Tips and technique

Tips and technique

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...

Taming the crosswind

In recent weeks we experienced an uncommon and unwelcome pattern of cold air masses in the Midwest that not only brought winter-like temperatures, but...
Pre-flight inspection

Learning to learn (again)

Our flight school attracts students from all walks of life.  From the younger college-age students enrolled in the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Aviation...

Is Corrective Vision Surgery for you?

It's estimated that some 55% of civilian pilots use some form of vision correction, most notably, glasses or contact lenses.  But advances in corrective...

Top off the airplane fuel tanks? Maybe…

During flight training most pilots get accustomed to filling the fuel tanks all the way up before each flight. As you begin to fly larger airplanes you'll soon learn that topping off the tanks is more the exception than the norm.
Checklist

One checklist that works in every airplane

Do you fly the airplane, or is your checklist really the PIC? It may sound funny, but an awful lot of pilots are slaves to their checklists, blindly following them as if it’s a set of assembly instructions for a piece of furniture. You can and should do better.
ForeFlight Mobile

Top 10 apps for student pilots

The iPad is a great tool for pilots of all skill levels, from airline captains to student pilots. Student pilots can take advantage of all these benefits and use the iPad to save time and money during flight training with great apps available from the app store. Here are our top ten favorites.

Keep Learning, Keep Current

All too often I see excited pilots after they've earned their license with big plans to put it to good use. Maybe they want to take...

Five Ways to Make Bad Landings

What? Huh? Yes, you read the title correctly. There are many things one might claim I’m an expert in.  “Good landings” is definitely not...

Night Moves

In 1976 Bob Seger released “Night Moves”, a song about going out “parking” on a date. For those of you too young to have ever...
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