Tips and technique

Tips and technique

Stereo vs. mono headsets – what’s the difference?

Buying your first headset can be confusing. There are a lot of things to consider: passive noise reduction (PNR) vs. active noise reduction (ANR), plug types, Bluetooth, aux inputs, ear seals, and finally mono vs. stereo. While we won’t tackle every subject in one blog, we will attempt to answer that age old question: Do I need a mono or stereo headset?

The Joy of Soft Fields

Incorporated into every pilot certificate is the Practical Test Standards (PTS) mandated Soft Field Takeoff and Landing.  Unfortunately, for many students, this simple PTS...

Seven winter weather flying tips

As the season transitions from fall to winter and the temperature is consistently below freezing, unique challenges are presented to pilots. Flight training doesn't...

Visibility: more than meets the eye

Visibility, unlike so many other aviation weather terms, seems so simple. It's a measure of how far you can see, right? What nuances can there possibly be? Turns out, a lot.

Sporty’s Pilot Training Course Is A Valuable Tool For Flight Instructors

Sporty’s Pilot Training course is the go-to product in self study flight training for pilots of all levels. Continuous updates to the platform have...

How to make sure a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) never catches you by surprise

We've been fortunate over the past few years that the number of presidential Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) has been fairly limited. That will inevitably change...

FAA Enforcement & the Aviation Safety Reporting System

Maybe it was skirting the edge of that Class B airspace or inadvertently overflying a college football stadium within an hour of kick off. ...

Top 5 questions and answers for flying with youth

We’ve all been there.  After many months, or possibly years, of hard work, you’ve finally received your pilot’s license.  Inevitably, you will want to...

iPad & flight training – what you need to know

Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” There are many...
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5 common student pilot mistakes

Learning to fly is almost like a full-time job. It requires a lot of study outside the airplane. One of the mistakes we see students making is coming to the lesson under-prepared.