Desired Track (DTK) #1:
Playing by the Rules

Like it or not, there are certain rules that apply when we fly. Some of those rules fill books and some of them too many are unwritten. One rule is to not run out of fuel. Other rules like which route to take around special airspace either aren't shared with pilots or just keep changing. While the rules that apply to getting around the Charlotte, N.C., Class B airspace seem inscrutable, the rules that apply to ensuring that there's enough fuel aboard to reach one's destination are well-known. Executive Editor Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside explores why things are what they are in this first installment of his monthly column for AVweb.

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