https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/P-factor-graphic.jpg 338 600 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-11-10 10:30:232021-11-11 12:45:31Video Tip of the Week: Why airplanes turn to the left in a climb
Airplanes seem to always want to turn left, especially in a climb. But why does this happen? In this three minute video tip, we dive into the physics in a way that makes sense for pilots. 3D animations and in-flight video show the effects of P-factor, gyroscopic precession and spiraling slipstream.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Six-Rules-For-Cross-Country-Flights.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-11-03 10:12:352021-11-17 19:07:53Video tip: 6 rules for VFR cross-country flights
Getting out of the traffic pattern and going on a real trip is a lot of fun. It may even be the reason you’re learning to fly in the first place. But the same reasons these trips are so much fun - new places to see, a goal at the end of the flight - can lead to challenges if you aren’t prepared. Here are six rules to keep in mind when you’re flying VFR cross countries.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Flight-Plans-2017-HD-YT-1080.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-10-27 12:21:282021-10-28 15:24:47Video tip: How to use VFR flight plans
Pilots should get in the habit of filing and opening VFR Flight Plans when flying away from the local airport environment. Then, in the unlikely event that you have an emergency or off-airport landing, the authorities know to come look for you along your planned route of flight.
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Stalls seem pretty straightforward for most pilots, but stalls during a turn can seem quite different. In our latest quick tip, we look at these accelerated stalls. You'll learn why it's called an accelerated stall, how to prevent one, and why load factor is so important.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/VFR-Comm-Tips-YT-2.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-10-13 12:00:572021-10-13 12:21:49Video Tip: VFR communications
Talking on the radio can be intimidating for new pilots, but with a few tips in mind it doesn't have to be hard. In our latest video tip, we give you a few basics to remember so you can sound like a pro when you talk to tower or on the CTAF. If you know what to expect, you'll be a lot more confident.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/vtHowTstorms.jpg 720 1280 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-10-06 10:30:522021-10-07 13:49:52Video tip: How thunderstorms form
Thunderstorms have a great ability to cause aircraft damage on…
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Visual-Approach-tip-YT.png 720 1280 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-09-29 10:09:452021-09-30 11:21:44Video Tip: Visual Approach Slope Indicators (VASI/PAPI)
Visual approach slope indicators use a combination of white and red lights next to the runway to help pilots verify they are flying the correct approach angle to the runway. This week's video takes a closer look at 2 types, VASI and PAPI, to show you how they work and what the various indications mean.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Tablets-in-the-Cockpit-YT-Thumbnail-2.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-09-23 09:45:362021-09-23 13:37:03Video tip: iPads in the cockpit
Paper charts are now a distant memory for many pilots today as digital charts on the iPad have become the preferred method to view aviation data. This week's tip takes a look at the regulations surrounding the use of the iPad in the cockpit and how it should be used along with the traditional methods of preflight planning and navigation during your flight training.
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This week's new HD video tip covers a topic that all pilots need to know: power-off stalls. Learn how to do them the right way, and what effect center of gravity (CG) has on stall speed.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/runway-safety-video-tip.jpg 315 600 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-09-08 12:32:312021-09-08 17:06:24Video Tip: Runway safety for pilots
Aviation safety isn't just about flying. Getting around on the ground is a critical skill for pilots of any level - in fact, the most deadly aviation accident in history involved a runway incursion. In this week's tip, we share some helpful tips for understanding airport signs, asking ATC for help and using apps to prevent mistakes.