Tag Archives: Bonanza/Baron Pilot Training

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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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 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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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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Single Pilot Resource Management

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue As pilots, we have all heard or seen references to the FAA terms crew resource management (CRM), single pilot resource management (SRM) and aeronautical decision-making (ADM). These … Continue reading

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Get That Clearance Right! Some Tips On Handling Difficult IFR Clearances

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2918 issue In the February/March 2018 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I wrote about IFR emergencies with a description of several I have personally experienced. For a well-trained pilot, … Continue reading

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Handling In-Flight Emergencies Flying IFR & What’s New In Anti-Ice Protection

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I will be discussing handling emergencies while flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), and flying in icing conditions with anti-ice protection. … Continue reading

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