Zooming to Zero-Zero

We think about ceilings when reviewing minimums for an approach, but in the U.S., it’s visibility that determines if you land. Visibility? We don’t need no stinkin’ visibility.

The weather tanked. Fuel is low. Your right arm even aches in homage to Jimmy Stewart’s plight from Strategic Air Command. The 1955 Hollywood controller stares into the scope and reports the field is 100-¼. He offers a hold at the marker, but you say, “I can’t hold. I’m committed. I don’t have enough fuel […]
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