Flight Training Frustrations

Are you sometimes frustrated in your flight training? Does it feel like the more landings or instrument approaches you practice, the worse you get? We’ve...

Airport Bums

If you're a student pilot, your lessons are probably consumed with trips to the practice area, planning cross countries and honing your pattern and...

Understanding Aircraft Maintenance Regulations

In aviation we often use memory aids to help us remember the ever growing list of items a pilot should know.  This can include...

Six Winter Weather Flying Tips

The winter flying season is here in full force. Here are 6 tips to help get pilots ready for the cold and snowy conditions that accompany the winter months.
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The value of right seat time

Most of us will jump at any chance for some left seat time and another entry in the logbook. For better or for worse (mostly for worse I think), we judge pilot ability on total time. But not all your aviation experience shows up in the logbook, and not all your learning takes place in the left seat.

Success in Flight Training – Take it One Step at a Time

Manageable Goals Makes it Fun and Keep you Focused Our extensive experience in aviation education; including more than 20 years managing our own flight school,...

Trust But Verify

Trust your gauges.  Trust your gauges.  Trust your gauges.  I can still hear the chant from my instructor during my instrument training.  Even when...

Scenario-Based Training

When I was in high school, I did a project which involved interviewing military veterans. There were four veterans I interviewed - two who...

Use your iPad to help with weight and balance calculations

There are many ways to calculate airplane weight & balance with an iPad, but the best method we've found yet is with the Aviation...
TAF

How much can you trust TAFs?

TAFs are a valuable pre-flight planning tool, and they are created by experts who carefully consider a variety of different models and weather reports. But don’t be seduced by the precision of these forecasts. As you conduct your pre-flight weather briefing, consider the TAF a single data point, and nothing more.