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Features December 2010 Issue

Flat-Screen Binoculars

Air Traffic Manager Micah Risher is a fan of his Tower’s new STARS LITE system, saying it makes a difference with dozens of little things that happen every day.

Flat-Screen Binoculars

Tower’s authority rarely extends much past the pattern. A bit of the latest radar, however, can make their job a lot easier and your service a lot better.

Say what you like about pilots flying around with their heads up their MFDs rather than looking outside the cockpit, but when it comes to spotting traffic more than dozen wing-lengths from the airplane, a glance at traffic display is worth a hundred FAA-approved, 10-degree scans out the window.

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