Tips and technique

Tips and technique

Slow Flight – HD Flight Maneuver Spotlight

Flying an airplane just above the stall speed in the slow flight configuration will teach you a lot about the handling characteristics and controllability at low speeds, which is a critical step in the development of your flying skills during flight training.

CFI Tips: Go-Arounds

Pilots are often too reluctant to execute go-arounds and because they aren't practiced regularly, pilots frequently make mistakes in performing the maneuvers. Hear more...

Rolling Out the Weather Cameras

Technology can be a wonderful thing. Improvements have made great strides toward better and more complete information with the potential to improve aviation safety. There...

CFI Tips: ATC Communication

Many students, and even experienced pilots, experience some trepidation in interacting with ATC. After all, we want to get it right and sound like...
Scud on mountain

Why student pilots should fly in marginal weather (with a flight instructor)

Venturing beyond the practice area is the most exciting part of flight training, but it requires new skills and a new approach to decision-making, especially when it comes to weather. When this is covered, it’s usually in the context of how to get a preflight weather briefing. That’s a good start, but safely navigating weather on a cross country requires a lot more than just knowing what to look at before takeoff.

Exploring aerobatics will make you a better pilot

When most think of aerobatics, it elicits images of the world’s top airshow pilots and their dazzling performances at show center that seem to...

CFI Tips: rudder use

Instructors lament the continuous coaching of rudder use while pilots tire of hearing "more right rudder." But proper rudder use continues to be a...

My experience as a rusty pilot – Part IV

Editor's Note: Welcome to the final installment of Chris McGonegle’s experience as a rusty pilot - a relatable category for many. Chris is an...

New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year holiday in the rear view mirror, it is time to follow through on those resolutions like losing weight, exercising more,...

The FAA introduces new research tool

The FAA introduced a new tool to make it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS). The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) is...