April 7, 2014
Question: When reading TAFs in the summer months, you know you’ll see the term “VCTS” more than you’d like. That means thunderstorms in the vicinity. How is “vicinity” defined?
Answer: Vicinity is defined as a donut-shaped area between 5 and 10 statute miles from the center of the airport’s runway complex. Are you ready for storm season? Check out this Air Safety Institute safety quiz.
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The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation (USDOT) for review, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.
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