Archives: Flight Safety

Ditching Isn’t Just For Trans-Oceanic Pilots

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Every pilot has pondered whether it’s better to go over or around a body of water. Whether it’s a relatively small lake while entering the traffic pattern, Lake Mille Lacs in … Continue reading

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Cohabitation of Gliders & Powered Aircraft

by Woody Minar When you’re flying to another airport, how do you know if it’s also a “glider port” – an airport where gliders are present? And if you do know it’s a glider port, is there anything special you … Continue reading

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Surviving A Water Landing

The first way to survive a water landing is not to land on water in the first place, but there are times that flying over water cannot be avoided, such as when air traffic control requests that you fly miles … Continue reading

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Surviving A Water Landing

The first way to survive a water landing is not to land on water in the first place, but there are times that flying over water cannot be avoided, such as when air traffic control requests that you fly miles … Continue reading

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Confronting Weather When Flying A Seaplane

by Michael Kaufman Many readers of Midwest Flyer Magazine may wonder why the guy that writes a column on “instrument flying” and “avionics technology” is writing about “seaplane flying?” I make my living flying and teaching in technologically advanced aircraft … Continue reading

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What Does Roger Really Mean?” FAA Notice Number: NOTC3893

For most of us, we learned to use the word “Roger” early in our aviation career. We learned that it simply means that we heard and understand what the other person said. We were clearly taught that it connotes no … Continue reading

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Go With The Flow!

by Lt. Col. Nick Modders Safety Officer 130th Composite Squadron USAF Auxiliary/CAP Supplemental Thoughts On Checklists & Their Use Checklists have been a popular aid in aviation since the Army Air Corps’ chief test pilot took off in a B-17 … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Flight Safety, MN Aeronautics Bulletin, October/November 2012 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Earning The Instrument Rating In A Perfect World!

by Karen Workman The advantages of having an “instrument rating” cannot be disputed. The rating adds a huge margin of safety to your flying, and increases the utility of both your pilot certificate and aircraft. A pilot certificate gives you … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2012, Columns, Columns, Flight Safety, Flight Training | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Surfeit of Data

by Harold Green These days we suffer from a surfeit of data. There seems to be two sources. Pilots themselves and the advent of more advanced electronics. The even more advanced electronics of the glass cockpit is a subject for … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2012, Columns, Columns, Flight Safety, Flight Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Ruminations On Aeronautical Decision-Making

by Harold Green Please be advised that this discussion includes some whining and preaching! No panacea absolving pilots of fault for bad decisions is offered, and no single solution is put forth. Rather, it is suggested that we assume greater … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, February/March 2012, Flight Safety, Flight Training | Tagged , , | Leave a comment