https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/The-Dual-Cross-Country-YT-Thumbnail.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-02-24 09:32:352021-08-19 14:10:13Video tip: cross-country flights using pilotage and dead reckoning
The cross-country phase of private pilot training is an exciting time where you'll learn the flight planning steps and flying techniques required to fly longer trips between two airports. While it might be tempting to navigate directly to the destination airport using GPS, it's important that you first learn how to fly the trip first using the fundamental navigation techniques of pilotage and dead reckoning.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Compass-Errors-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 Koebbe2021-02-16 05:07:112021-08-19 14:10:22Video tip: magnetic compass errors
The magnetic compass is the only "self-powered", north-seeking instrument in the panel and you'll find one in just about every airplane. It's not a perfect instrument though and has some inherent errors due to its design and construction. This week's tip takes a look at when you're most likely to experience these errors and how to compensate for them should you ever need to rely on the compass for primary navigation guidance.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Cloud-Types-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 Koebbe2021-02-11 09:53:152021-08-19 14:10:32Video tip: what kind of cloud is that?
Clouds are often referred to as "sign posts in the sky", and for good reason since they are one of the best visual indicators of what mother nature has planned for the weather. This week's tip takes a look at the various types of clouds, when and where they form and what kind of flying conditions pilots can expect when flying in and around them.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Takeoff-and-Landing-Distance-YT-Thumbnail.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-02-03 12:48:222021-08-19 14:11:42Video tip: how to calculate takeoff and landing distances
Just about every airplane includes performance data in the Pilot's Operating Handbook to calculate the runway length required for takeoff and landing under various conditions. The FARs require you to determine these distances as part of your preflight responsibilities, but fortunately the charts published for today's modern airplanes make this task a breeze. This week's tip takes a look at how perform this calculation using the common "chase-around" style charts.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Cessna-172-Fuel-System-HD-1080p-YT.jpg 1080 1920 Bret Koebbe https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png Bret Koebbe2021-01-13 10:00:002021-08-19 14:11:50Video tip: the Cessna 172 fuel system
It's important for pilots to have a good understanding of airplane systems to know how to properly operate their controls and troubleshoot them when things don't work as expected. This week's tip takes a look at the Cessna 172 fuel system to show each component and give you a better understanding of how all the parts work together.
https://studentpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Class-B-graphic.jpg 338 600 studentpltnews https://studentpltnews.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SPN-horz-logo-1000x400-1-300x90.png studentpltnews2021-01-06 12:52:002021-06-08 19:22:44Video Tip of the Week: Class B airspace
Class B airspace surrounds the busiest airports, which means there are some important restrictions to remember anytime you're operating within it - or underneath it. In this week's video tip, we review how Class B airspace works, what you need to do to fly legally in it and how to stay safe. Take four minutes and get current today.
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Earning a multiengine rating can open up a world of adventure, from reliable cross country travel to new career options. Our latest video tip includes a segment from Sporty's new Multiengine Training Course, to give you a feel for the steps to safely operate a multiengine airplane on a normal VFR flight, from startup to landing.
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In a perfect world we'd always fly in blue skies with a tailwind, but unfortunately mother nature is an ever-present force that can deliver inclement weather from time to time. This week's tip takes a look at a few weather forecast products to help you stay away these conditions, like thunderstorms, turbulence, wind shear, icing and other in-flight weather hazards.
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The Airman Certification Standards (ACS) spell out the performance standards that you'll need to meet during your private pilot test. It's important that you take time during your flight training to familiarize yourself with this document and use it to help gauge your progress. This week's tip takes a closer look at a few examples of the specific knowledge, skills, risk management elements and performance metrics found in the Private Pilot ACS.
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Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is an integral part of the FAA's Next Generation Air Traffic Control system, and includes a free datalink weather component. This week's tip looks at the free in-flight ADS-B weather products available to pilots and the portable equipment needed to receive and display the data.