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How to ask for and receive VFR Flight following

In case you are wondering about how to ask for and receive VFR Flight following, Jason Schappert has recently created an audio podcast covering this topic along with some other questions from readers. As Jason comments, some of his students are afraid of talking to ATC because they are afraid of saying the wrong thing […]

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FAA Bans Takeoffs with Polished Frost. Meanwhile, the USA’s FAA has issued new rules effective January 30, 2010 that bans aircraft of several classes from taking off with “polished frost” (frost buffed in order to make it smooth) on the wings, stabilizers and control surfaces. The rules are in addition to the rules that already […]

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Fatal icing incident case study & last audio transmission

With winter and cold weather already here in Northern latitudes, its time to once again become concerned about icing. Hence, a post by John Fiscus on the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association’s (COPA) blog is well worth reading. John mentions that a link has been posted in the in the Cirrus Flying forum containing one […]

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FAA Aviation News’ Ice Issue. With winter fast approaching, the latest issue of FAA Aviation News is dedicated to winter and ice in particular. Topics covered include icy runways, in-flight icing and the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning in winter.  The Night Flier. On a more unusual note, Halloween has come and gone this weekend […]

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NASA Icing Courses

NASA has developed two courses for general aviation pilots and operators.  They cover ground icing and in-flight icing.  Using multimedia presentations, case studies and pilot testimonials the courses provide tools pilots can use to deal with in-flight icing. Emphasis is on avoidance, detection and exit.  Very useful.  Free.  Available online or for download to your […]

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