5 questions with 1 pilot Sporty’s popular Fast Five Podcast has new episodes available with guests that include writer Dave Hirschman, AOPA; Recreational Aviation Foundation Chairman, John McKenna; and EMS helicopter pilot, Matt Johnson. The informative and entertaining format features five questions with one intriguing guest. Fast Five brings you authentic conversations with some of […]
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In this edition of Sporty’s CFI Tips, Matt Burwinkel discusses entering ground reference maneuvers to ensure success as well as the importance in preparing for emergencies during low level maneuvering.
Flight Simulators have been a popular topic over the past year. Partially because of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator program, but also because new lines of professional equipment have debuted along with training programs. Through all the increased interest, can we qualify an at home flight simulator as a tool or a toy? In this […]
FAA recently published updates to its sample knowledge test questions. Updates to pilot and instructor sample questions are available at https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_questions/.
In this installment of CFI Tips, Sporty’s Academy CFI, Dale Fargo, discusses why checklist usage is important and how checklist usage should evolve with experience. Hear what pilots are doing right and wrong as well as the universal priorities of piloting.
I had the pleasure of attending the 64th annual Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention and Trade Show the week of June 21 in Dallas, Texas. To begin and most important, it was the first major, in-person aviation event I’ve attended since the pandemic and wow, how refreshing to be back in the company of fellow […]
On its standard publication schedule, an updated AIM was recently published with changes effective June 17, 2021. Changes include the following paragraphs: 1−1−9. INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM (ILS) This change is to edit the following text and add an additional figure to clarify that charted procedures with localizer coverage outside the Standard Service Volume (SSV) have […]
“NORDO” is a term defined in FAA Order 7110.65 (a.k.a. Air Traffic Controller’s Handbook) as an aircraft that can’t or doesn’t communicate by radio. While the term can apply to an aircraft not certified with an electrical system (radio) or one that has suffered an equipment failure, it’s more commonly related to an inadvertent loss […]
Why is flight training so strong, even after a pandemic that stopped airline pilot hiring? What do flight instructors wish students knew about learning to fly? What’s it like to be an airline pilot? Eric Radtke answers these questions and many more, in the first episode of Sporty’s Fast Five Podcast.
Sporty’s latest training course will help pilots earn a Commercial pilot certificate, an essential step on the way to a job as a flight instructor or an airline pilot. Like all Sporty’s courses, the Commercial Pilot Course includes access to multiple formats for the same low price: online, iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV and Roku. […]