July 19, 2011
By Dan Namowitz
The FAA has published modifications to the Teterboro, N.J., airport’s Dalton VFR departure. The changes took effect June 30.
The Dalton departure is available from Runway 19 by pilot request. It is not assigned by air traffic control. Pilots may request the procedure by name when there is a ceiling of at least 3,000 feet with visibility of three miles or more. Aircraft may not exceed 190 knots airspeed, and must maintain VFR conditions at or below 1,300 feet msl. Pilots must complete the prescribed turn within two miles of the TEB VOR.
The changes were made to make the procedure, which is a valuable tool in reducing departure delays, simpler to fly and reduce pilot deviations, the FAA said.
Dan Namowitz is an aviation writer and flight instructor. He has been a pilot since 1985 and an instructor since 1990.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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