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

“Low wing airplanes were designed by the very devil himself.…

Sporty’s Introduces Commercial Pilot Training Course

Sporty’s latest training course will help pilots earn a Commercial…
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Thunderstorm avoidance

Spring and summer weather offers some of the best flying opportunities…
nearby traffic collision avoidance quiz

CFI Tips: Collision Avoidance

It's always the responsibility of the pilot to see and avoid…

Commercial pilot video tip: Eights on Pylons

There are several new flight maneuvers to learn during Commercial Pilot Training. One of the new ground reference maneuvers is called Eights on Pylons, which involves flying a figure 8 pattern over the ground while varying the aircraft’s altitude in order to maintain a defined visual reference to preselected reference points, called pivot points, or pylons.

Smart study strategies with Sporty’s 2021 Learn to Fly Course

Sporty’s courses are the ideal pilot training companion - everything…

New webinar video: Learning to Fly – How to Get Started

Learning to fly will unlock a world of possibilities and give…

CFI Tips: Entering the Traffic Pattern

Traffic pattern entries, especially at non-towered airports,…

Here’s What’s New For Remote Pilot and Drone Operators

There were several updates released in the past week related to drone operations for Remote Pilots, including loosened restrictions for flight at night and over people, and details on the upcoming Remote ID requirement. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know and how it affects current drone operators.

Video tip: How to handle crosswinds during takeoff

When planning for takeoff, it's best to choose a runway at the departure airport that is most aligned with the wind. Unfortunately, the winds rarely blow right down the runway, so you must learn how to accomplish takeoffs and landings under crosswind conditions. This week's tip looks at the control inputs required and performance implications when performing a crosswind takeoff.