A pilot’s guide to fuel testers

One of the many pre-flight tasks pilots perform on their aircraft…

FAA releases new advisory circular – Pilot’s Guide to a Preflight Briefing

The FAA has released a new Advisory Circular (AC) titled Pilot’s…

You’re only as good as your endorsements

As a newly minted student pilot, you’ll naturally rely on…

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…

Rolling Out the Weather Cameras

Technology can be a wonderful thing. Improvements have made great…

CFI Tips: ATC Communication

Many students, and even experienced pilots, experience some trepidation…
Scud on mountain

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

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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.

CFI Tips: rudder use

Instructors lament the continuous coaching of rudder use while…