In winter weather we will be seeing FICON reports in our NOTAMS during flight planning and possible hear them in ATID and AWOS recordings. Here is what those numbers mean.
Did you know that you can now submit PIREPS electronically? And up to 5 hours after your flight? From the December 10, 2018 FAAST Blast and 1800WxBrief.com
The FAA’s General Aviation Safety Enhancement Topic Fact Sheets are available for download as pdf documents. Here are the 2018 issues.
An AOPA Air Safety Institute video (11:40) on some of the challenges in avoiding terrain and obstacles while flying.
A video from the FAA covering one of their hot items – Wrong Surface Landings – which occur about once every other day somewhere in the U.S. We have to do better!
A video review of flying tips and techniques, regulations, airspace and more brought to you by Sporty’s Academy and their chief instructor Eric Radtke.
The NTSB has recently published a safety alert on the calculation of weight and balance as part of your preflight preparations. Here is an introductory video and a link to download their 4-page pdf document.
A good review of the weather forecasting charts available in the Foreflight application and how to use them in your flight planning whether VFR or IFR.