How Much To Pay for an Older 182?

Avionics and other equipment can drive big variations in price.
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Ask FLYING: Takeoff Versus Departure

What do you say to air traffic control when you’re ready to go?
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Ask FLYING: Why Are Windsocks the Color They Are?

Airport windsocks aren't there to make a fashion statement. Here's why they're different colors.
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Ask FLYING: What is a G-AIRMET?

An aviation meteorologist explains how a graphical AIRMET is different from a traditional one.
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Why Are Flaps Used in Some Soft-field Takeoffs?

The lift vs. drag debate continues.
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Why Would Fire Extinguishers Be Required for Engine Starts?

Big piston radial engines from the 1940s, ‘50s—and through today—require careful attention during startup.
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Ask FLYING: What Kind of Precip Will Fall First?

An aviation meteorologist reveals the progression from sleet to ice pellets to snow as we look forward to the change in seasons.
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Are You Night Current?

We clarify a common confusion regarding the logging of nighttime landings.
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How Should I Use the Location of Troughs Information in Flight Planning?

An aviation meteorologist explains why troughs are important enough to depict on prog charts.
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Tailwheel Versus Tricycle Gear

Aviation’s version of the Ginger-versus-Mary-Ann debate, pilots have strong opinions about their undercarriage.
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