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Staying up to date on the latest in aviation isn't just a once-per-year endeavor. Tailwinds brings you the latest in current aviation news, quizzes, flying tips, and training updates from CTS. Keep the wind at your back with our weekly updates.
Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 3: Aeronautical Decision Making

Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 3: Aeronautical Decision Making

Even in ideal conditions, preventing loss of control in flight relies squarely on the pilot's ability to make good decisions. As a response to the FAA's #FlySafe campaign, we continue our series on preventing loss of control inflight (LOC-I) with par...

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Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 1: Stalls

Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 1: Stalls

We begin a series on preventing loss of control in flight with a look at stalls. How do they happen? How can you avoid them? The  FAA's #FlySafe campaign , is an endeavor to educate pilots about best practices for operating within their aircraft...

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Behind the eye: Pilot preparation for hurricane season

Behind the eye: Pilot preparation for hurricane season

Hurricane season is upon us again. If you fly in susceptible areas, know your organization's plan for these destructive storms. It is highly unlikely that you will ever find yourself in the situation of actually flying into, around, or near a hurrica...

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Unfriendly fowl: Bird strike awareness and prevention

Unfriendly fowl: Bird strike awareness and prevention

When and where are you the most likely to experience a bird strike? Much of the battle to reduce bird strikes occurs on the ground. Airports worldwide continue to implement new methods for removing resident bird populations that repeatedly threaten a...

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All fogged up: Where and when will you encounter fog next?

All fogged up: Where and when will you encounter fog next?

Wherever you are flying, fog can sneak up on you...unless you get the jump on it first. Fog’s effect on flight can range wildly in type, degree of severity, and duration depending on location, temperature, precipitation, time of day, and many other f...

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Say again? Tips for better ATC communication

Say again? Tips for better ATC communication

Busy airspace, non-standard phraseology, and simple human misunderstandings can make ATC communication a headache. But it doesn’t have to be. A new pilot speaking to air traffic control for the very first time will likely find the conversation nervew...

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Regulations Subject Updates Touch Down In January

Regulations Subject Updates Touch Down In January

No matter how long you've been flying, it's likely you've noticed the rules and regulations seem to constantly be in a state of flux. Sometimes they include little changes, such as the phrasing on a regulation might be slightly different, or a limita...

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