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PREFLIGHT»

ASI NEWS

Fuel for thought
Cross-country flight planning considerations

YOU DON’T EXPECT to run out of fuel. But perhaps you’ve encountered a stiff headwind—much stronger than planned for—adding additional flight time to your trip.
Now fuel is getting low. What do you do? Your calculations look hopeful—there’s
still enough fuel to make it to your destination—maybe. You’ve been receiving flight
following from ATC, but you’re wondering if you should tell them about your fuel
status? And what do you say? When it comes to communicating a low fuel situation to
air traffic control, words matter; and what you say is as important as when you say it.
In this Air Safety Institute Ask ATC: Minimum Fuel vs. Fuel Emergency video clip,
you’ll learn why you want to talk to ATC and how they can help when things don’t go
as you had expected (www.airsafetyinstitute.org/askatc/fuel).
Additionally, you might want to prime your next flight with “ASI’s Golden Hour
Fuel Reserve.” It means planning to land with at least one hour of fuel in the tanks,
even if it means making an intermediate stop before continuing to your destination.
Find additional fuel management-related resources at the “Fuel Management Safety
Spotlight” (www.airsafetyinstitute.org/fuelspotlight).

AOPA ACTION

FAA urged to align airspace actions
with VFR chart updates
Certain chart elements could be outdated under current policy

THE FAA COULD reduce the risk of midair collisions by overhauling its practice of
implementing military airspace actions on timetables not aligned with VFR chart
update cycles, AOPA said. Several examples of airspace actions taking effect from
three to six months before VFR charts depicted the changes occurred in 2012, marking an alarming trend. They include establishment of Restricted Areas R-5402 and
R-5403A-F in North Dakota; the Meridian 2 East and West Military Operations Areas
(MOAs) in Mississippi; and the Bulldog C and E MOAs in Georgia.
Failing to align airspace actions with charting cycles is more of a risk to VFR flights
than to IFR operations because new IFR en route charts are published every 56 days.
Also, IFR flights usually are in contact with air traffic control.

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Flight Training - March 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - March 2013

Flight Training - March 2013
Contents
President’s Perspective
Right Seat
Letters
Not What It Appears
After the Checkride
How It Works
ASI News Action
Training Products
Since You Asked
Member Products Final Exam
Checkride
Flight Lesson
Flying Carpet
The "S" Word
Women With Wings
Problem Solver
Technique
Weather
Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Career Advisor
Tech Talk
Juggling the Airplane
The Known to the Unknown
You're Not Done Yet
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Training - March 2013
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover2
Flight Training - March 2013 - 1
Flight Training - March 2013 - Contents
Flight Training - March 2013 - 3
Flight Training - March 2013 - President’s Perspective
Flight Training - March 2013 - 5
Flight Training - March 2013 - Right Seat
Flight Training - March 2013 - 7
Flight Training - March 2013 - Letters
Flight Training - March 2013 - 9
Flight Training - March 2013 - Not What It Appears
Flight Training - March 2013 - 11
Flight Training - March 2013 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - How It Works
Flight Training - March 2013 - ASI News Action
Flight Training - March 2013 - Training Products
Flight Training - March 2013 - Since You Asked
Flight Training - March 2013 - 17
Flight Training - March 2013 - Member Products Final Exam
Flight Training - March 2013 - Checkride
Flight Training - March 2013 - 20
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - March 2013 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 23
Flight Training - March 2013 - The "S" Word
Flight Training - March 2013 - 25
Flight Training - March 2013 - 26
Flight Training - March 2013 - 27
Flight Training - March 2013 - Women With Wings
Flight Training - March 2013 - 29
Flight Training - March 2013 - 30
Flight Training - March 2013 - 31
Flight Training - March 2013 - 32
Flight Training - March 2013 - 33
Flight Training - March 2013 - Problem Solver
Flight Training - March 2013 - 35
Flight Training - March 2013 - 36
Flight Training - March 2013 - 37
Flight Training - March 2013 - Technique
Flight Training - March 2013 - 39
Flight Training - March 2013 - Weather
Flight Training - March 2013 - 41
Flight Training - March 2013 - 42
Flight Training - March 2013 - Aviation's Glass Ceiling
Flight Training - March 2013 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - March 2013 - 45
Flight Training - March 2013 - Tech Talk
Flight Training - March 2013 - Juggling the Airplane
Flight Training - March 2013 - The Known to the Unknown
Flight Training - March 2013 - You're Not Done Yet
Flight Training - March 2013 - 50
Flight Training - March 2013 - Advertiser Index
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Flight Training - March 2013 - 53
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Flight Training - March 2013 - 62
Flight Training - March 2013 - 63
Flight Training - March 2013 - Debrief
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover3
Flight Training - March 2013 - Cover4
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