You accidentally bust a Class Charlie. After landing, the FBO hands you a note to call the TRACON. The manager is hopping mad and intends to violate you. Here’s a possible way to avoid or minimize FAA enforcement.
Your last flight was 13 months ago, the coronavirus having curtailed your flying activities. Safely vaccinated, you’re itching to get back in the air but there are no instructors available where you normally fly at your home ‘drome. Instead, you have booked a few lessons with a new instructor quite a distance away at Van […]
In a recent hangar session with a group of instructors, we discussed common weaknesses seen in IPCs. This quiz is the result of our collective experience.
At the end of last year the FAA updated the AIM, Pilot Controller Glossary, and the Controller’s Handbook, aka Air Traffic Control (JO 7110.65Y) to Change 3. Check it out at www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/changes_traffic/ publications as the changes could be just emerging in print as you read this. The FAA updates the AIM and Controller’s Handbook in […]
You recently got the upholstery redone in your new-to-you Bonanza BE33. It’s a nice cream color with blue accents, and now with a nice gash in the seat thanks to an errant screwdriver. You’ve made the 45-minute flight from Asheville, North Carolina (KAVL) back to Rock Hill, South Carolina (KUZA) to have the seat cushion […]
Today, GPS is essential to a functioning society. Fortunately, detecting solar activity threats to GPS has evolved apace, as seen at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). Test your knowledge of this rare but consequential phenomenon.
As surely as the sun rises, the FAA issued scheduled AIM changes in July. Many of these changes affect IFR operations. Last month we...
Watching the world upended by the pandemic, you felt useless not knowing how to help, despite desperately wanting to. Then you caught wind of...
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