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.
What’s the sneakiest cloud in the sky when it comes to ensnaring a VFR pilot in less-than-VFR conditions?
Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.
Garmin has updated the GDL 69 datalink receiver to take advantage of the SiriusXM G4 network, providing pilots with weather data and music.
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