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Pilot Briefing: ASI Chart Challenge

Pilot Magazine | Nov 05, 2015

Aeronautical charts include a mind-boggling array of symbols.

FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Advocacy | Nov 04, 2015

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Pilot Briefing: ASI Chart Challenge

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Curious about the assorted small magenta flags on VFR sectional and terminal area charts?

AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

Advocacy | Aug 12, 2015

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Never Again: The long and winding river

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

I made a poor decision to attempt a flight into unfamiliar terrain, with marginal weather, and without a chart to follow.

FAA agrees to work with AOPA on WACs

Advocacy | Jul 09, 2015

The FAA has agreed to work with AOPA and consult with stakeholders regarding the future of world aeronautical charts (WACs).

FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

Advocacy | Jun 25, 2015

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

IFR Fix: Red flag warning

IFR Fix | May 12, 2015

From one 56-day cycle to the next, a U.S. en route low altitude chart contains an average of 1,361 changes.

Briefing: ASI Chart Challenge

Pilot Magazine | May 11, 2015

Direct flyovers or multiple passes over sensitive wildlife areas can harm the environment and even be unsafe for you.

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR adds audio warnings

Article | Apr 23, 2015

A new feature of Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR electronic flight bag gives pilots aural airspace and waypoint warnings through Sennheiser’s S1 Digital headset.

Garmin updates Pilot app for helos

Article | Mar 03, 2015

Garmin International has updated its Garmin Pilot app for Apple devices with helicopter routes and obstacles along routes.

P&E Proficiency

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

Knowing where you are, where you came from, and where you are going is a core tenet of good airmanship.

Pilot Briefing: Chart challenge

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

Aeronautical charts include a surprising amount of topographical and airspace details.

Pilot Briefing: Chart Challenge

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

Areas with a preponderance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity are typically noted on sectional charts with a small airplane symbol.

P&E On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

What’s the most invaluable instrument in the cockpit?

IFR Fix: Military exercise

IFR Fix | Oct 27, 2014

Few features are more striking on an aeronautical chart than a mass of special-use airspace near a planned destination or astride a proposed route.

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.