Tag Archives: Mick Kaufman

The Monday Morning Aviation Quarterback Club & New Avionics

by Michael J. (Mick) Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue It has now been several months and some 15-plus hours since I got my budget-driven, avionics update in my Bonanza, and I have still not taken the … Continue reading

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Safety Versus Convenience Plus Complacency!

by Michael J. (Mick) Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – August/September 2019 issue When we think about flying, whether IFR or VFR, we must always consider the part “human factors” play in every flight. In the Bonanza/Baron training program … 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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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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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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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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Remembering An Air Racing Legend

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Bill Brennand, 92, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, circled his last earthly pylon on March 14, 2017. Bill was a legend in air racing during its golden years, and … Continue reading

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The Procedure Turn… When & How? Circle-To-Land Approaches… Safe or Unsafe?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue “The procedure turn” is a topic I have written about in the past, but due to some recent changes in approach procedures, it is a topic worth … Continue reading

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