Departure Mistakes

We've grown accustomed to radar vectoring after takeoff and before ATC turns us on-course, but it's not always available. The solution requires effort.

Some recent fatal accidents have highlighted that general aviation pilots sometimes forget where they are and simply presume they have the performance and terrain clearance to motor off toward their destination after takeoff. That’s a result of complacency in the cockpit, aided and abetted by ATC giving us vectors when departing airports served by a […]
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