Archives: Instrument Flight

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

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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

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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

Interfacing Our Avionics & iPads, ATC, Synthetic Vision & More!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman My column for this issue will address several topics related to instrument flying. I will cover an avionics interfacing problem and how it was solved with an interesting story from one of our readers. An … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Dec 2012/Jan 2013, Instrument Flight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Non-Competing Operating Procedures For Avionics

by Michael Kaufman If anyone had a new aviation product to introduce to the public, the two places to do it would be at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, or Sun-n-Fun in Lakeland, Florida, depending on the time of year. … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Instrument Flight, October/November 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Instrument Flight Buttonology, Garmins & Weather Technology

by Michael Kaufman At press time, Wisconsin’s and the world’s biggest aviation event, “EAA AirVenture Oshkosh” was upon us, and we can all hope that it was a safe event as many pilots traveled long distances to get there. With … Continue reading

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