Webinar – Flight training and the iPad

Are you a new iPad user or thinking about getting one? This webinar will explore all things iPad as it relates to flight training...

Webinar – Pilot’s guide to buying your first airplane

Buying your first airplane is an exhilarating experience. But even when you approach aircraft acquisition the right way, it can be a time-consuming and...

Webinar – ATP training requirements, what you need to know

The ATP certification rule has revamped the requirements and process for obtaining an airline transport pilot certificate.  The rule requires pilots to hold an...
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Is WINGS the Answer?

First, I would like to say that I think that the FAA WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program is a wonderful and valuable resource. It...
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Quiz: Glider Flying Techniques

Glider flying is a great way to get into aviation at a young age, hone your powered flight skills or simply a way to enjoy...
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Why you need renter’s insurance

As you get close to your first solo, your flight instructor may talk to you about buying renter's insurance (sometimes called non-owned insurance). While it's never fun to contemplate an incident or accident, this is an important discussion that deserves some careful study.

Runway braking action reports finally make sense

The FAA recently implemented a new system to help pilots better understand how snow and ice affect will affect braking on runways and taxiways, allowing both airport operators and pilots to use a standardized method to identify both the contamination type and how it will affect deceleration, braking and directional control.

A flight jacket tells a story

On a blustery, cold morning, back before I knew what lift was, a short freckled face kid strolled into the local airport to take...

Sporty’s new Flight Gear HP bags show off unique features

Sporty's recently introduced a completely new selection of flight bags for general aviation pilots, called Flight Gear High Performance. These bags have a modern look and some unique new features, but with options for customizing each bag to match the mission.

Quiz: Understanding Aircraft Performance

Airplane performance can be defined as the capability of an airplane to operate effectively while serving a specific purpose.  Among the elements of performance...