Tips and technique

Tips and technique

3 Rules of Thumb for Flying and Some Good Advice

A rule of thumb has been attributed to many origins (including the largest stick a man could use to beat his wife) but is generally meant to mean a "reliable approximation." I fly - and live - by rules of thumb. I want to share three of these and pass on some good advice that may keep you flying and alive for a long time.

Self Weather Briefings

Given the recent change in technology, more weather information is available at pilots' fingertips than ever before.  With this improvement, pilots can turn to...

What’s the best time of year for pilot training?

It’s approaching spring in what has been a welcomed mild winter for southern Ohio. We’re anxiously awaiting more hours of daylight ahead which means...
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The unofficial FBO rulebook – what your CFI didn’t teach you

There are some small things we can do as pilots that have a major impact on both safety and camaraderie. You might call this the unofficial FBO rulebook - tips we all need to know as pilots, and they don't appear in the FAR/AIM book or on the FAA written test.

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...

What I Learned While Learning to Fly – Four Tips for Aspiring Student Pilots

Pilots are an eager group to get new prospective students into the flying community. As of December 31, 2018 there were 167,804 student pilots...

6 tips for pilot proficiency and development

As you’re already aware, earning a pilot certificate is a fun and rewarding experience that will provide you with a lifetime of thrills and...

Flight maneuver spotlight: normal approach and landing

The approach and landing is one of the most exciting and dynamic moments of every flight and a procedure pilots of all experience levels are always working to improve.

Are you improving as a pilot?

Learning anything new is good for your brain. Whether it’s a new language, hobby or instrument, learning new skills stimulates neurons in your brain...

Performance on FAA Tests and in the Real World – Part 1

Pressure and Density Altitude on FAA Tests and in the Real World One of the things that you must learn as a pilot is how...