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A Full Guide to Squawk Codes And What They Mean

squawk codes - cau

Soaring high above, you may feel as though you are out of touch with the world you left behind on the ground. Thanks to the development of various communication devices, including the transponder, you are not alone.  Within moments, you can be in direct communication with air traffic control (ATC) or other pilots that are …


Beginners Guide to Keeping Flight Logbooks in Tip-Top Shape

Beginners Guide to Keeping Flight Logbooks in Tip-Top Shape - CAU

Few professions require flight logbooks, especially ones that are still mainly book-style, made of paper, and need handwritten signatures (not done electronically). But as a pilot, keeping logbooks is critical to tracking your flight training and aviation growth, including hours flown in specific aircraft and the number of landings. It may be challenging at first …


Understanding Traffic Pattern and How It Affects Flight

Understanding Traffic Pattern - California Aeronautical University CAU

Learning about and understanding traffic pattern is an important aspect of a student’s flight training; here’s what you should know. [lwptoc numeration=”none” title=”CONTENTS:”] The rectangle of the traffic pattern (it is inaccurate to refer to the holding pattern as “circling”) is much more than a mindless rotating around an airport or landing field. This maneuver, …


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