Test Your Knowledge February 2021

  1. Which of these instruments do you NOT need for an IFR flight? A. Engine oil pressure gauge B. Magnetic compass C. Fuel gauge for each tank D. Vertical Speed Indicator E. Slip-skid indicator F. Directional gyro   2. Seeing which of these things will not allow you to descend below DA / MDA … Continued


The Procedure Turn and When Is It Required? By Michael “Mick” Kaufman I try to stay informed in the happenings in the aviation world, and I read the columns of many aviation journalists in numerous publications. I try to be different from the rest by using my own real-life observances rather than putting my own … Continued


Controlled Flight Into Terrain   FAA Aviation Safety General Aviation Joint Steering Committee Safety Enhancement Topic   Technological advances have improved pilot situational awareness and have dramatically reduced the number of general aviation (GA) controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accidents over the past 20 years. Nevertheless, CFIT accidents continue to occur and at least half … Continued


Charles M. “Chuck” Cook ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, A&P with IA BPT TAKEOFF:  What first attracted you to aviation – and why? CC: From an early age, I have always been drawn to aviation. Started by building Balsa and tissue models, along with the plastic models of various aircraft. My Grandad would take me … Continued


  One of my responsibilities as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Avemco Insurance Company is to review our claims reports each month. I’ve seen a trend of accidents recently, that can be traced back to pilots who are starting to fly again after long periods of inactivity due to the pandemic. … Continued