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AIRMET vs SIGMET: Everything You Need to Know (Guide)

AIRMET vs SIGMET: Everything You Need to Know (Guide)

Pilots count on accurate and timely weather data to make informed decisions both before and during their flights. Good pilots never go anywhere without checking and rechecking the weather. It may be clear and calm on the ground, but we know that things could look much different en-route, especially during a long cross-country flight. AIRMETs and SIGMETs are important tools during the flight planning process and while underway. Think of them as the aviation version of the local weather report and the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) used on TV and radio to alert citizens of severe weather conditions on the ground.
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15 FAA Medical Certificate Disqualifying Conditions for Pilots

15 FAA Medical Certificate Disqualifying Conditions for Pilots

One of the first steps towards fulfilling the dream of becoming a pilot is to obtain a medical certificate. This is part of the student pilot certification process. Once obtained, all medical certificates expire after a set period of time and must be renewed. Alternatively, pilots who meet the BasicMed criteria have the option of transitioning to the BasicMed certification program after obtaining their initial standard FAA medical certificate.
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Aircraft Category and Class: What is the Difference Between Them?

Aircraft Category and Class: What is the Difference Between Them?

What category and class of aircraft are you certified to fly? Now, what are the category and class of your private plane? One of the most confusing aspects of aircraft category and class designations is that there are actually two different sets of designations, depending on the frame of reference – pilot or aircraft.
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How it Works: Airspeed Indicator (Extensive Guide)

How it Works: Airspeed Indicator (Extensive Guide)

No matter what type of vehicle you are commanding, one of the most important things to know is how fast you are traveling. For that, you need to consult an instrument of some type. Cars have speedometers, and aircraft have airspeed indicators.

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