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2011

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December

Winter hazards can affect ground operations 

November

Glass cockpits and advanced aircraft in G/A 

October

Instrument rules: Differences between the U.S. and Canada 

September

Lightning protection important for composite aircraft 

August

Personal minimums: Problem or protection? 

July

Make preparations for flight, test pilot style 

June

The pilot’s inner voice: Be sure to pay attention 

May

Trapped gas (part II): Decompression sickness 

April

Trapped Gas: Problems Of High-Altitude Flight 

March

What the manual says and what it doesn’t say 

February

Pointers for good decision-making in aviation 

January

Night Flying Primer: More Things To Consider

 

2010

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December

Night flying primer: Pilot and aircraft equipment

November

Frames Of Reference For Flight Instructing

October

Flight through thunderstorms is asking for trouble

September

Student Pilots: Assessing Check Ride Readiness

August

Ethics and aviation: dilemmas frequently arise

July

Spatial Disorientation (Part II): Mitigating The Problem

June

Spatial disorientation: cues and consequences

May

Simulator upset training vs. situation awareness training

April

Too tired to fly?

March

Visual illusions in flight

February

Operating on contaminated runways

January

Induction system icing

 

2009

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December

The aerodynamics of a spin

November

Instrument tips for safe flight

October

Revisiting collision avoidance

September

Soft-field landings

August

How young is too young? Issues of age and experience

July

Pounding it on, and other hard landings 

June

The language barrier to safe piloting 

May

DME, Inside and Out  - In the past two years

April

The fix is only as good as the write-up

March

Do you know what your mechanic is doing?

February

Eyes and ears open, please!

January

Oxygen issues for General Aviation pilots 

 

2008

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December

Aerodynamic myths

November

Mag Switches and Turn Coordinators

October

Securing your aircraft

September

Pilots and their gadgets

August

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July

Controlled flight into terrain

June

Accidents: The pointy end of the spear

May

Accidents: Absent defenses

April

Short field landings

March

A look at propeller efficiency 

February

Using weather satellite imagery

January

Using weather radar imagery

 

2007

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December

Beware of jet blast

November

Rules and tips for minimizing icing hazards

October

Migratory birds pose real hazard

September

Human factors in aircraft design

August

Aviation museums, the learning continues

July

Summertime performance considerations

June

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May

The difference between heroes and casualties

April

Landing safely every time

March

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February

How to fail a check ride

January

Keeping your aircraft secure