November 11, 2009
My ePilot Experimental Interest
The following stories from the May 30, 2003, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information customized to their areas of interest by updating their member record file online.
Question: On my sectional chart, there is a white box with magenta borders in a Military Operations Area. It shows the letters "CTC" followed by a frequency. What is this?
Answer: The white boxes with magenta borders are depicted on current sectionals. They are meant for VFR aircraft flying in that area, giving them information enabling them to contact air traffic control without the need for other publications. The letters "CTC" stand for "contact" and the information following is the facility and frequency that should be used. A good source of information on charts is the Aeronautical Chart User's Guide . You may also be interested in reading two articles from Flight Training magazine, "Chart Basics" and "How to Read a Sectional Chart."
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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