Tag Archives: Instrument Flight

VFR Into IMC

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue I recently received a text message from a friend, who found a Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six he wanted me to … Continue reading

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When Was The Last Time You Flew An ILS Approach?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. As our avionics continue to improve, many pilots have panel updates scheduled or in pro.ress, and in some cases, these … Continue reading

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Making That Flight Safe As A Superior Pilot!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue A superior pilot is one who uses his superior knowledge to avoid situations that may require his superior skills!” A … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Instrument Flying Easy, By Prioritizing Tasks

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue Over the many years of writing this column, I have put emphasis on making instrument flight easier. I … Continue reading

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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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The Human Factors In Instrument Flying

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue I recently watched a video presentation by AOPA on the “Impossible Turn,” and it brought back some memories of the movie I … 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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Aeronautical Decision-Making and Human Factors

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue We have all seen our lives change since earlier this year, which has affected aviation to a great extent. … Continue reading

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Autopilots On My Brain!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue In recent weeks, I have been helping one of our Midwest Flyer Magazine readers in Brazil troubleshoot a chronic autopilot problem. I have seen many autopilot issues … Continue reading

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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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