Archives: Instrument Flight

New Challenges In Picking Up An IFR Clearance Once Airborne

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the world of aviation, there are many items, procedures and regulations pilots do not have all of the answers for. Many times the people who should know – the FAA – don’t have the answers, … Continue reading

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X, Y, Z Approaches Part II, ATC Communications & How To Amend A Reroute Clearance On The 430/530

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I would like to add more insight into one of the topics I covered in the last issue on the puzzle of X, Y, Z approaches. A new … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Instrument Flight, October/November 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ADSB, Icing, Approach Plates & High-Profile Accidents

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman It seems that we have gone from the winter to summer flying season in a very short time though winter did its best to hang on much longer than usual in the Midwest. As pilots … Continue reading

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Procedure Turns & Garmin Box Approaches

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I would like to revisit a topic from several issues back, “The Procedure Turn” and also finish our series flying the approach on the Garmin 430/530 boxes. I … Continue reading

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GPS Approaches & WAAS, Glide-Slope Intercepts & Portable Electronic Devices

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In my previous column, I concluded a series on the procedure turn – when to do one and how to eliminate doing one illegally according to FAA protocol. A short time ago, I received a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, December 2013/January 2014, Instrument Flight | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Asiana Airlines Flight #214 – Pilot or System Error?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman With the long summer evenings of flying now behind us, and the world’s largest aviation event, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, a memory, we can start to look forward to a hopefully colorful autumn of flying. Several … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Instrument Flight, October/November 2013 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Do I Really Need To Do A Procedure Turn?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman After a long drawn-out winter in the Midwest, the peak summer flying season is in motion with the world’s largest aviation event, “EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.” I always look forward to the event and attended my … Continue reading

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The Skyguard TX ADS-B & Instrument Approach Charts

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is FAA’s satellite-based successor to radar. ADS-B makes use of GPS technology to determine and share precise aircraft location information, and streams additional flight information to the cockpits of properly equipped … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Instrument Flight, June/July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ins & Outs of ADS-B & The Stratus-ForeFlight System

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I dedicated part of the column to type-specific flight training for which I will add an additional comment in this issue. Several issues back, I mentioned flying with … Continue reading

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Working With ATC, Aircraft Icing & Type Specific Training

by Michael Kaufman I have received an email message from one of our readers with some interesting items I would like to share with you. Fellow pilot, Marty Coddington of Prior Lake, Minnesota, also opened the door for another discussion, which … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, February/March 2013, Instrument Flight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment