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Class C Airspace: All the Details You Need to Know

Class C Airspace: All the Details You Need to Know

When talking airspace, the closer we get to the beginning of the alphabet, the more nervous some pilots become. Each class of airspace moving towards A is accompanied by extra rules and regulations that can seem intimidating.

9 Types of NOTAMS Used in Aviation (Guide)

9 Types of NOTAMS Used in Aviation (Guide)

Timely communication is critical to safe flight, and one of the ways that the FAA communicates important information to pilots is by using a type of advisory called a NOTAM. There are 9 types of NOTAMs, with each filling a distinct role in the pilot notification system. As a pilot, it is very important to check for and understand the relevance of all applicable NOTAMs in your flight path.

10 Must Know Tips for Your Cross Country Flight

10 Must Know Tips for Your Cross Country Flight

Are you a student pilot getting ready to log your first cross country flight? Perhaps you have been flying for a while and want to check in to see what tips other pilots have when it comes to cross country flying. Either way, you are in the right place.

What’s VFR Flight Following? (The Essential Need-To-Knows)

What’s VFR Flight Following? (The Essential Need-To-Knows)

VFR flight following – everyone tells you how useful it can be and what a great resource it is, but you just don’t use it. You aren’t even entirely sure how it works. You don’t know what to say to set it up and don’t want to sound like a newbie on the radio if you make a mistake. You wish you had a better understanding of what it is plus when and how to use it.

Do Planes Fly Over the North Pole? (Transpolar Flights)

Do Planes Fly Over the North Pole? (Transpolar Flights)

We have been fooled by the atlas. Its two-dimensional presentation of Earth causes us to think about international travel from a west to east perspective. Hong Kong, for example, is east of New York.