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Air Traffic Control & You!

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Sometimes the role of Air Traffic Control (ATC) seems to be confused on the part of general aviation pilots. Either we give them too many God-like attributes, or pilots … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK For Harold Green June/July 2018 Article

Mr. Green: I read your column rejecting the idea of a rounded base turn VFR traffic pattern (Pattern Ops Revisited by Harold Green, Midwest Flyer Magazine, June/July 2018). Initially, I was also skeptical of the benefits of adopting such a … Continue reading

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Pattern Operations Revisited

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It seems that traffic patterns at pilot-controlled airports remain a source of concern for general aviation, as the majority of accidents happen in the pattern. It would be oversimplification … Continue reading

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The Tailwheels Are Back!

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Way back, a few decades ago, those learning to fly did so almost exclusively in airplanes with the third wheel in the tail (tailwheel or taildragger). There were few … Continue reading

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The Quiet, Comfortable Ones

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 In every group of pilots, there is a minority who appear to be quite comfortable with their own abilities and judgment. When the challenges of the day appear to most … Continue reading

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How Much Fun Is A Currency Ride?

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue Remember when you passed your private pilot checkride? The odds are the examiner said something like: “Congratulations. You are now a Private Pilot and you now have a … Continue reading

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Technical Advances Enriched By Manufacturer Representatives At AirVenture 2017

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and its predecessor, the EAA Fly-In Convention, since about 1960, I have watched it move from Rockford to Oshkosh and grow to a level that … Continue reading

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FAA Views On Slow Flight & Stall Training

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue The FAA, in its infinitesimal wisdom, has seen fit to once again issue an edict intended to affect training and, in their opinion, increase safety. This latest action is … Continue reading

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Letter from Richard Schmidt

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Dear Harold: I read with great interest your article on traffic patterns (Pilot Proficiency, Dec 2015/Jan 2016). I think it is a good idea to remind pilots of the correct procedure for approach, … Continue reading

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Radio Talk: Intimidation & Cure

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue For too many general aviation pilots, “radio communications” are intimidating. While most prevalent among pilots who fly from non-towered airports, the phenomenon is by no means confined to them. … Continue reading

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