Mind Your Fuel Status, Part 2

Princess Juliana Airport
Princess Juliana Airport
Credit: Westend61 GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
In Part 1, we discussed how fuel planning affected flights a few decades ago. The DC-9 arrived at Princess Juliana Airport and shot an NDB (yes, those were still being done in jets in the 1970s). Reaching minimums, the captain saw the runway but was too far off heading to complete the approach. He...

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