It's no secret that the Global Positioning System (GPS) has made life much easier for pilots. What might be a secret is that it's made life much tougher for controllers, who now must spend more time than ever coordinating with other sectors and facilities. Don Brown, the Safety Representative For NATCA at the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, explains all. More
One of the keys for a pilot to become effective and safe in today's airspace is concise communication. The "party-line" communication system with which most pilots and controllers must contend on a daily basis sometimes hampers and sometimes enhances safety. As Don Brown, the Safety Representative For NATCA at the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center explains in his first regular column for AVweb, using the radio effectively is a skill that both controllers and pilots must master. More
Want to get more kids into aviation? The way to do that is to meet them at least half way to where they live. Simulators, drones and the intersection of these devices with what actually leaves the ground. More
Rick Mullins of New Richmond, OH takes us flying with him this week. Click through to view his photo and others from AVweb readers around the globe.