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Charting Errors

If you’re like us, you have multiple sources for aeronautical data—charts—that can be in digital or paper format. Also like us, maybe the digital...

Where’s It Say That?

Just as with any other complex endeavor that’s developed over time, aviation has many myths. That’s especially true when it comes to FAA regulations—the...

Hear Me Out

In unguarded moments, many pilots will confess to what has come to be called “mic fright”—fear of talking on their aircraft’s radio. There may...

Cockpit Smoke

This was an otherwise-routine, night VFR mission, and a proficiency flight for the SIC, who was serving as pilot at the controls (PAC). At...

Theories Of Lift

A popular misconception is that the Wright brothers, in addition to all of their other achievements, invented the airfoil. They didn’t. Sir John Cayley, an...

Close-In Changes

I’d like to add one more suggestion to Thomas Turner’s article on “Handling In-Close Approach Changes” (January 2020). Using ForeFlight on a tablet, I...

Strange As Fiction

I’ve long been a big fan of Ernest K. Gann’s writings, to the extent I pull down and re-read my copy of “Fate Is...

Download the Full March 2020 Issue PDF

  • Special VFR
  • Going Glass
  • Milestones
  • Wake Turbulance II
  • Unusual Attitudes

Ailerons: March 2020

Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron Misinstalled Aileron The right aileron outboard attach disconnected in flight due to improper installation. On inspection, pick-up points for aileron attachment had been...

Go By Air

The mission was to help ferry a friend’s airplane from the U.S. East Coast to their new home in Nevada. Their Skyhawk was a...

NTSB Reports: March 2020

December 1, 2019, Union City, Tenn. Cirrus SR22 The pilot later reported the airplane encountered a crosswind gust and drifted left while landing. At touchdown, a...

No Idea What’s Going On

No matter how successful we are in life, there’s always someone with a bigger house, a newer car and a better job to help...