3 non-aviation apps every pilot should have

While technology and the availability of flight planning and charting apps have replaced sectional charts and highlighters for most students, there is more information to be gained regarding your destination than what the NOTAMs and weather forecasts will provide.
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Why I fly

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I was asked the other day, Why do I fly those little planes…

My first passenger flight experience

After you earn your license, there’s a feeling of freedom.…

5 steps to ensure a happy family flight

General aviation (GA) created two more days of vacation, relaxation and memories. In my opinion, the only option for making the 600+ mile journey feasible in a week’s time was by air. Yes, GA can be a realistic, cost-effective travel tool and I live it. It begins with a good plan and the right expectations.

4 options for exercising your freedom to fly

For most people here in the USA, the Fourth of July is a celebration…

A cross-country gone awry

Contributor David Booth shares a story of an eventful cross-country…

Reaching New Heights

Ten days before my eighteenth birthday, I experienced the thrill…

Was this really the day?

  When I accomplished my solo, the wind was a direct crosswind…
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Learning to learn (again)

Our flight school attracts students from all walks of life. …

Share your aviation adventure with us

Sporty’s StudentPilotNews welcomes you to share your aviation…