Month: December 2006

TAC-E Rules

A friend of a friend (don’t all good hangar flying stories start out that way?) reminiced about flying rotorcraft in Vietnam.  While there’s certainly adventure and excitement in becoming an impromptu test pilot, don’t forget that there were more than a few such attempts at stretching the envelope which didn’t turn out so favorably.  In other words, don’t try this at home. If you’d… Read more →

GPS Approach Hell

A while back, I made a casual suggestion John at Aviation Mentor.  He often writes about instrument flying in “glass panel” aircraft, something that is near and dear to my heart since this is one of my specialties at work. I’d been noticing that more and more instrument approach procedures where being developed with weird minima.   There were columns for… Read more →


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