It can be challenging for the unprepared. Here’s how to make it more comfortable.
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Non-Towered Airport Communications
This quick reference guide to non-towered airport communications provides clear guidance on what to say and when to say it as you maneuver for takeoffs, landings or pattern work. Great for new students or as a refresher for rusty pilots.
VFR Scenario: The Impossible Go-Around?
You’ve got the whole family on board for a weekend trip. However, the landing attempt on a runway that’s short and obstructed didn’t go so well. Will an immediate go-around safely clear the trees—or result in a catastrophe. Watch the video and decide.
Cessna 172 Lands at Busy Class B Airport
Many pilots shy away from landing at Class B airports — but watching a Cessna 172 land between Boeing jets at Boston’s Logan International (KBOS) is interesting whether or not you ever want to do it. Watch this high-workload approach and landing.
IFR Scenario: Tight Turn With RNAV
The most important meeting of your life is just one simple LPV approach away. However, encroaching weather is putting on the squeeze, so you speed things up with a tight intercept. Should you salvage this situation—or go back into the worsening weather?
The Power of Performance Profiles
Countless Instrument pilots have wasted valuable training hours—and struggle to this day—because their instructor skipped this first critical step during IFR training. Here’s the step-by-step process for creating the essential performance profiles for each airplane you fly.
Best Way To Lean Airplane Engines
Setting the mixture control for cruising flight shouldn’t be complicated — yet it’s persistently one of the most contentious topics of engine management. This short guide will help you lean your airplane engine for best economy, performance, and longevity.