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Features August 2014 Issue

Gaming the System

Hate the red reroute? Cheat. From your current position, change your destination to KSJC (purple). Then, when you get close to KSJC, request to change it back to E16 (green). Dashed yellow circles are where you changed your destination.

Gaming the System

Nasty reroutes and swamped controllers can put you in a bad spot. Through creativity, persistence, and compromise, you can - sometimes - get a break

Flying an airplane involves multiple concepts from physics: Bernoulliís principle, centrifugal force, Newtonís law of gravity, to name a few. Thereís one more natural law, though, that isnít in the science textbooks: the faster youíre trying to get somewhere, the more likely youíre going to get unexpectedly delayed.

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