February 18, 2014
QUESTION: On a VFR sectional chart, you see a star symbol next to the control tower frequency. What does that star symbol tell you?
ANSWER: The star symbol tells you that control tower operation is part time only. (Source: Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide, page 9)
FAA Information and Services,
With a closing speed of about 900 knots, Air Force pilots on a training mission have seconds to aim and shoot heat-seeking and radar guided missiles at a drone target. Their success came from repeated rehearsals. But as author Larry Brown writes, “there is nothing like the real thing to gain experience.”
The FAA has approved the BendixKing KLR 10, meant to enhance safety by warning pilots of high angles of attack.
Nearing an area of Class C airspace astride your VFR cross-country course, you ponder a decision.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.