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Limit Bank Angle in the Pattern?

The dangers of steep turns.<p>There's quite the debate raging at the moment about whether it's OK to bank steeply in the traffic pattern or, for safety …

Aviation

The Hardest Airspace Quiz You'll Take This Week

1) At what altitude does the Class E airspace begin around the Elbert County Airport?<p>This magenta bordered Class E transition area around the Elbert …

Aviation

6 Ways To Improve Your Radio Calls

When it comes to radio calls, there's always room for improvement...<p>1) Know when to expect a radio call.<p>This will come with experience, but knowing …

Microphones

Flying IFR From Aspen Without ATC Radar

Bose sponsored this story, and without them, it wouldn't have been possible. Check out the full series here. And, if you're looking for one of the …

Aviation

7 Questions To See How Well You Understand Aerodynamics

1) You're in a stall, you kick the rudder over, and you enter a spin. What's happening to your wings?<p>That's right, in a spin, both wings are …

Aerospace

9 Different Ways To Navigate The Globe

What's your navigation system of choice? We have 9 for you to pick from...<p>1) GPS<p>Without GPS, we wouldn't be going 'Direct To' many places. The first …

Aerospace

Boeing’s New Jet Engine Proves Bigger Is Better

Whoever said size isn’t everything never had to push a giant airplane across the sky. That’s why GE’s new turbofan engine is enormous: Built using …

How To Circle-To-Land From An Instrument Approach

When you break out of the clouds on a circling approach, you've won half the battle. But the next thing you have to do is one of the most demanding …

Aviation

Garmin Intros Head-Up Display

Garmin has introduced its first head-up display, the company announced on Wednesday. The GHD 2100 is designed for super-midsize, midsize and light …

Panel-mounting an iPad: what's legal and what's available?

One of the first considerations for any pilot flying with an iPad is how to secure the tablet in the cockpit. It’s not technically required for Part …

iPad Flight Review - 8 key questions

1. What type of backup does the FAA require when using the iPad as an electronic flight bag (EFB) in non-turbine aircraft weighing less than 12,500 …

iPad

Pilot's aviation app directory

iPad Pilot News has helped pilots discover over 100 quality aviation apps since the invention of the iPad in 2010. Here we’ve assembled a basic …

Why Do Your Wings Have Dihedral?

If you look closely at the wings on most aircraft, they're tilted up slightly. Why would they ever do that? It's not because you pulled too many Gs …

Aerospace

7 Ways To Reduce Wear And Tear On Your Aircraft

Your aircraft with thank you...<p>1) Don't ride the brakes.<p>It's a habit that many of us find ourselves doing from time to time. You wouldn't hold the …

Aerospace

FAA: Manual Flying Skills Still Lacking

The agency says pilots should decide on the right time to practice flying by hand.<p>The FAA believes pilots need more practice hand-flying aircraft if …

FAA

Prevent Major Maintenance With a Rag

A little elbow grease can go a long way.<p>While we all know that a clean airplane gets a few extra knots, looks better and extends the life of the …

Airplanes

How to Calculate How Fast a Plane’s Flying—While You’re on It

I love using seemingly random data to figure out stuff I wouldn’t otherwise know. You can do this with all kinds of things, but in this example, I …

Aerospace

The Hardest VFR Quiz You'll Take This Week

1) In Class E airspace, 5 SM of visibility is required when you are:<p>FAR 91.155 requires 5SM of visibility at and above 10,000' MSL.<p>2) Above what …

Aviation

8 Times You Need To Be Prepared For High Workload When You're Flying

When things get busy, remember to "Aviation, Navigate, Communicate", in that order.<p>1) Takeoff<p>During takeoff, you're faced with a lot of tasks. Radio …

Aviation

6 Things You Need To Consider As Summer Weather Heats Up

1) Thermals<p>As the ground heats up, rising columns of air cause turbulence, making it hard to hold altitude, and causing your passengers to get sick. …

Climate Change

Ground Effect: What Really Happens When You Get Close To The Ground

Love it or hate it, ground effect plays a big part in your landings (and takeoffs). And if your approach to landing is too fast, ground effect can …

Aerospace

Turbine Pilot: Unusual Attitudes

Searfoss is the chief instructor for the upset recovery course at Flight Research Inc., a California firm that uses real jets—not simulators—to give …

Aviation

Critical Information: The Passenger Safety Briefing

Mounting an External Camera with a Suction Cup

Make sure you're familiar with FAA's policy before doing so.<p>By now we've seen plenty of <b>inflight videos</b> taken from vantage points outside the airplane …

Cool Stuff

How To Make A Perfect Crosswind Takeoff

Crosswind on takeoff might not seem like that big of a deal, but if you don't add correction you could end up skipping down, or off, the runway. And …

Aviation

Can You Answer These 7 Aerodynamics Questions?

1) Angle of attack is:<p>You got it. According to the Airplane Flying Handbook, angle of attack is the acute angle between the chord line of the airfoil …

Aerospace

The 5 Types Of Altitude, Explained

It's not just about setting the correct pressure and reading your altimeter...<p>1) Indicated Altitude<p>Let's start with the easiest - indicated altitude …

Aerospace

Quiz: Can You Fly This VFR Cross Country To Orlando, FL?

1) You are on the ground at Okeechobee County airport (KOBE). What frequency do you use to pick up the weather?<p>Okeechobee County airport AWOS can be …

Aviation

Jeppesen and ForeFlight Team on Mobile Charting

A long-term collaboration announced today brings Jepp navdata and charts to ForeFlight and adds many ForeFlight features to Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro …

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