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Avoiding the Hottest “Hot Spots”

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Exploring Real “Hot Spots”

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Flying Cloud Airport has six identified hot spots.

Don’t Get Burned

  • What taxiways will I be using?
  • Will I be crossing any runways?
  • Are there any tricky intersections I should know about?
  • Are there any known areas of confusion I should know about?
  • Could weather or low lighting be a factor in maintaining awareness of my location?
From the Flight Deck YouTube Playlist:
Demo of NOTAM Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
Tom Hoffmann is the managing editor of FAA Safety Briefing magazine. He is a commercial pilot and holds an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic certificate.
This article was originally published in the September/October 2021 issue of FAA Safety Briefing magazine.
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