Tips and technique

Tips and technique

Six 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...
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Mind thy airspeed

At the end of the day, is there a single skill that is most important? One that would, if mastered, have the greatest impact on your ability to fly safely? I think there are actually two, one mental and one physical.

Actual IFR

How much “actual instrument” flight time do you have? Chances are if you’re a VFR pilot, you do not have any unless it was...

What’s new in airman testing, September 2020

FAA recently published its September edition of “What’s New in Airman Testing” advising of recent and upcoming changes affecting the airman testing process. In...

My first passenger flight experience

After you earn your license, there’s a feeling of freedom. You’re officially allowed to soar the skies without the permission of your CFI.  With...

High Wing or Low Wing – Which Trainer Should I Choose?

“Low wing airplanes were designed by the very devil himself. How do I know this? Because birds were designed by God and he created...

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...

Video tip: What does angle of attack really mean?

You’ve probably heard that “you can stall an airplane at any airspeed and any attitude.” It’s true, but it sure doesn’t make much sense. In our latest video tip of the week, we tackle angle of attack, a critically important but often misunderstood topic. You’ll learn what it really means, how to visualize it in flight and what the new generation of AoA gauges shows.

Use your iPhone or iPad to file, open and close VFR Flight Plans

Did you know you can file, open and close VFR Flight Plans through Flight Service right from your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to do it from 4 of aviation's top EFB apps.

7 ways to stay informed about Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs)

Presidential TFRs will be popping up more and more throughout the year as we approach the 2012 election this fall. Find out how you can stay informed about them and not get caught off guard.