Top off the airplane fuel tanks? Maybe…

During flight training most pilots get accustomed to filling the fuel tanks all the way up before each flight. As you begin to fly larger airplanes you'll soon learn that topping off the tanks is more the exception than the norm.
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Safe isn’t enough–focus on smooth flying

We all want to be safe pilots--that's emphasized from day one of flight training, and for good reason. But after we've completed our first solo and gained some confidence, it's time to raise the standard beyond just safe flying. What your passengers will judge you on is how smooth you are.

Integrating Written Test Prep in Your Flight Training

As I’m sure you’re aware, your pilot certification is a multi-step process that will include a written testing component – similar to earning your...

Flight Training Regulations

Flight training, as you might expect, is a highly regulated activity.  Flight instructors must be trained and certificated to a specific level.  Flight schools...

Flight Training Frustrations

Are you sometimes frustrated in your flight training? Does it feel like the more landings or instrument approaches you practice, the worse you get? We’ve...

Airport Bums

If you're a student pilot, your lessons are probably consumed with trips to the practice area, planning cross countries and honing your pattern and...

Understanding Aircraft Maintenance Regulations

In aviation we often use memory aids to help us remember the ever growing list of items a pilot should know.  This can include...

Six Winter Weather Flying Tips

The winter flying season is here in full force. Here are 6 tips to help get pilots ready for the cold and snowy conditions that accompany the winter months.
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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.

Success in Flight Training – Take it One Step at a Time

Manageable Goals Makes it Fun and Keep you Focused Our extensive experience in aviation education; including more than 20 years managing our own flight school,...