Archives: Flight Training

Crosswind Operations: The Landing

by Harold Green In the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine (Feb/March 2014), we had just turned final on a windy day. Our aircraft is in the landing configuration and the pre-landing check has been completed. There are two approaches … Continue reading

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High Wind Operations

by Harold Green, CFII One of the many advantages pilots in the Midwest enjoy is an abundance of wind of various strengths and directions not enjoyed in other parts of the country. High wind conditions are a source of both … Continue reading

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Autopilot Interfaces, Pilot Qualifications, Retesting & Continuing The Approach (Garmin 430/530)

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I will cover a topic that has always sparked interest among our readers, and that is “autopilots.” I will also make a few comments on flying “down under” … Continue reading

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Getting Seaplanes South For Winter Training!

by Woody Minar The weather has turned cold in the Midwest, and the snow is threatening, so it’s time for Brian Schanche’s Adventure Seaplanes operation at Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4) in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to head south to Florida for … Continue reading

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Checklists & Pilot Awareness

by Harold Green When I began writing this article, Runway 28 at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) had just reopened after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 landed short and slow on July 6, 2013, strewing pieces of airplane and pilots’ reputations … Continue reading

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Landings: Another Perspective

by Harold Green The previous “Flight Training” article in Midwest Flyer Magazine, ended with the turn onto final approach and the establishment of a stabilized approach at a predetermined airspeed at least 250 feet above the runway. Now, we will … Continue reading

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Another Perspective On Landings

by Harold Green Probably since the dawn of human flight, powered or otherwise, pilots have been debating the best way to land aircraft. The literature is filled with articles offering advice and/or promoting the author’s favorite approach. Further, the FAA … Continue reading

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Complacency and Accident Statistics

by Harold Green, CFII In a previous issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I made the suggestion that we might be well advised to encourage our students to think of how they might die when planning a flight, rather than just … Continue reading

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You & Your iPad In Flight

by Harold Green In recent years, the advent of “Portable Electronic Devices” (PEDs), such as the iPad, have produced a wave of such devices in the cockpits of general aviation aircraft. These devices offer not only navigational information, but also … Continue reading

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Pitch Trim Can Work For You or How Smoothly Can You Fly?

by Harold Green An often used and frequently misused control in an airplane is the “pitch trim.” Frequently it is used just to relieve the pressure on the elevator control, or the force the pilot must exert to keep the … Continue reading

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