Updated AIM effective June 17, 2021

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...

Things to Know about Line Up and Wait

According to the Aeronautical Information Manual, "Line up and wait is an air traffic control (ATC) procedure designed to position an aircraft onto the...

Improvements to written testing procedures coming January 13, 2020

New contract for written testing modernizes testing process The FAA recently awarded a new contract for the development and delivery of FAA written tests (knowledge...

Pilot’s guide to ATP certification

The demand for professional pilots has never been greater. Airline pilot requirements and mandatory retirements have significantly impacted the pool of eligible candidates and, in...

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) updated

Updates to the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), change 3, went into effect on February 28. Among the updates, the AIM advises users of the...

AIM change 2 effective September 13, 2018

AIM Change 2 went into effect September 13 and includes recommended advisory practices at non-towered airports as well as weather services and standard terminal arrivals (STARs).

The most commonly misunderstood regulations and procedures

I had the pleasure of hosting a popular online panel discussion earlier this year featuring designated pilot examiners (DPEs) and Chief Instructors from around...
Fuel gauges

Common Aircraft Fuel Myths

There are a number of fuel related myths and misrepresentations floating around the general aviation industry. While I can't touch them all, I hope to provide some enlightenment around a couple of them in this post.

FAA announces complex aircraft change

As you may have heard, earlier this week the FAA announced a policy change that went into effect on Tuesday, 4/26/2018, which eliminates the...

Updated Private and Commercial Airman Certification Standards

Effective June 12, 2017 - Sporty's Learn to Fly Course updated   FAA recently announced changes to the evaluation standards for slow flight and certain stall...