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Technology: iPad best practices

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2014

As the quantity and variety of flight-related information on tablets increases, the question for pilots becomes how best to employ them without becoming overwhelmed.

'Air Boss' takes No. 1 spot on iTunes Reality TV charts

Article | Aug 12, 2014

New reality docuseries Air Boss debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' Reality TV charts.

Technique: How low can you go?

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.

Chart apps for planning, navigating

Apps of the week | May 30, 2014

Five chart apps are ready to supplement or replace paper products.

Jeppesen offers free IFR chart webinars

Article | May 05, 2014

Jeppesen is hosting five webinars over the next several months focused on specific aspects of instrument flying and instrument charts.

Question of the week: VFR sectional chart

Article | Mar 10, 2014

Question: On a VFR sectional chart, you see an airport symbol that is magenta with the letter “U” inside the circle. What does that tell you?

Wrangle the weather with these five apps

Apps of the week | Mar 08, 2014

Take a look at five apps designed to help pilots check and track the weather.

Question of the week: Star symbol on VFR chart

Article | Feb 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?

Charts go electronic with these five apps

Apps of the week | Jan 13, 2014

Charts apps allow users to back up, or even replace, traditional paper charts.

Question of the week: Minimum safe altitude

Article | Jan 13, 2014

Question: A minimum safe altitude (MSA) is published for emergency use on instrument approach charts. Flying at or above the MSA will guarantee how many feet of obstacle clearance?

Airspace change out of sync with Omaha Sectional

Advocacy | Jan 08, 2014

AOPA is alerting pilots that modifications to Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Class B airspace effective Jan. 9 will not appear on the Omaha Sectional until Feb. 6.

IFR Fix: Worse weather wanted

Article | Nov 18, 2013

Before this phase of the flight, terrain was of no concern—a state of situational awareness underscored by the topographic blankness of IFR charts.

Training Tip: Dates and updates

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Knowing that your charts are unexpired before you fly is only part of the job.

FAA changes effective date for Green Bay Sectional

Article | Nov 12, 2013

Green Bay Sectional Chart changes go into effect Jan. 9, 2014, the FAA reports.

Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

Veteran airline captain and GA legend Barry Schiff enters the paper versus electronic chart debate with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman.

FAA ends direct-to-consumer paper chart sales

Article | Sep 23, 2013

Pilots who purchase paper navigation charts directly from the FAA will have to find a new authorized supplier by Oct. 1.

WX Watch: Front formation

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

Pilots are always on the lookout for fronts. We’re always gawking at The Weather Channel or checking the prognosis and surface analysis charts to see if any are lurking around, or are predicted to occur.

FAA ends direct-to-consumer sales of paper charts

Article | Aug 28, 2013

The FAA announces the end of direct-to-consumer sales of paper aeronautical charts.

Building a better chart

Article | Jul 15, 2013

Starting July 1, the FAA stopped selling sectional chart subscriptions, requiring any pilot who wants to ensure uninterrupted access to current charts to search elsewhere. Duracharts thinks it has the answer with its beefed-up charts that are now available by subscription.