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Los Angeles ARTCC has undergone a number of airspace procedure updates dubbed "Metroplex." The changes include new and updated arrival and departure procedures designed to make traffic more efficient within this congested space. Learn about the most common LAX arrivals and procedures and how to use them properly in the cockpit.Ok, I've read the METAR, now what does all that mean?
This is the first in a series of articles detailing the intricacies of aviation weather and weather forecasting. If you have always wanted to know how to decode the METAR from your favorite airport, this article is for you!Intermediate Pilot Tips
This second part explains the correct aircraft/airline callsigns, how to determine what the active runway will be for flight planning, the fine points of understanding a SID/STAR and approach plates, correctly flying holding patterns, and advanced METAR decoding.Maintaining Calm
There is nothing better in the Simulated World of VATSIM than having a calm steady voice guiding you into your destination airport safely in adverse weather conditions.