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Quiz: Aircraft Weight and Balance

Weight and balance is a critical element that every pilot must reconcile before each flight. Many of the performance, handling and structural characteristics of...

Video: flying to Catalina Island in a biplane

The "airport in the sky" is just 26 miles off the coast of Southern California, an easy trip in almost any airplane and yet seemingly a world away from everyday life. Landing at the 3000-foot long runway on top of a mountain requires some preparation and airspeed control, but the view is unforgettable. In this week's video, fly along with experienced pilot Marc Lee as he explains what it takes to fly to AVX, then flies the trip in his stunning Great Lakes biplane.

Save money with these 5 simple flight training steps

Learning to fly is not getting cheaper, but there's no substitute for the magic of flight. It's a significant investment, but one with amazing benefits...

Video: taking a glider lesson

Many pilots consider soaring to be the purest form of flying, a delicate balance between airspeed and altitude that requires a deep understanding of aerodynamics. It's also an awful lot of fun, as this video shows. Ride along on an intro flight in a glider to see what an aero tow looks like, how glider pilots find lift, and just how peaceful a glider cockpit can be.

Pilots Guide to BasicMed

If you’ve held a valid medical certificate at any point after July 14, 2006, you may never have to see an Aviation Medical Examiner...

Video: flying in Alaska with Flight Outfitters

General aviation in Alaska isn't some exotic activity - it's a way of life. While many pilots think of bush pilots and seaplanes, a lot of flying in the Land of the Midnight Sun takes place in regular piston airplanes like Cessna 172s and 182s. In this week's fun flying video, Flight Outfitters takes us to a remote village in Alaska in just such an airplane. You'll see the gorgeous landscape pass under the wings and get an appreciation for how vital GA is to everyday life in Alaska.

Webinar – flying drones and the new Part 107 rules

The emerging drone market is creating opportunities in nearly every industry, and offers new pilots another option for an aviation career. Join the experts from Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading authority on drone operations, to explore the new Part 107 regulations, how to become a drone pilot, and the top training resources to keep you safe and help launch your drone business.

Flight maneuver spotlight: normal approach and landing

The approach and landing is one of the most exciting and dynamic moments of every flight and a procedure pilots of all experience levels are always working to improve.

Video: aerobatics with the Aeroshell T-6 team

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team is one of the most popular airshow acts in the US, year after year. Their demonstration is all about precision flying, from formation takeoffs to loops and rolls. In this week's fun flying video, you can strap into the back seat of a T-6 and go flying with the team to see their routine from the cockpit.

What the ATC controller sees – tech in the tower

You'll find that it's helpful to have a good understanding of the air traffic system from the controller's perspective. Understanding the technology involved will not only make you feel more comfortable working with ATC but will also allow you to fully take advantage of all the services and information they have to offer.