Wake Turbulence Avoidance

If you are like most students in the country, you are likely training at a smaller, pilot controlled (non-towered) airport.  There are many benefits to training at these smaller airports such as reduced large aircraft traffic.  But this benefit can also be a drawback when you consider the lack of wake turbulence avoidance practice.
collision avoidance quiz

Free Sporty’s webinar: 20 questions to test your aviation knowledge

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Wednesday, December 7 - 3pm eastern How much do you know about…

Airspace operations at Class C and D airports (video tip)

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Class C and D airspace will surround airports that can handle a moderate amount of air traffic. This means there are some important restrictions to remember any time you're operating within - or underneath this airspace. In this week's video tip, we review how Class C and D airspace works, what you need to do to fly legally in it and how to stay safe.

Nothing brings together the aviation community like an AOG event

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“AOG (Aircraft on Ground)” is the term used in aviation to indicated the aircraft is grounded or unairworthy. While it could be for technical reasons, it’s more often referencing a mechanical issue of some variety.

Avoiding adverse drug interactions

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Impairment from medication, particularly over-the-counter (OTC) medication, has been cited in a number of accidents in general aviation (GA).

Introduction to airplane flight instruments (video tip)

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The flight deck of every airplane includes a collection of flight instruments that display important information, like airspeed, altitude, heading and turn information. In this video we’ll go over the standard 6 instruments you’ll find in a Cessna 172 and how to interpret their indications.