Tag Archives: Pilot Proficiency

Keeping Ahead of the Proficiency Curve

by Harold Green We pilots tend to like lots of communication and navigation equipment in our airplanes. The more the merrier. Redundancy has become a catch phrase and is considered good, and for good reason. Then there seems to be … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2016, Columns, Columns, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter from Richard Schmidt

Harold (Green): I read with great interest your article on traffic patterns (Pilot Proficiency, Dec 2015/Jan 2016). I think it is a good idea to remind pilots of the correct procedure for approach, landing, and departing from an uncontrolled airport. … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2016, Letters, Sections | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Failures In The New World

by Harold Green This discussion is a continuation of previous articles dealing with the changes in training and operations brought about by the transition currently underway in general aviation. The increased capability in avionics and aircraft offer tremendous potential for … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, June/July 2015, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Flight Instructor Pay & The Future of Flight Training

by Jim Hanson I have received feedback from a reader on my recent article on “Student Starts and Pilot Retention.” I’m always glad to receive feedback—either brickbats or bouquets. It not only means that people are reading the article, but … Continue reading

Posted in February/March 2014, Guest Editorial, Sections | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Landings: Another Perspective

by Harold Green The previous “Flight Training” article in Midwest Flyer Magazine, ended with the turn onto final approach and the establishment of a stabilized approach at a predetermined airspeed at least 250 feet above the runway. Now, we will … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2013, Columns, Columns, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Response To Article On Recruiting & Retaining Pilots

Dear Dave: I read with interest your magazine. I have followed both parts of Jim Hanson’s articles on flight training. Some of what he has said I tend to agree with and some I disagree with. He feels that money … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, February/March 2013, Guest Editorial, Letters | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thunderbird Aviation In The Twin Cities Metro – Minnesota’s Newest FBO

by Dave Weiman When you invest $2 million in a business during an economic downturn, you have to know your market, know your business, and believe in yourself and your staff, and Nancy Grazzini-Olson does. She has been operating Thunderbird … Continue reading

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Iowa & Minnesota Flight Instructors Nationally Recognized

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced October 10, 2012, the winners of the inaugural “Flight Training Excellence Awards” at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif. Selected from almost 2,500 nominations, the awards … Continue reading

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AOPA Awards Flight Training Scholarships

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) awarded four $5,000 flight-training scholarships October 11, 2012 during the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs. The scholarship money can be applied toward flight training costs for an FAA … Continue reading

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Pitch Trim Can Work For You or How Smoothly Can You Fly?

by Harold Green An often used and frequently misused control in an airplane is the “pitch trim.” Frequently it is used just to relieve the pressure on the elevator control, or the force the pilot must exert to keep the … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Dec 2012/Jan 2013, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment