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Energy Management

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute (an excellent resource) has a newsletter titled “CFI to CFI”. It’s geared towards flight instruction. The most recent issue has an article about energy management in airplanes – a tool that is used on every flight in every type aircraft. I found it interesting and thought that the membership might agree. […]

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…in a Fix

Ever been planning a route or actually out flying and encounter a fix that makes you wonder, or makes you smile, or makes you admire someone or something?  As far as I know, there are only three rules about fix naming:  1. It’s got to have five letters – no more, no less. 2. It’s […]

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Wrong Surface Landings

In September 1995 a Northwest Airlines flight departed Detroit, destination Frankfurt.  They landed at the wrong airport – Brussels.  How is this possible?  Like almost all aviation incidents, there was a series of cascading events.  This was an “antique” by today’s standards – a DC-10 with no GPS and no magenta line or “moving map”, […]

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