AOPA, AVWEB and other tidbits.
AVWEB: INTERNET BASICS FOR PILOTS - 02/27/06
Mountain Flying Aviation, LTD
Jer/ Eberhard, CFII, FAA Aviation Safety Counselor
While much of the U.S. has enjoyed a fairly balmy winter so far, for
many pilots, the prime flying season is still ahead. Now is a good time
to fight the winter rustiness and brush up with some training. Flight
simulators are one way to stay in practice, but the Internet also can
provide a wealth of opportunities to keep fresh and keep learning new
things. If it's been a while since you cracked open the Aeronautical
Information Manual (AIM), you can find the latest changes and updates online,
or review your air traffic and emergency procedures. The complete Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
also are online, a great source for resolving hangar-talk disputes about
arcane trivia. And most pilots can benefit from a review of proper radio
technology, found in the online Pilot-Controller Glossary.
AOPA: Article in AOPA Pilot:
The Mountain Checkout. Read about the minimum you should know.
Then, contact local instructors for instruction in the mountains.
AOPA: The AOPA has released
20 airspace flashcards
to help you with airspace recognition .