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David Zitt

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David Zitt is gold seal flight flight instructor and Airline Transport Pilot. Formerly a chief flight instructor of a Part 141 flight training academy, David is a pilot and director of safety at a Cincinnati-based corporate flight department. David is type rated in the C500 and C525 series aircraft. David owns a 1943 L-4 Cub (the military version of the popular J-3 Cub).

Recurrent training from a pro pilot’s perspective

What I often find when talking to flight students is the common myth that once “you make it” in flying, most of your studying days are over. If you still hold this misbelief or hope, I am sorry to burst your bubble.

Time to change the clocks

It’s that time of the year again; time to change the clock back 1 hour. The end of daylight saving time marks very little...

Self Weather Briefings

Given the recent change in technology, more weather information is available at pilots' fingertips than ever before.  With this improvement, pilots can turn to...

iPad & flight training – what you need to know

Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” There are many...

Home Simulator Flying & Flight Training

Home computer flight simulation technology has made impressive leaps forward over the past 10 years. Finally, stock software made by companies like Microsoft and...

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...

The Joy of Soft Fields

Incorporated into every pilot certificate is the Practical Test Standards (PTS) mandated Soft Field Takeoff and Landing.  Unfortunately, for many students, this simple PTS...

Own your training experience

All too often during the course of training students will experience some difficulties with their instructor. These difficulties can range from something as simple...

Managing Emergencies

As pilots we are taught from early on that managing an emergency during our flying career is not a question of “If” but a...

Unlocking the PTS

When most students hear the term “PTS” they might think of a training acronym, an obscure part of their aircraft, or a list to...
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