Alternate Airports

Why select an alternate? When filing an IFR flight plan, when are you required to select an alternate airport?  Practically speaking, if the weather at your destination is anywhere close to minimums, there is a possibility that the weather will deteriorate further by the time you arrive, and you will be unable to see the runway … More Alternate Airports

E6B Wind Side: Computing wind direction and velocity

Using groundspeed, course, heading and airpspeed, compute wind speed and direction using the wind side of an E6B.  This is required on the instrument pilot knowledge test, and is useful if in an aircraft and you’d like to calculate what the winds are doing outside. Think of your E6B wind side as having 2 configurations or modes: Wind … More E6B Wind Side: Computing wind direction and velocity