January 27, 2014
Question: A nonconvective sigmet is issued for which types of conditions?
Answer: They may be issued for severe or greater turbulence, severe icing, widespread dust storms, widespread sand storms, and volcanic ash. For more information on aviation weather services, see Advisory Circular 00-45G.
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 issued an airworthiness directive for certain Cessna models after icing-related accidents.
Nearing an area of Class C airspace astride your VFR cross-country course, you ponder a decision.
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