Archives: Pilot Proficiency

How To Become A Better Pilot

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue In theory, we all want to be better, safer pilots. In practice, most of us are complacent with our skill level. … Continue reading

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Rudder, Aileron or Both?

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue My introduction to flying was unconventional. As previously mentioned in prior articles, I grew up in an aviation family, handling the controls … Continue reading

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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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