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Webinar video: Talk to an Air Traffic Controller

With Eddie Albert - Cincinnati Air Traffic Controller It’s not uncommon for pilots to have some fear of interacting with Air Traffic Control (ATC) often...

Video: seaplane flying in Alaska

Seaplanes are just about the most fun you can have in aviation—they are all about fun, freedom, and challenge. And there's no better place to fly seaplanes than in Alaska, where these machines aren't just toys, they are a critical mode of transportation. Ride along with FlightChops in this episode as he learns the ins and outs of seaplanes, including the legendary de Havilland Beaver.
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Free getting started course now available

Learning to fly is a process, but oftentimes the most confusing part is taking that first step. How do you find a flight school? What should you ask a prospective flight instructor? What's the difference between a Sport Pilot and Private Pilot certificate? Sporty's has recently released a new course to help answer these questions, and it's completely free.
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Quiz: Flying The Traffic Pattern

Sitting in the cockpit during the cruise portion of any flight may have a tendency to become monotonous. But as the destination traffic pattern approaches,...

Videos: how to use Sporty’s Electronic E6B Flight Computer

A flight computer is an essential tool for student pilots. You'll use one to calculate all kinds of things, from fuel burn to groundspeed to density altitude. While you can do those calculations with an old school "whiz wheel," an electronic flight computer is a much faster and easier way to get the right answer. This series of video tips shows Sporty's best-selling Electronic E6B in action.
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ATC hours reduced and other preflight considerations

It’s no secret that airline travel has suffered mightily during the COVID-19 pandemic. Air carriers have substantially cut schedules and we’ve even seen sad...

Webinar video: Garmin new products update with Michael Kerrigan

Garmin has kept up its relentless pace of innovation recently, including the innovative GI 275 flight display, the affordable GPS 175 panel-mount navigator, the...

Video: how a $30,000 airplane changed one pilot’s life

Learning to fly is a life-changing experience, but so is buying an airplane. The joy (and occasional heartbreak) of owning your own magic carpet makes general aviation a real family activity and is a great way to learn even more about aviation. This awesome video shows the journey from new pilot to airplane owner, and all the decisions along the way.

FAA issues highly anticipated COVID-relief for pilots

SFAR addresses training, proficiency and testing requirements FAA recently released the highly-anticipated regulatory relief package for pilots in the form of a Special Federal Aviation...

What I Learned While Learning to Fly – Four Tips for Aspiring Student Pilots

Pilots are an eager group to get new prospective students into the flying community. As of December 31, 2018 there were 167,804 student pilots...