Tag Archives: autopilot

Human Factors & Instrument Flight A Decade Ago

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © 2021 October. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue I have been quite active during the summer months doing accelerated instrument training and reviewing and updating my PowerPoint presentations for … Continue reading

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Are You A Pilot or An Appliance Operator? – Part II

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue In my column on instrument flying in the April/May 2021 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, we described a simple flight plan … Continue reading

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Are you a pilot or an appliance operator?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – print and online April/May 2021 issue In my previous column entitled “Are you a child of the Magenta,” I wrote about the deterioration of … Continue reading

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Are You A Child of the Magenta?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 It has been said that Steve Job’s last words as he passed into his next life were, “OH WOW, OH WOW, OH … Continue reading

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Miracle Over Minnesota… Survival After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

by Dan Bass Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue @October 2020. All rights reserved! In February 2017, I needed to visit a customer in Thunder Bay, Ontario. By car, it’s over a 7-hour drive from Winona, Minnesota, where … 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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Giving “George” A Break

Automation is a powerful tool by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue We all know him, some of us even fly regularly with him. The go-to guy on long cross-country flights, the … 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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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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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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