Archives: Instrument Flight

Why ADS-B Needs To Be Revisited By FAA

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman It has been more than five years since we first started hearing about Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) and I published my first article on the topic for Midwest Flyer Magazine. Since then I … Continue reading

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Flying & Evaluating The Avidyne IFD 540 GPS Navigator

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the April/May 2015 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I promised I would write a review of the Avidyne IFD 540 GPS navigator. To give you a better perspective of the Avidyne IFD 540, I have … Continue reading

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Autopilot Glitches, Failures & Anomalies

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In my previous column, I again addressed the issue of “icing,” as did Greg Gorak in his excellent article. It was unfortunate that Wisconsin got to see another fatal GA icing accident since that publication. In … Continue reading

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Flying A Full Approach Without Radar Vectors Is A Lesson To Be Learned

by Mick Kaufman It seems to be human nature that we all like to play “Monday Morning Quarterback” after an accident or incident. In a recent accident involving a friend’s airplane, I see a possible situation that has occurred too … Continue reading

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New Challenges In Picking Up An IFR Clearance Once Airborne

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the world of aviation, there are many items, procedures and regulations pilots do not have all of the answers for. Many times the people who should know – the FAA – don’t have the answers, … Continue reading

Posted in August/September 2014, Columns, Columns, Instrument Flight | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

X, Y, Z Approaches Part II, ATC Communications & How To Amend A Reroute Clearance On The 430/530

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I would like to add more insight into one of the topics I covered in the last issue on the puzzle of X, Y, Z approaches. A new … Continue reading

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ADSB, Icing, Approach Plates & High-Profile Accidents

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman It seems that we have gone from the winter to summer flying season in a very short time though winter did its best to hang on much longer than usual in the Midwest. As pilots … Continue reading

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Procedure Turns & Garmin Box Approaches

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I would like to revisit a topic from several issues back, “The Procedure Turn” and also finish our series flying the approach on the Garmin 430/530 boxes. I … Continue reading

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GPS Approaches & WAAS, Glide-Slope Intercepts & Portable Electronic Devices

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In my previous column, I concluded a series on the procedure turn – when to do one and how to eliminate doing one illegally according to FAA protocol. A short time ago, I received a … Continue reading

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Asiana Airlines Flight #214 – Pilot or System Error?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman With the long summer evenings of flying now behind us, and the world’s largest aviation event, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, a memory, we can start to look forward to a hopefully colorful autumn of flying. Several … Continue reading

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