Advice for Student Pilots – Top 10 List

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Maybe one of these tips will help build your confidence after a hot day trying to master eights on pylons.  Whatever the trials and tribulations, flying is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll have in your lifetime.

Student Pilot and FAA Medical Certificates

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As a student pilot, you will need a Student Pilot Certificate at some point during flight training program. When you will need it and how you can obtain it will vary based upon the type of training that you are doing. You may also need an FAA Medical Certificate. The type of certificate you should obtain, if you should obtain one at all, depends on your flight training goals.

Reaching New Heights

The proud owner explained that it was a 1934 Waco S3HD--the only one of its kind still flying. I didn’t think it was possible, but my heart swelled, and I felt even more lucky to be co-piloting, let alone riding in his prized possession.

My experience as a rusty pilot

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People who could fly airplanes had an elite reputation in my mind; one that seemed too far-fetched for me to consider. So my teenage years were filled with school, sports, and summer jobs outside occasionally interrupted by the distinct hum of an engine passing overhead.
Kim

Aviation Flight Training Scholarship Listings

Sporty’s Flight Training Central has compiled a list of those resources that contain hundreds of awards worth millions of dollars that can be applied to various phases of pilot training.

Breaking the Barriers, the Final 4 Obstacles to Your Flight Training

Sadly, many of the people who begin flight lessons are never able to see them through to earning a certificate. Much as the ongoing NCAA tournament that began with 68 teams is being whittled down to the final four, pilot candidates fall to the wayside for a plethora of reasons. But this article will discuss the four most common pitfalls and suggest strategies so you become a pilot rather than falling victim to these obstacles.

Round-Dial or Glass, Which Is Right for Me?

When deciding between training in a traditional round-dial airplane or training in a glass flight deck airplane, the first thing you must ask yourself is the question, "What type of airplane will I be flying after I get my rating?"
CFI

Starting flight training later in life: some tips for success

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As we get older, most of us get worse at being a student—no matter what the subject. After all, you’re used to being the expert. So if you’re considering learning to fly after your 40th birthday (or your 60th—you really aren’t too old to start), remember these tips. 

3 questions student pilots are asking right now

As a pilot and lead sales and customer experience representative at a busy flight school, I spend most of my time speaking to individuals interested in the pilot experience. And while the questions posed are mostly the same, the answers are not. Answers and solutions vary based on each person’s circumstances, but there is universal guidance to help get you started. Here are three questions I'm being asked right by with potential students.

5 flight training myths

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