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Flight Safety

220px-Kool_Aid_ManToday’s post is coming to you from my perch atop a soapbox. The issue at hand has been a thorn in my side for years, but up until now I’ve refrained from launching into an all-out tirade on the matter. However, with the Sequester resulting in the furlough of nearly 15,000 air traffic controllers and the closure of 149 control towers, I’ve decided now is a better time than any to let America’s GA pilots know what many of them have been doing wrong for a loooooong time. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that the nation’s GAviators follow proper pattern procedures when operating at non-towered airports.

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Listen to ATC and Always Keep an Eye on Your Instruments

Submitted by an anonymous user. You must have come across a very popular adage among many pilots that says, “There are old pilots and then there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots”. Well there are always exceptions to almost everything in this world; if there were no bold pilots to take […]

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Use That Checklist!

This post was sent in by Brannen M. Sanders (Former CFI #1732539) on November 24, 2011. Let’s face it, cranking up a Cessna 150 or a Piper Cherokee or one of the many other light aircraft is a pretty simple affair, actually not much harder than cranking up a car. I got into the habit […]

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