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Training Tip: Radar contact

As you depart on the outbound leg of a solo cross-country, it’s reassuring to know that your request for traffic advisories has been approved by the local radar approach/departure facility. Now a controller will be pointing out inbound and outbound aircraft in the busy transitional airspace and beyond. Experience has taught you that the aircraft […]

IFR Fix: The VCOA option

Here’s a drill you probably didn’t practice on your last proficiency flight. Do so on your next ride and it may be a learning experience for you, your instrument flight instructor, and even air traffic control. A practice scenario might go like this: The weather is VMC at your departure point, but instrument conditions loom […]

FAA Approves Garmin G5000 Cockpit For Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP

Garmin International has received a supplemental type certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration for the installation of the G5000 avionic suite in the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP. The all-glass system, introduced more than five years ago, features three high-resolution 12-inch flight displays, situated alongside dual touchscreen display controllers that serve as the primary crew interface […]

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