Archives: Instrument Flight

Autopilots On My Brain!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue In recent weeks, I have been helping one of our Midwest Flyer Magazine readers in Brazil troubleshoot a chronic autopilot problem. I have seen many autopilot issues … Continue reading

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Using The “E-Word”

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman @August 2020 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Many years ago, while walking through a flight school, I overheard an instructor briefing a primary student, and the instructor was telling … Continue reading

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No ADS-B Out? Where Can I Go? Also, Handling Distractions In The Cockpit!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue As I am writing this article, there is doom and gloom as the world seems to be shut down for the Coronavirus Pandemic. I am anxious to … Continue reading

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A Surprise On The Missed Approach

by Capt. Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue When doing instrument flight training in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), one can never know what to expect. I have in previous columns emphasized the importance of being … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Engine Failure During Takeoff

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue In 2019, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crashed, apparently after attempting to return to the airport following an engine failure on takeoff. That brings up the question – when … Continue reading

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Back To “By The Numbers Basics” & Autopilot Interface

by Capt. Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 In previous issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I have been emphasizing keeping current on the gauges for the day the autopilot does crazy things or just plainly … Continue reading

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Human Factors, Angle of Attack Indicators & Buttonology

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue In my column in the October/November 2019 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I wrote about the importance of knowing your navigation equipment and interfaces, and I … Continue reading

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The Monday Morning Aviation Quarterback Club & New Avionics

by Michael J. (Mick) Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue It has now been several months and some 15-plus hours since I got my budget-driven, avionics update in my Bonanza, and I have still not taken the … Continue reading

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Safety Versus Convenience Plus Complacency!

by Michael J. (Mick) Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – August/September 2019 issue When we think about flying, whether IFR or VFR, we must always consider the part “human factors” play in every flight. In the Bonanza/Baron training program … Continue reading

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The Mini Garmin GTN-650 & Take-Off Minimums

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue I have had the opportunity to fly some of the most sophisticated aircraft in the industry while instructing customers. Aircraft with state-of-the-art avionics. So, when it came … Continue reading

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