Tag Archives: autopilot

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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Stabilized Approaches & Handling Autopilot Anomalies

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue In my column for this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I selected two topics that I think are of interest to our readers – “The Stabilized Approach” … Continue reading

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Autopilot Mismanagement & Meet The “Snitch”

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue After finishing my column for each issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I often wonder what I should write about in the next issue. A few days after … Continue reading

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Real Instrument Pilots Do Not Need Autopilots or Glass Panels

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 When you read the title of this article, I am sure it threw up a flag and got your attention, but please read on. I also have some … Continue reading

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George The Autopilot, ADS-B FAA Rebate Program & Instrument Training

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, we will solve the mystery of “George,” the autopilot, with thanks from several of our readers. We will explore some interesting comments from an anonymous caller and his … Continue reading

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Why Is “George” So Popular With Pilots?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In between issues, I am always thinking about topics to write in my column for the next issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine. Some of our best topics come from our readers who are experiencing difficulties … Continue reading

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Autopilot Glitches, Failures & Anomalies

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In my previous column, I again addressed the issue of “icing,” as did Greg Gorak in his excellent article. It was unfortunate that Wisconsin got to see another fatal GA icing accident since that publication. In … Continue reading

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Procedure Turns & Garmin Box Approaches

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I would like to revisit a topic from several issues back, “The Procedure Turn” and also finish our series flying the approach on the Garmin 430/530 boxes. I … Continue reading

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AirVenture, Technology & Us

by Harold Green It is late summer and this is an aviation publication. Therefore we have the opportunity to discuss EAA AirVenture, held annually at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AirVenture is truly a unique event with worldwide scope. … Continue reading

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