Archives: Instrument Flight

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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Realizing That Avionics Anomalies Can Occur

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue As an active flight instructor, I always continue to learn, and periodically I see something I have never seen before. I have seen autopilot failures and electronic … Continue reading

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Good Training & Aeronautical Decision Making

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue A popular topic this time of the year is “icing.” I have written about icing several times before, as have most aviation columnists, and though I will … Continue reading

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The Common-Sense Approach Checklist

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue The question often arises, “What about an instrument approach checklist?” In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I will address some of my thoughts on this topic. … Continue reading

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Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM)… The Plan and The Pilot

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue In my column in the June/July 2018 issue, the title was “Single Pilot Resource Management” (SRM), which is a big topic. Included in that article was a … Continue reading

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