https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/05174749/Pre-ignition-and-Detonation-Tip-YT.png 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-07-19 12:05:232023-07-20 10:21:36Video tip: engine detonation and pre-ignition
What happens when the spark plugs in your engine aren't working properly? Some pretty bad stuff. In our latest video tip, we explain what detonation and pre-ignition are all about, how they happen, and what you can do to prevent them from happening.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/05172425/aviationweatherfeature-scaled.jpg 1440 2560 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-07-12 10:00:562023-07-12 13:52:59Aviation weather video tip: When flying IFR isn’t an option
Sometimes terrain, icing, lack of instrument rating or proper equipment can make flying on an Instrument Flight Plan (IFR) not an option. But that doesn't mean you need to cancel a flight just because there's weather along the route or it's not perfect VFR.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/05123542/self-serve-fuel.jpg 540 960 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-07-05 10:00:562023-07-05 12:37:38Video tip – how to use aviation self-serve fuel facilities
Many airports offer a self-serve fuel option at a cheaper price per gallon, which can offer big savings for large fillups and serve as a plan B for fuel when landing after hours when the FBO is closed. This week's tip takes a look at how to operate a self-serve fuel system to ensure that your first time using one goes smoothly.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/05181136/Cessna-172-Electrical-System-HD-1080p-YT.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-06-28 12:00:442023-06-28 13:57:12Video tip: Cessna 172 electrical system
The electrical system is a critical component of today's modern airplanes, distributing and supplying power to the lights, avionics and digital flight instruments. This week's tip takes a look at the various elements that make up the electrical system in the popular Cessna 172 training airplane.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/05181001/Reading-VFR-Charts-YT.png 720 1280 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-06-21 09:03:592023-06-21 10:06:39Video tip: secrets of VFR sectional charts
VFR sectional charts contain a wealth of information and are considered essential equipment for pilots of all skill levels. This week's tip dives into the symbols and markings used on these charts to help you get more out of the aviation data on your next flight.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/14103931/pressurization-feature.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-06-14 10:42:242023-06-14 10:43:30How airplane pressurization systems work (video tip)
High-performance airplanes and jets incorporate a pressurization system to provide a comfortable cabin environment for the flight crew and passengers. In this video, we'll show how this system works in piston-engine airplanes, like a Piper Malibu, and how the pilot control it from the flight deck.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/05154944/LPV-approach.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-06-07 12:41:542023-06-07 14:20:12Video Tip: How to fly an LPV (GPS) approach with a Garmin GTN 650
LPV instrument approaches provide ILS-like precision to over 4,000 runways in the U.S. In this week's video tip, we'll explain the differences between a traditional LNAV and LPV instrument approach, and show how to fly one using a Garmin GTN 650 navigator.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/05175327/VFR-Comm-Tips-YT-2.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-05-31 14:30:572023-05-26 12:14:47Video Tip: VFR communications
Talking on the radio can be intimidating for new pilots, but with a few tips in mind it doesn't have to be hard. In our latest video tip, we give you a few basics to remember so you can sound like a pro when you talk to tower or on the CTAF. If you know what to expect, you'll be a lot more confident.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/23094823/lesson-4.png 477 842 Eric Radtke https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Eric Radtke2023-05-29 08:55:282023-05-23 09:49:54Paula’s Discovery Flight – Private pilot training tips with Spencer Suderman (episode 4)
In this episode, Spencer takes Paula (a new student pilot) out for her first flight lesson in a Cessna 172. You will see what it's like to learn the basics of airplane control and how your CFI will coach you along the way to make each lesson a fun learning experience.
https://media.flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/05181303/Takeoff-Tips-YT-Thumbnail.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://flighttrainingcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/FTC-logo-horizontal-fianl.png Bret Koebbe2023-05-26 14:30:192023-05-24 09:44:42Video tip: Techniques for better takeoffs
The takeoff is one of the exhilarating parts of flying, but requires some basic knowledge of aircraft control and the airport environment. Here we'll look at a series of tips to help ensure each of your takeoffs are executed both smoothly and safely.