This week’s new HD video tip covers a topic that all pilots need to know: power-off stalls. Learn how to do them the right way, and what effect center of gravity (CG) has on stall speed.
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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.
VFR sectional charts contain a wealth of information and are considered essential equipment for pilots of all skill levels. This week’s tip dives into the symbols and markings used on these charts to help you get more out of the aviation data on your next flight.
Welcome to our newest addition to Student Pilot News, the Flight Maneuver Spotlight series. Here we’ll highlight the various maneuvers you’ll practice during your flight training and be expected to demonstrate during your private pilot checkride. We’re going to kick things off with Steep Turns this week.
Landing an airplane is one of the most challenging, yet satisfying tasks you’ll learn to master on your path towards becoming a private pilot. This week’s tip shows how to fly a stabilized final approach and help you visualize the steps necessary to transition from the roundout and flare to the touchdown.
There are 2 unusual attitude maneuvers you’ll practice during your private pilot training, simulating the scenario of inadvertently flying into IFR conditions and ending up in a nose low descending or nose high climbing pitch attitude. This week’s tip shows how to recognize either condition and use the flight instruments to recover to straight and level flight.
Night is simply one of the best times to fly–the air is smooth, the airport isn’t as busy and the view out the window is incredible. This week’s video takes a closer look at night flying and some best practices to follow to ensure your next flight in the dark is as safe as it enjoyable.
Nearly every airplane has an airspeed indicator and it’s arguably the most important flight instrument in the panel. This week’s tip takes a look at how it works, the various types of airspeeds you need to be familiar with as a pilot and what the markings mean on the face of the instrument.
Taking the time to thoroughly brief the weather before every flight will significantly decrease the odds that you’ll inadvertently fly into instrument conditions as a VFR pilot. This week’s tip takes a look at the actions to take though if you do stumble into the clouds or an area of reduced visibility, to help you safely return to VFR conditions.
Welcome to Sporty’s Flight Maneuver Spotlight series. This week we’re going to fly steep turns, a maneuver that will help both improve your flight control skills at a steeper bank angle and show the importance of keeping your eyes moving between inside and outside the cockpit.