I used to think I was shielded from the problems because I had always flown for organizations that required their pilots to operate IFR “to the maximum extent possible.” But then I learned of a few pilots in very elite U.S. Air Force units who came very close to mistakenly landing large and expensive aircraft at very small airports ill-equipped to handle them. The problem is even worse in the civilian world and continues to this day, despite the advantages of highly ...

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