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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.