Tropical Weather

Entering the dog days of summer, our attention shifts to the south. Rich moisture, weaker winds, and an increase in thunderstorms are classic signs...

Coming In Handy

Your trip to Florida wasn’t what you envisioned when launching from Texas that morning in clear skies. But what matters is you made it...

September 2021 Quiz

Little-known Coded Departure Routes can solve routing problems for bad weather, traffic, and more. Are you up on the ins and outs of CDRs?

ATC Pet Peeves

Being both a pilot and air traffic controller, I enjoy learning the dos and don'ts from both sides of the mic. We’re all human...

Which Way Is Up?

Remember when you were a student pilot prepping for the cross-country flights with a sectional chart, using your plotter to calculate the true course...

IFR Departures

You and two friends are flying to Nashville for a weekend of great music. It will be an IFR flight from Asheville, North Carolina...

How GPS Works

Back in the bad old days of VOR navigation you could find your position by tuning in two different VOR’s. Each radial from a...