1. What is the obstacle clearance a pilot must maintain within 4 nm of mountainous terrain on an IFR flight that is cleared to operate VFR on top? A. 3,000’ AGL within any obstacles within 5 nm B. 2,000’ AGL within any obstacle within 4 nm C. 4,000’ AGL within any obstacle … Continued


No Air Up There Hypoxia Awareness   By Jennifer Caron, FAA Safety Briefing Magazine Copy Editor Mid-flight is not the time to learn about hypoxia, the medical term for oxygen deficiency. It doesn’t give you much warning, and if you don’t detect it early enough, it can be a real killer. Some pilots believe that … Continued


Introduction to Safety Risk Management     Risk management is a formalized way of dealing with hazards. It is a logical process of evaluation where you weigh the potential costs of a risk against the potential benefits you might receive, if you allowed that risk to stand uncontrolled. In order to better understand risk management, … Continued

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The Latest Disease for General Aviation By Gene Benson, Pilot & Aviation Educator Much like certain infectious diseases that ebb and flow over time, Loss of Directional Control, (LODC), has experienced a large outbreak in our pilot community.  There have been efforts to contain it, reduce its spread or eradicate it, but there is no … Continued


The Birth of Button-ology By Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In thinking back to the days of rotating a knob to change a frequency and rotating the azimuth on a VOR indicator, it really was simple. All VORs were the same regardless of the manufacturer, whether it was King, Narco, Collins or Bendix. Button-ology came upon … Continued