Learn to love the wind

Pilots spend a lot of time worrying about the weather, and for good reason--it's a factor in many general aviation accidents. But while nasty things like thunderstorms and in-flight icing get a lot of attention, more flights are affected by wind than any other weather phenomena. It deserves serious attention.

Unlocking the PTS

When most students hear the term “PTS” they might think of…

Training Beyond the Certificate

There’s no doubt your checkride was conducted within the parameters…

5 Tips to Avoid Mistaken Airport Identity

In November, a Boeing 747 that was supposed to deliver parts…

Your Personal Required Equipment List – 7 Must Have Items

During your training you’ll learn what aircraft equipment is…

Flight Service Stations can do more than you think

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It doesn't take long for student pilot to be confused by, or…
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6 aviation cliches that are true – and 3 that are not

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Aviation is filled with "experts." These self-appointed sages never miss a chance to share their tips for safer flying, usually from the lofty perch of a rocking chair at the FBO. But not every cliche can be discarded. Most of them exist because there's a kernel of truth.
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Picking Up Where You Left Off

One of the more difficult aspects of pilot training is starting…

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Flying Blues

For those of us not flying in sunny, warm climates all year round,…

Five Ways to Make Bad Landings

What? Huh? Yes, you read the title correctly. There are many…