A graphic view of parachute drop areas

A graphic view of parachute drop areas

New ways to visualize information in the newly renamed Chart Supplements — formerly the Airport Facility Directories — comes to light with the ability to find parachute areas in any given region. AFTW’s Terry Brandt recently did that by drawing out...
How well can you and your plane perform?

How well can you and your plane perform?

Knowing your aircraft’s capabilities and limits might mean the difference between skidding off the runway into a lake or making it over the tops of some trees on the departure end. How well do you know your aircraft? General aviation loss-of-control accidents...
Runway Incursion Training Materials for CFIs

Runway Incursion Training Materials for CFIs

Runway Incursion Training Materials for CFIs From Kevin L Clover, National FAASTeam Office: Runway Incursions are still a major threat in our aviation system.  General Aviation pilots are the leaders in making these incursions. We encourage all CFIs to spend a little...
Safety Topic of the Month: How much wind can I handle?

Safety Topic of the Month: How much wind can I handle?

When it comes to managing any kind of flight risk, a lot depends on the aircraft,  the pilot and the environment. With March winds right around the corner, it might be time to figure out how much wind is too much for us and our airplanes. The March Safety Topic of the...