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Video Tip: Runway safety for pilots

Aviation safety isn’t just about flying. Getting around on the ground is a critical skill for pilots of any level – in fact, the most deadly aviation accident in history involved a runway incursion. In this week’s tip, we share some helpful tips for understanding airport signs, asking ATC for help and using apps to prevent mistakes.


New runway animation added to Runway Safety Pilot Simulator

The FAA recently released a new animated scenario to its Runway Safety Pilot Simulator.  This animation is installment three of a three part series focusing on causal factors for wrong surface events, such as incorrect runway or taxiway approaches, landings, or departures. Part three focuses on pilot training.


New simulation added to free Runway Safety Simulator

The FAA Safety Team has added a new simulation to the the Runway Safety Pilot Simulator at “The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event” is the second in a three-part series focusing on causal factors for wrong surface events, such as incorrect runway or taxiway approaches, landings, or departures. It highlights the importance of […]


Quiz: Runway Safety

Runway incursions can happen to pilots of any experience level and at any airport—staying “current” on ground operations is essential. Can you score 100% and prove your runway safety status is above par. Still have more answers? Take all our other quizzes. Want to learn more about runway safety? Check out Sporty’s Learn To Fly […]


7 little safety habits to consider

Some aviation tips are in the “commandments” category: never run out of airspeed and ideas at the same time, never take off over gross weight, never fly below minimums on an instrument approach. Those are all true, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other, smaller tips that can reduce risk. Here are five I try follow in the cockpit.


Being Safer on the Ground

When we think about safety in aviation, most people think about safety in the air. While being safe in the air is important, it is only part of the overall safety picture. The FAA often talks about Runway Safety as a hot button issue, but it really goes beyond just safety on the runway. It […]


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, workload can increase exponentially. A firm understanding of the proper aerial activity is essential for staying safe as you enter or depart the terminal area. Use this quiz to test your flying […]


Quiz: Wake Turbulence Avoidance

Wake turbulence is an invisible hazard that presents an additional challenge for pilots operating light airplanes out of busy airports. Take our latest quiz and test your knowledge of proper avoidance techniques.


What’s new in Sporty’s 2017 Learn to Fly Course

Sporty’s popular home study courses have helped over 50,000 pilots learn to fly or add a rating. One reason they’re so popular is that they are continually updated and improved. The Sporty’s Academy team recently released the latest version of their Learn to Fly Course, with a host of new features for 2017.


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