Tips to read aeronautical charts

I’ve always been fascinated by how pilots navigate the skies; isn’t that puzzling? Drivers use road maps, and signs along the way guide them in the right direction. But what about pilots in the air? They don’t have any indications telling them where to go or what obstacles they should avoid, and getting lost isContinue reading “Tips to read aeronautical charts”

Communication over oceanic routes – how are they accomplished?

Ever wondered how pilots communicate with air traffic controllers on the ground when flying over the oceans? Air traffic controllers typically pick up aircrafts using radar technology which is only effective about 200 miles off the coast. BUT, what after that? After flying further than 200 miles over the ocean, aircrafts typically go off theContinue reading “Communication over oceanic routes – how are they accomplished?”