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Night Flight Refresher: A Look at some Commonly Misunderstood Requirements

Aviation Blog

Most general aviation (GA) pilots with at least a private pilot certificate probably think night flight requirements are no big deal. Flip on the nav lights, make three stop-n-gos, and you’re good to go for the next 90 days, right? On the surface, night currency requirements are fairly cut and dry. However, the FAA’s official […]

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DECIDE vs. RADAR: Methods and Procedures in SPO

Aviation Blog

By: Michael Teninty M.A.S.  You can visit Michael’s blog at The Standard Pilot Log. Methods and procedures in SPO.  There are countless ways in which to operate an aircraft in SPO.  A pilot can readily find information on Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM) (FAA, 2009; Kearns, 2011), and guidance for Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rules (SPIFR) operations (Aircraft Owners and […]

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China’s Space Plane and our Military Space Program

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Post submitted by Emery Chandler, a member of the U. S. Air Force. Reuters for Yahoo recently reported the development of china’s space plane which has some similarity to our x-37. China started their space program much like Russia- starting out via military ballistic defense and moving forward to counter Americas programs. It appears China […]

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The Day I Was Lost In the Air

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I was a student pilot then and was going through my initial flying training. We were based at an airport that was quite busy, and therefore getting the runway and circuit for training flying was quite a task. We were a batch of six student pilots who had started the training together. The non-availability of […]

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Fronts and Aviation

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This post was submitted by an anonymous visitor on August 10, 2012. What are Weather Fronts? Fronts are the boundary between two air masses having different type of atmospheric characteristics like temperature and humidity. This boundary or a transition zone between different air masses exists due to the movement of an air mass towards another […]

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Atmosphere for Aviation

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Composition of the Atmosphere Atmosphere and the weather associated with it are of the utmost importance for any aviator to study. Every science book carries the basic composition of the atmosphere and can be consulted to find out the exact composition of the gases that make up the atmosphere. Oxygen and nitrogen are the main […]

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Stall, a Dreaded Occurrence in Flying?

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As a pilot, the dreaded sound of the Stall Warning Horn in the cockpit is a scary thing if the Stall is not being intentionally induced to practice its recovery. A stall can occur during any phase of a flight regardless of the airspeed; a High-Speed Stall is an even more precarious situation. The angle […]

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Aviation Crew Resource Management

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History and Background of CRM The concept of Crew Resource Management was introduced to the aviation industry after it was revealed through investigations of a number of air accidents that many such incidents happen not because of a technical fault of the aircraft, but take place due to human errors. These human errors were not […]

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Listen to ATC and Always Keep an Eye on Your Instruments

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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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