Archives: Pilot Proficiency

Expecting the Unexpected: Beating the “Startle Effect”

by Richard Morey Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue The FAA is particularly good at identifying accident trends and developing Safety Team training to address the underlying issues. Lately, the “Startle Effect” has received a great deal … Continue reading

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Crosswind Landings, Theory & Practice

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue You never forget your first solo. Mine happened nearly 48 years ago, March 24, 1974. I remember the day quite clearly. It … Continue reading

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Turn Time Twist/Track Throttle Talk

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue Winter is a wonderful time to fly. Aircraft perform well in the crisp, dense air, so long as you can … Continue reading

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Avoiding Runway Incursions… Make Your Taxi Decisions Part of Your Cross-Country Planning

by Richard Morey © 2021 October. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Runway incursions are on the rise. Much of this increase is associated with almost a year’s inactivity by many general aviation pilots. … Continue reading

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The Final Word On Landings

by Harold Green Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue In the last column I promised to complete the landing discussion, so here goes. When last we discussed the issue, we were on … Continue reading

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Landing Rehabilitation

by Harold Green Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – print & online April/May 2021 issue Most of us who have been flying for a while have found ourselves with landing problems. All at once we … Continue reading

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An Explanation of the Designated Pilot Examiner Program

by Harold Green Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 All of us in civil aviation have either flown with, or will fly with, a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). The occasion is usually fraught … Continue reading

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One Size Instruction May Not Fit All

by Harold Green Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January issue In recent years, flight instruction has become more and more guided by the goal of producing pilots prepared and motivated to move … Continue reading

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Politely Quiet Airports

by Harold Green @August 2020 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Usually this column is devoted to subjects related to piloting techniques with an emphasis on safety. However, in this column the emphasis is on … Continue reading

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IFR Currency Requirements Revisited

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue It seems that once again we need to review the “pilot currency” requirements for instrument flight. That is, how to maintain currency and how to regain it once lost. … Continue reading

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