Flight Path Management Needs A Closer Look

A a panoramic shot of Cali Columbia from the Andes--near where AA 965 crashed.
Credit: Credit Caleb DeGard and Google Earth
The FAA’s Flight Standards Service issued a draft advisory circular, AC 120-FPM, in February about the broad topic of flight path management (FPM). Pending the possible incorporation of public comments and revisions, a final version of the AC will soon be out. The idea of flight path management...

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