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Staying up to date on the latest in aviation isn't just a once-per-year endeavor. Tailwinds brings you the latest in current aviation news, quizzes, flying tips, and training updates from CTS. Keep the wind at your back with our weekly updates.
Rough seas: The challenges of offshore helicopter approaches

Rough seas: The challenges of offshore helicopter approaches

Offshore helicopter approaches and landings are some of the most unique and challenging maneuvers out there. The versatility of helicopters naturally makes them suited for a wide variety of unusual and, at times, uniquely hazardous operations. In par...

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Making the call: Should you go-around?

Making the call: Should you go-around?

A recent study indicates that pilots are not executing go-arounds nearly as often as they should, accounting for numerous runway excursions. Earlier this year, the Flight Safety Foundation conducted an in-depth study of go-arounds and unstable approa...

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Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 4: Recovery techniques

Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 4: Recovery techniques

Even in ideal conditions, preventing loss of control in flight relies on the pilot's ability to make good decisions. This week, we introduce the final chapter in our four-part series on loss of control inflight, or LOC-I, as a response to the FAA's #...

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Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 3: Aeronautical Decision Making

Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 3: Aeronautical Decision Making

Even in ideal conditions, preventing loss of control in flight relies squarely on the pilot's ability to make good decisions. As a response to the FAA's #FlySafe campaign, we continue our series on preventing loss of control inflight (LOC-I) with par...

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IMSAFE: Are you fit to fly today?

IMSAFE: Are you fit to fly today?

You may be familiar with the IMSAFE checklist, but don’t forget these lesser-known factors for each letter. Every important aircraft system has checklists for normal, abnormal, and emergency operations, and as the system most integral for flight, the...

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Cockpit stretches for pilots: Keeping fit and comfortable during flight

Cockpit stretches for pilots: Keeping fit and comfortable during flight

Even short flights can take a toll on the human body. While sitting in a chair for hours at a time may sound relaxing to some, any pilot knows how stiff and uncomfortable it can be. Even larger aircraft may offer little room to truly stretch out. Com...

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