On the Fly
(8.9kb) New Methodology Employs Statistics
2. Check-Rides (15.4kb)
Great Check-ride Moments by a Flight Instructor
Courtesy of Eugene
Landings (2,960kb) Scary!
These should bring back some nostalgic memories to you 747 and 777
5. Aircraft Photos (Link)– Thousands of them.
Courtesy of Bob
6. FAA’s Air Transport Organization (7.9kb) ATO to see a major
reorganization. It is responsible for
the Nation’s Air Traffic Control System
Eagle Eye UAV (16.4kb) Intelligent; Watchful;
No Runway Needed.
Minute Flight Claims Record (6.0kb) Dick Rutan flew XCOR’s EZ-Rocket from Mojave to California
City. The first time a rocket-powered
plane made a point to point flight with the pilot in command for most phases of
over Uberlingen, Germany (46.2kb) A U.S. Controllers analysis of what went wrong. Very
12.Question: During my last IFR flight, the CDI (course deviation
indicator) needle didn't appear to be working correctly. Thankfully, I was in
VMC. Should I have reported this malfunction to air traffic control?
Answer: Yes, you should have. If you are
on an IFR flight plan in controlled airspace, 14
CFR 91.187 requires the pilot in command to report the malfunction of any
navigational, approach, or communications equipment during flight as soon as
you can. Because the CDI needle is part of your navigational equipment, its
unreliability should have been reported. When providing the report to ATC, you
should include the aircraft identification, equipment affected, the degree to
which your capability to operate under IFR is impaired, and if you require any
assistance. For additional information on reports to ATC or FSS facilities, see
the Aeronautical Information Manual, Chapter 5.
For a reference on other communication requirements, see AOPA Online.