Archives: Flight Safety

Declared Distances and Displaced Thresholds… When the runway is shorter than published.

by Rick Braunig Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September online issue There aren’t a lot of runways with displaced thresholds in Minnesota, but they are common enough that pilots should be familiar with them. When a runway has a displaced … Continue reading

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Never Stop Getting Better

by Dean Zakos Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue I just want to keep improving, to keep getting better.” – Anonymous Scenario: You are level at 3,500 feet. With you in the cockpit are a good friend (a … Continue reading

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Proactive Airworthiness

by Thomas P. Turner Executive Director American Bonanza Society Air Safety Foundation Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the January 2020 issue of ABS Magazine. It is being reprinted here by permission … Continue reading

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A Perspective On Checklists

by Harold Green Over the years our safety record in general aviation has improved dramatically. I submit that one reason for this is the development and use of written checklists. There are checklists for pre-flight, starting engines, pre-taxi, taxi, pre-takeoff, … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2015, Columns, Columns, Flight Safety, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Round-Trip Flight To & From Oshkosh May Be Too Much For One Day

by Craig Petersen What pilot doesn’t want to fly into Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during EAA AirVenture-Oshkosh? And making the flight roundtrip in a single day is tempting and doable if you are willing to limit your activities, … Continue reading

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Weekend Refresher Clinics For Bonanza & Baron Pilots

by Dave Weiman A group of professional flight instructors with a particular love for Beechcraft piston aircraft, founded Bonanza / Baron Pilot Training, Inc. (BPT) in 2012. BPT provides full-immersion pilot proficiency training in the owner’s Beechcraft Bonanza or Baron. … Continue reading

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Ditching Isn’t Just For Trans-Oceanic Pilots

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Every pilot has pondered whether it’s better to go over or around a body of water. Whether it’s a relatively small lake while entering the traffic pattern, Lake Mille Lacs in … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Education, Features, Flight Safety, June/July 2014, MN Aeronautics Bulletin | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cohabitation of Gliders & Powered Aircraft

by Woody Minar When you’re flying to another airport, how do you know if it’s also a “glider port” – an airport where gliders are present? And if you do know it’s a glider port, is there anything special you … Continue reading

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Surviving A Water Landing

The first way to survive a water landing is not to land on water in the first place, but there are times that flying over water cannot be avoided, such as when air traffic control requests that you fly miles … Continue reading

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Surviving A Water Landing

The first way to survive a water landing is not to land on water in the first place, but there are times that flying over water cannot be avoided, such as when air traffic control requests that you fly miles … Continue reading

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