Tag Archives: Michael Kaufman

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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Good Training & Aeronautical Decision Making

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue A popular topic this time of the year is “icing.” I have written about icing several times before, as have most aviation columnists, and though I will … 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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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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Tips That Will Help You In Instrument Flying!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 It always saddens me to hear about aircraft accidents, but I always try to think of items to write about, which may help pilots avoid them in the … 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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Which George Is Steering The Airplane?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman When I first got acquainted with autopilots, they were referred to by the pilots that flew them as, “George.” In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I will devote most of my column to “George” … Continue reading

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Utilizing Technology & Basic Pilot Skills Together

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I wrote about the heading indicator and magnetic compass. In this issue, I am going to write about the “attitude indicator” with further emphasis on the pitot-static … 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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Flying & Evaluating The Avidyne IFD 540 GPS Navigator

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the April/May 2015 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I promised I would write a review of the Avidyne IFD 540 GPS navigator. To give you a better perspective of the Avidyne IFD 540, I have … Continue reading

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