TOPS News

Home / TOPS News

Updated AIM Information

Aviation News, Training
Updated AIM Information Notice Number: NOTC4145 Recently a pilot informed us of changes to the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) concerning the use of lights and transponder while moving on the surface of an airport. This pilot learned from a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). Although it is your individual responsibility to stay aware of procedures in the AIM, we thought you would want to know about this particular safety initiative! The AIM, which is available at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/Index.htm, is updated in February and July of each year, and included in the last February change was an updated description of the “Operation Lights On” pilot safety program. In section 4-3-23, Use of Aircraft Lights, paragraphs (c), (e), (f) and (g) describe the use of lights while on an airport. We invite you to…
Read More

HSI Basics

Training
Has it been a while since you flew with an HSI? We now have a plane (737LM) with an HSI, so now would be a good time to brush up on this very useful instrument. THE COMPLETE NOVICES GUIDE TO THE HSI ;
Read More