Tag Archives: Pilot Proficiency

Pitch Trim Can Work For You or How Smoothly Can You Fly?

by Harold Green An often used and frequently misused control in an airplane is the “pitch trim.” Frequently it is used just to relieve the pressure on the elevator control, or the force the pilot must exert to keep the … Continue reading

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News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa

by Yasmina Platt, Manager AOPA Central Southwest Region Even as the last piece of state legislation for 2012 in the Central Region was signed in July, AOPA started working on next year’s initiatives. I will have more details to share … Continue reading

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AirVenture, Technology & Us

by Harold Green It is late summer and this is an aviation publication. Therefore we have the opportunity to discuss EAA AirVenture, held annually at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AirVenture is truly a unique event with worldwide scope. … Continue reading

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Change Versus Tradition

by Dr. Patrick Mattson Professor Emeritus Aviation St. Cloud State University As I stood looking out the living room window in mid-December, I couldn’t help but think we won’t have any snow on the ground at Christmas. I thought to … Continue reading

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Beware & Be Aware!

by Harold Green The focus of this discussion is operations in a non-towered airport environment. Please note that the use of the term “non-towered,” rather than uncontrolled is deliberate. That’s because in effect non-towered airports are really pilot-controlled. This system … Continue reading

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Safer Skies Through Continuing Education

by Lynnwood “Woody” Minar As we went through our initial flight training, safety was drilled into us on the ground and every time we flew. We went on to earn our Private Pilot Certificate, which is often referred to as … Continue reading

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A Surfeit of Data

by Harold Green These days we suffer from a surfeit of data. There seems to be two sources. Pilots themselves and the advent of more advanced electronics. The even more advanced electronics of the glass cockpit is a subject for … Continue reading

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Eastern Michigan University To Meet Pilot Demand

LANSING, MICH. – When some aviation campuses are closing, others are realizing the need for expanding or creating new flight training programs. Such is the case at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where they are establishing a new Eagle Flight Center … Continue reading

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AOPA Summit 2011… Learning From The Past, Looking To The Future

by Jack Elliott Schapiro HARTFORD, CONN. – Those who believe the old adage that you can’t mix business and pleasure are obviously not AOPA members, who have attended one of the organization’s annual “Summit” events. Going back to the days … Continue reading

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How To Fly Like A Pro

by Harold Green For most of us the term professional evokes images of competence and calmness amongst the chaos of events. For pilots this means maintaining a clear headed analytical approach to every situation encountered. So how can we engender … Continue reading

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