Stay Outta the Way
When Special Use Airspace looms ahead, knowing the regs is one thing. Knowing when you can fly through and when you canít is another. Charts donít tell the whole story.
The optimistic among us, besides having sunnier dispositions when asked to copy a reroute or enter a hold, like to assume positive outcomes during flight planning. This means looking for bright spots (literally) in weather forecasts and finding the upsides to adjusting departure times. While itís nice to have a good attitude in flight, completely ignoring the pessimist in you can result in not-so-positive results.