather minima for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters is FAR 91.157. Here are the highlights: 1. SVFR may only be...

Special VFR

The only time I’ve used Special VFR “in anger” goes back some 20 years, to a less-than-perfect day at a towered airport. I was...

Proactive Avoidance

Several pilots to whom I’ve given check rides or flight reviews in recent years were willing to needlessly tempt fate and accept a takeoff...

Early Wake Turbulence Research

Prior to the advent of jet transports like the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 in the late 1950s, what we’ve come to know as...

Wake Turbulence and Situational Awareness

Editor’s note: Last month’s issue included a cover story on wake turbulence and how we may encounter it even when our training suggests it...

Dynon Skyview HDX

Dynon’s Skyview HDX EFIS solutions for certified aircraft include a pair of EFIS displays in 10-inch and 7-inch form factors. The units can be...

Aspen Avionics Evolution ES

The Evolution E5 is Aspen’s entry-level electronic flight instrument. Like the Garmin G5 stack, it combines an artificial horizon and a heading indicator but,...

Garmin International G5

Garmin’s G5 can be configured as an artificial horizon or directional gyro and mounts into the same instrument panel openings as the removed mechanical...

Garmin International GI 275

Garmin’s new GI 275 is a series of instruments designed to fit in the standard 3.125-inch panel opening but offer an all-electronic attitude indicator/attitude...

Going Glass, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first in an occasional series of articles exploring the details and considerations of replacing conventional mechanical flight instruments with...