Why Don’t All Airplanes Have Static Wicks?

The equipment is more common on aircraft certified for IFR conditions.
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I Lost My Logbook. What Now?

If you can't put your hands on your logbook, the FAA can help you reconstruct your hours and endorsements.
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Are Student Pilots Allowed to Fly Solo at Night?

It’s important for pilots to keep it legal in the dark.
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How Can dBZ Values Be Negative?

Doppler images are packed with important life-saving guidance—assuming a pilot knows how to interpret all the pretty colors.
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Are Pilots Required to Call Flight Service for a Briefing Before Departure?

Regulations don’t specifically state that you must, but skipping the interaction can leave you open to potential FAA scrutiny.
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Why Are Some Airport Buildings Painted in a Checkerboard Pattern?

The FAA has determined that some structures need to be more visible than others during daylight hours.
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How Many Hours in What Aircraft Are Needed Before Commercial Check Ride?

Does it have to be in a complex or technically advanced aircraft all the way?
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Can I Fly VFR in Smoke?

In times of wildfires, note where the fires are and which way the winds are blowing.
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Why Do Pilots Use Checklists?

The main purpose is to ensure specific items are inspected correctly, and memorization never hurts.
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Who Is PIC When 2 Certificated Pilots Fly Together?

It’s important to verbally communicate the responsibilities before a flight.
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