Archives: Pilot Proficiency

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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A Time-Based Perspective On Flight Training

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Normally it is good to keep personal observations out of this column. However, with 60-plus years of perspective, the start may provide a reference point for what is happening … Continue reading

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Response To Pilot Proficiency Article December 2019/January 2020

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue READER FEEDBACK: “The New Rules For Instrument Currency” Article (Dec 2019/Jan 2020 MFM) Dear Mr. Green: Loved your article on the new wording for “instrument currency.” In your fourth to last paragraph, … Continue reading

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The New Rules For Instrument Currency

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Recently the FAA changed both the content and the wording of the regulation governing “pilot instrument currency.” Hopefully this discussion will clarify these new requirements. In summary, the … Continue reading

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Single Pilot IFR

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Those pilots who hold an instrument rating and fly in the United States are some of the most privileged people on the face of the earth. They can climb … Continue reading

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