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May 2016 Issue

Classic CFIT

Flying VFR into IMC is never a good idea. Its an especially bad one over mountainous terrain.

According to the FAAs advisory circular on the subject, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) occurs when an airworthy aircraft is flown, under the control of a qualified pilot, into terrain (water or obstacles) with inadequate awareness on the part of the pilot of the impending collision.

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