Tag Archives: Pilot Proficiency

One Size Instruction May Not Fit All

by Harold Green Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January issue In recent years, flight instruction has become more and more guided by the goal of producing pilots prepared and motivated to move … Continue reading

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Politely Quiet Airports

by Harold Green @August 2020 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Usually this column is devoted to subjects related to piloting techniques with an emphasis on safety. However, in this column the emphasis is on … Continue reading

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EAA BRINGS AVIATION COMMUNITY TOGETHER FOR EAA SPIRIT OF AVIATION WEEK ON JULY 21-25

Whole spectrum of recreational aviation featured as #EAAtogether EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 5, 2020) — The Experimental Aircraft Association is showcasing the whole spectrum of flight this summer in a virtual way, as EAA Spirit of Aviation … Continue reading

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IFR Currency Requirements Revisited

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue It seems that once again we need to review the “pilot currency” requirements for instrument flight. That is, how to maintain currency and how to regain it once lost. … Continue reading

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A Time-Based Perspective On Flight Training

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Normally it is good to keep personal observations out of this column. However, with 60-plus years of perspective, the start may provide a reference point for what is happening … Continue reading

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Response To Pilot Proficiency Article December 2019/January 2020

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue READER FEEDBACK: “The New Rules For Instrument Currency” Article (Dec 2019/Jan 2020 MFM) Dear Mr. Green: Loved your article on the new wording for “instrument currency.” In your fourth to last paragraph, … 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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Keeping Ahead of the Proficiency Curve

by Harold Green We pilots tend to like lots of communication and navigation equipment in our airplanes. The more the merrier. Redundancy has become a catch phrase and is considered good, and for good reason. Then there seems to be … Continue reading

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Letter from Richard Schmidt

Harold (Green): 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, landing, and departing from an uncontrolled airport. … Continue reading

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Failures In The New World

by Harold Green This discussion is a continuation of previous articles dealing with the changes in training and operations brought about by the transition currently underway in general aviation. The increased capability in avionics and aircraft offer tremendous potential for … Continue reading

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