This month's issue of the American Bonanza Association magazine has some salient tips on night flying, courtesy of John Andrick of Nashua, New Hampshire (where winter nights are long -- and cold). John is a flight instructor and an air traffic controller, as well as an adjunct professor at Daniel Webster College, the campus of which is adjacent to Nashua Airport. DWC offers a wide range of aviation degree programs. Among John's advice on night flying is his habit of arranging his flight plan to follow "from airport to airport." While this might involve some added zigzagging, he writes that he is always comfortable in understanding exactly how far he is from the nearest safe landing spot, and whether it's ahead, behind or off to one side.