Tag Archives: CFII

The New Rules For Instrument Currency

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Recently the FAA changed both the content and the wording of the regulation governing “pilot instrument currency.” Hopefully this discussion will clarify these new requirements. In summary, the … 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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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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Why ADS-B Needs To Be Revisited By FAA

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman It has been more than five years since we first started hearing about Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) and I published my first article on the topic for Midwest Flyer Magazine. Since then I … 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

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High Wind Operations

by Harold Green, CFII One of the many advantages pilots in the Midwest enjoy is an abundance of wind of various strengths and directions not enjoyed in other parts of the country. High wind conditions are a source of both … Continue reading

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Autopilot Interfaces, Pilot Qualifications, Retesting & Continuing The Approach (Garmin 430/530)

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I will cover a topic that has always sparked interest among our readers, and that is “autopilots.” I will also make a few comments on flying “down under” … Continue reading

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