Understanding certain critical weather information only available from airborne pilot reports (PIREPs) can help you avoid potential inflight hazards like turbulence and icing. Learning about PIREPS will allow you to obtain and contribute recent weather information and be a safer, well-rounded pilot. The video clip below is from Sporty’s 2021 Learn to Fly Course
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All airshows are entertaining, but for pure spectacle it’s hard to beat a military jet show over a big city. That’s what you’ll see in this video, as you ride long in an F-16 for a low level demo over South Beach in Miami. Watch out for the high rises, and enjoy the view.
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.
AOPA has opened its 2021 Flight Training Experience Survey to any student or pilot who has received instruction in the past year. The survey measures flight instructor and flight school performance on four key factors affecting flight training—educational quality, customer focus, community, and information sharing. How does your flight instructor or flight school measure up? […]
The soft-field takeoff technique will be required when departing from runway surfaces made of grass or dirt and will allow you to keep as much weight off the nose wheel as possible during the takeoff roll.
It’s always the responsibility of the pilot to see and avoid other air traffic and effective collision avoidance is an active process. Sporty’s CFI, Trent Grothaus, discusses the importance of employing sound collision avoidance techniques.
There are several new flight maneuvers to learn during Commercial Pilot Training. One of the new ground reference maneuvers is called Eights on Pylons, which involves flying a figure 8 pattern over the ground while varying the aircraft’s altitude in order to maintain a defined visual reference to preselected reference points, called pivot points, or pylons.
Join Bret Koebbe and Eric Radtke from Sporty’s course development team as they demo the new features in Sporty’s 2021 Learn to Fly Course. This live presentation shows all the new features in Sporty’s award-winning pilot training course and offers tips on how to use it to save time and money during your flight training. […]
Sporty’s courses are the ideal pilot training companion – everything you need to prepare for your written test and earn your certificate or rating, with ground school, test prep, and real-world training all in one easy-to-use system. New content, flexible app options, and smart study tools all combine to offer an unmatched training experience in […]
You need to react thoughtfully and quickly in the event the engine quits or you experience an unexpected loss of power. This week’s tip covers a series of memory items to complete to try to restart the engine, and then what to do if a forced landing becomes necessary.