New Terrain: Terrain and
Obstacle Hazard Awareness for iPad
ForeFlight's new Hazard Advisor
swiftly and elegantly highlights
hazardous terrain and obstacles, making you more aware of the granite
clouds and threatening obstacles in your path. A worldwide terrain
database keeps you informed wherever you fly, from Aspen to Auckland.
Obstacle data covers North America, the Caribbean, and U.S.
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Flying safely in high wind conditions is a
matter of adopting the proper technique for your aircraft's weight and
One complication with which we pilots must always
contend is wind. It can complicate a takeoff or landing, force heading
changes while en route, mandate a fuel stop when stronger than forecast
and make an otherwise smooth ride uncomfortable when blowing over uneven
terrain. Learning to deal with the wind is one of the major lessons of
primary training, yet the accident record demonstrates many of us still
haven't mastered the challenge.
Call it what you
willChinook, Santa Ana, Foehn or Boreapilots who live in the
lands of seasonal high winds know they must either learn to fly in them
or sit grounded and watch the world blow by. What is their secret for
flying safely in windy conditions?
here to read the full article. More...
iPads in the Cockpit
Find the most versatile kneeboards and mounts for your iPad and iPad
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PILOT SHORTAGE CRISIS IS NIGH!
People in the aviation industry have been talking about
a looming U.S. pilot shortage for decades, but you may be hard pressed
to find anyone in the U.S. who's actually experienced one during the
past 20 years. Actually, 20 years ago, I remember receiving materials
form an outfit that explained just how strong the demand would soon be.
Now, the warnings are back (if they ever went away). So, should you
believe them this time? If you think the hype is overblown, you're not
"Shortage" is relative, and if history is any indicator,
any future shortage may depend more on real world market conditions than
projections developed years earlier (a.k.a., today). For example, if
there were any projections for a shortage this past decade, market
forces turned that shortage into massive furloughs that took place
around 2003 and slashed benefits for many pilots lucky enough to keep
their jobs through that decade. Back then, Northwest Airlines was on
pace for 1,068 total furloughs. United and Delta had actually each hired
to serve as furlough administrators. Not long
after that, in 2008, the world's economy fell off a cliff.
here to read the full article. More...
Safelog Is the World's Most
Electronic Pilot Logbook System!
Suitable for student pilots through senior captains, Safelog
features legendary flexibility and ease of use. Available for PC,
iPhone, iPad, Android, web, Mac (through emulation), and more. Stuck
with some underperforming other logbook? Join thousands of others by
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OF THE MONTH: STEVE WATHEN'S P-210
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Although considered somewhat high maintenance, Cessna's P210
offered -- and continues to offer -- unique performance at an affordable
purchase price. A careful search will find older airframes worth
refurbishing, and that's exactly what Steve Wathen of Columbus, Ohio did
with his P-210. More...
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