Tips and technique

Tips and technique

Logistics

Logistics We have all seen the commercials for a brown-clad air freight company touting its mastery of “Logistics.”  What does that mean and how does...

Self Weather Briefings

Given the recent change in technology, more weather information is available at pilots' fingertips than ever before.  With this improvement, pilots can turn to...
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The value of right seat time

Most of us will jump at any chance for some left seat time and another entry in the logbook. For better or for worse (mostly for worse I think), we judge pilot ability on total time. But not all your aviation experience shows up in the logbook, and not all your learning takes place in the left seat.

Use your iPad to help with weight and balance calculations

There are many ways to calculate airplane weight & balance with an iPad, but the best method we've found yet is with the Aviation...

Keep Learning, Keep Current

All too often I see excited pilots after they've earned their license with big plans to put it to good use. Maybe they want to take...

Night Moves

In 1976 Bob Seger released “Night Moves”, a song about going out “parking” on a date. For those of you too young to have ever...

6 tips for preparing to fly to a new airport

One of the more exciting aspects of flight training is learning how to plan and fly to an airport outside your local training area....

Thinking about a collegiate aviation program? Consider this…

Despite an industry that has been plagued by bankruptcies, mergers and furloughs, the airline industry is in the midst of the biggest surge in...

Learn to love the wind

Pilots spend a lot of time worrying about the weather, and for good reason--it's a factor in many general aviation accidents. But while nasty things like thunderstorms and in-flight icing get a lot of attention, more flights are affected by wind than any other weather phenomena. It deserves serious attention.

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...