This lesson is a quick overview of the airway system in the United States. Airways are the "highways in the sky" that connect each point in the United States. Airways tell air traffic controllers where we are going and how we are going to get there. Without airways, all aircraft would be free to amble their way across the country on their own and in their own direction. Most … [Read more...] about An Overview of Airways
John wrote to us on our website to ask how he would file a flight plan from an airport that did not have a Standard Instrument Departure Procedure since most airports do not have a Standard Instrument Departure or SID. In this lesson we take a look at how you would file a flight plan from Troy Municipal Airport in Troy, Alabama. Troy does not lie on a victor airway, nor does it … [Read more...] about Departing an Airport Without a SID
Note: This lesson uses a 2-4 degree rule of thumb for adjusting heading and radial. I know that the often taught method is "twist 10 turn 10" but for this lesson I chose to use the method outlined in the Instrument Flying Handbook just for standardization. DME Arcs may seem scary to new instrument pilots, but given a few quick and easy tips they can be as easy as tracking any … [Read more...] about How To Intercept and Fly DME Arcs
Here at KL Aviation, our goal is to make flight training easier for you. From Private Pilot all the way through ATP we are developing as many lessons as we can to make sure that you, the pilot, get the most from your training, or can just freshen up some skills. In the works now: FAR/AIM Explained 10+ VFR Sectional Lessons 5+ Jeppesen Approach Chart … [Read more...] about What Do YOU Want to See?
The airport diagram section of the instrument approach chart gives the pilot the complete overview of the airport he or she is flying to. The information provided includes airport elevation, runway layouts, lighting, runway lengths, approach path, and approach timing. All of this information is critical if the pilot intends to break out and land at the runway, since … [Read more...] about Approach Plate Airport Diagram