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Question of the week: IFR flight plan

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Question: You've filed an IFR flight plan and departed from an airport that underlies a Class B airspace floor of 2,000 feet. The weather is great so you planned on obtaining your IFR clearance once airborne. You've contacted ATC and the controller replied with your call sign and instructed you to stand by. May you continue your climb into Class B airspace?

Training Tip: Dates and updates

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Knowing that your charts are unexpired before you fly is only part of the job.

FAA changes effective date for Green Bay Sectional

Article | Nov 12, 2013

Green Bay Sectional Chart changes go into effect Jan. 9, 2014, the FAA reports.

Fly like a fighter: Tackle snarling crosswinds

Fly like a fighter | Nov 04, 2013

Variable gusting winds can force a runway change on short notice. Pilots should be prepared to switch runways even on short final, as retired Air Force fighter pilot Larry Brown recounts from his training at the Air Force Academy.

FAA finalizes Minneapolis-St. Paul Class B

Article | Oct 29, 2013

Lower floors in three sectors of the Class B airspace around Minneapolis-St. Paul take effect in January.

Automatic traffic

Article | Oct 28, 2013

An automated system being developed in West Virginia shows potential for traffic advisories at airports not served by towers.

Air Race Classic organizers prepare for 2014 race

Article | Oct 15, 2013

Air Race Classic organizers are getting the word out about the 2014 race.

Question of the week: PIC of aircraft towing a glider

Article | Oct 04, 2013

True or False: Before acting as pilot in command of an aircraft towing a glider, I must file a flight plan with flight service.

Dogfight: Tower or no tower

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

Uh, oh. Senior Editor Dave Hirschman takes on his boss—Editor in Chief Tom Haines—in this discussion on which is the better airstrip: one with an air traffic control tower or one without.