TRAINING TIPS

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TRAINING TIPS

Posted by Daria Knupp on Jul 12, 2017 10:17 am

AIRPORT SYMBOLS

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An airport's symbol on a sectional chart tells you a great deal about the nature of the facility—but sometimes there is more to arriving, departing, or transitioning the area than meets the eye. Some airports require special rules because of their location within complex airspace, traffic congestion, security, or proximity to points of sightseeing interest. LEARN MORE.
 
What is the strangest VFR sectional chart symbol you have ever encountered? 
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A WORD ABOUT PLATEAUS

Posted by Daria Knupp on Oct 11, 2017 10:25 am

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A plateau may be a nice place to take a photograph, or a convenient checkpoint for a VFR cross-country. In an aviation-training context, however, plateau is a polite, scientific-sounding word meaning stalled progress toward a student pilot’s goals.

Even there, a plateau has redeeming characteristics. A plateau still suggests an upwardly mobile place to be; one dictionary definition of a plateau is “an area of relatively level high ground.”​

The reality, as numerous student pilots experience, is that the bad patch often referred to as a plateau may have a discouragingly downward, regressive component. That kind of plateau doesn’t simply stagnate along a “relatively level” plane.​ Read more here.

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Re: TRAINING TIPS

Posted by Ed Cater on Oct 27, 2017 5:46 pm

I have never even seen a jet fuel nozzle up close!