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Angle of attack is a hot topic in aviation right now, with the FAA promoting new indicators and flight instructors offering courses on how to fly it. But what does this phrase really mean? In this month's video tip, we explore the essentials of AOA, from the aerodynamics to the avionics.
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In this month's video, Rob Reider from Sporty's Instrument Rating Course shares some valuable tips for dealing with fog and low visibility. You'll learn the conditions that cause truly low approaches, how to predict them, and why certain types of fog are particularly dangerous.
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In many ways, clearances define instrument flying - what is IFR flight if it's not about flying specific altitudes and routes? In this video tip, we cover some of the basics of IFR clearances, including what "cleared as filed" really means and how to handle void times. Then we'll dive into some of the finer points of ATC, including VFR-on-top and cruise clearances.
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In this month's tip, Jason Miller of The Finer Points of Flying explores the LPV approach, a type of WAAS approach that acts like a precision approach but technically is not. So how do you fly an LPV approach? How do you know when you can fly one? What indications should you look for on your GPS navigator? Watch this six minute video tip for some practical advice.
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We see radar all the time, but how does it really work and what does it show? In this video tip, meteorologist Scott Dimmich dives into the details of NEXRAD, including: the difference between base and composite reflectivity, how to use echo tops, and what signs indicate severe weather.
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Fall flying weather is here, with shorter days and cooler temperatures. That means airframe icing will start to become a threat again for many pilots. This month's tip is a great way to knock the rust off and refresh your memory of in-flight icing basics. Where do you find the most ice? What's the difference between clear and rime ice? What are some avoidance strategies?